22 Best Restaurants in Great Falls, MT

This article was written by local contributor James Clark & edited by the Travel Lens team.

Best Restaurants in Great Falls, MT

Growing up in Great Falls, Montana, I've had the pleasure of experiencing the culinary landscape of this charming city for years.

The wide variety of delicious eats the city has to offer continues to amaze me to this day.

From classic American diners to delightful ethnic cuisines and elegant fine dining, there's always something to satisfy your taste buds in Great Falls.

In this article, I'll be sharing my top picks for the best restaurants in Great Falls Montana, ensuring that your next meal in the Electric City will be a memorable one.

Grab a fork, and let's dig in!

Saibeen's Kitchen

I absolutely love the food and atmosphere at Saibeen's Kitchen in Great Falls.

As someone who has tried various Indian restaurants in Montana, I must say that Saibeen's Kitchen stands out.

The pork vindaloo is always a delight, with its spicy and flavorful taste.

Adding the coconut yogurt sauce on top just elevates the dish to a whole new level.

Although I didn't fancy the hibiscus water, their iced chai tea is simply irresistible.

And the generous portion sizes offered at such reasonable prices make it a great choice for takeout.

I just wish they were open on Friday-Sunday too!

Every family member has their favorite dish, and we can't wait to try more of their mouth-watering offerings.

Saibeen’s Kitchen · 1601 2nd Ave N suite 220, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★★ · Indian restaurant

Harvest Craft Kitchen

I've been frequenting Harvest Craft Kitchen for quite some time now and let me tell you, it never disappoints.

The sandwiches they offer are not only delicious but interesting and unique.

I often find myself struggling to choose just one from their small yet tempting menu.

The portions are so huge that I usually end up taking half of my order home for later, which is always a pleasant bonus.

Their daily specials are conveniently posted on their Facebook page, making it almost impossible for me to resist when my favorite – PJ's Curry Chicken Salad – is being served.

Harvest Craft Kitchen · 518 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★★ · Sandwich shop

SMOKED. American Barbecue

One of my favorite spots to grab lunch in town is SMOKED. American Barbecue.

It's a small place that's only open during lunchtime, but it's always packed.

I try to arrive right when they open at 11 AM to secure a seat, and usually, I'm not the only one with that idea.

The dining area is cozy, especially during the winter, but the friendly and fast service makes up for that.

Their pork belly burnt ends are to die for – they literally melt in your mouth.

I've also tried their ribs and pork belly, and they're just as delicious.

My friends from out of town who have tried the brisket can't stop raving about how it's better than any barbecue they've had back home.

And don't even get me started on their BBQ sauces – simply the best I've ever had!

It's also worth mentioning that they offer free beer, which, I have to admit, initially made me skeptical.

But it turned out to be a really nice touch and enhances the overall dining experience.

SMOKED. American Barbecue · 203 2nd Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★★ · Barbecue restaurant

Family Affair Restaurant

Just the other day, I decided to try out this little gem called Family Affair Restaurant.

The moment I walked in, I was struck by how quaint and homey the place felt.

It's a small restaurant, with only about 10-15 tables, but the atmosphere is warm and welcoming, making it the perfect spot for a cozy meal with friends or family.

When I arrived, every table was taken, but I didn't have to wait long for a seat as the turnover was pretty quick.

The menu had a good variety of breakfast items, and everything I ordered was absolutely delicious.

The portions were generous, and the prices were fantastic.

Family Affair Restaurant · 616 26th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★★ · Family restaurant

Fifth & Wine

I've always loved exploring the local dining scene in my city, and one of my recent favorites has been Fifth & Wine.

Located in a rustic, warehouse setting, this gem can be a little tricky to find, but trust me, it's worth the effort.

You can check out their website for more information and to make a reservation.

I remember the first time I visited Fifth & Wine with my significant other.

We made a reservation for dinner, which turned out to be a great idea since the place wasn't too loud or crowded.

The limited menu was a pleasant surprise, as I tend to get overwhelmed by too many choices.

We started with a delicious wine and a scrumptious appetizer, and I must say, their modern, creative cuisine did not disappoint.

