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215 N. 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average BBQ at above average prices

Not great BBQ, with a general lack of smoky flavor, but OK if you are craving BBQ. Unfortunately the prices have gotten out of hand to the point where I've decided not to go back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Ernie K
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Not great BBQ, with a general lack of smoky flavor, but OK if you are craving BBQ. Unfortunately the prices have gotten out of hand to the point where I've decided not to go back.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The exterior isn't going to draw you in, but if you brave it, it's well worth it! The BBQ ribs are outstanding (baby back & St. Louis style)! The meat just fell off the bone, the rub and sauce are very good, and more sauce available on the table if you need it. Lots of fries and cole slaw served... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A whole group of us went in Sat. to especially have the burnt end sandwich which is always delicious. But not this time. It was nothing like we have ever had before and we have been coming here for over ten years. The meat was not end pieces, it was a fatty cut of brisket that had no flavor except... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice guy working the counter alone. They had no ribs in stock, which was disappointing at 4pm. The pulled pork was excellent but the brisket was surprisingly dry and tough. The sides on the menu sounded a lot better in writing than they appear in the refrigerator case. I'd try it again to see what the baby back ribs are... More 

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Cut Bank, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Holy Smokes! Bar 3 is good. We went with a large group of friends and ordered a huge plate of everything for about $100, which was about $6 per person. It was great! We loved having enough so everyone could try what they wanted. There was still some left to take back to the hotel! There was not a single... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Two words....burnt...ends. Order them, eat them, love them. So tasty. Just writing this review has me desiring them!!

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Masonville, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The pulled pork was very bland and needed one of their spicey sauces to give it any kind of flavor. They only have bottled beer and when we were there only had one bottle of regional IPA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It's hard to find good BBQ but this place has it nailed! Great taste and large portions, and I like the variety of sauces available at the table to mix it up!

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I brought a group of 13 high school kids to this restaurant very close to closing time. I think the guys behind the counter were a little surprised but they handled it great. The dining room is a little small but was perfect for our group. The kids had a great time and no one complained about the food or... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Nothing like the good reviews about the food! We didn't like it at all! The St. Louis ribs weren't soft and tender the taste was medium but noting special, the mash has a strange tast! I even questioning if it was good to eat it. Also the entourage wasn't cosy at all! For the price you pay they have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 N. 7th Ave., Bozeman, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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