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215 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715-3305
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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116 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is small but authentic, you order at the counter, collect your food when your name is called and then you clear your own tables - of which there are only 6 so it gets crowded quickly. I visited on a Saturday night and they were out of brisket and Mac n cheese which was a bit poor really.... More 

Thank Scorah
Bozeman, Montana
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Their various BBQ ribs are great, as is their BBQ chicken. LOVE their chili cheese grits, their fried okra and their (free) pickle slices (OMG!) Many good choices of BBQ sauces. Small eat-in seating but nice area. Friendly service is normal. They do a lot of takeouts. Late dinner ordering may be disappointing as they sometimes run out of items.... More 

Thank Dennis M
Saint Michael, Minnesota
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

I must say the outside needs a little help.The inside is a BBQ place.I had the beef brisket.Was not that good.The fries are awesome.The bar 3 BBQ sauce was good it helped the beef Brisket.We also order the sampler sandwiches.Had the ham Beef and turkey The beef was ok the ham had a good taste to it but the turkey... More 

Thank Menotknow
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556 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here just because we saw it and like to try local BBQ. Turned out to be a great decision. Three of us went. We all had 2 meat platters. Between the three of us, we had pulled pork, burnt ends, and ham. There wasn't one complaint at all, in fact, all 3 of us thought it was some of... More 

Thank MileHighJacket
Algonquin, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I had brisket and smoked chicken. brisket had a nice smoke ring, chicken had a crispy skin and good flavor. mac n cheese was good. I tried a couple of their sauces; all had a good taste to them. I would go here again for sure. gf had the Carolina pulled pork and enjoyed it. BBQ is going to cost... More 

Thank Scoop717
Bozeman, Montana
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Not great BBQ, with a general lack of smoky flavor, but OK if you are craving BBQ. Unfortunately the prices have gotten out of hand to the point where I've decided not to go back.

1 Thank Ernie K
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The exterior isn't going to draw you in, but if you brave it, it's well worth it! The BBQ ribs are outstanding (baby back & St. Louis style)! The meat just fell off the bone, the rub and sauce are very good, and more sauce available on the table if you need it. Lots of fries and cole slaw served... More 

1 Thank SharkBait406
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155 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A whole group of us went in Sat. to especially have the burnt end sandwich which is always delicious. But not this time. It was nothing like we have ever had before and we have been coming here for over ten years. The meat was not end pieces, it was a fatty cut of brisket that had no flavor except... More 

Thank travelgalMt
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Nice guy working the counter alone. They had no ribs in stock, which was disappointing at 4pm. The pulled pork was excellent but the brisket was surprisingly dry and tough. The sides on the menu sounded a lot better in writing than they appear in the refrigerator case. I'd try it again to see what the baby back ribs are... More 

Thank Chris C
Cut Bank, Montana
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Holy Smokes! Bar 3 is good. We went with a large group of friends and ordered a huge plate of everything for about $100, which was about $6 per person. It was great! We loved having enough so everyone could try what they wanted. There was still some left to take back to the hotel! There was not a single... More 

Thank I M C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N 7th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715-3305
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?