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Montana's BBQ & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Southwestern, Pub
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4715 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 5S5, Canada
+1 250-758-2388
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must admit, I was leery of a large chain restaurant for lunch as service seems rushed and food is always mediocre. We were very happy with our lunch and look forward to our return! POSITIVES: Amanda our server was great. Kapow shrimp were delicious, as was my husband's burger. My ceaser salad was cold and crisp and had lots of... More 

Thank TheFutureIsBright
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Best veggie burger from any of the Montanas I've visited! Mom had a bacon cheese burger and also said it was delicious! Really wanted the mini fresh warm doughnuts but was just too full. Service was terrific and food came out hot and fast. Would definitely recommend this location!

Thank Suzanne S
Vancouver Island
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This used to be a favorite for our family, but over the past 18 months or so things have changed. It seems the portions are smaller. No problem, as they were significant before. However, there was no commensurate decrease in price. On our last visit HSR asked a wet towelette for her BBQ sauce-covered fingers. Apparently the restaurant was out.... More 

Thank pop2cas
Nanaimo, Canada
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have eaten here a number of times over the years. Generally the experience has been very good. But this time the service wasn't as attentive, the new menu items weren't as good as I expected and they were not as accommodating of my wife's allergy as they have been. Hopefully, we just got them on a bad night. We... More 

Thank Capnhi9er
Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We popped in for a quick bite to eat after a long day sightseeing and we're delighted to discover an extensive menu with something for everyone. The service was good with our food arriving promptly. The portion sizes were good as well

Thank cp452014
Nanaimo, Canada
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Its been a year since I was here but the last time I was here I enjoyed the Beef Ribs. I remember I could hardly finish it. So this time I went straight for the same. As it was described the menu "Gigantic Beef Rib $29.99. I missed the part saying Beef Rib [One only]. So when the plate arrived... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I was in the mood for ribs and went to Montana's after a lengthy absence. They have renovated and it took trying 3 different tables/seating before I found one I could sit at for an hour. Apparently they do not cater to the elderly or people who are heavy because the chairs were either high and not suited for short... More 

Thank gatta2015
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We've been to Montanas for our date night numourous times, each time was great! Great food, great service!! The ribs are amazing, this is one of our top date night choices for sure!! Lots of parking, lots of tables, great location & the recent renovation is spectacular!! Highly recommended if you're looking for a great eat!!

Thank Evangeline C
Smithers, BC
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94 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This Montana's is on par with all others. Food was good. Service was good. Timeliness of getting our food was good. I'm never disappointed with a Montana's except the prices are a little high but I guess that's expected give the costs of meat.

Thank PAR1BC
Nanaimo, Canada
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This restaurant knows how to make a good time. Fantastic specials for food and drinks. And super service. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Sexton5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Southwestern, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?