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Brown Derby

Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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13902 Montana Highway 1, at Georgetown Lake, Anaconda, MT 59711
406 563 788
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

The restaurant is next to Gerogetown Lake approximately 20 miles from Anaconda. Have eaten there twice and the prime rib was awesome. Could have had 4 stars but the service is a little slow and similar to another review timing of apps, salads, and main dish were very close together.

Thank Karen S
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Brown Derby is a little 8 to 10 room motel that has a cafe and bar right beside it. The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve awesome food and the drinks are pretty good also. I don't know what it is like in the summertime because we always go there in the winter for ice... More 

Thank jackievoss99
Helena, Montana
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The fried pickles were great. Otherwise it was very disappointing. The appetizers, salad, and entrees all arrived together. My friend's salad had a long hair in it and my burger was just nasty; the meat tasted like it was freezer burned or old. It was inedible. Too bad because the restaurant is really convenient to the lake and Discovery.

1 Thank mt406foodie
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visit several times a year because of living close by and just hope every time that things will be better... especially the service. This time, the special (a pasta shrimp dish) was excellent. The dinner salad, though not large, was cold and crisp; and our group was served in a timely manner. The plain brown table have new covers on... More 

Thank shootingstar2
Missoula, Montana
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808 reviews
572 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Food is average and depending if they have their operation in full swing, a customer can get a pretty tasty dish, an average plate of food or you may need to wait quite a while to get your food and even then, it is just so-so. Take your chances as it is in a pretty spot close to Georgetown Lake... More 

1 Thank elaine s
Arlington, Washington
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Though the restaurant doesn't have much road-side appeal, the lunch we stopped for was QUITE good. We were lucky enough to be there for an afternoon lounge type of act. An elderly man superbly planning a guitar and his wife belting out the tunes. Who'd a thought you'd get live entertaining in the middle of the afternoon.

Thank Mike R
Everett, Washington
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Brown Derby has been around forever and even though we once lived in the area, we never gave it a try. We had heard it was sold, resold, shut down, back in business, and so this time, on a trip home, we decided to drive up to Georgetown Lake to see if it was actually still there. Well, it... More 

1 Thank takn123
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were visiting from California. We come to Georgetown Lake once or twice a year and knew the Brown Derby had new owners. Our waitress said it was her first day. She was an absolute JOY! She was sweet, friendly and really cared about our having a good experience. Unfortunately, our order was messed up but the lady in charge... More 

5 Thank Icarry
Portland, OR
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Georgetown Lake landmark. Nice people, cold brews, great place to meet and relax after a day of skiing, fishing, boating, or hiking. Usual pub-grub.

Thank mld_portland
Anaconda, Montana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Four of us ate dinner and we were all pleasantly surprised that our meals were so good. Over the years we've had some disappointing food here, but the new owners have worked hard to improve the menu and we're so glad~! We'll eat here regularly.

1 Thank Kaelkoca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13902 Montana Highway 1, at Georgetown Lake, Anaconda, MT 59711
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Anaconda
  • Phone Number: 406 563 788

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?