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5. The Shamrock

8. 600 Cafe

The Shamrock Club is the kind of bar where the burgers are always bigger than expected. Be sure to check out the collection of antique bits and spurs displayed throughout the restaurant.

Family owned and operated, the 600 Cafe in Miles City has been serving up quality comfort food since 1946. It’s a perfect place to stop for some diner style dinner or a hearty breakfast. The Chicken Fried Steak is particularly famous.

6. Beaver Creek Brewery The only microbrewery in our region east of Billings, Beaver Creek Brewery is a hot bed for live music and good brews in eastern Montana. Head over to Wibaux to check it out!

7. Custer Battlefield Trading Post

10. Jersey Lilly

9. Busy Bee Cafe The Busy Bee has been serving hearty food and delicious pies to the people of Roundup for decades. The restaurant, with its famous horse statue, is one of the most recognizable icons in town.

If Indian tacos the size of dinner plates sound tempting, then Custer Battlefield Trading Post is your place. Located in Crow Agency just across the highway from the entrance to Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, this restaurant/ gift store is a must see in Southeast Montana.

The Jersey Lilly is certainly one of the more unique restaurants in Montana. The restrooms are nothing more than outhouses. It’s the only restaurant and one of the few remaining businesses open in the tiny ranching town of Ingomar. Yet it has also been featured on the Food Network for its unique cowboy fare.

roundup, Montana By Nick ManN

The town of Roundup, just 50 miles north of Billings, is a gem of a destination which for too long has been mostly unknown by vacationers in Billings. Most hunters in the Billings area recognize Roundup as a hub for some of the best deer and elk hunting in the state, but what most don’t realize is that the city is reinventing itself. There are cultural opportunities in Roundup that rival any other town in Montana of similar size, as exemplified by the Coila Evans Art

& Gift Gallery. The Gallery is dedicated to showcasing contemporary art with traditional subjects. It proudly shows original, collectible works by established and emerging artists. Many of the artists and artisans whose works are shown in this gallery are local to Roundup, and the majority of the art originates from the state of Montana. The city of Roundup is increasingly recognizing that there is potential for a positive relationship between the town and its much larger neighbor,

Billings. In the past Roundup citizens often saw the proximity between the two communities as a negative, but the advantage of being so near to a large customer base of people looking for opportunities to take easy day trips is becoming more apparent. With the days growing colder and trips to the mountains becoming more difficult, Roundup provides an excellent opportunity to get out of town and experience all that makes rural Montana unique. SOUTHEAST MONTANA – Photo COURTESY OF THE BILLINGS GAZETTE

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