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1110 Rd Runner Dr, Helena, MT 59602
406-443-0033
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Transporting you to the very heart of the Northern Rockies, the casual...
Transporting you to the very heart of the Northern Rockies, the casual, rustic atmosphere with unique Montana Lodgepole furniture, stunning panoramic canvas and historic photographs sets the tone for distinctive, creatively prepared food served by vibrant employees renowned for passing their upbeat attitudes on to our customers. The MacKenzie River menu features an incredible array of delectable dishes, always flavorful and fresh, and served up in heaping portions. The acclaimed gourmet pizzas are offered on a variety of crusts – sourdough, natural grain, thick and thin – with toppings from classic pepperoni to pesto, ricotta, and sun-dried tomato. With nearly two dozen pizzas on the menu, you are bound to find at least one you’ll love. MacKenzie River also offer hearty sandwiches served warm on fresh-baked bread, full and half-sized salads, pastas that will wow your taste buds. You will find everything from Pulled Pork Nachos and Buffalo Chicken Mack n’ Cheese to a fresh Cobb Salad, housemade soups and Wings. Be sure to save room for the Mack Lovin dessert, gooey chocolate chip cookies topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce; it’s great for sharing. To complement the menu choices, select from a variety of microbrews and fine wines.
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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cutesy-mawkish

My sibling ordered the small pulled pork pizza and I went out on a limb and tried meatballs with noodles. Need a descriptive adjective? Dogfood. Amazing how some small towns along a traveller's way can have truely great simple meals and orher's survive on atmosphere..or just air.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Louis L
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

My sibling ordered the small pulled pork pizza and I went out on a limb and tried meatballs with noodles. Need a descriptive adjective? Dogfood. Amazing how some small towns along a traveller's way can have truely great simple meals and orher's survive on atmosphere..or just air.

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Layton, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I came early for lunch on 21 December 2014. I was the only customer. Kelsey did a good job with the table service, but the spinach salad was lackluster. The spinach was not very fresh, and the walnuts included in the salad were apparently old as they had that kind of bitter/rancid taste that goes with old stock. The chicken... More 

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Rocky Mountains
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've been to a half-dozen restaurants in the MacKenzie River Pizza chain, and have been a loyal patron for over 20 years. However this particular restaurant has some problems. Our group of 4 arrived at about 2:00 in the afternoon, well after the noon-time rush. There were only about 3 or 4 other groups in the restaurant. The waitress was... More 

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Helena, Montana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I call and order gluten free pizzas all of the time. The approximate time given over the phone of when my order will be ready is almost always accurate. I have never gotten sick from eating their gluten free food either, which means that there is little to no cross contamination. Pizzas are also delicious

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Pullman, Washington
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

In rating the service, I'd give it a 1. In rating the food, I'd give it a 5. I chose a 3 to compromise between the two. This is a popular place because the food is so good but be prepared to wait a LONG time for your food. We were there as a group of 10. To ease the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We ordered delivery and they took to hours to call us and say they couldn't find our hotel. I told them the address and the name of the hotel and its not even half a mile down the road. We didn't even get an apology. Never going there.

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MacKenzie H, General Manager at Mac Kenzie River Pizza Co, responded to this review

Emily, I apologize for your experience with our delivery service. I would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention so we can address it & not have it happen in the future. If you would like to discuss this further in detail, please contact me at the store (406) 443-0033. Thank you, Jeremy Speer General Manager More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We sat in the bar. The server, Brock, obviously loved his job! He was fantastic! The Hot Hawaiian was absolutely delicious! Not a crumb left on the plate! The same goes for the Branding Iron! Just terrific! There wasn't an empty table in the bar. Nor was there one in the restaurant! There were at least 40 people waiting for... More 

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The one in Great Falls was ALWAYS busy when we wanted to come in so we left to go elsewhere. Here in Helena we stopped in for lunch today and there was no wait. Some worker who was passing by us at the door acknowledged us, and thats always a welcoming sign. He seated us and told us who our... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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162 reviews 162 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

When we arrived at this very popular pizza joint we were told we would have to wait for half an hour. No problem with that but when we did get seated it took 45 minutes more to get two pizzas delivered to our table. Too many tables, not enough kitchen staff? Whatever. This is simply too long a wait for... More 

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Aberdeen, SD
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Front desk staff at our motel recommended Mackenzie River Pizza to us and it was a good choice! The server was friendly and helpful and took his time to see that we had what we needed. The menu had a wide variety of choices with some different types of pizza along with traditional choices so each of us was able... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1110 Rd Runner Dr, Helena, MT 59602
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: 406-443-0033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Description

Transporting you to the very heart of the Northern Rockies, the casual, rustic atmosphere with unique Montana Lodgepole furniture, stunning panoramic canvas and historic photographs sets the tone for distinctive, creatively prepared food served by vibrant employees renowned for passing their upbeat attitudes on to our customers. The MacKenzie River menu features an incredible array of delectable dishes, always flavorful and fresh, and served up in heaping portions. The acclaimed gourmet pizzas are offered on a variety of crusts – sourdough, natural grain, thick and thin – with toppings from classic pepperoni to pesto, ricotta, and sun-dried tomato. With nearly two dozen pizzas on the menu, you are bound to find at least one you’ll love. MacKenzie River also offer hearty sandwiches served warm on fresh-baked bread, full and half-sized salads, pastas that will wow your taste buds. You will find everything from Pulled Pork Nachos and Buffalo Chicken Mack n’ Cheese to a fresh Cobb Salad, housemade soups and Wings. Be sure to save room for the Mack Lovin dessert, gooey chocolate chip cookies topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce; it’s great for sharing. To complement the menu choices, select from a variety of microbrews and fine wines.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?