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Food and fun Casual dining with nightly specials. locally owned and operated family friendly restaurant with a wide ranging menu spanning from specialized pizza, to featured dinners of fish, pork and steak entrées served with fresh vegetables and locally handmade desserts. Extensive take out menu to serve both locals and visitors as they enjoy all of the recreational opportunities Ennis has to offer. Dine in facilities that will accommodate groups of up to 16 and a complete beer and wine selection to enjoy with your meal.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations, Parking Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having worked in the bowling industry for the past 8+ years, I of course gravitate towards these locally owned & operated family businesses. This was a very chance visit for dinner on a Saturday night, during my weekend trip to Virginia City. The pizza was...very reasonably priced, with the small enough for me for dinner plus leftovers the next day!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Shannon H, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded today

So glad that you stopped by! If you ever want to work at our bowling alley just say the word! We always need help in there! Especially during leagues! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed August 27, 2021

Their dinner menu as described on their website is non-existent on this Friday night. This restaurant is ranked by TripAdvisor as first in Ennis. They only offered their “bar food” menu not what is advertised. They didn’t bother to tell us when we called for...reservations. Don’t waste your time or money!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Shannon H, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2021

I apologize that this happened to you. We had an emergency that affected our main cook and a waitress. We could only stay open if we had a limited menu that night. I’m sorry that we didn’t let you know when you called for your...More

Reviewed July 22, 2021 via mobile

Walked a half mile from town to get there based on the Trip Advisor review. I waited an hour and 15 minutes for my order. There was no communication prior to me asking what the problem was. The food was ok but nothing special. Terrible...experience after a long travel day and hoping for a pleasant dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Shannon H, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2021

Just so you know we have very little staff right now and are doing everything we can to keep our restaurant open. We got hit really hard on the night that you came in because so many of the other restaurants had to close certain...More

Reviewed July 13, 2021 via mobile

I had the shrimp Alfredo and it was excellent. The Alfredo also came with a salad and was also very good. Service was a bit slow but they were slammed with tourists. I highly recommend this restaurant but not if you are in a hurry

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

Food and service consistently good. High -back booths instead of tables, so social distancing is a given.

Date of visit: June 2020
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shannonhL8075LN, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2020

So happy that you enjoy coming to the Alley Bistro! We hope that we continue to be of good service! We hope to see you again soon!!!

Reviewed March 10, 2020

There aren't a lot of places in the wonderful little town of ENNIS, MT.....so, I always want to say the best about everyone of them that is there......and the AB is one that is open year round in this small seasonal resort.....which gets my BIG...KUDOS.....we need more places like it! Unfortunately, I have have a couple of really bad meals here.....one was chicken that was cold and pink on the inside....come on.....you always hear that one of the most important aspects of a restaurant is consistency......well, sadly that hasn't been my experience, and I am sincerely sad to have to say this.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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shannonhL8075LN, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

Regarding your post on March 10, 2020. It appears that you visited the Alley Bistro in September of 2019. Why are you just now posting this when you visited us over six months ago? You didn’t give us a chance to make it right with...More

Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous food! Everything is wonderful! We have eaten here many times and we love all the food. Pleasant atmosphere, inviting clean restaurant. You can do sit down or call ahead for take out.

Date of visit: December 2019
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shannonhL8075LN, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at the Alley Bistro! We look forward to seeing you again! Merry Christmas! John and Shannon

Reviewed December 7, 2019

Husband and I wanted a good place to eat during the Ennis Christmas Stroll. Country wholesome foods, served in a comfortable cozy atmosphere. Bowling alley next door is a hoot. Burn off dinner calories afterwards by playing a game. Riedel wine glasses! Who knew?! Margaux...was a knowledge server and took car of us in style. Red Wine was perfect temp. You will have a delicious home style meal. Pizza's have a reputation for being great as well. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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shannonhL8075LN, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2019

We are so happy that you enjoyed your evening starting with the Christmas stroll and ending with a game of bowling with a yummy meal in between! We hope to see you again real soon! Merry Christmas! John and Shannon

Reviewed November 15, 2019

You can count on your meal at Alley Bistro as "Always Good." We've never had a bad meal there! Especially when John is in the kitchen! Whether you are in the mood for pizza or pot roast, chicken or prawns, you can count on the...meal being prepared perfectly and served by a delightful wait staff. The atmosphere is casual. The prices are competitive. The wine list is adequate. Bring a friend. You'll be glad you did!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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shannonhL8075LN, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2019

Thank you for the nice review! We truly appreciate your business! John and Shannon

Reviewed November 13, 2019 via mobile

This is the best place in Ennis to eat, the food is good no matter what you order, the prices are good, and the service is great.

Date of visit: November 2019
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shannonhL8075LN, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2019

We are so happy that you enjoy coming to the Alley Bistro! We love hearing great feedback! We look forward in seeing you again ! John and Shannon

Reviewed October 31, 2019

This place shares the building with a bowling alley but the restaruant side is nice and the food was very good. The only negative was that the server forgot our appetizer. We would go back. We had four people, 4 entrees, 3 beers, 2 glasses...of wine, $103 before tip.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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shannonhL8075LN, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2019

So glad that you chose to dine with us! I’m sorry that your appetizer was forgotten! If you ever come back let me know and John and I will meet you and buy you an appetizer! Hopefully we will see you again! John and Shannon...More

Reviewed October 25, 2019

This is a totally laid back, local place. The is bigger thane would think, and the wait staff are super efficient and friendly. We went there 2 nights a row because we enjoyed it. The Chicken Fried steak was very good.

Date of visit: October 2019
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shannonhL8075LN, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your business! So glad you liked it well enough to go back twice! We hope to see you again soon! Shannon 😁

Reviewed October 10, 2019

I did have a delicious lunch. There is an old fashioned soda fountain and I had the best milkshake I have had in years. The menu is interesting. There are a lot of half sandwiches and salads which makes ordering the shake easier. Huckleberry was...in and the shake was delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2019

Alley Bistro provides a respite from the more typical fare one encounters in a small town in Montana. I enjoyed a dinner including shrimp cargot and beef pot roast. The quality was quite good, though not what I would call superb. No, there's nothing wrong...with the quality, it's just my assessment of the product. Servings are generous, and I found no room for dessert. Service was excellent. Prices are a bit much, though in the big picture, they are what the region will bear. I would stop by when next in Ennis, but forgoing the appetizer, and leaving room for dessert.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Shannon H, Owner at Alley Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2019

We are so happy that you chose the Alley Bistro for your dining. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It’s always nice to get feedback so we can improve. We look forward in seeing you again and hope you have a...More

Reviewed September 4, 2019 via mobile

We had a short wait for a table, but not too bad. My husband enjoyed the fish tacos. I ordered a brie appetizer, which we shared. It was baked and coated in nuts. They served it with huckleberry jam. I also had a nice, large...side salad with huckleberry dressing. It's nice to try something local!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Yes, Alley Bistro offers takeout services.

Alley Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5