Fifth & Wine · 214 5th St S, Great Falls, MT 59405, United States
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Montana Sub Shops

Whenever I have friends or family visiting me in Great Falls, the first place I take them to eat is the Montana Sub Shop.

The sandwiches there are by far the best in town and probably the best I've ever had. The freshness of the bread and ingredients is unmatched.

They have a wide variety of combinations to choose from, or you can build your own sandwich.

The prices at Montana Sub Shop are very reasonable, especially considering the size of the portions.

A full-size sandwich can easily feed two people, so it's a great value for your money.

Montana Sub Shop · 701 9th St S, Great Falls, MT 59405, United States
★★★★★ · Restaurant

A & K Diner

I absolutely love going to A & K Diner in Great Falls.

It's become my go-to spot whenever I'm craving delicious Korean cuisine.

I remember the first time I tried their food; I was blown away by the incredible flavors and couldn't believe I found such a gem in my hometown!

Last week, my family and I decided to indulge in their Korean menu, and as usual, everything was absolutely divine.

From the cucumber kimchi to the main dishes, we couldn't have been happier with our meal.

The atmosphere is welcoming, and the restaurant is always clean, making it an enjoyable dining experience.

One of the things I appreciate most about A & K Diner is the ample parking available.

It's not often you find a fantastic restaurant with hassle-free parking in Great Falls.

A & K Diner · 705 Central Ave W, Great Falls, MT 59404, United States
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Roadhouse Diner

Oh, where do I even begin with the Roadhouse Diner! I've been eating here for years, and it never disappoints.

From their big, juicy burgers with creative toppings to the hearty American breakfast, this place has got it all.

The log cabin setting just adds to the charm and makes you feel right at home.

You can check their website here for their weekly specials – trust me, they're so tasty, they'll practically make your face melt off.

As a regular, I love the fact that I can build my own burger, or choose from their menu of mouthwatering options.

My personal favorites are the Pub, Winchester, and Bundy burgers.

I've tried most things on their menu, and I can safely say you can't go wrong, no matter what you choose.

Another aspect I appreciate is their commitment to excellent customer service.

It's no wonder the place is almost always busy – but don't let that deter you; the wait for a table is surprisingly short compared to other spots in town.

In fact, I often choose to eat here when I need a quick meal because it's faster than any fast food place.

Oh, and let's not forget about the fries!

They're incredibly delicious, especially when you dress them up with cheese and/or bacon.

Roadhouse Diner · 613 15th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★★ · Hamburger restaurant

Double Barrel Coffee House Cafe

Double Barrel Coffee House Cafe has become my go-to spot for breakfast.

Their menu offers something for everyone, and you can't beat the prices.

The portions are generous, making it an ideal place for family breakfast outings.

Not only do they serve amazing coffee, but they also have a great selection of teas, canned Yerba Mate, and other beverages for those who aren't into coffee.

A personal favorite of mine is their mixed berry white chocolate sweet biscuit - it's simply divine!

Double Barrel Coffee House Cafe · 1500 9th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405, United States
★★★★★ · Cafe

The Burger Bunker

Whenever I'm in need of a tasty and satisfying meal, I find myself heading straight to The Burger Bunker.

This place is truly a hidden gem in our town, and it has become my go-to spot for a delicious burger after spending the day biking around the nearby park.

Not only are their burgers top-notch, but their fries and shakes are to die for as well.

One of the things I truly appreciate about The Burger Bunker is the military-esque theme, which adds a unique touch to the atmosphere.

Plus, the place is spacious enough to accommodate my whole family, which is a major plus when we're all craving a burger fix.

The Burger Bunker · 24 5th St S, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★★ · Hamburger restaurant

Wheat Montana Great Falls

I simply can't get enough of Wheat Montana Great Falls!

This cozy counter-serve spot has some of the best pastries and deli sandwiches I've ever had.

They never skimp on quality; everything is made fresh daily, and their bread is just out of this world.

One of my favorite dishes from Wheat Montana is their cinnamon roll french toast.

