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Van's Thriftway

Lundys Shopping Ctr, Helena, MT 59601
406-442-8645
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Ranked #6 of 132 restaurants in Helena
Most recent review
- Jul 24, 2014
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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, Usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 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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Helena, MT
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395 reviews 395 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Paula has a great grocery store. She has to compete against Walmart, Costco and others. But she has a broad array of food, great service and a smile. She seems to support everything good in town. The deli and bakery are real finds for a local, non chain grocery store. Just hope these kinds of places can survive. Love this... More

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Billings, MT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Van's was a shipwreck when the new owner took over around 15 years ago.. Just a miraculous turnaround that puts all other grocery stores in the area on the back burner. Wonderful friendly staff. No attitude. The bakery has a space set aside for Park Avenue Bakery stuff that needs to be enlarged because it sells out completely and quickly... More

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Helena, Montana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The old adage says management sets the tone and that is why this store is the best in Helena. Incredible customer service...always. Great deals with a down home feel

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Westminster, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Finally a store that has what I need without the hustle and bussle that makes me dread shopping for toothpaste and razors.

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