Montana Bonfire

15300 Montana Hwy 35, Bigfork MT 59911
$$ American

We offer locally crafted food. Our farm-to-table menu is designed to encourage sharing of stories and the day's adventure.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 15300 Montana Hwy 35, Bigfork MT 59911
  • Cuisine: American | Sunday Brunch | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Upscale Casual
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Unknown
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 406-692-6026
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Lake View, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

Montana Bonfire - Jan 2021

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Dinner - Restaurant noon - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Thursday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant noon - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Open for Dinner noon - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.77 out of 5 stars based on 259 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2022
Jonathan P.
Excellent dinner and great staff! Would love to come back. The food was way beyond expectations. Keep doing what you’re doing.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2022
Danielle W.
The food here was beyond outstanding!!

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Jul 22, 2022
Mark S.
Good food good service. Nice family dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2022
Laura H.
Our first time at Montana Bonfire and we loved it. The ambiance etc was fine -- nothing special -- but the food quality was first rate and while it was expensive, I thought the quality was absolutely worth it. Everything we got was incredibly flavorful -- the Flathead Lake Trout was out of this world. Our table of four also ordered and shared the Bolognese (delicious flavors I couldn't even identify), and the cambodian coconut curry. The garlic and balsamic brussel sprouts were perfect, the lemon and fig burrata really enough for a whole meal with delicate flavors and the desserts! We fought over the bonfire brulee and flourless chocolate torte. Somehow both plates ended up in front of my friend who proceeded to lick the bowl while we provided cover. I loved the wide array of food offerings and the locally sourced ingredients really had an impact on the flavor. Can't believe it took me two years to try it, but we will obviously be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2022
Sharon S.
Service was excellent!! We will definitely be back! Our waitress was also the bartender I think? She was wonderful! The food was excellent too!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Jul 08, 2022
Elizabeth K.
Food was excellent!!! Restaurant was just a little dark
Business Response:
The kitchen works really hard, we will make sure to let them know they are doing a good job!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2022
Gary K.
We had a wonderful time at Montana Bonfire. The menu was really diverse menu and everything sounded incredible, which made it a little hard to decide. Eventually we settle on the bolognese and the Cambodian bowl. So good! And big portions too. Our only (minor) complaints are that the drinks took a weirdly long time to come and the Negroni was a bit light on the Campari. The decor is a bit eclectic but not in a way that’s particularly cute or charming; feels a bit like eating at a garage sale. Ultimately though, who cares, when the food is that good! We’ll definitely go back when we are next in the area.
Business Response:
We look forward to having you back at Montana Bonfire to try more of our menu!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2022
Mike S.
Food and service was excellent
Business Response:
Thank you for the great review! Staff appreciates hearing positive feedback!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2022
Gene H.
We drive 4.5 hours one way, three times a year to dine at the Bonfire. I think that says it all!
Business Response:
WOW, we appreciate the support! Please let us know next time you are in!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2022
Tom W.
Wonderful! Our favorite neighborhood gathering place!
Business Response:
Awesome to hear! We look forward to continuing to offer a great place for you to gather, drink, and eat with friends and family!

Overall: 10/10
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May 28, 2022
Andy L.
Wonderful server, bartender, wine and delicious food.
Business Response:
Thank you for the great review! Our staff appreciates hearing the good feedback, please come back and join us again soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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May 21, 2022
Elizabeth W A.
The smoked duck with Udon noodles in Japanese broth was the best thing I have eaten in ages! Such flavor!
Business Response:
We will make sure to let our chefs know their work is appreciated! Come back soon for more Duck Udon soon!

Overall: 10/10
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May 12, 2022
Brian S.
Excellent food, great menu. My only critique is I had the lake trout which was excellent but felt the dish needed a side item such as rice or potatoes.
Business Response:
Thank you for joining us for dinner! We hope to have you back soon!

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2022
lorri k.
Delicious food!!! Super friendly staff.
Business Response:
Thank you for the great review! Staff works hard to make sure to bring great experiences for our guests!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Melani L.
Staff was excellent and efficient! Food was delicious.
Business Response:
Thank you so much for the 10/10!!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 5/10
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Mar 01, 2022
Mary O.
Just a little cold in restaurant is all otherwise a very enjoyable evening with delicious food and great plate presentation. Will definitely recommend it and return again for dinner.
Business Response:
Thanks for your feedback! Sorry, it was a bit chilly ! We look forward to seeing you again

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2022
Mike R.
very good service and very good food.
Business Response:
Thank you so very much!

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Aug 12, 2021
Robyn R.
I love this place! The food has never been disappointing, it’s a real treat at a reasonable price!! Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2021
Erica J.
We really enjoyed Montana Bonfire. The menu is amazing - locally sourced foods incorporated into cuisine from around the world. Everything we had was amazing - the yak kofta, the bison burger, shrimp and lobster pastas, gumbo, and the artichoke appetizer. The dining room had a nice ambiance (the outdoor patio was full). We were thrilled to get a reservation on short notice. Our server was very attentive. And the prices were very reasonable for such high quality food.

Overall: 10/10
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May 23, 2021
Bree W.
The trout was spectacular! Great service. I enjoyed the ease of scheduling a reservation. Well done!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 29, 2021
KoLynn S.
First time. Really nice vibe-smiling staff, casual atmosphere, and great music. The food was a total surprise-chef created inovative food combination, with lingering flavor leading me to plan a return visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2021
Jerry R.
Excellent food. Awesome staff. Gonna be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 25, 2021
Paul B.
Wonderful atmosphere complimented by charming employees, and incredible food.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 21, 2021
Anthony T.
Fantastic. The gnocchi was insane

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 10, 2020
Tim D.
This restaurant is a hidden gem along Flathead lake. We have never been disappointed in the quality of the food or service. The experience is budget friendly as well.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2020
Lisa C.
Loved the German specials !

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2020
Rustin D.
The food was absolutely amazing!!! Recommend 100%

Overall: 9/10
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Service: 8/10
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Value: 6/10
Mar 28, 2022
Russell & Rose S.
Food was awesome!
Business Response:
Thanks for joining us for dinner! Hope to see you again soon !

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Jul 13, 2021
Rene R.
Will be back

Overall: 9/10
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Sep 19, 2020
Jim V.
Delicious food and beverage. We really enjoyed the flatbread and the Lake Trout entree.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
May 02, 2022
Max G.
Waitress delivered entrees and appetizers out at the same time, She needs more training. I asked for hot oil to increase the heat of my curry dish, she just got more sauce, she didn't understand what was required
Business Response:
Max, Thank you for your feedback. I do apologize for your entrees and appetizers coming out at the same time, that is not the normal situation. As far as the hot oil, I am pretty sure would not have known what it was and we don't carry it, next time please as for hot sauce as we have a variety made in-house. With the lack of staffing this summer in the valley, we hope everyone can be a little extra understanding.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 07, 2021
Marissa T.
Service left something to be desired. There was really no interaction throughout the meal. No check ins. Didn’t like how the next course was brought out while still eating the last. Had to ask for water to be refilled.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
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Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 23, 2022
Ashley C.
First time there, overall really enjoyed our time and the food. A very long wait but understandable due to staffing issues in the service industry. We appreciate the kitchen working hard considering this. Will be back! Thank you
Business Response:
We appreciate how hard our kitchen staff works as well! Thank you for stopping in, we look forward to having you back!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 4/10
Jul 17, 2021
Eric M.
Circumstances were difficult. Heat wave with ac that did not work. Then we later noticed that we were charged for an extra meal by accident. We want to love bonfire but addressing these things needs to happen Thank you Eric