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Montana's Cookhouse

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American, Southwestern, Bar, Canadian, Barbecue, Pub
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1508 UpperJames, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
19053183992
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Jeff R
Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank johnkershaw112
Hamilton
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191 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank BuckBud
Topeka, Kansas
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank David I
Hamilton
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank schmidklaus
Tony P, Owner at Montana's Cookhouse, 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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5 of 5 stars 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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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Kristiina2014
Chatham, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank DMAC19
Tony P, Owner at Montana's Cookhouse, 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 

Cambridge, Canada
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147 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Almost home, we decided to have lunch out (because we were mostly out of groceries at home!), and stopped at Montana's. Being early afternoon, the place was not at all crowded, and we were taken to a booth and got our water immediately. We were not prepared for the sticker shock of food back in Canada, though once the exchange... More 

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Thank David S
Hamilton, Canada
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Three of us went for lunch. Two of us had bison burgers and one had the triple special. Good deal with CAA card discount. Service was good and the food was good. Coffee was lousy. Would go back.

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Thank EddieHamilton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $21
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Bar, Canadian, Barbecue, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1508 UpperJames, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 19053183992

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