Darby Food Guide: 6 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Darby

April 14, 2018 Jana Sager

Darby (Salish: snk̓ʷɫxʷexʷem̓i, "Place Where They Would Lift Something") is a town in Ravalli County, Montana, United States. The population was 720 at the 2010 census. Darby is located near the southwestern border of Montana and Idaho, along the Continental Divide.
Things to do in Darby

1. The Blue Joint

119 N Main Street, Darby, MT Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar Lunch, Dinner +1 406-821-0023
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

The Blue Joint

Reviewed By countrygirl062058 - Ridgefield, Washington

This place looks small from the outside, but has lots of room inside. We were greeted warmly and got shown to a table right away. They had nightly specials going and also their regular menu to choose from. Not a huge menu, but all of the listed items sounded good. Our food came out fast and the server was very pleasant and checked back several times to see what else we needed. Would recommend this place to anyone.

2. Momma Ann's Bakery and Bistro

204A S Main St, Darby, MT 59829-9569 American +1 406-369-3837
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Reviewed By 705MM - Darby, Montana

The bakery is a gem of a find! The bear claws are the best ever...Ann is delighted to tell you she uses only almonds....no almond paste! They are fresh baked Tuesday and Saturday and delicious! Cinnamon rolls are picture perfect and taste like grandma's cinnamon rolls!
The sandwiches are worth the trip daily!
You can order 4,6,8 or 10 ounces of your choice of filling...my husband loves this idea! The egg salad is a taste delight.
Try Momma Ann's its aroma isn't the only thing that will make you return!

3. Darby Espresso

801 N Main St, Darby, MT 59829-9542 +1 406-821-3351
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Darby Espresso

Reviewed By peaches0403 - south lake tahoe

Starts with this place...nicest people and of course we were in packs coming in from a wedding up there...we had lawn chairs practically on the road having our morning joe

4. Montana Cafe

614 N Main St, Darby, MT 59829-9565 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 406-821-6363
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Montana Cafe

Reviewed By planner10 - Portland OR

This restaurant is run by (probably) one family working very hard without much training. That means expect casual service from the sons, good oversight by mother and lots of hard work at the grill by others. Because the only other restaurant in town was heavily into construction, we chose to eat here twice---both for breakfast and dinner. It's a great place to watch the locals visit while waiting. It's going to be a long wait so sit back and just listen to small town talk.
Meals are the usual burgers and fries done well enough. Breakfast was the typical American menu done well enough. Perhaps you are getting the gist of this that waiting and well enough are the key words. This area is so amazingly beautiful that meals become second most important, so sit back, wait and enjoy where you are.

5. Bandit Brewing

308 East Tanner Road, Darby, MT 59829 Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible +1 406-646-6003
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Bandit Brewing

Reviewed By Mtnbum - Missoula, Montana

Went for a drive in a rainy Saturday and stopped by the smallest brewery in Montana. Dude dies not matter because the brews do not disappoint. With 9 beers on tap it did not feel nano.

6. West Fork Lodge

5857 W Fork Rd, Darby, MT 59829-9616 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 406-821-1853
Excellent
40%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
25%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 20 reviews

Reviewed By Steve B - Arcadia, Florida

We ate there twice over the weekend. Owners very friendly and sociable. The prime rib was hands down the best we have had. Salads are huge and extremely fresh. Service was prompt and efficient. Make reservations before you go. This is a comfortable and down home place, with great atmosphere. All the food we had was excellent, don't miss this place!

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