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Hop's Downtown Grill

121 Main St, Kalispell, MT 59901-4451 (Formerly Cafe Max)
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Ranked #1 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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88% Recommend
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
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226 reviews 226 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a long day at Glacier National Park I was ready for something special. I saw that Hop's was rated #1, so I headed right over. It is a small place, so the crowd is used to waiting. I was lucky enough to arrive before the rush and got right in. I have dined in all fifty states and I... More

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Medford, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The shrimp burger was excellent, albeit somewhat pricey. It's a pretty tight fit inside and you should expect a short wait for a table.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are a beer lover, how can you not go to a place called Hops? The beer lovers in our group were very satisfied by the selection and taste of the beers they had (Dirty Bird $4.50 for example). Others in our group prefer wine, which adds up a lot faster than beer. Bottles of wine were priced at... More

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Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I stopped in per a good review on trip advisor and after looking at their website. They had a cheeseburger special that was very good. They have a large selection of local beers and wines, worth that stop alone. I sat at the end of the bar, it was busy so I had minimal choices to sit. The bar was... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

this is an excellent restaurant that is worth all the accolades - let me explan - we called a hour before we arrived and explained it was a party of eight, and our parents 44th anniversary - we knew they didn't take reservations but they said they would do their best - when we left the house we were vacationing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Don't miss this. Worth the wait. Best burgers in Montana and right downtown Kalispell. A spot frequented by locals and visitors.

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Doha, Qatar
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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