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Restaurants in Butte MT

From foodies to the home cook and those in-between, everyone appreciates eating a good meal. After a day of sightseeing and souvenir shopping, here are ten places you will want to stop in for a bite to eat.

MacKenzie River Pizza Co. - The pizza from the MacKenzie River Pizza Co. is not your ordinary …read more

Casagranda’s Steakhouse - Located in the historic Bertoglio Warehouse in Uptown Butte, Casagranda’s …read more

 

 

Joe’s Pasty Shop - It may not look like much on the outside, but Joe’s Pasty Shop is…read more

Uptown Cafe - Mining is typically a rough and dirty job, so it is probably surprising to some to learn that Butte …read more

Wetona’s Coffee House and Deli - Wetona’s Coffee House and Deli is a unique business…read more

Montana Club - Founded by Missoula natives, the Montana Club is a restaurant that exudes…read more

Lydia’s - If you want to see how they dined in old days, then have a meal at Lydia’s…read more

Gamer’s Cafe -The oddly-named Gamer’s Café is a local favorite. Though eaters can get traditional…read more

Front Street Market - Voted the best Deli and Caterer in Southwest Montana in 2001 and 2002…read more

The Hummingbird Café - The Hummingbird Café is a juice and coffee bar in Uptown Butte …read more

Places You Can’t Eat In Butte Anymore

Butte began humbly enough as a gold camp, but quickly grew into a bustling cosmopolitan city where working and upper class citizens found great places to eat. There have been a number of restaurants that came and went over the years. Here are a few once-magnificent restaurants that were the bee knees back in the day.

Also known as the “Chew and Be Gone Again” café by locals, the Chequamegon served delicious food on 27 North Main. Another notable café was the Success Café that could only serve 4 people at one time because it was so small. It was a local joke in the Democratic town that the Republicans held their meetings and banquets at the Success Café. At one point, the tiny shop had a sign that read, “If you don’t eat here, I will vote for Hoover.

During a time when a lady’s reputation was everything, the Creamery Café advertised a booth especially for women that assured local ladies that eating there would not impugn their honor. When people were hungry for ravioli, spaghetti, or friend chicken, they went to the Rocky Mountain Café. This restaurant was located in an Italian neighborhood called Meaderville that was eventually demolished when the Berkeley Pit copper mine expanded.

Lastly, the museum Mai Wah used to be a noodle parlor located on West Mercury Street that sold hot Chinese food for those who couldn’t sit long enough to eat it. Today, the restaurant is a museum that houses the history of Chinese people that immigrated to the area.

While these restaurants are now no more, Butte is still a place where you can get a great meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. A short walk around town will uncover many of the city’s hidden food gems.