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Montana's BBQ & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar, Canadian, Barbecue, Pub
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1508 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We were at Montana's for a Sunday lunch with our family. We got there at 11:30 AM so the place was pretty empty. Service was OK to start but quickly started going downhill. Our server tried to be friendly but it came off as a little creepy, too much info. After we got our drinks he came back 3 times... More 

Thank PawsMona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Went here with my wife for a night out,food was great and staff very accommodating.love the rustic wood setting and the price was ok.

Thank Zekks M
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite with extended family, group of 9. We were seated quickly and very well taken care of during our visit. Very friendly and efficient staff. Food was hot and tasty...really enjoyed their spinach and artichoke dip.

Thank Jeff R
Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Grabbed their grilled chicken sandwich, i felt as if the chicken was too over-cooked. I told the waitress, she said it's just the style of the chicken, and it's supposed to be that crunchy.. Fries were okay. If i am in the mood for a nice sandwich, i would probably consider elsewhere. Ive tried some of their other foods, again,... More 

Thank johnkershaw112
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193 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Used to love Montana's for lots of food at a reasonable price. Things have changed. Portions are smaller and prices are higher. I ordered the Fajitas. The waiter asked if I wanted guacamole with it. Found out later that was charged extra (a con) and was in a tiny bowl and tasted very bland. The Fajitas with no refined beans.... More 

Thank BuckBud
Topeka, Kansas
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Our group arrived about 5:45, we were promptly seated and the waiter took our orders in a timely manner. The food was served a short time later. The food was good. While it was not the best steak I've ate it was tender, tasty and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was conducive to conversation. I would not hesitate to eat here... More 

Thank David I
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

We were at this location for Sunday lunch as a group of eight. We were seated promptly and drink orders were taken right away. When the drinks came, there was bit of confusion on the server's part as to which drink was which - coke or root beer, diet or regular. Food was delivered by someone else - kitchen staff,... More 

Thank schmidklaus
Tony P, Owner at Montana's BBQ & Bar, responded to this review

As the owner of this location I'd like to thank you for your feedback, as it gives me the opportunity to learn and by reading your comments you definitely didn't receive the type of food or service that we are known for. In saying that could you please reach out to me via e-mail at tpereira@fireinspiredfoods.com so we can further... More 

Hamilton, Ontario
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

This place has reasonably priced food and it is tasty as well. I like that their children's menu has things that little ones will like but also something for older children as well. It gives them a better variety than the usual, fries, burger, chicken nugget or pizza.

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Thank kpsmilin123
Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

We get the best service ever here! The manager if she is working is always walking the floor trying to give a good customer experience to the patrons. If there has been any problems with the meals she is very apologetic and makes it right for you. The food is quite good and I have seen her handing out little... More 

Thank Kristiina2014
Chatham, Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Was passing through and decided to eat at a Montana's for the first time in about 5 years. These places were a staple of hockey road trips over the years but in this case it was family only. The three of us had nachos to share which were badly overpriced and poorly dressed. Ribs for two of us and a... More 

Thank DMAC19
Tony P, Owner at Montana's BBQ & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks DMAC for your feedback, As the owner of this location I'd like to thank you for your thoughts, over the 5 years we have changed the procedure for our ribs as we now smoke them in house and they're come off the bone, in saying that there is no reason for them to be burnt. I will send the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $21
American, Southwestern, Bar, Canadian, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1508 Upper James St, Hamilton, Ontario L9B 1K3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 19053183992

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