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Lundys Shopping Ctr, Helena, MT 59601
406-442-8645
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best grocery store in Helena!

I shop at Van's at least twice a week!!! The store has the best weekly specials, the best meat in Helena and the friendliest staff!! The meat is incredible, and no matter what I ask for, the men and women in the meat department always go the extra step to make sure I get the best meat and prices... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Karen H
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Helena, Montana, United States
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Helena, Montana, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I shop at Van's at least twice a week!!! The store has the best weekly specials, the best meat in Helena and the friendliest staff!! The meat is incredible, and no matter what I ask for, the men and women in the meat department always go the extra step to make sure I get the best meat and prices available.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

its tough being an independent grocery store these days, competing against the likes of Walmart and Costco. Yes, Walmart and Costco do have huge stores with huge inventories, but I prefer these smaller local stores where I can find everything I need and don't have to walk half-a-mile to get from the produce department to the dairy. Van's has a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I found this place nice but too expensive...Their meat is good quality, bakery is fine. They have good options for lunch but still expensive.

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Helena, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Van's has Wok and Roll sushi take out. Great for lunch but by dinner the rice is dry. Excellent take away salads. Friday is burrito bar.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I just have to say, every time we visit Helena, we have to stop at Van's. They have the best donuts around. They are so good, a friend recently visited me in Helena and had to take a box back home to Ca. Everyone who has tried one of their donuts loves them. I moved to Idaho in 2007 and... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What an outstanding Bakery! Fresh and tasty is my opinion! The Deli is fantabulous. The selection of food items in the store is better than your average grocery. However, there are only two checkers who were issued a personality worth experiencing. Many checkers could be replaced by robots and at least two are so unhappy that I wish they would... More 

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Helena, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a great place to shop, especially for some of the harder to find grocery items. The prices are modest, and some may be a bit higher than what you would except, but then you are getting the things you can not find at other stores around town. This is one of the few stores that is open 24/7.... More 

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Helena, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Shopping at Van's is always been my favorite since I moved to Helena! The people who run it are locals, and the workers all live here in Helena, the produce is always good! And the sales they have always good ones! Stop in and say hello too the locals at Vann's

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Helena, Montana
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Groceries are groceries, but when it comes to meat, this is the only grocery store it town. All their meat is Montana grown and has never failed to please our very discriminating tastes. The rib steaks we got there were so tender and tasty, I thought I was eating at a high-end steakhouse. They are also a great place to... More 

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Helena, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is a great little family owned grocery store with a deli that serves the most delicious fried chicken and side salads. My organization quite frequently orders large quantities of Van's fried chicken and their side salads to serve at our meetings. We have never been disappointed by the quality of the food. The service of Van's has always been... More 

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  • Address: Lundys Shopping Ctr, Helena, MT 59601
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: 406-442-8645

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