It’s so good, it leaves my mouth watering every time I think about it.

I barely ever finish my entire plate, but this dish is an exception.

My friends and family always rave about their sandwiches too.

If it were up to me, we'd go back every day!

Besides their delicious food, the bakery has an incredible selection of huckleberry products like lemonades, coffee, jam, and cookie mix.

Their muffins, giant cinnamon and caramel rolls, and scones are mouthwatering.

Honestly, I wish I could take them all home with me.

Those cinnamon rolls are so massive, they wouldn't even fit in my pocket!

Wheat Montana Great Falls · 1116 9th St S, Great Falls, MT 59405, Verenigde Staten
★★★★★ · Restaurant

Fire Artisan Pizza

One of my favorite spots to grab a delicious and unique pizza in town is Fire Artisan Pizza.

This trendy pizzeria offers thin-crust specialty pies baked in wood-fired brick ovens, along with a great selection of beer and wine.

I usually go for their lunch combo, which includes a salad and pizza, and I can't resist their $5 wine happy hour after 2 pm.

My spouse loves their shrimp bisque soup and Thai pizza, which has a nice kick to it.

We also enjoy sharing their tasty bruschetta as an appetizer.

Fire Artisan Pizza · 107 5th St N, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★★ · Pizza restaurant

Little Athens

One of my favorite spots to grab a bite in Great Falls is Little Athens, a hidden gem tucked away in the Holiday Village Mall.

I have been eating their gyros since my childhood and the quality never disappoints.

The meat is always juicy and tender, and the gyro comes wrapped in the same style paper that I remember from years ago.

Despite its location in the mall, Little Athens serves authentic Greek food that's worth trying, especially their mouthwatering gyros.

Though they offer other dishes, like the chicken salad I tried once, the gyro remains the star of the show.

Little Athens · 1200 10th Ave S Suite 30e, Great Falls, MT 59405, United States
★★★★★ · Greek restaurant

Five on Black

One of my favorite places to grab a quick, healthy meal in town is definitely Five on Black.

I love their bowls filled with a variety of fresh ingredients, and I always make sure to get both proteins, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and all of the toppings.

The flavor combinations are just amazing, and it always hits the spot.

I appreciate that they offer gluten-free options, which can be hard to find in Great Falls.

Their meat looks super fresh, and the tofu and veggies are seasoned perfectly.

The sauces are out of this world, adding an extra layer of deliciousness to every bite.

Not only do they offer similar strong flavors and spice options, but they also have a variety of protein choices like beef, tofu, and veggies.

Five on Black · 413 3rd St NW Suite 2, Great Falls, MT 59404, United States
★★★★★ · American restaurant

Tracy's Family Restaurant

Let me tell you about my recent visit to Tracy's Family Restaurant.

It's always been one of my go-to spots in town, and my latest experience just reaffirmed why I love this place so much.

The atmosphere was lively, filled with cheerful conversations and great music from the 80s and 90s.

It was quite busy, as usual on a Saturday afternoon, but I was seated immediately with the option to dine inside or outside.

The service at Tracy's is always top-notch, and this time was no exception.

The menu options at Tracy's are seemingly endless, and I decided to go for their Cheesesteak Mac & Cheese.

This dish was a perfect balance of steak and macaroni, all topped with a crispy breaded layer.

I've also tried their turkey, avocado, and bacon sandwich with fries before, and it never fails to impress with its fresh ingredients and homemade taste.

Tracy’s Family Restaurant · 127 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★☆ · Family restaurant

Brian's Top Notch Cafe

Ever since I moved to the neighborhood, I've been trying out different places to eat, and one day I decided to give Brian's Top Notch Cafe a shot.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised by the cozy atmosphere and friendly service from Brian himself.

The cafe is quite small, but that's part of its charm – it feels like an authentic, intimate neighborhood spot.

One thing I noticed is that the hours can be a bit unpredictable, so I recommend checking if they're open before heading over.

But once inside, I was treated to some delicious and generously portioned breakfast food.

As a big fan of pancakes, I have to say that Brian's are some of the best I've ever had.

