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Black Bear Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
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1 Sitting Bull Road, Big Sky, MT
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

We had takeout from here. Burgers were great! Food was packed well, arrived hot, and there was plenty for all.

Thank vermontraveler
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

The Black Bear has good hamburgers and a good variety of bar grub, it is a local watering hole for the local workers. They have Taco Tuesdays, a decent beef taco for $1.00! The place is not fancy!

4 Thank Gallatin1
Kalispell, Montana
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

This place is a semi-local place.. It's at the Resort so it can't be that local! We brought our two kids in and being from Montana we've had our share of Bar dining with kids. Everyone was super friendly when they realized we were acting like normal Montanan's. The pizza oven is broken so we had burgers etc. that were... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

On vacation with three buddies and wanted to find a fun place have some beers and food after skiing. Couple locals recommended Black Bear, but the second we walked in it was very apparent that if you weren't local - you weren't welcome. Got the stare down from everyone in the bar including the bar tenders and took 20 minutes... More 

11 Thank KSBlack88
Michigamme, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Wow....I don't understand the other good reviews on this place because the staff is so completely rude and outright mean. Unless you are a local man don't plan on going here because the bartenders are extremely rude and sexist. And the food is not good. Our bartender, a blonde curly haired women with an angry, upset looking face, dropped lots... More 

5 Thank Rachel L
Winooski, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

The John Wayne burger is the best burger in big sky. Great drink specials and perfect local atmosphere.

Thank sam b
Detroit, Michigan, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

Being here for two years and having been to almost every establishment in this town, I'd have to say that the Black Bear is one of my favorite places to go. Food is great, burgers, wings, its all good. It is a great place to get decent priced, good food and cheap drinks. I have never had a bad experience... More 

Thank John U
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

As a weekend skier I end up eating at the black bear a couple times a month. I read some of the previous reviews, and am surprised by some of the negative comments. I have always been treated great by the staff and have seen staff members go out of their way to provide great service especially for families. However... More 

Thank thegoatman44
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

I want to start off by saying I love dive bars-I do not like this place-Ive been coming to this bar for a few years and I cant stand this place-When you walk in there the first thing you get is a bad attitude from whomever is behind the bar-Ive never felt so unwelcome in my life-This last week I... More 

2 Thank Tara H
Big Sky, MT
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012 via mobile

Fantastic burgers and wings here!! Definitely a locals place but that's where the best food is! Great place to socialize or just watch the game. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed!

Thank Cat H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, American, Pizza
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sitting Bull Road, Big Sky, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky
Local 'dive' bar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?