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Montana's BBQ & Bar - Nanaimo, Nanaimo, BC

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Nanaimo

4.2
4.2
67 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Montana's is a Canadian BBQ & Bar joint famous for our Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs, 100% Canadian Steaks and Burgers, and a variety of other favorites like Fire-Grilled Chicken Taco's and Mac N Cheese. We're a casual restaurant that's great for all occasions and all ages - and environment that lets you kick back and relax, joke around with our friendly bartenders and servers, and most importantly, connect with your friends and family. When you're not doing your own grilling-let us do it for you!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (250) 758-2388

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Nanaimo

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 67 people are saying

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. LP

    LindaP

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Food terrible
  2. DK

    DaveK

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. As usual
  3. BW

    BonnieW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    From previous reviews of Montana's and our continued saga over steak dinners, their Manager, Rick called me and we discussed what had taken place over those few visits. I am thankful to say that Rick, allowing us to try again, sent a gift certificate to Don. I never, ever prepare a review expecting something in return We did go again after a few months and both Don and Kelly ordered their steak dinners. I ordered my usual chicken dinner. Our server, Karli, was very pleasant and helpful. She actually brought crayons to the table for the two 'kids'. When the meals arrived, it was a bit of a shock to see. Kelly and Don ordered the very same meal, both medium/rare and they got two very different steaks. Don's was appearing to be larger than the 7 oz. steak ordered and Kelly's was appearing to be a different piece of meat and less than the 7 oz. ordered. We asked Karli to return Kelly's steak as it was cooked medium and not medium rare. By the time it came back, both Don and I had finished our meal. Kelly said the cook on the steak was better than the first one, but both of them said the meat was under seasoned. When Karli came back to the table to take the remaining plate from the table, we asked to see Rick (he was there). He acknowledged the situation in the kitchen and apologized. We asked about the Churro's for dessert and they are no longer on the menu. We know Montana's is a family restaurant and famous for their ribs and we wish them the very best. We can hardly wait for the Brisket to return to the menu. In the meantime, we will continue our enjoyment of local restaurant visits in the area as we have no qualms paying for quality meals.
  4. BM

    BrianM

    Vancouver

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good reservation experience, good hostess greeting on arrival and quickly exported to our table. Good server and trainee. Good beef ribs and cheque arrived quickly on request. Overall great experience and appreciate BCAA card discount.
  5. YK

    YvonneK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    All you can eat ribs on Wednesday! Food was fantastic and service was great.
  6. LH

    LindaH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Quality has gone down somewhat. We had steak and 2 of tgree of us were not impressed. The baked potato tasted more kije it was a boiled potato. The onion rings were soft vs usual crispy.
  7. JB

    JanetB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The service was great and the food was awesome it's our go to place to eat . The ribs are to die for the service has always been great
  8. LH

    LindaH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. The specials are worth checking out.
  9. LR

    LynnR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Dinner overall was good. Everyone enjoyed their meals except me as I ordered a strip loin steak. Unfortunately it wasn’t very good. For the price I expected more, it tasted like it was cooked in the microwave with no seasoning. I would recommend the other dishes but not the steak,
  10. c

    clohr

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food good service! Enjoyable evening!
  11. JD

    JonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Super personable and friendly server. The host had our OpenTable reservation accessible and brought us to our table almost immediately upon entry. And this was a busy Saturday night with the fair at their doorstep.
  12. W

    Walt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Three TV screens from our tablet (#214) in view however only one screen actually was properly set up visually. Two other TV’s were poorly set up with an awful blue screen and therefore difficult to watch. Adjust or turn them off.
  13. AB

    AngellaB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I appreciated being seated the moment I arrived and the food was served in reasonable time.
  14. S

    Samicat

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Everyone of us enjoyed our meal. Portions were more than ample. Service was very good - friendly and professional. Our meals were prepared within a very acceptable time frame. Would definitely return and recommend!
  15. CK

    CassyK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We had booked a bday surprise with wearing the moose antlers for my husband, but they forgot. I had to track someone down to remind them. I had made reservations two weeks prior.
  16. BB

