Bozeman is a welcoming city and an amazing mountain town that buzzes with tourists and locals all year round. With picture-perfect summers and winters’ world-class skiing, Bozeman is also packed with sophisticated restaurants that serve diverse cuisines. Here are the 5 best restaurants in Bozeman, Montana.
$$, American, Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
140 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Head to Blackbird for a unique and upscale Italian cuisine. Start by tasting the cast-iron skillet meatballs topped with red sauce and fresh Parmesan, marinated olives, or the freshly baked bread doused in olive oil. While the plated entrees and pasta dishes are appetizing, the brick-oven pizzas are exceptional. Aside from the classic, diners enjoy the classic with a twist including the spicy pepperoni. The rose harissa is also another popular pizza of the Blackbird which tops the pie with olives, cheese, egg, kale, and tomato. Each menu options are easy to pair with the Blackbird’s amazing wine list.
$$, American, Cafe, Breakfast & Brunch, Vegan
312 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Nova Cafe, located on Main Street, is another delectable option for lunch or breakfast in Bozeman. As much as possible, this restaurant supports the regional and local farmers. Nova Cafe’s dishes are crafted from ingredients like organic cheese, locally roasted coffee beans, locally baked bread with Montana-grown grains, and grass-fed beef. For a fresh take on the classic, try the salmon cake Benedicts, the Nova Skosh scramble, or the fried green tomato. The menu is packed with vegetarian options together with several vegan selections for diners and visitors that follow a gluten-free diet.
$$, American, Sandwiches, Salad, Cafe, Breakfast & Brunch, Vegetarian Friendly
25 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Jam! is one of the popular scrumptious brunch, lunch, or breakfast spots in the city. Aside from the “basic” dishes on the menu like the traditional breakfast, this restaurant also serves unique dishes that you can’t find anywhere else. The Benedict flight is a popular breakfast recommendation and for lunch, the Philly cheesesteak’s Wild West version, the Counter Assault hot sandwich is a must-try. This dish loads a baguette with pepper Jack cheese, jalapeños and grilled onions, mango habanero sauce, and shaved rib eye. Since Jam! is a famous lunch and breakfast scene in Downtown Bozeman, be sure to prepare for a wait or plan ahead before you visit.
Roost Fried Chicken
$, Southern, American, Quick Bites, Fried Chicken,
1520 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Southern-inspired restaurants are thin on the ground in a beef-ranching country and this is the reason why Roost Fried Chicken is one of the best restaurants in Bozeman. The crispy on the outside yet juicy on the inside pressure-fried chicken tempted Guy Fieri to put the pedal to the metal and directed his red Camaro in the restaurant’s location. Roost offers a variety of fried chicken and sides perfect for any party – a basket, two pieces, a family meal, or a bucket. Popular dishes also include hot waffle fried chicken with honey pecan butter on top and the chicken on a stick.
Olive B’s Big Sky Bistro
$$, Asian, Mediterranean, American, Diner, Restaurant, Bistro
151 Center Lane, Big Sky, MT 59716
Olive B’s Big Sky Bistro is open for dinner and lunch. The restaurant serves New England-style cookery with Mediterranean and Asian influences. Its décor is deluxe but welcoming with dark wood booths, an open kitchen, and metal accents. The menu centers on fresh fish together with classics such as burgers and pasta. The highlights of the restaurant’s menu include creative dishes like Asian calamari and lobster mac ‘n cheese. Olive B’s offers homemade desserts and first-rate wine lists. It also features an outdoor dining area with stunning views of Lone Mountain during summer.