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443 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
​406.587.0436
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Description: Located in downtown Bozeman.

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great way to start our day.

We were looking for a good place to get breakfast on a recent trip to Bozeman. We happened to notice the Western Café and decided to give it a try. The line was huge, both front and backdoor. We decided that it would be easier to just wait it out instead of looking for another place. We are glad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Boston
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195 reviews 195 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a good place to get breakfast on a recent trip to Bozeman. We happened to notice the Western Café and decided to give it a try. The line was huge, both front and backdoor. We decided that it would be easier to just wait it out instead of looking for another place. We are glad that... More 

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Because one of my other choices had a line out the door we ended up here. What a wonderful second choice!! It is small and the setting is limited, but the wait staff was super attentive to wait times and let a choose to keep waiting for a smaller table for two or share a family style table. We opted... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've only ever had breakfast here, but it's the best breakfast that I've had! Quick service, great atmosphere, great food. I come here from campus all the time and bring friends from out of town here and they say it's better than the chains like Perkins (which it is)!

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Boulder, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Being in bozeman for 8 years the "hole in the wall" look of the western detered me. what a mistake....it is fantastic and classic. fresh local food. a very hard working and present owner. i reccomend the classic meat hash. only negative.......the coffee is weak and the wait can be long.

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Billings, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very busy little place. Sat at counter. Very clean. Best chicken fried steak ever. Homemade for sure. Crispy. Eggs over easy were perfect. Huge serving. Didn't need the toast. Will eat there again. Wish there was more seating.

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Bozeman, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Looking for a good breakfast? Want to eat where the locals go? Sit at the counter or at a table and enjoy the crew at the Western. Giant cinnamon rolls, homemade pies, big ole plates of eggs and bacon,sausage, or ham. Huge pancakes! Warm cinnamon roll french toast - yum. The coffee and tea just keep comin'. A fun spot... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I thought I had reviewed this one, but guess not. My wife and I go here often, for brunch. Neat experience…..it's been there forever. Always packed with people so it can't be bad! Wide menu, polite service. I like the chicken fried steak and eggs personally. I hear that their fresh baked cinnamon rolls are to die for (and they... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is always excellent, the waitstaff professional and cheerful and the prices are reasonable. The later in the day, the longer the wait, but worth it.

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Frisco, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This place came highly recommended and we stopped in straight from the airport. There was a line when we arrived at 11 am though it didn't take long to get seated. I got the Bobcat Special (French toast using cinnamon rolls) but I was underwhelmed. Another person in my party thought it was fabulous. Main criticism- we tried to order... More 

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Billings, Montana
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Really great homestyle cooking, and excellent service! Have the hash browns "extra crispy" and they're fantastic. The space is a little tight, but the atmosphere is very friendly and welcoming. The crowd is definitely mostly "regulars" and folks that have come there for years, but new people are treated like they're family, too. Really a nice, warm place to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 443 East Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: ​406.587.0436

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Located in downtown Bozeman.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?