We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Iron Horse Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
24 Main St, Three Forks, MT 59752-9008
+1 406-285-4455
Website
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 68: English reviews
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Level Contributor
57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

2 couples visiting Missouri Headwaters and Madison Buffalo Jump State Parks (n.b. as I write this review, Google Maps erroneously shows the latter to be in downtown Bozeman in stead of its correct location close to Three Forks). Found it to be a great little informal spot for lunch and a few craft brews. I had the daily special of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Joe-dines-out
Huntley, Montana
Level Contributor
17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We were on our way to another town after staying overnight in Three Forks. On a whim we stopped at the iron horse cafe expecting a greasy spoon cafe. Whoa!!!! Gourmet Sandwiches. Homemade soup and pies. There were three of us and we all ordered something different. We shared all the sandwiches and were blown away. The service is over... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tmacclou
Bozeman
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I've tried this place twice and the service has been terrible both times. A guy at the table next to us actually got up and walked into the kitchen to try and get some service. Turned out, the owners were squabbling at a table in the corner. Unreal. When the food finally came, it was mediocre at best. Never again.

Helpful?
2 Thank 507leannes
IronHorseCafe, Owner at Iron Horse Cafe, responded to this review

Oh boy, how I hate low scoring reviews! Help me out. Can you describe your waitress? When were you dining with us? Any issue that comes about, I try to take head on. I, as the owner, am a little (very) puzzled by the "owners squabbling" in the corner. I definitely don't squabble and I'm always in the kitchen cooking,... More 

Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This place is charming, the staff is really good and attentive, all food is made to order and well worth the short wait. It's only 3 miles off the interstate! We will definitely go back !

Helpful?
Thank Alissa W
Holland Patent, New York
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch with my wife and Daughter. Service was excellent even though I think they may have been short staffed that day, Off season and at lunch time the place still filled up.The lady who was cooking even helped out serving. Good place ..I'd come here again

Helpful?
2 Thank katodog
Bozeman, Montana
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My friend and I enjoyed a most delicious lunch here. My Reuben sandwich was just perfect, the proportions were excellent, no flavor overpowered another. My friend loved her turkey sandwich and we both thought the pumpkin pie was terrific. Highly recommended! The staff members were very friendly, made us feel right at home.

Helpful?
1 Thank JoseEscalante
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is hands down the best food around. The Mediterranean pasta is out of this world and a great find for a little place like this. The service is always great and the food is ALWAYS great!

Helpful?
Thank Jessica M
Bozeman, Montana
Level Contributor
89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food is very tasty, the service is good, and the atmosphere is typical of a small town restaurant - clean but nothing fancy. Their burgers are terrific and fries are home cut and not too greasy.

Helpful?
Thank Dennisrl67
Belgrade, Montana
Level Contributor
726 reviews
496 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

On our way back form Canyon Ferry today we decided to eat on the way back home. Late lunch early dinner we call Linner! We had been reading through our trusted Trip Advisor reviews. The review for this little place were by far more positive then anything else in the area. We got there close to 3:00. there were still... More 

Helpful?
Thank jeffreyshapiro
BONANZA
Level Contributor
206 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Three Forks to spend the night and found a couple places to eat that suited us. We selected the Iron Horse because it was open and close to where we were staying. The food was excellent, just like cooked at home. Very friendly staff and excellent service. We noticed that local folks stopped in to eat as... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank LYNN J

Travellers who viewed Iron Horse Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Iron Horse Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Main St, Three Forks, MT 59752-9008
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Three Forks
  • Phone Number: +1 406-285-4455
Description
The Iron Horse Cafe offers as many local ingredients that we can get our hands on. We specialize in fresh, from scratch cooking, with a gourmet flair. Soups and pies made fresh daily. Each meal is made to order. Local brews and wine available.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Iron Horse Cafe and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Iron Horse Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?