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2401 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336 (24th St N.)
406-245-7477
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11:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good

Good but way overpriced. Service is good but extremely slow. Food can go for good to excellent depending on what you order. Usually can't go wrong with the prime rib. Atmosphere is outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
3ofhrts
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Billings
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Brookland, Arkansas
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I visited with BMW motorcycle friends during a BMW motorcycle rally in Billings in July, 2015. Eight of us dined here one evening and everyone came away with a favorable impression. Most had steaks that they raved about. I had the salmon, which was as good as any I've ever tasted this far from an ocean. The server was friendly... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have been going to the Rex for over 20 years, but may have had our last meal there. We love to sit on the patio in the summer and have a glass of wine and some appetizers. Last night we ordered calamari for $10 and an entree caesar salad for $12.95. What we received looked like a side salad... More 

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Billings
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good but way overpriced. Service is good but extremely slow. Food can go for good to excellent depending on what you order. Usually can't go wrong with the prime rib. Atmosphere is outstanding.

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Rapid City, SD
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had just gotten into Billings MT after a wine tasting road trip in eastern Washington state and were tired. Since we were here I wanted to try the Rex after seeing it on the television show "Greatest Steaks of America". When we arrived the finding parking was a challenge but we found one in their parking lot. Needless to... More 

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Springdale, Arkansas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Our friends researched this restaurant prior to vacationing in Billings. Dinner was very good, atmosphere was was so comfortable, upbeat, staff was quick. Overall great dining experience.

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Milwaukee WI
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went to Rex when I was in town for a BMW Motorcycle Rally. I had been told by someone I had met in Missoula that I should make sure to go to Rex for dinner, so I made sure to do it! I think this was probably the worst steak dinner I have had in about 10 years! The service... More 

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Webster
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Dined outside , it was a beautiful night . Our server was very funny and gave us lots of attention ! I had the Bacon wrapped Steak and everyone agreed it was the hit on our table . Great Meal and Service

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Billings
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is very hard for me to do because I literally have been going to this place for 3 years now and I've always been beyond satisfied however, last night was a disaster to say the least. First, i brought people from out of state because i wanted them to have the same experience that we've had. DID NOT HAPPEN.Mistakes... More 

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Bethany, Oklahoma, United States
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

From their website: "The Rex is located in a turn of the century building in the heart of downtown historic district of Billings, Montana." We had the Ahi Tuna Appetizer and the Beer Battered Shrimp. Both were delicious. Lala, at the bar, was very attentive, and added to our enjoyment. There are two different menus for this restaurant/bar combo. We... More 

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Billings, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We chose the Rex because it has been known for its fine dining in our area. The food was served elegantly. The onion rings were soooo good just as I had remembered them from several years ago. They had a wonderful light coating with mild tasting onions. The prime rib was excellent which my husband chose. I had shrimp which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2401 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336
    (24th St N.)
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: 406-245-7477

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?