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614 N Main St, Darby, MT 59829
+1 406-821-6363
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
Fri 07:00 - 20:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had breakfast here a couple of times last week. Family run business and three young men were working each day I was there. At my last visit the couple next to me at another table were complaining about the slow service... they must have been from California!! I found the food and service excellent. I had ham and eggs with... More 

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Thank jturner48
Daniel M, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us your trust in serving you! We are as you stated a family run location and also want to thank you for your remarks. The boys are hard workers and being here are getting to learn the ins and outs of being men that are dependable and faithful in the work they do. We occasionally have... More 

Darby, Montana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good family place, run by a small family, good service a bit slow, food very good, both breakfast and lunch

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Thank Bill M
Daniel M, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try, Sorry about the slow pace, it looks as though you came in when we were short handed ( I was out sick ). We value your business and hope you will return one day. Thank you again! More 

Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food! Turkey sandwich and sweet potato fries are delicious! Nice atmosphere and nice people.

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Thank Joyce L
Daniel M, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try, it is nice to hear you enjoyed your food and visit with us! Hope you can return again.. More 

Columbia, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The people that work and own this cafe are absolutely precious and has wonderful food. The atmosphere is quiet with a view of the mountain.

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Thank majohnson69
Daniel M, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kindness, we work hard as a family. May not be a fast pace place or fine dinning but we are thankful you enjoyed coming to our place! More 

kansas city
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great lunch spot . Family run. Generous portions. Very clean. Highly recommend! They have limited hours; only open for dinner on Friday nights. Love their runs melt and their burgers. Really, everything is good!!

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Thank beausmomKansasCity
Daniel M, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for coming in and giving us the opportunity to serve you. Hope you will return again. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We randomly picked this stop for a quick lunch as we were driving to Hamilton. What a treat! The food was surprisingly excellent....I always wonder if cafe food is just prepackaged and frozen....not here! My husband and I split a club sandwich and it truly was the best club we have ever had. The portion size was huge so we... More 

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Thank R M
MontanaCafe, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to get to talking with you! Thank you for helping us out with a review. Glad we were able provide for your traveling food needs. Hope to serve you again!! More 

Idaho
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Montana Cafe for lunch and we were glad we did. The service was great - loved the family working together. Some remarked at slow service but I think when making good "homecooked" food, you should not expect fast food. Our family all loved what we ordered - our son got the Trapper and it was huge! We... More 

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Thank msbasil
MontanaCafe, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try and understanding we serve real food not fast food. We are constantly trying to get and give the best we can. We look forward to serving you again! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

BEST BLUEBERRY PANCAKES EVER!! We are from FL and my parents happened upon this place a few years ago. They told me about the food and I figured they were exaggerating. They were not, this place makes THE BEST blueberry pancakes I have ever eaten. Not only are they the best pancakes, they are so good I would say they... More 

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Thank Taylee22
MontanaCafe, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging review!! We have enjoyed getting to meet you and your family! Hope you all have a great summer and enjoy your time here in the Darby area.. More 

Denver, North Carolina
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Stopped here for breakfast and were rewarded with a satisfying experience. The son of the owners who waited on us took three tables orders in a row without writing anything down and everyone got what they ordered set in front of them. Gratifing to see young people use their God given abilities. Everything arrived hot and down home good! French... More 

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Thank Roy G
MontanaCafe, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try! So glad that we were able to make your experience enjoyable. Thank you for the encouragement!! More 

Oregon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The family that owns and runs the Montana cafe are very nice people.The kids all work along with their mom and dad, who is the main cook. The food is decent, although unremarkable, although their blueberry pancakes are delicious and _very_ cheap. The biggest negative for my wife and I is how slow the service is. Again, the kids are... More 

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Thank regt_2000
MontanaCafe, Owner at Montana Cafe, responded to this review

We apologize for the pace at which you have been taken care of. We are working on making everything run more efficiently. The boys are in training and hope you will return some day to see their improvement. We are also working on creating some new dishes that are unique to us and we hope to get them on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 N Main St, Darby, MT 59829
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Darby
  • Phone Number: +1 406-821-6363

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?