Montana is known as big sky country, so it’s unsurprising that Big Sky, Montana would be a particularly gorgeous spot. Whether you’re in town for skiing, hiking, or just taking in the scenery from the comfort of your balcony, you’ll want to know where to eat. The town has an excellent selection of restaurants serving everything from farm-to-table steaks to gourmet hot dogs. It’s up to you! Here are our 10 favorites.
Gallatin Riverhouse Grill
Gallatin Riverhouse Grill has quickly become a local favorite in Big Sky. Their menu offers a great mix of barbecue styles from around the country, from Southern style pulled pork sandwiches to baby-back ribs that might as well have come straight from Texas. You don’t come here just for the meat, however. They have an excellent repertoire of specialty cocktails, most of which are familiar bases with fascinating new twists like, for example, a margarita that includes slices of jalapeno peppers or gin and tonic with black pepper and thyme.
Black Kettle Burrito Co.
One of Big Sky’s main draws is the excellent skiing to be had nearby, and if you’re one who’s drawn to the slopes, you’ll want to check out Black Kettle Burrito Co. while you’re up there. It’s a small building, but once you go inside you’ll quickly realize that it holds some big tastes. And how often do you have the chance to get a burrito at 9,160 feet elevation? If you want to set yourself up for a whole day of skiing, have one of their tasty breakfast burritos and it’ll be well into the afternoon before you feel any hunger pangs. If you just want to stop for a snack, they have smaller options like tamales or fresh cookies.
Black Kettle Burrito Co., 50 Big Sky Resort Rd, Big Sky, MT, USA, +1 800 548 4486
Hot dogs don’t get enough credit for their gourmet potential, and Yeti Dogs is trying to fix that. This isn’t just your average hot dog stand. They have an entire menu of specially crafted hot dogs with great combinations of toppings that you wouldn’t expect, like the Texito, a chili dog with Frito chips, or the Yeti Dog, a fancy take on a classic hot dog that they like enough to put their name on it. They also have a good selection of beer on tap and a patio where you can sit outside to enjoy the weather and the surrounding activities; all in all, a perfect stop on a nice day.
Yeti Dogs, 50 Big Sky Resort Rd, Big Sky, MT, USA, +1 406 995 3971
Blue Moon Bakery
Thanks to the range on their menu, Blue Moon Bakery is worth coming by at any time of day. For breakfast, they’ve got you covered with both hot breakfast options and a list of delicious, fresh baked goods that won’t leave you wanting. If you come by later in the day, you’ll be forced to choose between one of their hot or cold sandwiches or their pizza, both of which are much loved by locals and visitors alike. Their pizzas are big, substantial, and great for sharing; or keeping all to yourself.
Blue Moon Bakery, 3090 Big Pine Dr, Big Sky, MT, USA, +1 406 995 2305
Lone Mountain Ranch
Farm-to-table dining in one of the most beautiful locations possible; this is what you’ll find at Lone Mountain Ranch. Fittingly, they change their menu seasonally to reflect what is available at the time, but whenever you come, you’ll find delicious recipes with taste combinations you never thought possible. Their summer menu, for example, included watermelon gazpacho with goat cheese mousse, and their deviled eggs appetizer comes with candied bacon and pickled jalapenos to spice things up. All of their main dishes offer a different variety of meat (with a vegetarian option of course), and all are expertly cooked and flavored to a T.
Lone Mountain Ranch, 750 Lone Mountain Ranch Rd, Big Sky, MT, USA, +1 406 995 4644
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