Where to Eat in Hamilton: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Veronika Gaddis

Hamilton (Salish: čɫc̓lc̓lé ) is a city in and the county seat of Ravalli County, Montana, United States. The population was 4,348 at the 2010 census. Significant outlying population growth is shown in the area; the ZIP Code Tabulation Area for Hamilton's ZIP Code, 59840, had a population of 12,979 at the United States Census Bureau 2013 estimate. If the city of Hamilton annexed all the area in its zipcode it would be the 8th largest city in Montana.
Things to do in Hamilton

1. Nap's Grill

220 N 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840-2504 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 406-363-0136
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 247 reviews

Nap's Grill

Reviewed By jimichongaJC - Raleigh, North Carolina

I grew up in Philly, and as such have accrued a vast history of Cheesesteak contenders and pretenders from all across this great country. And while certain Pennsylvania joints still top my list of best-evers, I am delighted to state that Nap's makes the best Philly Cheesesteak I have ever eaten west of the Ohio River. A true Philly has just 4 elements, and needs no condiment slathering to mask flavors. 1) great hoagie bun 2) thinly shaved beef (preferably top sirloin or tri-tip) 3) onions grilled to soft sweetness 4) serious melted cheese (preferably provolone) volume. Nap's has made the leap to greatness by doing all of these 4 in proper fashion. What's more, the sandwich they make is very large indeed, which leads to gobs of gooey cheesesteak sliding off the bun and drenching the fingers in oily goodness. The experience matches the flavors....and it should be obvious that being involved with the sandwich surpasses simply eating it. No penalty for the delish grilled mushrooms that they add to the masterpiece. On a 10 scale, I give Nap's Philly Cheesesteak a 9.1, just a notch below the very best from back East. Kudos, kudos, kudos, Nap's. Since I am house-hunting in the valley, it is VERY good to know I can access the comfort food of dreams right here in little ol' Hamilton.

2. Big Creek Coffee Roasters

301 W Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840-2464 Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe Breakfast, Dinner +1 406-375-7508
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Big Creek Coffee Roasters

Reviewed By momto2boys07 - momto2boys07

This coffee shop is very quaint and has excellent coffee. The employees are very friendly and quick. Definitely recommend!

3. River Rising

337 W Main St, Hamilton, MT 59840-2464 Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 406-363-4552
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

River Rising

Reviewed By Gerbil762 - Hamilton, Montana

Nice variety of sandwiches or salads, soup, quiche, bakery goods, granola, gourmet coffees, teas. A very nice small town place to eat and meet friends. Small tables, nice place to hang and talk. Breakfast and lunch available. Can order by phone for food to Go. Summertime you can eat at one of two little tables outside. Easy to find on Main St, parking can be easy or a hassle depends on time of day. Some Gluten Free baked goods also ! Brownies, cookies, scones, biscotti available most of the time. These are
great people serving Great food at a very reasonable price.

4. Spice Of Life Cafe and Catering

163 S 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840-2519 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 406-363-4433
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Spice Of Life Cafe and Catering

Reviewed By churner406 - Hamilton, Montana

Long time establishment in town, a great place for lunch or dinner (too bad no breaky) Wife and I had excellent service there last night. intuitive and perfectly timed with great wine service as well. Been consistent place to get good food over the years.

5. Mineshaft Pasty Co and Coffee House

111 N 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840-2501 Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 13 +1 406-361-8170
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Mineshaft Pasty Co and Coffee House

Mineshaft Pasty Company is a locally and family owned business located in Hamilton, Montana. We are natives of both Butte and Anaconda and we are delighted to be able to share our love of pasties (and our family recipes) with the folks of the Bitterroot Valley and beyond! We offer local, organic coffee from BlackCoffee Roasters. We take pride in our coffee and are confident you will be able to taste the difference. While you're here, you'll want to grab a goodie from our full service bakery. Special event...wedding, reunion, baby shower? We cater!

Reviewed By Foggy666 - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Back in Hamilton. Had to re-visit Mineshaft Pasty Co. Went twice in the week I spent in Hamilton. Both times the Pasty was a very tasty pasty. The atmosphere inviting. The owner and staff very friendly. Recommend highly.

6. Red Rooster Artisen Bakery And Catering

310 S 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840-2867 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 406-381-1129
Excellent
68%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Red Rooster Artisen Bakery And Catering

Reviewed By Mimi F - Missoula, Montana

Always special, always delicious, always a treat! The food is excellent and has the feel of authenticity, like it was made in grandmother's farm kitchen. The german chocolate cake is the best I've ever tasted and the quiches are too! Lunches are healthy, and the soup sandwich combo is my favorite!

7. Sundance Cheesecake Cafe

900 S 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840-3018 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, American Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 +1 406-363-2810
Excellent
70%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Sundance Cheesecake Cafe

Reviewed By tonispagoni - hamilton, mt

Their food is average...nothing special and I would rather eat my meal at home and just go here for dessert. The cheesecakes and carrot cake are out of this world!

8. Taste of Paris

109 N 4th St, Suite 106, Hamilton, MT 59840-2401 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 406-369-5875
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Taste of Paris

Reviewed By Susan T

Everything here is so above your expectations that you'll find yourself raving. This French, chef owned restaurant could compete anywhere. .... But..... It's in Hamilton Montana!!!!

We had a large group and honestly every starter, every main and every desert delivered happiness.

I have included photos because the presentation is so beautiful.

We had scallops au gratin starters, French onion soup, goat cheese with herbs starters that blew our minds. We moved into lamb stew, more scallops, cheese tray as a main etc.... But the winner.... The chicken vol-au-vent will make you weep.

This is a Destination restaurant worth a drive and a reason for gratitude if you live here.

9. Outlaw Coffee

1140 N 1st St, Hamilton, MT 59840-2104 +1 406-529-5822
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Franklin518

My husband is lactose intolerant and has to have special milk. He drinks a mocha every day and when we moved to town I looked for a stand that would let us bring in our own milk. I got the total run around by another stand and once I went to "outlaw" they were more than happy to accommodate. AND, their coffee is very high quality.

10. Dairy Queen

109 Bitterroot Plaza Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840-3173 +1 406-375-1112
Excellent
37%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By montanacountry - Hamilton

We really like to have the lunch menu at Dairy Queen. I think they have four different meals. The meal is complete, even has drink and desert. We have tried all of them. Enjoyed them all. Fast service and they even bring the meal to your table.

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