Casual Dining

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Bad Betty’s Barbecue

Bad Betty’s Barbecue is a change of pace in a sea of lariat ropes and spurs that have come to represent barbecue in the west. We are a true southern urban BBQ experience in the heart of Montana including First Place at the Montana State Championship Cookoff in Stevensville in 2013 in both Ribs and Brisket.

We have won multiple awards around the country with our mouth watering creations. Featuring Memphis Style Ribs, Carolina Pulled Pork, Kansas City Burnt Ends, and Texas Brisket. Its the best of all BBQ, and It’s just good BBQ, no Bull.

Benny’s Bistro

Benny’s Bistro serves lunch and dinner in Historic downtown Helena. Benny’s specializes in regional American bistro cuisine featuring locally grown produce and Montana raised meats. Benny’s will cater your business lunch, evening parties, etc. You can also rent our gallery room or the Restaurant for special events. Enjoy live music on select evenings.

Bert & Ernie’s Dining Saloon & Grill

Established in historic downtown Helena in 1974, Bert & Ernie’s provides a friendly and casual atmosphere for residents and visitors to Montana’s Capital City. The key ingredient in our lunch and dinner menus is quality, offering items from our Cajun Fowl Burger, Ensalada Taquito, and Montana beef, to pasta, pizzas, calzones, subs, burgers and salads. We offer one of the largest selections of micro-brews in Montana. Bert and Ernie’s is a family-friendly restaurant with a reasonably priced children’s menu. In the restaurant, we have a special dining area that can be reserved for groups from 12 to 50 people.

We prepare any of our foods to go, and they are also available for order online. We also offer a variety of beautiful catering trays for all occasions. Call us about providing delicious Bert & Ernie’s food at your next party or meeting.

Bert and Ernie’s has been a part of the downtown Helena experience since 1974. Make it a part of your experience.

Outdoor seating on the patio! Join us!

Bridge Pizza

Bridge Pizza has opened a second location in Helena modeled after the popular Missoula eatery – stop by for a slice or a whole pizza (even take it over to the Blackfoot for a beer). They create interesting and delicious combinations of fresh, local ingredients surely to satisfy your lunch, dinner or late night needs!

Bullman’s Pizza

Bullman’s Wood Fired Pizza is a friendly restaurant that adds an exciting unique flavor to pizza, served straight from our authentic Italian style wood fired oven. We’re located in the heart of the Capital city, just minutes from Carroll College Last Chance Gulch and the State Capital complex, and in Kalispell, at the Hutton Ranch Plaza. Bullman’s features traditional Neapolitan-style thin crust pizza baked in our blistering hot wood fired oven resulting in a lightly crisp, nicely chewy crust with a hint of smoky aroma, allowing for the full bodied flavor of our quality fresh toppings to emerge. We hope you will join us soon and experience what we believe to be the best pizza anywhere.

FireTower Coffee House

Thank you for considering our fine-crafted coffee – freshly roasted at the FireTower Coffee House in the heart of downtown Helena, Montana. We have been roasting and serving up exceptional coffee at our location for over a decade, along with our ever-expanding wholesale and office coffee programs.

We believe we have what you and your customers want: excellent fresh roasted coffees by our knowledgeable artisan roaster. We are proud of what we offer because we won’t “cut” good coffee with cheap beans just to make more profit.

The result is a variety of high quality, single origin custom blends, guaranteed to please the most discriminating coffee drinker.

Gold Bar of Helena

The Gold Bar started in 1935 by William D. Ferrat at 400 N. Last Chance Gulch as Gold Bar Beer Parlor.  Over the years the bar changed hands numerous times, but continued in it’s original location under a variety of names: Gold Bar Liquors, Capri Grille, Capri Lounge, Gold Bar Casino, Sid’s Nevada Casino, The Pigalle, and T D’s Sports Pub.

