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

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Nanaimo

4.3
4.3
176 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Montana's BBQ & BAR is a Canadian comfort food restaurant and sports bar that is famous for in-house smoked pork ribs, steaks and juicy burgers which are paired perfectly with catching the game. Montana's Nanaimo - Rutherford Rd 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, cheer on the game and enjoy your friends and family.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • 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 176 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Child-Friendly

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Unspecified

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Lively

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

176 Reviews
  1. JudyR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is way too salty and the taste doesn't match its price.

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  2. KristinT

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was very loud as there were a lot of children, also had three different servers so continuity was off.

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  3. Majorlystud

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here to celebrate an anniversary, and the staff were very friendly

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  4. mpkm

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed the food. Food and drink service was very quick and attentive.

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  5. MargotA

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff and okay table… food is great and always consistent! Has a family friendly type atmosphere:)

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  6. NathanW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away. The food was delicious and came out fast!

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  7. CamilleF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partners steak was overcooked but he was too shy to say anything but everything else was delicious

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  8. Kelsey

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was disappointed, we had signed up for the kids club and took my daughter in her birthday. It said she got a free kids meal plus a special dessert. I told my waiter and showed the email, just to be told that montanas doesn't do that anymore. Was frustrating because that's the reason we went there. $150 bill and no kids club available. Definetly misleading

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  9. Nate

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak was cooked to perfection, wings were crispy and fresh, beef rib was fall-off-the-bone tender and delicious. Waitress was attentive without being annoying.

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  10. Taran

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The ribs were good and the waitress was super nice, but the only reason I decided to have my birthday dinner here was because they sing happy birthday. Two other tables got sung to and I watched waiting for my turn lol. We could have had dinner at another restaurant but we came for the novelty.

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  11. AngelaD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Montanas is always a good time. You can count on the food to be good and usually has great service.

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  12. ShirleyK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious - I had the steak it was perfection. My husband had ribs and he really enjoyed them. The others at my table really enjoyed theirs as well. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the service was great.

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  13. RachelS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation through OpenTable and they still ended up sticking us out on a very cold patio and a very crowded restaurant because they didn’t have a table available for us that we had reserved. They didn’t have many of the listed beers on tap and when the food finally arrived, it was cold..

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  14. LauraD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would definitely come back for dinner again we had the ribs and it was a beautiful plate that filled us up we can happily say there was no left overs to bring home .:)

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  15. CliffC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The wife had a glass of house red wine——— she couldn’t drink it. The noise level was quite high , which was tolerable, but the chose of music wasn’t. The food and service was good, but the fruit flies were not.

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  16. PaulV

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed my medium rare steak and fries. Our group of six had a variety of meals, and all were well received. Prompt service. Attentive waitstaff. Good food. Reasonable price. Movie theatre across the lot.

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  17. DaisyM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was specifically on point!! Our favourite date to go on is Ribs at Montanas and they were so good! We also tried the spinach dip and really really enjoyed it and thought it was a great portion size. Service was great!!! She had great timing and was super friendly and recommended me a really good drink, I think it was called mom’s lemonade or something along those lines. Anyways,, loved it, had a great time!! Thanks guys!

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  18. kenS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good that’s why I keep coming back . The food is always the same, there are no surprises.

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  19. LornaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We all enjoyed our first time. Could have been in a better location.

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  20. CoraC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The first server we had Mia did smile at all and time pawned us off to another server Jess who was way more pleasant anyway so it worked for us

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  21. LoreleiK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very pleased with the experience. I found the on-line reservation procedure too long and I was disappointed that no one had told me about using my Scene card, but otherwise we can't wait to come again. A very positive exoerience!

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  22. KyryloS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place, I will return again and again and again

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  23. Hungry

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our family dining experience!! The fish and chips, ribs, hamburger, chicken burger and salad were deeeeelicious. Service was quick and friendly.

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  24. Chamaca

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s not the right demographic but there’s no vegetarian options that aren’t a carb bomb. A carnivore has many options

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  25. terryb

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I dont like BBQ so it was not for me. service was excellent

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  26. FredA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Toughest steak I have ever had,. Miss The Keg...................................................

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  27. MichelleP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t get the table I reserved and hostess not helpful my order was wrong.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A PreChristmas get together with our family. It was very well done and our Grandchildren aged 13-19 enjoyed the evening thoroughly. We had reservations and when we arrived, the tables were set waiting for our arrival. The food was excellent and nicely served. Well done.

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  29. ReneeW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. It got very noisy though. Sounded like there were two sources of music playing and someone cranked it. Made it hard to hear people across the table. Other than that, everything was great. I’d recommend them.

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  30. GaryM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak was tough but done perfectly, coleslaw dry and companion's salad presented in long strips hard to eat. Should have had the ribs!

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  31. EllaA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but I hate the brown Paper table cover. Service was good.

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  32. EricaG

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was good. Good was delicious but my steak was not cooked correctly. Other than that it was an overall great experience.

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  33. DaveK

    Calgary

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exactly as expected and very good as usual. Excellent service.

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  34. MelodyLilyJade

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I, Melody Jade, went there to catch up with friends and family I hadn’t seen in a while. Had a great time. Food (especially the mini donuts) was divine. Waitress was helpful and kind. Whenever I think of a great place to eat in Nanaimo, Montana’s comes to mind. My only caveat was that we were not provided crayons at our table, but that’s fine.

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  35. Islandgirl

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Although they knew it was our anniversary we got a Happy Anniversary from the server, who had seen Happy Anniversary written on the paper table cloth cover. Birthdays are recognised with a slice of cake.

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  36. RoyS

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can I say… It was all awesome as always. Thank you 🙏

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  37. AnastasiiaShastina

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food and great service. Thank you so much!!!

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  38. MurrayC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered steaks, cooked Ok, but very chewy; baked potato with condiments looked and tasted like it was warmed up; cole slaw was tasteless and dry. Waitress was pleasant. Restaurant was clean and tidy.

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  39. Wonderful

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service and quick. I would recommend going here.

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  40. RoyS

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met with friends and had a great time and great food. Fantastic, ... Thank you 👍

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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 4.3 stars by 176 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.


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • 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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