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Montana's BBQ & Bar - Hamilton - Upper James, Hamilton, ON

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Hamilton - Upper James

4.1
4.1
60 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Montana's BBQ & BAR is a Canadian comfort food restaurant that is famous for in-house smoked pork ribs, 100% Canadian steaks and juicy burgers. Montana's Hamilton - Upper James St celebrates fun-to-eat, finger-licking smoked and barbecued comfort food that breaks the 'proper' rules. Our vibe is fun, casual and unpretentious, where you can laugh heartily and enjoy your friends and family.

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2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 60 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

60 Reviews
  1. Patsy

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had Ryan as our server. He was super nice and even funny. Brought our dinners in a timely fashion. Had a great dinner out!!

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  2. AnneM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 5 of us celebrating 2 birthdays- when I made the reservation I noted that we were celebrating a birthday. I am a little disappointed that nothing was said- no mention- and no free dessert or whatever you do there. Besides that all 5 of us had different food items and they were all very good. Three of us had drinks and the bill was very reasonable

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  3. PaulC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent server. Friendly and attention. Front greeter was also quite friendly and welcoming.

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  4. MaxineM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    This Montana’s was the busiest I’ve seen it and they were definitely not prepared. There were errors in every aspect of our dining from forgetting to punch in part of the order, bringing apps with no plates, not having mains available, but not finding out until late, serving our mains without cutlery, mains were mixed up between sides and extras, chicken was undercooked and had to be returned and replacement didn’t happen until the meal was almost over and then the bill had a number of errors. Wasn’t Montana’s finest hour. Our server was pleasant and apologetic, but we just had to laugh, it was so ludicrous.

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  5. JohnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was GREAT! They were so busy and understaffed but she made my group of 6 feel very special and even took the time to provide separate checks!

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  6. Surfaddict

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I assumed, booking on Open Table, that the restaurant would be at least acceptable. It wasn’t. That location of Montana is a dump. Seats were torn, washroom was sketchy and we waited over an hour for our meals. Will not be returning and with it being a birthday celebration, it was outright embarrassing

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  7. Shig

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Montana's has always hade good food. Like home cooked southern food, pleasing to the soul. The service at this particular location is above and beyond what a chain restaurant's service expectations are. Wonderful staff

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  8. Tammyf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my dads birthday and had a great time. Sarah was awesome. Food was really good. Thank you!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ASK FOR JESSICA. SHES THE BEST. very ontop of the tables.

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  10. AndresS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excelente servicio y la comida también fue excelente, recomiendo el "All you can eat."

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  11. Vicster

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints everything was great! Waitress was terrific.

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  12. Moose

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was dead quiet when we got there at 5:30. Service was great. Food was wonderful price really good we did all you can eat ribs love the summer when they bring that out. Keep up the great work.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Odd experience this time with two younger workers (hostess) at front. I booked for 3 people at 6 pm, asked for a booth. They repeatedly told me that I booked for 6 people and they didn’t have a booth open, which we double checked and I was correct it was 3 people for 6pm. Also, I asked if Jessica was in and was told she was not in today- as they said that she walked behind me and happily sat me at her side! Beside that, Jessica is such an amazing waitress we always have a great experience with her. Definitely recommend asking to be seated with her. Every time we go we get seated with her if she’s in! Always exceptional service! Jessica is always amazing.

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  14. LoveNJoy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Customer service was awesome 👌 The setting was relaxing and the wait time was reasonable.

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  15. BarbaraM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The food tasted good but it took a long time to come out. Then the next day both my children were sick.

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  16. SueFeliciano

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was pretty great. Father's day dinner enjoyable. MIKE... AWESOME WAITER !!! Many options, friendly and overall super polite. Definitely recommend!

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  17. Janice

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Father’s Day! We had an awesome server I believe named Ryan. He was attentive and made the event super special. Food was great and affordable.

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  18. MarcoA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a very good visit. Will come back soon. Service and food was excellent.

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  19. DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The patio is the place to be at Montana’s! The service was fast and reliable and the food was delicious. The music was a little loud, but other than that, the atmosphere was a fun and happy one. I’d definitely come back for another date night!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Terrible food Super slow service and received cold food. Manager didnt even come out to apologize

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  21. JohnM

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, great value, family-friendly, will be back soon!

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  22. skinny

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    Our server, Jess, was helpful and responsive. Our only complaint was the noise level with the bar. We couldn't hear to talk.

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  23. Jules

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Rilley, was charming and accommodating. Kept the drinks topped up, got the food order right. One of our party was delayed in arriving, but he kept everyone else with drinks in hand and a starter to kept the rest from being "hangry". Thank you for a good evening out!

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  24. Annette

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and great service. A bit noisy and are seating was tight.

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  25. Will

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good place to eat. Great taste. Nice choices and good to have various sizes of dinners. Would definitely eat here again. Don't forget to book ahead can fill up quickly

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  26. KarenP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had the new m chicken burrito bowl and it was delicious. We were all happy with our food. The waitress was a young girl who was very nice and accommodating. Will definitely come again soon

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  27. VickiV

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was. Very busy but very friendly. Children enjoyed the macaroni and cheese

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  28. CamrynA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go there every couple of weeks. Sometimes every week. Our regular server Jessica is amazing! She always makes sure we get the best service possible.

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  29. Table4two

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Ryan was excellent and the birthday discount was appreciated.

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  30. MarkF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was quiet in the restaurant, however it was at 12 pm on a Sunday and the church crowd was rolling in as we left. The vegetarian in our party was a little disappointed with their berger, but there were other options available.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!

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  32. Warrent

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We've been to Montana's on many occasions and have always had a good experience.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent service Relaxing atmosphere..

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Service was really slow but the food itself was goos

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  35. Marg

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was bad. Service was bad. Waited 40 minutes just for dessert. Girl at front counter was rude. Most of food was over cooked or burnt.

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  36. RobinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was very pleasant and we have never had that level of attentiveness in a restaurant before. DAVE was absolutely wonderful. My husband and I really enjoyed his humour. Where we sat we were able to converse easily with each other and not get distracted by anything around us, not even the television sets. That was a lovely surprise. We will be returning, for sure!! (Only if we can have DAVE again, lol)

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  37. ArkinG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brooke our waitress was great. Food was great as usual

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  38. JohnP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good if the order had been right john had ordered 6bone rib and got 4 bone but was charged for 6 and he ordered fried and gravy and beans and got mashed and coleslaw my wife was not put on and so it was later then the rest they did cover the costed of hers . But the meal was really good thanks

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  39. Edstace

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible had a table of 6 , every single order was wrong. Had an ant in my salad. Never ever will go here . This is the 3rd time this restaurant has done this.

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  40. Customer

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Drinks took forever...I think they forgot them. Meal was good but VERY salty. Meal was served incomplete...They forgot gravy and cornbread. Was not a busy night. Other visits to the restaurant were great. Don't know what happened on this night.

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FAQs

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Hamilton - Upper James does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Montana's BBQ & Bar - Hamilton - Upper James also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 318-3992.

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Hamilton - Upper James is rated 4.1 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 p.m.


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Montana's BBQ & Bar - Hamilton - Upper James

1508 Upper James St, Hamilton, ON L9B 1K3

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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