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Montana's Cookhouse

4715 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #54 of 277 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great rib dinners are to be found at Montana's in Nanaimo. Conveniently located in the parking lot close to Galaxy Theatre, a perfect location for that pre show dinner. The food was quite good. We both had the ribs with cole slaw (delicious) and baked potato. However, the restaurant was very noisy. There were lots of families with small children... More

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Cassidy, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've eaten at this place many times in the past, but I finally found their weakness. The "all you can eat ribs" special spoiled their record. No price was mentioned, and I forgot to ask, (lesson learned) The ribs were dry, overcooked and obviously reheated. Very overpriced in my opinion. I will return, but never order the special whatever it... More

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Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Hello. We stopped in for dinner on our way home from Victoria last night. It was a Sunday night and it was very busy. Several people had reservations. They told us it would be about 10 minutes for a table and it was. The service was quite good and everything we ordered came as ordered. The food was hot and... More

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British Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We took our two teen aged children here for a meal on a Monday night. The food was excellent and resonably priced. We had great service from Kevin. The only thing that was difficult was finding the front door. The building is facing the opposite way that you come in and there is a patio and bricks and sidewalk on... More

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Ucluelet, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were unsure where to eat while in Nanaimo with our young son and decided on Montanas. Jim our server was great, very informative. We tried the BBQ platter and Steak sandwich. The platter was awesome for the young son, lots to choose from and perfectly cooked. Our sandwich was good. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was my second day in Canada when I was taken here by a friend and his family. I was very impressed with the quick service and the waitress was quick too show us to our seats and deliver our drinks! I went for the all you can eat ribs and can safely say they're the tastiest, meatiest ribs I've... More

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I enjoyed a nice salmon dinner, which was of such a large portion, it took care of dinner for me the following evening. Staff were very attentive and happy to doggy bag the remaining portions for take home.

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Mission
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very good food, beef ribs are excellent, as is their chicken dishes. Friendly staff and good service.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We always go here with lots of family -- usually a table for ten -- and order the ribs. On Wednesdays, it's all you can eat and we try all of the different preparations. Put me down for the honey garlic. The help is friendly and informative. The southwest potato skins are a great appetizer.

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Nanaimo
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We usually go there on Tuesdays as kids eat free. Sometimes it is a 15-20 minute wait but that it to be expected. We usually order the same 3 or 4 meals, usually great and sometimes not so great, but they always try to please. The servers are friendly and the food is mostly very good. When a legitimate problem... More

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Address: 4715 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
Cuisine: Canadian

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