The trendy city of Bozeman in Montana is home to an impressive collection of restaurants serving everything from creative takes on the traditional breakfast pancake to hand-cut steaks and spicy burritos. As just one visit to this beautiful city is never enough, we have updated our list of Bozeman’s Top 10 Restaurants to ensure that you have an abundance of new venues to visit next time you’re in town.
Courtesy The Nova Cafe
The Nova Cafe
Often said to serve the best breakfast in Bozeman, the Nova Cafe gets its well-deserved reputation from its lemon blueberry ricotta pancakes and its forager omelette made from Portobello mushrooms, artichoke heart, roasted red pepper, spinach and provolone cheese. Conveniently located in the historic downtown, the café sources its ingredients wherever possible from local farmers and producers in a bid to give something back to its community. It also hosts a rotating exhibit of works by local artworks which diners can peruse before or after tucking into their delicious meal. Alongside the ordinary menu, there is also a children’s menu, an espresso bar and a selection of homemade gluten-free baked goods worthy of a visit all on their own.
The Nova Café, 12 E Main St, Bozeman, MT, USA, +1 406 587 3973
Starky’s Authentic Americana
Known for its impressive happy hours, Starky’s Authentic Americana serves a range of microbrews, appetisers and delicious main courses in its heated and covered outdoor patio area. Diners can enjoy a traditional Philly cheese steak for lunch or a fresh fish, hand-cut steak or pizza for dinner. Everything is made from scratch daily in the restaurant from the soups to the pasta dishes, and the starters to the entrées. Works by local artists adorn the restaurant walls and Starky’s is also actively involved in many of the community’s non-profit programmes.
Starky’s Authentic Americana, 24 N Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT, USA, +1 406 556 1111
This quirky little cafe opens daily for breakfast and lunch, serving home-cooked filling meals to locals and tourists alike. The decor at Cateye Cafe is certainly colourful and features everything from off-beat artworks to old toy drawers, cat paraphernalia and a tongue-in-cheek list of restaurant rules. Specialising in comfort foods and winter warmers, the breakfast burrito filled with bacon and seasoned beef, cheese, scrambled eggs, pinto beans and chilli verde is sure to satisfy any appetite; and to top it all off, the café’s the sausages, beef, bacon, eggs and potatoes are sourced from local producers ensuring top quality and unbeatable freshness as well as great flavour.
Cateye Café, 23 N Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT, USA, +1 406 587 8844
Dave’s Sushi Off Main
The place to go for the freshest sushi in the city, Dave’s Sushi Off Main is situated just a few blocks from Bozeman’s downtown. The vibe here is extremely laid back as the owner tries to prove that sushi joints do not have to be full of modern artworks, and that the ‘hang-loose style of Hawaii’ is much more suited to his eatery. Alongside the tempting sushi options, the menu is packed full of sashimi, nigiri, speciality rolls and maki. Try the crab and cream cheese wontons and the baked mussels to start and follow with a Thai style scallop bowl. Wash it all down with a glass of sake for the true Dave’s Sushi experience.
Dave’s Sushi Off Main, 115 North Bozeman Avenue, Bozeman, MT, USA, +1 406 556 1351
Ideal for romantic meals, the Emerson Grill specialises in home-style American cuisine and Italian delights. The maple flooring, warm lighting and creative interior give the restaurant a warm and inviting atmosphere. Likewise, the outdoor patio shaded by trees is a beautiful spot to enjoy a steak dinner and glass of sweet wine as the sun sets. Alongside the extensive wine menu, Emerson Grill also offers several microbrewed regional beers as well as bottles imported from Italy. For a hearty meal try the bison skirt steak or the handmade fettuccine bolognese.
Emerson Grill, 207 W Olive St, Bozeman, MT, USA, +1 406 586 5247
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