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I-15, Lima Exit to Dell, Dell, MT
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“doughnuts” (3 reviews)
“homemade food” (2 reviews)
“great food” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner
I-15, Lima Exit to Dell, Dell, MT
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Me and my buddy were on a 2 week motorcycle trip from Lousisiana and got caught in a snowstorm in early October in Montana. We just happened to get off the interstate where the Calf-A was located. I remember Sandy being our server. Very nice...More

Thank dugtee61
Reviewed October 5, 2017

I have eaten here many times as business would take me to this area 3 or 4 times a year. Similar to my review of Jan's café in Lima, this is also a great little spot to have a meal. Not quite a typical diner...More

Thank JustaguyfromMontana
Reviewed September 26, 2017

This little oasis in the middle of nowhere is worth the stop. The food is well-prepared, the desserts are homemade and the atmosphere is homey. The former school-house turned restaurant is a unique stop on a long trip.

Thank MTphotog
Reviewed June 8, 2017

If you're looking for chain restaurant food, keep going up the road. If you want homemade food, funky atmosphere, local ambience, friendly folk, stop here. Anyone who has read my reviews will note a theme regarding fresh-cut fries and fresh hashbrowns (I have no tolerance...More

Thank durrae j
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Tomatoes in a Denver omelet?? Yuck! The food in the omelets was cold and not grilled first. Hashbrowns had a weird gross taste, and the toast was stone cold so butter didn't even melt on it. Service was terrible. We were the only ones in...More

Thank Tammy B
Reviewed August 17, 2016

Just the kind of little café we love to discover. The old schoolhouse was charming and we loved the "locals eat here" feel. However, not a fan of the Calf-A, homemade sign out front that hides the great architecture of the building, and I am...More

Thank JJ3115
Reviewed May 30, 2016

We have stopped here probably 4 times, my husband more when he was trucking. It used to be very excellent but has changed hands. Food quality has gone down and not the same recipes anymore. Service was not with a smile and they seem to...More

1  Thank simmonsjudy
Reviewed May 27, 2016

We stopped on our way north and this place was a real treat! We really enjoyed the historical schoolhouse, our breakfast was nice, my husband had sausage with eggs and the sausage patty was huge! I ordered the eggs with ham, the ham was a...More

Thank ellymacelly
Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Best food in Montana bar none! You would never find this place if not for word- of- mouth. You just get off at the Dell, Montana exit and go across the railroad tracks and voila! You're there! Happy eatin' !

Thank Gary O
Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Great food, awesome service! The food is all home made, buns, cinnamon rolls and doughnuts and the best pie! A slab of roast beef, real mashed potatoes and real pan gravy. Wont be sorry! The Steak Finger special was perfect!

Thank KaeSea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: I-15, Lima Exit to Dell, Dell, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Dell
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