    BillB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The “Ribs” were excellent! Everyone enjoyed the dinner, excellent value. Wine should be changed to 6oz and 9 oz.
  17. CD

    CourtneyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The only complaint would be our seating...your blue bench like booths are extremely uncomfortable..Also you should definitely have an appy hour.
  18. MA

    MarlaneA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A busy night but we had great service- super quick food for our toddler and drinks for us. Rib combos were excellent.
  19. DH

    DesireeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome night out with the family. Excellent food, great atmosphere, and our server Marissa was amazing, and very attentive.
  20. KD

    KimD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Even though it was incredible busy, the staff remained friendly, welcoming and efficient. Great evening.
  21. LB

    LindaB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our dinner was very good and we had no wait time which was good.
  22. g

    gramma

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    we brought family from ontario they enjoyed the whole thing we will go back again lots to try from the menu service was really nice parking was great for handicap washrooms very clean thanks
  23. I

    vImom

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We come here quite often and always enjoy it. They were short staffed so the service wasn't as good as normal, but our server was very friendly and did her best to juggle all the tables she had.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    we arrived and were seated right away the booth was at the back and it was very warm there. even in the bathroom is was very warm, almost like the air conditioning wasn't working. I ordered fajitas and they used to be my favorite but this time the flatbreads were stuck together and were hard to pull apart I didn't like being charged for salsa or any condiment this was something I had never experienced before. we ordered spinach dip and were charged for the guacamole which is so wrong 2.00 for a little container same as the salsa. besides the prices being high to be charged for extras really bothers me and it will be awhile before I go back again. Also the vegetables were cut really large and the flat breads are so small it was very messy. I wasn't happy this time at all and like I said it will be awhile before I head back again
  25. NH

    NancyH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent service and food. Slightly disruptive with the Birthday moose coming out about every 20 minutes. Will highly recommend, especially the Thursday night 2 for $10 appies!
  26. KM

    KellyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot to eat and have a birthday celebration!!
  27. SF

    SineadF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love there smoked peach lemonade jam-jar drinks when they go on special...just wish they were a bit bigger!
  28. j

    jars

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience. Kevin was a special waiter and could see his abilities with other customers as well as our experience. He made good recommendations and food was delivered hot.
  29. LM

    LeslieM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    Everything was great except the server did not take off our free appy which i didnt realize till later.
  30. MW

    MoiraW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had 6 adults & a baby in a car seat. We found the booth quite crowded for that many adults. The food was great.
  31. S

    Steve

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another great visit, the service was great. Food was hot and correct. Thanks
  32. CN

    ChantalN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We’ve been to this location before and had a much better experience on the previous visit. Unfortunately the time to get our food, mistakes with our order and attention to our table was not good enough to make us want to visit again soon.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    good place!
  34. A

    Angie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner as a family and food was good.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 BIRTHDAYS IN ONE Telfer turned two on may 24th His mom (me) Skyla May 15th 20yr old Telfer grandma Charlene 44yr old Experience was great Definitely some awesome friendly staff!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place with a outback home style rugged feel.
  37. DM

    DaMa

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2018

    overall1food4service2ambience3
    I generally like Montanas for casual dining, good food and a relaxed atmosphere. The only complaint I have on my latest visit was the extraordinary long time it took the staff to come to the table initially (15 mins). Everything after that was on par with my expectations and previous experience.
  38. l

    lesliem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was awesome... Food was great as usual... Love going for dinner with my husband
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had excellent service from our waitress. Food was also exceptional. Had to wait for some of our dinner guests and we weren’t made to feel rushed etc which was nice
  40. DD

    DaveD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Not bad but not as good as I expected. My 10oz steak was tough even though the pink in it was almost all the way through. Did not appreciate the children that were in the next table running in and out the emergency exit at least 7 or 8 times during the time we were there. The waitresses would have to let them back in. Not the most pleasant evening. Certainly not for $100.00.

FAQs

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Nanaimo does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Montana's BBQ & Bar - Nanaimo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 758-2388.

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Nanaimo is rated 4.2 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Google Map for Montana's BBQ & Bar - Nanaimo

4715 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 5S5

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Nanaimo

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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