If you are planning a trip to Big Sky Resort, or just the Big Sky area in general then I have just the thing for you. Today I have a list of some of the best restaurants you can find in the area. I’ll give the restaurant's address, a link to their website, a summary of their style, and I’ll even find a Yelp review so that way you can see what other people are saying. And on top of that, I will also be sure to give you some links anytime one of the great restaurants in Big Sky accept our digital and convenient GiftYa gift cards.
If you aren’t already a big fan of GiftYa then I’ll let you know that their all digital format makes them the perfect solution for gift giving occasions as well as vacation planning. The nice thing about the digital format is that they can be bought and sent/received in just seconds. And since they are kept on your phone, you never have to worry about forgetting to pack them for vacation. And since you can just get a gift card for a certain amount to your favorite restaurant, you can budget the money out for dinner, well in advance. And you won’t have to worry about blowing your budget while you are out dining on your trip!
But enough about how handy and convenient GiftYa are, let’s get to that list of great restaurants in Big Sky Montana that brought you here!
45130 Gallatin Rd | Big Sky | riverhousebbq.com
Riverhouse BBQ & Events comes in at number one on my list of great restaurants you can find in Big Sky Montana for a couple of reasons. First of all they obviously have a very high amount of positive customer feedback. Which lets me know that they are doing things well very consistently. And it also lets me know that not only are they meeting their customers expectations, but are oftentimes exceeding them. Which means if you stop in for a meal you don’t have to worry that you aren’t going to have an incredible experience.
And they’ve been delivering an incredible experience for over a decade. And in the time since they opened in 2013 they have grown to be one of Big Sky’s favorite dining establishments. And it’s easy to see why. As you might have guessed they serve Texas style BBQ where all the meat is dry rubbed with their secret blend of seasoning and spice. And after the meat is ready, they slowly smoke it over mesquite wood to give it that authentic smoky flavor.
They are open 7 nights a week. Their hours have changed recently and now they are serving food from 3 PM to 9 PM every day of the week. If you are a BBQ lover, or even just somebody who is looking for their next great meal, you aren’t going to be able to go wrong when you stop in at Riverhouse BBQ & Events the next time you are in Big Sky!
“Staying in the area and wanted to eat at a good local place...this is it! Food, drinks, views & service was great! I had the brisket plate & my wife had the baby back ribs and both were awesome and very affordable for the area! Highly recommend!” - Yelp Review
750 Lone Mountain Ranch Rd | Big Sky | lonemountainranch.com/horn-cantle
Located at Lone Mountain Ranch, Horn and Cantle is one of the area's best new restaurants and saloons. You can expect to get some of the best steaks you can find in the area here. And you can even feel good about it when you eat it. Horn and Cantle has a deep commitment to providing locally sourced food that comes right to the farm to your table. So you can feel good about the dollar you spend here because you know not only is it going to an ethical local business, it is then being passed on by the busy and supporting local farmers and businesses!
And as such, they have a season menu that is inspired by local Montana wildlife and vegetation. So not only can you get all the cuts of steak that you might like, you can also get everything from elk meatballs and bolognese to bison short ribs. If you are looking to truly experience everything Big Sky Montana has to offer then you owe it to yourself to stop in at Horn and Cantle and experience it for yourself!
“We were staying at the big sky resort and just wanted to get out and explore the area. We had great cocktails then bison tenderloin that did not disappoint! Beautiful views, great service and super cool ambience.” - Yelp Review
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205 Buffalo Horn Creek Rd | Gallatin Gateway | 320ranch.com
The 320 Guest Ranch is a 115 year old homestead that is a piece of Big Sky Montana’s history. The ranch honors that history and aims to celebrate, not only Big Sky, but all of Montana by offering amazing lodging, recreation, and of course, food. And to top it all off, it’s nestled nicely between Big Sky and Yellowstone National Park which makes it a great destination anytime you are visiting either.
They have great updated log cabins that you can rent out to spend time enjoying all the activities they have for both kids and adults. But more than anything you’re going to want to try some of their incredible made-from-scratch food that they serve up in McGill's Restaurant and saloon. They are one of the locations premiere steakhouses and probably the one you can find closest to Yellowstone if you are planning a visit. People seem to really love the food and the ambiance here so if it’s on your way to Big Sky or Yellowstone you would be sorely remiss to not stop in and enjoy it for yourself!