In 1950, John Beck opened the Western Bar at 406 N. Last Chance Gulch.  The Western Bar also changed hands and names over the years: J & M Western Bar, Glenn’s Western Bar, Rock’s Western Bar.  It is currently Western Bar, but still sports the Rock’s Western Bar sign over the front door.

Over time, the Gold Bar and the Western Bar expanded to incorporate the entire 400-408 address locations.  Since at least the early 90’s patrons have been able to stroll from one bar to the other without stepping foot outside.

The Gold Bar & Western Bar of Helena is more than you might have thought.  A historic institution that offers pool, darts, shuffleboard, foosball, and casino Gaming: U1, Power-station, Legend, Casino King and Progressive Gaming.  They also offer Touch-tunes Jukeboxs at each location.

But there’s MORE!  The Gold Bar serves Breakfast, Lunch, coffee AND drinks.  The two full bars feature local brews on tap and over 40 choices of liquor.

The Gold Bar kitchen offers a pick up window on the Lawrence Street side of the building.  The kitchen is open 7:30 am to 2:00 pm, Monday – Friday.  Sandy is the cook and she’s been with the Gold Bar for many years.

The Gold Bar welcomes walk-ins, is good for groups and offers take out.

The Western Bar can also be rented for private parties of up to 99 people!


Hub Coffee

Hub Coffee is a welcoming and bright coffee house in downtown Helena on Last Chance Gulch.  We take our coffee craft seriously, the baristas know their skills!  We serve the best in in small-batch roasted, artisan quality coffee and espresso drinks as well as loose leaf teas and real fruit smoothies.  Look for our Signature Hub Sodas; you’ll find some interesting, unique flavors you won’t find anywhere else.  In addition, we prepare our own freshly baked goods, in-house prepared grab & go salads and sandwiches as well as made-from-scratch soups.  Summertime at Hub is all about the outdoors when we expand onto the biggest covered patio in downtown Helena.  Follow us on Facebook for daily soup updates and special drink features.  Please also check back with us regularly for additional specialty food items that we’ll be adding to our array of good things at Hub!

LaPa Grill

LaPa Grill is a health-conscious fast-casual Mexican-style restaurant with “A Twist.”  The twist?  We serve what you already love about burritos, tacos, salads and bowls, but we offer you the ability to blend in bold and delicious flavors from around the world creating amazing flavor combinations that will blow your mind. If you’re looking for vegetarian or gluten-reduced options, LaPa has you covered.  We’re all about serving healthy, high-quality food at a price that makes sense, but in a style and atmosphere that is fun, laid back, adventurous and inviting. We cook, prep, grill and prepare your food in an open-kitchen, right before your eyes, so you know our food is fresh and you know our food is good.

So..  Stop in and see what all the buzz is about.  You’ll be glad you did.


Daring & Different, LaPa is a Mexican World-Grill that combines tried & true healthy ingredients, with unique and exciting flavor combinations inspired from destinations all around the Globe. By combining what you already love about burritos, tacos, salads, and bowls with our amazing world-flavors, we offer something delicious for every day of the week!

We serve traditional Mexican flavors like pico de Gallo, rustic habanero salsa and our Santa Fe chipotle cream sauce, but what is unique about LaPa, is how we combine these flavors with others like Thai peanut, Indian green curry, Italian alfredo, Argentinian chimichurri and more.  When you eat at LaPa you eat Mexican… but with a Twist!

LaPa’s combination of quality and price is raising the bar, and we’re confident when we tell you, you’re not likely to find a better combination of healthy options, amazing flavors and sensible prices anywhere.


Miller’s Crossing

Join the fun at Miller’s Crossing!  We have a great selection of local microbrews and many others from around the country.  We feature many tempting “Montana Made” cocktails from distilleries around the state.  Weekly events include Margarita Monday, Trivia Tuesday, Montana Made Thursday, and a DJ Dance Party on Saturday.  We have live music every Thursday evening and at least one Friday a Month!  Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner until 9:30 p.m. every day.  Miller’s Crossing­ a place for social interaction.

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