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Western Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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443 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715-4751
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wasilla, Alaska
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It just reminds you of days gone by. The food was plentiful, the staff is great, and the atmosphere is comforting. Prices are very good for the amount of food you get.

Thank inluvwithAK
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This quaint place has all the local flavor. We sat at the counter and had a great breakfast! Our server was very friendly and very chatty. She was great and the food was delicious!

Thank 22dawnj
Quincy, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe has history clear back to 1899. The waitress stafff is fast and efficient...the food is awesome, fresh local food is used as well when available. It's a very popular eating joint, so go early! Don't forget to order up one of Annie's famous cinnamon rolls! Excellent food, highly recommend.

Thank Gardengirl62301
Lancaster, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

What a great diner! We were greeted by friendly staff as soon as we walked in the door...and they were super busy. Ordered the southwestern omelet It was so good, I went back for the next 2 days and ordered it again. Nostalgic Bozeman...you gotta do it!

Thank Lorena S
Fruita CO
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It's nice to find that the Western Cafe is still slingin' simple, hearty breakfasts and filling lunches like they did when I was a student at Montana State (GO, 'Cats!) I had a good veggie omelette and Mr. Excitement enjoyed the Eggs Bennedict and homemade pie...so tasty! The friendly staffers never allowed my coffee or water to get low. Local... More 

Thank edustin
Wichita Falls, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My brother and I ate breakfast here on two occasions during September 2016. We were visiting the Bozeman area for fly fishing. The breakfast was excellent. All of their baking is done on-site and they have had the same baker for the past 30 years. There is also an apprentice baker who is learning the ropes. I'm not a biscuits... More 

Thank Rob R
Bozeman, Montana
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch yesterday at this venerable place. Last time I ate here was 20 years ago I had almost forgotten how great it was.It truly is a Bozeman I situation and no trip here should end without a visit here. Food is simple and plentiful Old time favorites such as Chicken Fried Steak, which is what my Wife and... More 

Thank JJSBozeman_Montana
Bozeman, Montana
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Lines can be long getting into this place but worth the wait. This cafe has been here for gernerations, really. Very reasonable prices and fantastic home cook'n. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Jan G
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

This place is not frou frou. But if you are in it for the food, come here. Will leave stuffed! Great chicken fried steak. Huge portion. Very good cinnamon roll french toast. This place puts the Montana back in Bozeangeles. Love it!

Thank datraveler1
Manlius, New York
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This diner is extremely busy. We were there for lunch, but all day breakfast is available. Obviously popular with locals, the abundance of gravy, fries, and grease was a little overwhelming. The most popular dish served seemed to be hot roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy. Chicken fried steak and burgers left the kitchen plated by an expert quick... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 443 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715-4751
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: ​406.587.0436
Located in downtown Bozeman.

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