Brian’s Top Notch Cafe · 718 Central Ave, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★☆ · American restaurant

Backroads Bar and Grill

Every weekend, I look forward to visiting Backroads Bar and Grill for their amazing breakfast bar on Saturdays and Sundays.

The atmosphere is always great, and I can't get enough of their delicious Filipino food.

The menu at Backroads has a wide variety of options, and the service is top-notch.

I've tried their Pork Adobo and Pancit, which were both absolutely amazing.

My partner loves their burgers too. I even convinced my friends to visit the place, and they were blown away by the buffet.  

The food, atmosphere, and service are all still excellent, and it's my go-to spot every weekend.

Backroads Bar And Grill · 370 Vaughn S. Frontage Rd, Great Falls, MT 59404, United States
★★★★☆ · Restaurant

Howard's Pizza

I've frequented Howard's Pizza on numerous occasions.

It has always been a go-to spot for a casual night out with family and friends.

The atmosphere is simple but welcoming, making it a great place to bring the kids or meet up with a large group.

The pizza has usually been enjoyable for me.

The prices are also reasonable.

The total bill for three of us, including a beer, two sodas, a large pizza, and an order of fries, came to $46 with tip.

Howard’s Pizza · 4300 3rd Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405, United States
★★★★☆ · Pizza restaurant

Bar-S Lounge & Supper Club

I recently decided to give Bar-S Lounge & Supper Club a try.

It's an unpretentious, Montana-style restaurant offering steaks, seafood, and other American eats, plus a bar.

I ordered the country fried steak, which was fantastic.

The gravy that covers it complemented it well.

The prime rib was also perfect, and my partner's medium-well NY steak was nice and tender.

Bar-S Lounge & Supper Club · 5100 N Star Blvd, Great Falls, MT 59405, United States
★★★★☆ · Steak house

Maple Garden

I recently decided to give Maple Garden a try after hearing mixed reviews from friends.

We opted for Hot and Sour Soup, Shrimp with Vegetables, and Chicken Curry which were all delicious.

The restroom was very clean, and the restaurant seemed to have good standards.

The portion sizes were generous, the prices were reasonable, and the vegetables were fresh.

Additionally, our dishes came out promptly.

Maple Garden · 5401 9th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405, United States
★★★★☆ · Chinese restaurant

The Block

One of my favorite places to grab a bite and unwind is The Block.

This cozy spot has a nice, laid-back vibe where you order at the bar and they bring the food to your table.

What keeps me coming back is their wide selection of craft beers and their unique food options, which mostly consist of various grilled cheese sandwiches with an array of toppings and their absolutely scrumptious homemade potato chips.

A while ago, I went there with a few friends and we ordered the cheese nachos made with their homemade chips.

It was the vegetarian option, and while it only came with cheese, we had the liberty to add extra toppings to make it more appetizing.

We also tried the caprese sandwich, which was simply amazing!

And for all the cheese lovers out there, their mac and cheese is creamy.

The Block · 4 5th St S, Great Falls, MT 59401, United States
★★★★☆ · Sandwich shop

Mongolian BBQ & Pho

Last week, my family and I decided to visit Mongolian BBQ & Pho for dinner.

I had heard mixed reviews about the place, but I was eager to try it out for myself.

I must say, the experience was unexpectedly good.

The food at Mongolian BBQ & Pho was undoubtedly delicious.

We were able to customize our dishes exactly how we wanted, and the taste was fantastic.

The price was also quite reasonable for the quality and quantity of food we got.

Mongolian BBQ & Pho · 2108 10th Ave S #2867, Great Falls, MT 59405, United States
★★★★☆ · Mongolian barbecue restaurant

Final Thoughts

I cannot emphasize enough how much Great Falls has to offer when it comes to dining options.

From mouth-watering smoked barbecue at SMOKED. American Barbecue to the cozy atmosphere at Double Barrel Coffee House Cafe, there is truly something for everyone.

The sense of community these local establishments give is truly priceless, and it's always a pleasure to share a meal with friends and loved ones in these delightful eateries.

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