Top 10 restaurants in Helena, United States

April 14, 2018 Randal Brittian

Although the once glittering Last Chance Creek has long dried up, Helena's Gold Rush history is reflected in its preserved architecture, from the spires of St. Helena Cathedral and the Queen Anne style Original Governor's Mansion to the restored miner's village of Reeder's Alley and the oldest house in the city, Pioneer Cabin. For those seeking adventure, the paths of Mount Helena Park provide ample activity. Helena also offers much in the way of arts and culture with theaters and galleries.
Things to do in Helena

1. Lucca's

56 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 52 +1 406-457-8311
Excellent
79%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 282 reviews

Lucca's

Reviewed By Genebuk

Four of dined at Lucca's recently. Two of us ordered Fisherman's Spaghetti and two ordered lasagna. The food presentation and flavors were excellent. Our server anticipated every need and quietly filled beverages and brought extra appetizer like food offerings before and after our main course. Our service and food exceeded all expectations. We look forward to returning on our next visit to Helena from Billings.

2. Steve's Cafe

1225 E Custer Ave, Helena, MT 59601-0558 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 16 +1 406-444-5010
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 391 reviews

Steve's Cafe

Steve's Café is "A Casual Cafe in the Heart of Montana." Open Daily 6:30am to 2:30pm We want to invite you to our Breakfast and Lunch Café, where we hope you will feel comfortable and relaxed. We offer unique and original meals. From Huckleberry Pancakes, Huckleberry stuffed French Toast, slow roasted Corned Beef Hash, Italian Joe’s Special, Reuben Sandwich, and three savory, house made sausages. All of our menu items are made fresh with the best ingredients and come with the taste of home cooking. You are sure to find a new favorite. We are a family operated and locally owned café. Our Kitchen Managers, bring years of creative experience that add to the great recipes made by the owner, Steve Vincelli. They plan great soups and original daily specials, while insuring your meal is always perfect. Our goal is to serve the finest food with the best crew, in a comfortable and casual family atmosphere. We want to earn the right to be your favorite breakfast and lunch Café. Steven & Penny

Reviewed By Wtftraveler - Charlottesville, Virginia

Just off the expressway on the N side of town is Steve's. Easy to get to and easy to love. Our waitress was a delight and the midday breakfast was tasty as heck. I went with the French toast short stack with a medium fried egg and link sausage. They killed it and the syrup was authentic.

You can tell this is the place where the locals like to go as well. Not that we fit in mind you, just saying there were locals in here vs us touristas.

3. On Broadway

106 E Broadway St, Helena, MT 59601-4232 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 54 +1 406-443-1929
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 274 reviews

On Broadway

Welcome to On Broadway. We are a casual sit down restaurant in the heart of Helena's historic downtown. We offer a world cuisine with emphasis in Italian with fresh made pasta and west coast fusion using a variety of fresh fish and jazzy sauces.

Reviewed By Stacy M

Went here for dinner and would definitely come back any time I am in Helena. My partner and I ordered delicious housemade pasta (where you could taste the freshness). Our meal came with complimentary salads and bread, and fantastic housemade salad dressings. We ordered drinks from a selection of local (Helena) craft beers (with staples as well as rotating taps), and finished the night with a taste of the local spirits from a Helena distillery (*they also had options from a distillery in nearby Bute). Spent the evening chatting with the staff, who were lovely, friendly, accommodating, and very welcoming.

As said, would definitely return again! Would likely try to make a reservation next time, as they were full up for most of the evening (which is why we were at the bar).

4. Mediterranean Grill

42 S Park Ave, Helena, MT 59601-6271 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 406-495-1212
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 436 reviews

Mediterranean Grill

Reviewed By Raenelli - Cheyenne, Wyoming

I would recommend reservations. We were very lucky to get seated when we walked in but we got the last free table. It was busy but our waitress was always on top of things. Great selection of Mediterranean food. We felt comfortable hanging around for coffee. Just a wonderful evening.

5. Brewhouse Pub & Grill

939 1/2 Getchell St, Helena, MT 59601-3317 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 406-457-9390
Excellent
39%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 434 reviews

Brewhouse Pub & Grill

Reviewed By BoiseID999 - Boise, Idaho

Good sized place with a fairly good sized menu. Nice choice of local beers. Service was pretty good. Prime rib sandwhich was excellent. Parking was a little of an issue before 5 pm. The house made potato chips and dip was great.

6. Silver Star Steak Company

833 Great Northern Blvd, Helena, MT 59601-3315 Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 406-495-0677
Excellent
47%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 386 reviews

Silver Star Steak Company

A rich, inviting atmosphere, an endless wine list, quality service and fantastic steaks, seafood, burgers, salads and more are the hallmarks of the premier steak company in Helena, MT.

