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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: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    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
NYE visit highlighted by brilliant Piano Bar musician!

Waited for table in the bar where Joe, the amazing piano man, WA shielding court! He was open to most of our music suggestions and is a gem! On NYE you expect a few minutes more wait but we had a 7:30 reservation and didn't get seated till past 8:00, and no real food for another 30 minutes. Par... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Nana9090
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281 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been here for quite some time because it was so bad the last time we were here. We received a gift certificate so we thought we would try it again. My wife had the shrimp scampi which she said had no flavor. It was also $30 for five small shrimp. I had the brisket and ribs. The... More 

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Thank 406Foodie
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Waited for table in the bar where Joe, the amazing piano man, WA shielding court! He was open to most of our music suggestions and is a gem! On NYE you expect a few minutes more wait but we had a 7:30 reservation and didn't get seated till past 8:00, and no real food for another 30 minutes. Par for... More 

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1 Thank Nana9090
Billings, Montana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Check out this bar. The Rex has great food (and yes, the onion rings ARE the best in town), and a HUGE plate of deliciously loaded nachos. The service was outstanding and very friendly, and the bar tender poured me a very generous bourbon (neat). There is no skimping going on here ... food, service, and drinks are generous and... More 

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1 Thank Richard H
Missoula, Montana
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Getting tired of hospital food while visiting and helping a sick relative for several days, we opted to call for take out at a few places around town. We were hungry for barbecue ribs, and Rex Restaurant was close by, so we ordered a couple of dinners to go. One dinner we ordered was the barbecue combo plate, with ribs,... More 

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2 Thank Judy C
Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The Rex is both a classic venue, & an excellent updated restaurant in Billings. The lounge is a great place for before-dinner drinks, the bar is beautifully built iron & wood, well stocked, with terrific bartenders. Moving to the restaurant you'll find excellent service and a menu heavy in beef cuts & seafood -- all expertly prepared. It's no coincidence... More 

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1 Thank Drewbie_G
Billings
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

I only eat there once or twice a year whenever it's a family holiday. During the normal week or weekends nights, the food is excellent, loud younger crowd and too busy to give the kind of service I expect of the Rex. I don't recommend it for the traveler or for the Senior citizen. They do have an outdoor patio... More 

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1 Thank ronmL7713GJ
Missoula, Montana
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We've watched this place evolve over the years into an upscale venue. The food is good, but a little pricey.

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1 Thank Derry K
Billings, Montana, United States
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The atmosphere is great especially during the NILE due to the number of ranchers. The Ribeye was a disappointment. For the price it should not have been so thin. A thin ribeye for $37 just isn't quite right. The salad and sides were great though. I come here a lot for lunch and the stuffed burger is pretty good but... More 

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1 Thank Paul S
New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Ate my first bison burger there. Conversation with the owner, family friendly restaurant. great food

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1 Thank docmiles58
Mountain Top, PA
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Rex restaurant was suggested to us and glad we visited. We had the best dinner in the small town of Billings. The restaurant had a huge bar and was decorated in a mid western theme. The staff was friendly and quick to serve. I would suggest this restaurant for lunch or dinner, you won't be disappointed.

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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: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?