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2401 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336 (24th St N.)
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 am
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Sudbury, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the brisket and rib combo. Ribs weren't to my liking but the brisket was great. Also had the onion rings that were billed as billings best and the weren't wrong. Karla was our friendly server who did a great job. Well done

Thank WEM916
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A unique historic downtown building. Great staff. Food was excellent but three steak prices were ridiculous. We had cattle breeders from Montana, Pennsylvania, New York and South Dakota in the group. None of us found the prices acceptable. I would eat here again but I'll never try the steak at those prices.

Thank JacksonGalloways
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This dinner was amazing! Bartender and waitstaff were friendly and informative. This was one of the best steaks we have ever had!! We also had shrimp wontons and ahi tuna at the bar before dinner - delicious! (Watch out for the hot mustard!)

Thank Karen G
Billings, Montana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome dining room. The owner,the Chef, the staff and of course, the waitress excellent and attentive. Always will recommend the Rex..

Thank adde793
Billings, Montana
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant's interior, location and patio, but the food is never that great in my experience. If you go, the best, most consistent thing I've had there is the barbecue.

1 Thank Leslie H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I was really excited to see this turn of the century restaurant. I still haven't! The lounge was open but not the restaurant, we peeked inside but didn't see anything that stood out. The food was ok but not great. I had beer cheese soup, my suggestion would be to add some beer and turn down the heat so it... More 

2 Thank Karla C
Magnolia, Arkansas
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a very expensive restaurant for what you get. I ordered fried shrimp with mashed potatoes and a salad. She brought my salad but no ranch dressing. I told her and she never brought it. She came back and said they were out of mash potatoes, so I told her french fries with catsup and I needed ranch dressing.... More 

2 Thank Brenda T
Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We ate at Rex today as we were traveling to Glacier National Park. I had the Chicken Quesadilla and my husband had the Buffalo Burger. Both were delicious and eating outside on the patio was the perfect atmosphere for two weary travellers.

1 Thank IllinoisHavinfun
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Saw this place on Travel Channel sometime back and booked based on the high recommendation. Sat outside on patio and wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Took our order right away and refilled our bar order without us asking. Food was delivered in timely manner; but I guess I was expecting the prime rib to just bowl me over.... More 

2 Thank pan513
Torrington, Wyoming
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148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Our first time in Billings and we chose REX because of the decent menu choices and fair prices. I ordered the BabyBack Ribs and Chicken combo which came with Bourbon BBQ Beans, Coleslaw and freshly baked bread. My husband ordered the Smoker Sampler: Brisket, Hot Link, Chicken, Ribs and Garlic Bread. Our food was very tasty, our server was attentive... More 

Thank Kathleen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101-2336
    (24th St N.)
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Billings
  • Phone Number: 406-245-7477

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