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Hop's Downtown Grill

121 Main St, Kalispell, MT 59901-4451 (Formerly Cafe Max)
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Ranked #2 of 141 restaurants in Kalispell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Montana's Best Burgers: American Kobe Beef, local bison, elk and yak. Small plates, steak, grilled seafood, spectacular entree salads, 100 craft beers, big wines from small wineries.
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249 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Doha, Qatar
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

What a charming little gourmet haven! I really loved the two dinners I had at Hops and I can't wait to go back next time I am in town. The staff are very friendly and, if you happen to go solo, take a seat at the bar and enjoy the company of the affable locals. Hops, as the name would... More

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Oxford, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Had appetizer and wine at Hop’s the first night, with a friend from Big Fork who recommended it. Appetizers were imaginative and tasty, accompanied by an impressive wine list. Hop’s is quick to fill, but the staff is helpful and efficient, so the wait is tolerable and definitely worth it. Didn’t think twice about returning on our own the next... More

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Long Beach, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We had appetizers and wine...trout app, crab cakes, asparagus all delicious! Service was excellent and fun! By our L.A. standards we would highly recommend this place.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were in Montana for the week to celebrate my bday. I have to say its hard to find good food in Montana but this surpassed my expectations. The burgers were delicious, good atmosphere and a friendly server. Also a great selection of beers. After being disappointed by so many other restaurants we wished we had just ate here every... More

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Regina, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Ordered the Yak burger and wasn't disappointed. It was excellent. They have very good burgers here and good beer selection. Calamari and pub burger were also very good. :)

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Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The taco salad was one of the most interesting I've ever had. Fresh greens, creative, really tasty and lots of food. Grilled flatbread with housemade tapenade was also wonderful. My meal was five stars, husband's was four as he didn't love the trout salad as much as I loved mine, but also thought the flatbread was great. Also had very... More

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Bournemouth, England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

During our visits from the UK to the Kalispell area we,over the years, have been to Chef Day's restaurant from Cafe Max, through Capers and now for the first time to Hops. The food has always been great and as Hops there is no exception. Top quality ingredients and top top quality cooking has been the mantra for Chef Day... More

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Thorne Bay, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stellar burgers! Perfect walk from my hotel. Mellow lighting. Great place for a solo gal to grab a bite....downtown location is easy to find and accessible.

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Bigfork, Montana
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is a grill more than a restaurant. Like much of Montana, the draft beer is expensive. The place is small dining room is small and you will find others sitting very close to you. Bar is often full. Bartenders are pleasant and efficient but not capable of being your shrink.

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Calgary,Ab Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Lovely ambiance, only seats 49 people so very quaint. I had the Mediterranean Chicken with dried tomatoes, artichoke which was awesome and hubby had a cheeseburger with coleslaw which he really enjoyed. Saw many meals come out and the presentation is great. They served my favourite wine Kings ridge Pinot Grigio from Oregon and the beer list is fantastic .... More

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