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The Continental Divide

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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REOPENS MAY 26, 2022 for the 2022 SEASON! Located in the heart of Ennis, Montana in the upper elevations of the Madison River Valley, the Continental Divide serves quality American food with a flare of excellence in a fine dining setting. We have a new chef that enjoys creating great presentations of deliciously prepared diners.
PRICE RANGE
$18 - $70
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Contemporary, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards, Gift Cards Available
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All reviews walleye duck scallops caesar salad wine list fine dining madison valley cooked to perfection under new ownership mother's day nice wine special occasion outside seating great spot eric chef elk
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Reviewed October 24, 2020

Negatives first - The staff took our temps upon arrival, but couldn't tell me what my temp was. In the midst of C-19, they adhered to "fake COVID prevention". Tables were right next to each other and packed. Staff's masks were below the nose, but...hey, they had them. Positives - food was really great. Had a variety of foods and excellent wine menu. This was a very good meal and probably one of the best during our week in Ennis.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020 via mobile

If you are in Ennis and looking for a great meal be sure to check out the Continental divide! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is a wonderful place with superb service. The burrata was enough for two with an excellent pesto sauce. Tried the elk which was delicious and the Caesar salad was over the top. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
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AB8084, General Manager at The Continental Divide, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2020

Hi Nan! Thank you so much for your review and we are so happy you enjoyed our food. Hope to host you again in the future!

Reviewed August 31, 2020 via mobile

Small restaurant with inside and outside seating. Last year’s chef over-salted everything (we vowed to never return). Different chef this year so we gave CD another chance. New chef’s preparations were excellent! Scallops appetizer amazing! Duck very nice too. Limited, but nice wine selections. Will...definitely go back again.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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AB8084, General Manager at The Continental Divide, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2020

Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you came back and enjoyed yourselves and the food! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

can’t believe I had to come to Ennis to have one of the best meals of my life, the walleye the scallops, the wine, the Caesar salad the best

Date of visit: August 2020
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continentaldivide-mt, General Manager at The Continental Divide, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us! Thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your meal, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed August 3, 2020

Food is awesome and Service is top notch. Huge accolades for these guys. Lamb chops were the best ever.

Date of visit: July 2020
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continentaldivide-mt, General Manager at The Continental Divide, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2020

Josh- thank you so much for dining with us! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again!

Reviewed July 30, 2020

When the CD opened last year we thought finally fine dining has returned to Ennis. We after the winter hiatus it is back with a new manager, Chef and staff. Wow what a difference. We really enjoyed it last year when it reopened under new...ownership but it is even better this year. It truly has the feel of a well run establishment. The menu has evolved nicely and the quality of the food is unmatched in the area. The lamb chop lollipops were cooked to perfection and the scallops blew us away.The salads are all prepared with care and are tasty. Don't miss the walleye! It is the best i have had since leaving the Midwest 10 years ago. The chicken thrilled my wife and all of their chophouse entrees are done to perfection. The Continental Divide is back for 2020 at a level that can't be beat!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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continentaldivide-mt, General Manager at The Continental Divide, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words! Truly a pleasure hosting you!

Reviewed July 29, 2020

A group of us recently visited the Continental Divide and the one word we used to describe our evening was 'exceptional.' They now conveniently take online reservations. Upon arriving we noticed the updated interior. Simply elegant. The wine list runs the gamut from reasonable to...high end. My husband said there is not a restaurant in Bozeman that can match it. And now for the food - 'exceptional!' We started with the Roasted Pear Flatbread. I would have included a picture but it was devoured too quickly. The Brown Butter Scallops melted in your mouth. The Long Island Duck and Wagyu Filet were out-of-this-world. But the best in my opinion was the BENTLEY BURGER! Sensational. And don't forget to order the Spinach Gratin. As you can tell, we loved the food and had an 'exceptional' dining experience. I highly recommend The NEW Continential Divide! You simply have to experience for yourself.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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continentaldivide-mt, General Manager at The Continental Divide, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

So happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

Reviewed April 2, 2020

We were exceptionally pleased to find such a wonderful dining place out in a great western area. We had been on the road from Billings, to Lavina, Red Lodge, Cody and through Yellowstone, Bozeman and into Ennis... via Boston!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

I wrote sadly that Continental Divide was no longer open. Now I am happy to report that they will reopen on Mother's Day 2020. Get your reservation in early. It will fill up fast! It's the perfect Madison Valley, Montana to take someone you love...for a special occasion!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Our group of 9 were rudley refused service at 5:30 and the restaurant was empty because we didnt have reservations.
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Yes, The Continental Divide is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Continental Divide is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4