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Van's Thriftway

Lundys Shopping Ctr, Helena, MT 59601
406-442-8645
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Ranked #5 of 132 restaurants in Helena
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2014
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English first
Helena, Montana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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393 reviews 393 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Helena, Montana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The hot deli here always has something delicious for lunch at a reasonable price. Employees are awesome. The fried chicken here is the best in town. I also highly recommend the bakery and meat departments.

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Helena, Montana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Van's has excellent homemade bakery products, salsa, etc. Their service is excellent. The only problem is finding a place to park.

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