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“Good Beer, average food”

Montana Brewing Company
Ranked #4 of 349 Restaurants in Billings
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Montana Brewing Company was founded in 1994, and is Montana's first Brew Pub. The Montana Brewing Company features the regions most award winning selection of beer. The Brew Pub is not just about beer, we feature a large menu with burgers, mac & cheese, and fish & chips as local favorites. A great place to meet friends and family, and don't forget to check out the urban patio in the warm Montana months!
Billings, Montana
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Beer, average food”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Ya, the beer is good, but the food is just average bar food. Nothing special. My most recent meal here was below average.

  • Visited October 2012
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Amarillo, Texas
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572 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Local Brews and Good Food”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

This is a great restaurant in downtown Billings. They brew their own beer, and it's very good. The menu is extensive, and the food is also very good. I really enjoy the friend enchilada bites for an appetizer. It's a great place to watch a game, with a lively bar, and comfortable dining area.

  • Visited December 2012
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Regina, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
459 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Good beer and food selection”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We were driving through Billings and decided that we want to stop somewhere that wasn't a chain for dinner. Our GPS led us to Montana Brewing Company.

The space is very nice and has both a restaurant and bar side. There had a great beer selection and a large menu to choose from. We ordered fish & chips and and a taco salad and both were very good. Service was fast and excellent!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Cheryl K
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Roundup, Montana
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Newly remodeled Brew Pub has great home brewed beer.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

MBC has received many national brewing awards for its home brewed beer. It is located in downtown Billings, MT. It has a number of pros and cons. Parking downtown in Billings in the daytime can be pricey. A parking ticket can run $40.00. So keep the meters plugged, but not for more than 2 hours which is the limit. The food is above average. It has a decent variety to choose from. The prices are fair. The cleanliness however could be improved upon. In the daytime it is often frequented by the downtown professionals. Late nights can prove to be a little rowdy. The owner and serving staff could be A LOT friendlier. Sean, a owner, could use some training in customer service. He tends to take most of the regular diners for granted. He never stops to say hello or to thank them for their continued support of his business. Customer service needs to be personal. MBC could be a great pub with little effort. They only accept cash and credit cards. There are better places, but give it a try to decide for yourself.

  • Visited December 2012
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Fredericton, Canada
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“Pomegranate beer... yummm”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Came here for supper on a roadtrip to Yellowstone. Stopped at three or four different brewpubs along the way, but this was by far the best. The food was excellent, especially the enchilada bites, and the beer was even better. This was the only place I've ever been able to find a pomegranate beer (and it was good, though I assume seasonal). Custer's Last Stout and their Pale ale were both phenomenal, great examples of their respective styles. I made a three hour detour just to check out the city of Billings and it this was probably the highlight.

The only negative comment I'll make is that the server, although helpful regarding the food menu, was unable to make any recommendations regarding beer as he was only 18. In fact he said he didn't even believe in the idea of drinking beer, or that it was a good idea - something to that effect. It was a little confusing. Safe to say he probably should not have either applied to or been hired by the Montana Brewing Company, which I assume has its beer firstly in mind.

Anyway, it was an overall great experience and I'd return again with the hopes that my server is a little more beer-savvy - at least with the beers he's serving.

  • Visited August 2012
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