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A Foodie Find in Montana: Bozeman Restaurants Go Far Beyond Bison Burgers

A Foodie Find in Montana: Bozeman Restaurants Go Far Beyond Bison Burgers

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Bozeman Restaurants boast celebrated chefs and locally grown talent

There’s a culinary gem in southern Montana — not far from Yellowstone National Park — that might surprise you. Bozeman restaurants serve up everything from comfort food to fine dining, and much of it pays homage to the region’s rustic surroundings.

With a population of less than 50,000, Bozeman might not be the first city that comes to mind. However, this relatively small town has distinguished itself and been voted the top food city in Montana by Thrillist.

So without further ado, let’s pop in and see what delicious delights await visitors in Bozeman, Montana.

14 North

For fans of Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network, no visit to Bozeman would be complete without a visit to 14 North. The executive chef Mason Zeglen appeared on Guy’s Grocery Games twice, first in August of 2018 and again in December. His creations won him $16,000 and $20,000 respectively.

Luckily, visitors don’t have to sprint through grocery aisles earn a spot at 14 North’s table. The menu offers comfort food at its finest. Some of the favorites are truffle fries, bacon wrapped figs, and a bacon wrapped meatloaf that is made of local beef, chorizo, elk, bison and venison.

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Dave’s Sushi

Where can you get delicious seafood in a landlocked state? Head on over to Dave’s Sushi where it’s always a party.

Dave Weiss, a software engineer and self-proclaimed sushi connoisseur, joked that he needed to find a way to feed his own sushi addiction. Thus, Dave’s Sushi, voted Bozeman’s Choice Restaurant for three years in a row, came into being.

The menu features a delightful array of tasty sushi and other Asian favorites such as miso soup and cream cheese and crab wontons.

Montana Ale Works

For a bit of nostalgia, visitors should head to Bozeman’s historic district, where they can find Montana Ale Works. The bar and restaurant are located in a 100-year-old brick railroad warehouse and is a happening spot in the neighborhood.

Serving what they call “Montana comfort food,” the menu is a delicious array of beef and bison burgers, steaks, pasta, fish, and salads. Each dish is creatively crafted to present a fresh take on familiar dishes.

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Copper Whiskey Bar and Grill

How about a burger with bacon ground right into the ground beef? Or a selection of 125 whiskeys to choose from? That’s what you’ll find at the Copper Whiskey Bar and Grill. Enjoy creative takes on classics like gouda mac and cheese and beer cheese fries.

Cooper does just as good of a job with their meat as they do with their whiskey and visitors can enjoy selections from the smoker like smoked pulled pork as well as juicy steaks and burgers.

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Visiting Bozeman

Bozeman may be a hike from any major city, but it’s still a great spot for serious foodies to find some amazingly good eats. Before making a trip, though, check to see if the restaurants on your list are open. Many have closed their dining rooms, though they may still be offering takeout. Some have closed altogether to wait out the COVID-19 situation.

Regardless, this is only a small sampling of the tantalizing treats awaiting visitors in Bozeman. We definitely recommend putting it on your bucket list of places to check out.

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