“My family and I had the most wonderful stay at 320 Ranch. The dinner was unbelievably good. Best steak I have ever had. If I had to do it all again, I would have stayed there for my entire stay in Montana. ” - Yelp Review
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Grab an Ennis Sunrise Cafe gift card by following the link!
108 E Main St | Ennis | ennissunrisecafe.com
If you aren’t looking for dinner, but instead looking for a great breakfast or lunch, you should give Ennis Sunrise Cafe a visit. They feature all of the classics you would expect to find at a cafe. Coffee, pastries, breakfast classics like omelets, pancakes, and homefries. As well as plenty of great sandwiches, burgers, and salads for lunch!!
The only thing you really have to keep in mind at Ennis Sunrise Cafe is that they are only open seasonally. And since I have no idea when you are reading this, I can’t tell you if they are open at the moment, so be sure to check their website for their schedule. When they are open they serve breakfast and lunch from 8 AM - 3 PM every Tuesday through Sunday.
“We liked this place. Stopped here while traveling. Nice staff and simple good food. We all enjoyed our burgers. Daughter ordered breakfast for lunch which thrilled her. Decor is lacking but overall good experience.” - Yelp Review
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151 Center Ln | Big Sky | olivebsbigsky.com
If you’re looking to have an evening of fine dining while you are in Big Sky then you’ll definitely want to stop in at Olive B’s Big Sky Bistro. They are one of the nicer restaurants in the area when you are looking for something nice that isn’t strictly a steakhouse. They still have steak on the menu of course, but they also have all kinds of other fantastic entrees ranging from lobster mac n cheese to Rocky Mountain Elk. Their menu is honestly pretty interesting in my opinion so you might do yourself a favor and check out their website before you reserve a table. And speaking of reservations, you will probably need to make one since they are one of the most popular restaurants in the area!
Their hours can change with the season so before you check out their hours whenever you plan a visit.
“Exceptional meal from start to finish. We had the mushroom appetizer, the filet, the shrimp and grits, the apple pie bread pudding, and the mud pie. All were excellent. I spent a week recently in Charleston and had Shrimp and Grits at all the top spots. These were waaaaaay better.” - Yelp Review
47995 Gallatin Rd | Gallatin Gateway | cafe191bigsky.com
Cafe 191 is another great cafe style restaurant you can find in the Big Sky area. They have all the standard cafe style food you might expect. Coffee, pastries. Breakfast sandwiches, sandwiches for lunch, and plenty of incredible burgers, salads, and sides. They even have a separate kids menu for both breakfast and lunch which I think makes this a really accessible place for families and parents when they are looking for somewhere great to eat in Big Sky that isn’t a fancy steakhouse where kids won’t be as welcomed.
“Damn good breakfast. Biscuits were huge and homemade. Service and atmosphere were awesome.” - Yelp Review
77 Aspen Leaf Dr | Big Sky | bywombywordofmouth.com
By Word of Mouth has been one of the best restaurants in the Big Sky area for over 25 years now. And it’s easy to see why. They serve a pretty interesting menu of upscale modern American cuisine. I genuinely am having a hard time trying to summarize it and put it into words, so I’ll just let you know they have everything from goat cheese dip to bacon jam and calamari. I would give their menu a look to see if anything stands out to you. It all honestly sounds a little strange to me, but also pretty delicious as well, which is a combination I don’t usually come across. I firmly believe this is one of those restaurants you have to try for yourself and experience in person.
“Fun addition to the Big Sky area. French onion soup was the highlight. Cute and comfortable atmosphere. Definitely recommend” - Yelp Review
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39 Black Eagle Rd | Big Sky | scissorbills.co
If what you are looking for in a meal around Big Sky is really more of a night of drinks that happens to include an amazing meal, then you are for sure going to want to try out Scissorbills Saloon. As you might guess from the name, they have plenty of great cocktails and drinks, as well as plenty of craft Montana beer. And of course they have plenty of great food on the menu as well. The pub is on the 3rd floor of the Arrowhead Mall right in Big Sky Mountain Village. So if you are in the area to enjoy the slopes, you can practically ski right up to the back door!
“Friendly bar. Pretty much the best place in the area. A bit divey, with a bunch of lift ops and workers showing up after work. Authentic and a lot of locals- much better than going to a pricey pretentious bar.” - Yelp Review
You can get a digital Scissorbills Saloon gift card for you or a loved one by following the link!
And that is going to conclude my list of great places to eat around Big Sky, Montana. If you are planning your trip to Big Sky, be sure to check out our other articles on great hotels and Airbnbs in the area, as well as great things to do in the area all winter and summer long!