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Montana's BBQ & Bar - Waterloo-Ira Needles, Waterloo, ON

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Waterloo-Ira Needles

4.6
4.6
264 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 Waterloo - The Boardwalk 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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Waterloo
  • Cross Street
    University Ave and Ira Needles Blvd
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 264 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Child-Friendly

  • Southern Ontario

    Unspecified

264 Reviews
  1. MichaelM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was amazing. Very attentive to my wife's allergies.

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  2. PixiePenny

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 5, including 1 child. Greeted, with a smile, and seated promptly by hostesses. Our server Angel was wonderful even though the restaurant was at capacity. No longer waits for service or for our dinners. We will be dining here in the future. Especially once the patio is open... dependent upon he weather!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good during the dinner rush. Our service person did an excellent job checking on us through our visit. The disappointment was the ribs were tough off the bone and the buttermilk chicken sandwich the chicken was flat and dry. It wasn’t the usual chicken breast in the buttermilk coating. The cornbread was delicious and the mac and cheese Is always delicious.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was very pleasant, checked on us throughout the meal but not too frequently. Beverages and meals were served in a timely manner.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, amazing food, and wonderful evening for a family birthday dinner out!

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  6. BruceM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice meal, the only minor complaint was the steak being medium-rare instead of medium.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great experience and very good service had a great birthday dinner at Montana’s

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is the worst location we have been to. The potatoes were cold and soupy, with lumps in it (hard to explain but so disgusting lol). The chicken was really good on top of the cold potatoes. The coleslaw was dry and no flavour. Waitress was very nice. But definitely won’t be returning to this location.

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  9. MarkH

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food came for briar but was not able to see tv with the games We will be back

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  10. JoanneS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband's burrito bowl was very good, my son's steak was just a he ordered it, a very nice medium. On the other hand I found the barbeque sauce on my wings was ladled on too thick with too much tomato flavour, and not enough heat. I was hoping for a Buffalo wing sauce and was told the medium was the equivalent but I beg to differ it was not even close. It was disappointing as this was my first time at Montana's and it was my birthday supper. Bottom line is I may go again for something else, but never again for wings.

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  11. ParomitaB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience was fun and staff was good. Food was also good

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  12. DwayneB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The wait staff was above and beyond. Great experience

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  13. TammyS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very busy night. So took a bit for the food but it was amazing when the food came. We really enjoyed it.

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  14. MirsD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food with fair serving. Good service and nice ambiance.

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  15. DanielleP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    our server was so lovely and the service was amazing.

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  16. JChinto

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My first time at Montanas and I really enjoyed it! Great food and service.

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  17. EileenI

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our server was great, friendly! The food took too long and mine was cold. They fixed it right away but when I got new chicken tacos they were just ok. Spinach dip did not have enough pitas....again they gave us more when we asked. Food quality overall was just ok, it's been better!

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  18. RavinderC

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit of false advertising when there's pictures of lobster tail and butterfly shrimp in the feasts but not available at the actual restaurant:(

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  19. MarkH

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal was my birthday. Wait staff was great. Booked on open table not sure I was marked there

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  20. KatrinaD

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service! Had the trio lunch deal always great!

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  21. Willyv

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. (Soup, (7 oz. Medium steak with brown beans and salad). It could have been warmer. To make it a complete meal, the meat could be on the plate (no choice of weight) served with small dishes of French fries and/or fried potatoes, a dish of vegetables and a salad on the table as well. This way people it will be a complete meal.

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  22. SamanthaP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, the staff was friendly and the food was great. Thank you.

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  23. MatthewM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I enjoy eating at Montanas as they have great food, good prices and is very close to our house. The staff is always very nice and quick and it's not too loud so we can still talk and enjoy our dinner together.

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  24. Jayn

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Ok place. Just super busy on Saturday and they don’t respect reservations. Service is poor, but a function of how busy it is.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, I had a great night. Servers were super nice and had a lot of patience

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  26. ShannonS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was friendly but very slow. Food was cold and they ran out of their signature dish. We won’t return. Note when we mentioned the food was cold (both of us experienced this) the waitress did replace the item… which was also cold. We won’t return.

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  27. ChrisH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid ribs - meaty, great sauces. Cornbread was a bit dry. Much better kids options is great. Servers were busy, but mostly organized.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Food tasted amazing and our server was awesome too. It’s my favourite place to go

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  29. Dontknow

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was busy so the food service was a little slower than normal. It was 14 oz Bud for $5 night and they ran out of Bud at 5:30. The Caesar salad came out the first time with no salad dressing. The second time there was minimal. The wings were great, the fries were great. Not a bad experience, just not as good as normal at this location.

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  30. GregB

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic, food was served quick and hot, great meal all around

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I wouldn’t come back to this location. the front staff was completely rude. one of the waitresses was picking her nose down the dining hall.

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  32. TimM

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always E X C E L L E N T I think I have been at this location 6 times in the last 2 months

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  33. TimM

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always ❤️this location Food is always great & they always make it right

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  34. Sanj

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Haven’t been to Montana’s in years. Had a gift card so went for dinner. Last minute decision. We got in pretty quickly and seated at a booth. Waitress was Sarah. She was great. I have celiac and she explained everything I could eat, and was very much understanding of what celiac means. Our food was amazing. Service was excellent. Overall an absolutely wonderful dinner experience. This is now on our list of restaurants we will be attending in the future.

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  35. AnnetteG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating my son's birthday. Service was prompt and courteous. The meals were hot and delicious. We had burgers, highly recommended. 5 lovely ladies brought my son a yummy desert (cookies, icecream, caramel sauce) and sang happy birthday to him. He loved it. It was a fun experience.

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  36. Miraz

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our visit - good was yummy as always. Our server - Pauline was friendly and courteous. Ribs & fire cracker burger + spinach dip with pita - loved it!

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  37. AaronB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall great ambiance and food, though the noise was moderately loud and the food took a bit the price was decent for a good meal would come again!

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  38. TimM

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great Taco Tuesday. This is a heart deal & love the Tacos 🌮 will be back Tuesday

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  39. JoanT

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good but more importantly the service was outstanding? Ariel was our server and she was keen to provide great service, especially for our two grandchildren under 3 years of age. She offered to get them their food as soon as possible and was very attentive to all our needs. We were a table of nine and she was excellent at taking our orders and then splitting up the food at the end into two bills. She doublechecked she had split the bills correctly. She was very friendly and we would be happy to go back and have her again.

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  40. TimM

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Taco Tuesday 🙏🏻 Reservations for 4 & everyone got chicken tacos. The tacos were E X C E L L E N T & will go back next week as we enjoyed them that much Great Experience 🤘🏼

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FAQs

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Waterloo-Ira Needles does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Montana's BBQ & Bar - Waterloo-Ira Needles is rated 4.6 stars by 264 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 - Waterloo-Ira Needles

310 The Boardwalk, Waterloo, ON N2T 0A6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    University Ave and Ira Needles Blvd
  • Neighbourhood
    Waterloo
  • 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
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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