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Montana's BBQ & Bar

4715 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5S5, Canada
+1 250-758-2388
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (28 reviews)
“spinach dip” (4 reviews)
“steak special” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
$$ - $$$
4715 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5S5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So our 3 previous visits have been horrible, from bad service, food that is so cookie cutter to a steak that is no where near the size it is supposed to be also having to flavour at all. So should have trusted my gut as...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with my dining experience and meal at Montana's in Nanaimo. Hope the new Montana's in Prince George is just as good. Looking forward to having the new Kapow Shrimp again.

Thank 0208Debh1962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends and tried the the steak specials. Very surprised great steak cooked perfectly. Add the Kapow shrimp and had a great meal at a very reasonable price. Everyone enjoyed there meal. Two steak dinners, wife and I each had 2 drinks and bill...More

Thank Heavyd2014
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We were staying at Inn on Long Lake and wanted somewhere for dinner in walking distance - Montanas was about the only place. Under those circumstances we thought it might be a bit ordinary instead we had an excellent meal. A good steak cooked exactly...More

Thank Have_Bag
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The food was served by an excellent waitress. The food was standard for a Montanas restaurant. Nice and hot.

Thank 891yvonnel
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We were really wanting the crispy onions on our burgers BUT didn't want them spicey.So our waitress Kjelli was Amazing, not only did we get CRISPY NON -Spicey but we got an ENTIRE bucket of them!!!.They were the BEST. Burgers were great as well. Very...More

Thank noral420
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Went here for my wife's birthday. Despite making a reservation and letting them know that we would be celebrating nothing was done to make our stay memorable. Many other restaurants we have visited have made some effort to make the occasion memorable. The meal in...More

Thank billandwendy
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The restaurant is on a strip mall outside town. We arrived hungry and thirsty after a long drive from Tofino. Service was good and fast. Beers and ribs tasted pretty good. Overall we enjoyed our dinner and I would recommend this place for casual meal.

Thank YoshiDus
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I was pretty disappointed when I got this salad which I've had before and it was supposed to come with mixed greens, there were no pecans and the only lettuce that was in there was ice burg which is not really good for salads. The...More

Thank Shaina B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Ribs were good but not remarkable. Portions were not overly big either but couldn't complain. Service was really good.

Thank Lana R
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2 December 2016|
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Response from Andrew B | Reviewed this property |
Not totally sure just know that Cineplex have a $80 gift card for two you get a Movie and a $50 Bon Appétit Gift Cards.
Lila D
19 November 2015|
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Response from gjanie | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember. I suspect there were medium and large sizes for the ribs and I would have ordered the smaller size.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4715 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-758-2388
Montana’s is all things BBQ to all people. Whether you’re in the mood for southern style in-house smoked ribs and pulled pork or looking for some Canadian BBQ flavour across our burgers, steaks and sandwiches; Montana’s has the perfect atmosphere to bring the family or meet up with friends. Fire up the good times at Montana’s BBQ & Bar!
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