Where will you dine with your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day?
We recently posted a question on social media: Where is the best place to go in this area for a special Valentine’s Day dinner?
We received immediate response, and lots of it! We took that as proof that there is no shortage of eateries, or romance, in western North Dakota and eastern Montana!
In fourteen communities, 49 different area eateries were recommended by hundreds of readers. And we can think of many other dining establishments in the region which we love, but were not mentioned. There is no shortage of good places to dine in the Beautiful Badlands and Grasslands of western North Dakota and eastern Montana!
Number One: Eleven, Williston, North Dakota
The Eleven Restaurant, the Williston, received the most recommendations for fine dining in a romantic atmostphere on Valentine’s Day. You’ll find their website here: Fine Dining at the Williston .
Number Two: South 40, Sidney, Montana
Coming in right behind Eleven in Williston, was the South 40 in Sidney, Montana. It received numerous recommendations from throughout the badlands region. It’s worth a drive to dine at this well known, beloved, establishment in eastern Montana!
From their the South 40 website:
The South 40 is known for miles as the premier spot to feast on Cattle Company slow roasted, juicy, boneless prime rib or sizzling beef steaks. The comfortable rustic atmosphere has an elaborate soup and salad bar to accompany the wide assortment of entrées. There is a special menu for traveling sport’s teams, a children’s menu and an assortment of senior citizen and family favorites.
We have something to make you smile, whatever your appetite fancies.
Number Three: Quinn’s Bar and Diner, Williston, North Dakota
From their Facebook page:
Open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday!
Hand cut steaks, seafood, full bar, gaming!
Happy hour 4-5pm daily. 21+ ONLY!!
Number Four: The Williston Brewing Company
This eatery came up often in recommendations. We’ve always been pleased with the service and food of The Williston Brewing Company, and especially recommend their Carrot Cake for dessert! (it’s HUGE, by the way!)
Their website states:
One of Williston’s most popular restaurants. We are a full service restaurant and bar; with over 40 beers on tap, over 80 in the bottle and the largest wine selection in the state of North Dakota. We are also family friendly-ask your server about our children’s menu! Stop in and see us.
Number Five: BrickHouse Grille, Dickinson, North Dakota
Another perennial favorite for all special occasions is the BrickHouse Grille in Dickinson. The food is great, and matches the ambience.
States the website for the BrickHouse Grille:
Experience an Upscale Atmosphere
Step into an upscale, inviting atmosphere when you are in the mood for a delicious meal from an award-winning chef.
The following five eating establishments tied for the Numbers Six through Ten spots on the list of Best Places to Dine on Valentines Day in the Beautiful Badlands of North Dakota and Montana:
Basil Asian Bistro, Williston, North Dakota
Basil Restaurant was opened to bring authentic Asian cuisine to Williston, in a sophisticated and welcoming atmosphere. Our goal is to creat delicious sushi, with fresh ingredients flown in from Los Angeles, Seattle and Japan, for your enjoyment. Executive chef Simon Chan has over 20 years experience, working with top sushi chef in Los Angeles. With this experience Basil Restaurant, would like to guide you on a journey into the world of such. And show you why we are in the top 5 restaurant in ND five years in a row. from the website: basilwilliston.com
Doc Holliday’s Roadhouse, Williston, North Dakota
Outlaws’ Bar and Grill, Williston, North Dakota
Always a favorite for us, and located in Watford City as well as Williston, we find the food to be very good and the service wonderful!
Outlaws’ Bar and Grill, a family-owned and operated North Dakota original, has been proudly serving the western ND community since 2006. Let our Six Shooters Hospitality team treat you like the extended family you are. Join us for locally sourced fare, refreshing craft brews and hearty fun!
Krugers Kitchen, Rhame, North Dakota
Community population was not a factor in many of the choices for Best Valentines Dining Places in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. Check out this top choice from Rhame, a little town with a lot of popularity! It’s worth the drive!
Meadowlark Brewing, Sidney, Montana
This unique brewery is a regular stop for us in Sidney, Montana. You’ll like it’s atmosphere, and the menu! Make sure you stop to take a look through the glass walls to observe the brewing process in action! Read about the Meadowlark here: We Love Those Happy People at the Meadowlark in Sidney!
From their Facebook page Meadowlark Brewing:
Meadowlark Brewing is a family run brewery in Eastern Montana. We specialize in artisanal products with our own authentic touch influencing each style. Adjacent to Meadowlark Brewing is Meadowlark Public House, offering a wide range of dishes to compliment our ever rotating draught list. Meadowlark beer is distributed across Montana, Western North Dakota and parts of Wyoming.
So Many, Many More!!!
An additional 40 + dining establishment were recommended to us. We’ve tried many of them, and we frequent some of them often. There are many others we could list, all which are great! Watch for more restaurant and eatery reviews to come.
Have we missed your favorite? Let us know. We want to go there!
The rest of the list:
Four Corners, Fairfield, North Dakota
Sakura Japanese Steakhouse, Dickinson, North Dakota
Tobacco Gardens, Watford City, North Dakota
Eagles Club, Watford City, North Dakota
Famous Dave’s, Williston, North Dakota
Grand Treasure Casino, Trenton, North Dakota
Four Bears Casino, Bison Room, New Town, North Dakota
Sanford’s Grub and Pub, Dickinson, North Dakota
Mucho Si 2 Mexican Restaurant, Sidney, Montana
Players Sports Bar and Grill, Dickinson, North Dakota
Buffalo Gap, Medora, North Dakota
Pastime Club and Steakhouse, Marmarth, North Dakota
Burly’s Roughrider Bar and Steakhouse, Belfield, North Dakota
The Rusty Rail Saloon, Inc., Belfield, North Dakota
I Don’t Know Bar, South Heart, North Dakota
Outsider’s Bar & Grill, Watford City, North Dakota
Outlaws’ Bar & Grill, Watford City, North Dakota
Teddy’s Lounge, Watford City, North Dakota
Double Barrel Saloon and Casino, Fairview, Montana
Applebee’s, Williston, North Dakota
Hula Fire Grill, Williston, North Dakota
JL Beers, Watford City, North Dakota
Pita Palace, Williston, North Dakota
Cattle-ac, Sidney, Montana
American Legion, Poplar, Montana
Moe’s Smokin’ Grill/Elks Club, Sidney, Montana
Rodiron Grill & Casino, Sidney, Montana
The Crossing, Dickinson, North Dakota
Fluffy Fields, Dickinson, North Dakota
Astoria Bar & Grill, Dickinson, North Dakota
Silver Dollar Bar & Grill, Bowman, North Dakota
Buckskin Bar & Grill, Killdeer, North Dakota
Fort Berthold Native American Church, New Town, North Dakota
Flower House Garden, Mohall, North Dakota
Palermo Bar & Grill, Palermo, North Dakota
Northside Tavern & Supper House, Ray, North Dakota
The Food Barn, Powers Lake, North Dakota
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