Our Favorite Brunch Haunts!

Women dining at Pinky's Cafe, Livingston, Montana Pinky's Cafe, Livingston, Photo by Sam Rouda.

There is plenty of good food in Montana's Yellowstone Country, and fortunately for us, one of our favorite meals— brunch — is prevalent around the region. During the warm months, brunch follows early morning hikes, and during the cold months, when there's no rush to get out of bed for a powder day, a leisurely late brunch is the perfect way to enjoy the weekend.

Read on for some of our favorites!


Pinky’s Café, Livingston

Pinky's rotates their menus weekly, utilizing fresh ingredients and creative executions such as the waffle benedict, substituting a waffle for the traditional English muffin. Pinky's rotates their menus weekly, utilizing fresh ingredients and creative executions such as the waffle benedict, substituting a waffle for the traditional English muffin.


Faye’s Café, Livingston

An experience at Faye's is like no other. Instead of a set menu, she gives you ingredient options, you decide if you're looking for sweet or savory (or maybe a combination), and she cooks up each breakfast especially for you. Each one is unique, and the thrill of the surprise adds a whole new layer of intrigue to brunch.


Running Bear Pancake House, West Yellowstone

There’s something comforting about a good old fashioned pancake house, and Running Bear not only has delicious pancakes and crepes, but a wide variety of omelets, specialty items, and delicious baked goodds.


Huntley Lodge Dining Room, Big Sky

They claim to have the biggest breakfast buffet in America, and judging from the variety and quantity of food, we would believe it! Fresh baked goods, breakfast meats and an omelet bar make it hard to decide what not to eat! The new tram is set to open this winter, and even if you’re not a skier, you can take a scenic ride to the top of Lone Mountain, year-round!


Iron Horse Café and Pie Shop, Three Forks

In Three Forks, the Iron Horse Café has a great breakfast menu, but let's be honest, who doesn't love pie for breakfast? If you haven't tried it, this is the spot to do it! Be sure to visit Missouri Headwaters State Park while you’re in the area. Here, along the confluence of the Missouri River, you’ll find interpretive signs where Lewis and Clark once camped.


Jam!, Bozeman

Jam! is likely the biggest brunch spot, but don't let the size fool you; they know how to turn out some delicious food and accommodate guests efficiently. They are known for their mimosas, but the food is just as good, with a nice variety of both sweet and savory options. Call ahead to get your name on the list!


Pine Creek Lodge, Paradise Valley

offers live music, a cozy cabin atmosphere, and a killer version of huevos rancheros with a chilaquiles twist. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Feed Café, Bozeman

Another local favorite, on Feed’s menu, everything is local, organic and made from scratch. Try their specialty toasts with homemade bread and rotating toppings. If the weather allows, pick up one of the self-guided walking tours from the Gallatin History Museum and discover the history of Bozeman’s downtown, historic neighborhoods or the Sunset Hills cemetery.


Revelry, Bozeman

Serving brunch on Saturdays and Sundays, Revelry turns out creative dishes sich as fried chicken and waffles, steak and egg breakfast sandwich, bison breakfast burritos, and huckleberry cinnamon rolls!


Chico Hot Springs, Paradise Valley

The Sunday and holiday brunch in their formal dining room is delightful. Couple it with a soak in the hot springs, and your afternoon is set.


Bagel and smoked salmon The Wild Table, Red Lodge, Photo by Andy Austin

The Wild Table, Red Lodge

You’ll love the specialty breakfast items at this unique restaurant. Dishes such as Montana Lox made with smoked trout and hard-boiled eggs, breakfast salad, or a breakfast croissant with ham, huckleberry jam and arugula.


Café Regis, Red Lodge

Café Regis does a great job sourcing local ingredients (including from their gardens). Breakfast is served all day, focusing on having local veggies in their omelets, scrambles and other dishes.


Marli’s, in the Pollard Hotel, Red Lodge

Located I the Pollard Hotel, Marli’s serves a lovely Sunday brunch, and while you're there, explore the historical relics in the lobby! Speaking of relics, the Carbon County Historical Society and Museum and Buses of Yellowstone Preservation Trust both give you a glimpse into the early origins of the Red Lodge area.