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“Great dinner for our first night after backpacking!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Belton Grill Dining Room & Tap Room

Belton Grill Dining Room & Tap Room
Ranked #1 of 15 Restaurants in West Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Belton Chalet Dining Room provides innovative Montana Cuisine. Our Chef uses local organic seasonal ingredients, Montana raised beef and fresh fish and seafood. We offer gluten free & vegetarian dishes along with nightly specials. The Belton Taproom & Dining feature Montanan craft beers, special cocktail and a distinctive wine menu. Seasonal outdoor seating, private dining room. A culinary experience not to miss.
Seattle
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great dinner for our first night after backpacking!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

We decided to splurge a little bit to celebrate the end of our backpacking trip, and had an excellent meal at the Belton. I've had the bourbon filet several times and it was excellent as always, others in our group had the vegan lasagna and the delmonico steak, and everyone was very happy with their meals! The staff was very helpful, and even did a great job of accommodating one of our party who had some very specific restrictions and requests.

Beer selection was pretty good and the deserts were excellent. The menu has a good variety, elk, lamb, steak, lasagna, meatloaf, salads, etc; but they don't have typical restaurant fare like burgers, sandwiches, french-fries, etc.

They automatically add an 18% service charge to the bill for groups of 6 or larger, which isn't a problem to me; but I think it back-fires on them, since several of us were quite happy with our dinners and may have tipped more but didn't bother since the tip was already included in the final bill.

The prices are a bit high ($30 for filet migon, $20 for bison meat-loaf), but the food and service was excellent, so its worth it; and it was a great treat after a few nights in the backcountry!

  • Visited August 2011
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Carbondale, Colorado
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90 reviews
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“Very good food in nicely restored historic inn.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

This is the restauraunt of an old lodge that was built by the Great Northern Railroad as the west entry point to Glacier National Park. It had a Swiss Alpine atmosphere that has been retained in the physical appearance of the place and the dress of the personnel, although not really in the food, which I would classify as "upscale Western," such as the salmon and bison meatloaf that we ordered.

We felt fortunate to get a table right away because the place is deservedly popular during the summer. Like most upscale restaurants in areas of seasonal tourism, prices were rather high, but the historic atmosphere was nicely preserved and the food was quite good. Therefore, I highly recommend the restaurant to people who are willing to pay upwards of $30 per person to enjoy a very good meal with drinks in such a setting.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“best food in glacier”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

Excellent cuisine - don't miss the mediterranean platter. Very fresh ingredients.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Washington
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“We had dinners there 3 days in the row!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

Stayed in Apgar for 3 nights and ate dinner here every night because it has the best food among about 7 restaurants in the 10-mile radius. The curry noodle was too spicy for us. The duck had too much salty sauce. The trout, soup and appetizers were good. We got there at 5 PM when they opened to beat the crowd.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kueimei L
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Bordentown, New Jersey
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“Major disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2011

We ordered duck and lamb. The lamb was fairly tasteless, and the duck was less than unspectacular. Indeed, I had the duck, which was recommended by the chef to be delivered rare. To me, the rareness cut the duck's taste as well, which I have only ever had (I have it 3-4 times a year) well done. I was also shocked at the amount of horseradish in the horseradish mashed potatoes. As one who occasionally sneaks teaspoonfuls of horseradish straight from the jar, I think the horseradish content could have been cut by at least 50%. Wow!!!! They were just about like straight from the jar, really!!!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mikelahr
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