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Western Cafe

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Located in downtown Bozeman.

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
best chicken fried steak

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Julie H
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Billings, Montana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Billings, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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
Senior Contributor
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Bozeman
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My favorite place to eat breakfast in Bozeman!! Super crowded on weekends but worth the wait. And there Strawberry Rhubarb pie is also the best, except for my mom's.

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Alto, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This very busy cafe in downtown Bozeman, MT has mediocre food but very efficient service. When we arrived it was a Sunday morning, so the place was packed. We didn't wait long and got a table and coffee pronto. We each got a typical breakfast choice and both decided it was fair and nothing to write home about. I got... More 

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Fargo, ND
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Best chicken fried steak. The pancakes are also very good. Recommended for breakfast and lunch as we have had their lunches also

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

The Western is an authentic small town diner with home style dishes and a friendly staff. Stopping in for breakfast is a must. While you are there check out the brands, as in ranch brands, historic photos and local art adorning the walls.

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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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