Explore a diverse culinary scene near Livingston, Montana, where restaurants seamlessly blend coastal fusion, celebrate local produce, and offer modern American cuisine with a Montana twist. From surf-style sushi to bison ribeye, these venues cater to diverse preferences, providing an array of mouthwatering options. With a commitment to exceptional food, a vibrant spot offers a diverse menu, including tantalizing starters and flavorful entrees, ensuring a memorable dining experience in the heart of Livingston. Here are more details about our top 5 suggestions:
Neptune’s Taphouse and Eatery
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Distance from Wander Yellowstone Valley: 19.2 miles
Location: 232 S Main St, Livingston, MT 59047
Hours: 11:30AM-8PM Monday-Thursday & Sunday; 11:30AM-8:30PM Friday & Saturday
Phone: (406) 333-2400
Neptune’s Taphouse and Eatery is a Montana original that seamlessly blends coastal fusion with local charm. The menu, featuring "Surf Style Sushi" and "Coastal Cuisine," caters to diverse preferences, offering everything from hand-rolled sushi with #1++ Yellowfin Tuna from Hawaii to classic fish and chips. For those seeking a more refined experience, Neptune’s entree menu boasts pan-seared scallops, salmon fillets, sirloin steak, and pasta, providing a special touch for celebratory dinners. Come to Neptune’s not just for a meal, but for an experience that embodies the spirit of community, flavor, and Montana hospitality.
Tip: Don’t forget to check out the Montana-made beers, craft cocktails, and scratch-made delights.
Campione Roman Kitchen
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Distance from Wander Yellowstone Valley: 19.3 miles
Location: 101 N Main St, Livingston, MT 59047
Hours: Dinner: 5PM-9PM Wednesday-Sunday; Brunch: 10AM-1:45PM Saturday & Sunday
Phone: (406) 333-2427
Established in 2020 amidst the challenges of the pandemic, this restaurant is a collaborative effort by three culinary enthusiasts boasting a combined 50+ years in the foodservice industry. With a commitment to community and service, they have crafted a menu that celebrates local produce, proteins, and seasonal vegetables. From the enticing antipasti featuring marinated white anchovies to mouthwatering pasta options like linguine and meatballs, every dish at Campione tells a story of passion and dedication. The diverse mains, such as pulled bison short ribs and flathead lake trout, showcase culinary expertise, while the dessert offerings like broken cheesecake and torta all’arancia add a sweet finale. Campione Roman Kitchen invites guests to experience the art of Italian dining in the heart of Montana.
Chico - Historic Dining Room
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Distance from Wander Yellowstone Valley: 8 miles
Location: 163 Chico Rd, Pray, MT 59065
Hours: Breakfast: 7:30AM-10:30AM Monday-Saturday & 8AM-11AM Sunday; Dinner: 5PM-9PM daily
Phone: (406) 333-4933
The historic Dining Room at Chico offers a culinary experience led by Executive Chef Dave Wells, a James Beard Award semi-finalist. With a commitment to fresh, exceptional ingredients, the restaurant collaborates with local farmers, ranches, and its own garden to create a menu showcasing the best of Montana's bounty. From generous steaks to flown-in fresh seafood, every dish is a testament to Chico's dedication to culinary excellence. The extensive wine list, consistently recognized with Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence, complements the modern American cuisine. Whether you're savoring a Petite Filet Oscar or enjoying the house-smoked Rainbow Trout, Chico is the preferred choice for locals.
Tip: This location comes highly recommended by locals, but due to its high popularity an advance recommendation is strongly recommended.
The Grill at Sage Lodge
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Distance from Wander Yellowstone Valley: 7.4 miles
Location: 55 Sage Lodge Dr, Pray, MT 59065
Hours: 5PM-9PM Thursday-Sunday
Phone: (406) 823-4015
Escape to the Grill at Sage Lodge, which offers rustic, bold, and honest flavors in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. Indulge in the highest quality dining at The Grill and The Fireside Room, featuring house-cured meats from local ranches and garden-fresh produce from nearby farms. The Grill at Sage Lodge, inspired by the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, presents contemporary steakhouse bites infused with the bold flavors of Asian cuisine.
Livingston Bar & Grille
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Distance from Wander Yellowstone Valley: 19.2 miles
Location: 130 N Main St, Livingston, MT 59047
Hours: 11AM-9:30PM Wednesday- Sunday
Phone: (406) 333-3034
Discover culinary delight at The Livingston Bar & Grille, where classic American cuisine gets a modern twist. With a diverse menu, this vibrant spot offers an extensive wine list, craft beers, and signature cocktails. From tantalizing starters like fried deviled eggs to mouthwatering entrees such as wild walleye and bison ribeye, every dish is a culinary masterpiece. Enjoy the inviting atmosphere, whether for a casual meal with family, a romantic date, or a group gathering, making The Livingston Bar & Grille a go-to destination for exceptional food and a memorable dining experience in Livingston.
Tip: The restaurant is pleased to cater to dietary requests to the best of its ability. A variety of gluten-free options is available, and adjustments can be made to accommodate a vegetarian diet—guests are encouraged to consult with their server for personalized assistance.
Our 24/7 Wander Concierge team can't wait to be a part of your culinary journey the next time you're staying at Wander Yellowstone Valley. Send them a message directly through the Wander app or via text at 737-377-3205 for more ideas on where to go for your next eating escapade. See you soon!