Our first morning in Butte, MT brought us here since we missed our hotel breakfast. By the time we made it to Montana we had learned that out west they call Cafe's what we would call a diner or plain old small restaurant. Here, cafe's are cutesy coffee type houses without a full restaurant style menu. With that knowledge, we walked into the M&M. I have to admit it was strange eating pancakes in the AM while two ladies behind us were drinking beer. This is a goldmine for roadfooders. It's unique, full of character, old, and served good diner fare. I had some fluffy pancakes with crispy edges and the boys had good eggs and omelets. I have since read reviews saying this place has gone down hill but we hadn't noticed.
Our relatives out in MT took us to Nancy's Pasties, across the street from a mine. The inside was small, with a little dirty bathroom in the back, a counter to order, and kids school photos taped to the wall. The ladies inside were nice, just like everyone else we had encountered on our trip. The pasties were huge and heavy. Our relatives said they sell frozen pasties and just about everyone in town keeps some in their freezer. I thought the crust was really good but the inside was so heavy/dense that I ate about 1/4 of mine plus lots of water.
We stopped at a bar/restaurant place that advertised pork sandwiches. Apparently they are a popular item out here. It was battered, had lots of onions and pickels. The boys seemed to like them. I do not remember the name of this place. Pretty sure it was on S Montana St., heading south it was on our right side. It was a simple square building, with a side door and the inside was a counter with stools, some small benches against the other wall and of course one or two gambling machines against the farthest wall. Anyone know the name of the place?
With our GPS we found Custers Last Root Beer Stand in Three Forks, MT. We pulled into a tiny town and thought this place had closed 20 years ago, plus it is for sale. But no, it was open. We ordered one small root beer float. It was pretty good, can't complain about a root beer float really. It's too bad places like this are disappearing.
After about 200 miles of signs we finally arrived at Wall Drug. I am sure many of you have been here. Across the street from the store we ate at one of the places, maybe the Cactus Cafe? The boys had Buffalo burgers that they loved and I had a veggie burger. I was shocked to find one in MT. Plus the service was good and so were the fries-I don't think we had bad fries once on this trip.
Milwaukee Wiener House, which I know has been featured on this site. We were driving around and happened to drive past this gem. They still where those cute white paper hats and service is cafeteria style. It was busy and the guy behind the counter was very nice when he found out where we were from and how far we had traveled.