Reviewed By Aaron_and_Mandie - Moscow, Idaho

We went here after having a horrible experience (that night) at Bullman's. When we went in, we were sat in a booth, in a quiet part of the restaurant, and given many options for a great meal. We were told that everything was made fresh...MoreThank you!

7. Cafe Zydeco

625 Euclid Ave, Helena, MT 59601-2451 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Cajun & Creole Lunch, Dinner +1 406-449-7032
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Cafe Zydeco

Reviewed By Lokoloko123 - Atlanta, Georgia

Just finished my meal. Not impressed. Ice machine out of order. Had to wait too long for food. Can't read menu because it's so small above the counter. Unfriendly staff.
My oyster and shrimp basket had 3
Shrimp and 3 oysters. Both way overcooked - almost burned. Small cocktail sauce was tasteless, as was the instant tea. French fries were typical. Plus, our meal was not inexpensive at $26! Will I return? NO!

8. MacKenzie River Pizza Co

1110 Road Runner St, Helena, MT 59602-0519 Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 16 +1 406-443-0033
Excellent
35%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

MacKenzie River Pizza Co

Transporting you to the very heart of the Northern Rockies, the casual, rustic atmosphere with unique Montana Lodgepole furniture, stunning panoramic canvas and historic photographs sets the tone for distinctive, creatively prepared food served by vibrant employees renowned for passing their upbeat attitudes on to our customers. The MacKenzie River menu features an incredible array of delectable dishes, always flavorful and fresh, and served up in heaping portions. The acclaimed gourmet pizzas are offered on a variety of crusts – sourdough, natural grain, thick and thin – with toppings from classic pepperoni to pesto, ricotta, and sun-dried tomato. With nearly two dozen pizzas on the menu, you are bound to find at least one you’ll love. MacKenzie River also offer hearty sandwiches served warm on fresh-baked bread, full and half-sized salads, pastas that will wow your taste buds. You will find everything from Pulled Pork Nachos and Buffalo Chicken Mack n’ Cheese to a fresh Cobb Salad, housemade soups and Wings. Be sure to save room for the Mack Lovin dessert, gooey chocolate chip cookies topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce; it’s great for sharing. To complement the menu choices, select from a variety of microbrews and fine wines.

Reviewed By SDCooks - Spearfish, South Dakota

When on a trip in Montana, we try to find a MacKenzie River pizza place...even though the chain has expanded to neighboring states and we now have two in South Dakota! Enjoyed our favorite, the Sequoia, on a thin crust. Huckleberry lemonade. Server was good, glasses were refilled as needed; the last two pieces were wrapped in foil for future eating. Love the mountain lodge décor in the MacKenzie River chain. Good location with easy access.

9. Shellies Country Cafe

3122 U.S. Hwy 12 East, Unit B, Helena, MT 59601 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 26 +1 406-442-0033
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Shellies Country Cafe

An all American diner that is open ALL OF THE TIME. Open after bar close for the night owls, and stays open for the early birds. Anything on the menu is available ALL DAY LONG, with the exception of the juicy prime rib dinner (Friday and Saturday night only). Well known for the chicken fried steak, eggs Benedict, and just right hash browns. Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday, along with homemade soups every single day. The food is served quick enough to get in and out for your lunch break even. There are 21 different kinds of pies, most of them homemade as well. Montana made ice creams and milkshakes are also available at any time. The wait staff are friendly and attentive and the food is always awesome. You just can go wrong by choosing Shellie's Country Café!

Reviewed By rosscannon - Helena, Montana

Shellie's Cafe is an excellent that a lot of potential patrons probably don't know about. Located in a truck stop on U.S. Highway East it and based on its external appearance Shellie's isn't the kind of restaurant that would draw a tourist off the road...MoreAwesome! Thank you so much for your review.

10. El Vaquero Taqueria

1338 11th Ave, Helena, MT 59601-3913 Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch SGD 3 - SGD 10 +1 406-495-8226
Excellent
86%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 49 reviews

El Vaquero Taqueria

This is a TAKE OUT ONLY Establishment. Phone orders are welcome. No seating outside or inside.

Reviewed By Averybizness - Welches, Oregon

Found this awesome simple Mexican shop making fresh and yummy food.
Cheap fast eats and you'll love the meal. I have only tried tacos vegan style with rice instead of carne , but it is busy with plenty of meat orders. Wonderful couple run the place and their are simple tables outside to enjoy on a warm big sky day. My new go to when in town!

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