Montana's Cookhouse is a casual, relaxed gathering place serving a family-friendly menu of steak, ribs, chicken, burgers and salads.
Happened to drop by on the All You Can Eat Ribs day. We had to wait 20 minutes for a table.
We were still waiting for our food 20 minutes after ordering. We figured it was due to the overwhelming crowd. However, soon after, the manager stopped by and apologised profusely about the kitchen losing our order and he has put a rush order in. Couple minutes later, our server came by and did the same. Our food came soon after.
Food: Ribs, what else :-) I had the side ribs with Texas Bold sauce while my wife had the Apple Butter sauce. The ribs were tender and yet firm - just the way I like my ribs. The Apple Butter sauce tasted much better than the Texas Bold.
Service: My cup of pop was always refilled before they were empty, server/manager noticed how late our food was, friendly.
Ambience: The place looks like a big log cabin. Perfect for laying back and eating with your hands. A lot of people celebrate their birthdays here, so it is always loud, lively and fun.
Return? Very likely, but not in the near future. At least not on a All You Can Eat Ribs day. We simply over-ate. We will probably be eating salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner tomorrow!
The food here doesn't set me on fire, but it's good enough and it's my kind of food. What I really like is you can pick from a variety of sides with your meal and some of them are pretty good. I haven't had the fortune to be there when they have their all you can eat ribs specials so haven't tried that.
The building is nice and makes for good ambience and you can colour all over the paper on the table which my daughter likes.
Went here this weekend w/my fiance and had a great dinner here.
The food: Delicious finger-licking ribs. My fiance had the rib tips and I had the brisket sandwich. When I saw my sandwich I was disappointed that there wasn't any bbq sauce or accompaniments on the sandwich (no lettuce, tomato, etc.). BUT, after I took one bite I could understand why. The brisket in the sandwich was SO tender and juicy. YUM! Both were delicious.
The service: our waitress was very attentive to our needs. She came back and checked up on us several times throughout the dinner (even though she had plenty of other tables to look after as well).
The value: good. We would definitely go again.
The ambiance: fits the style of restaurant. They go w/the "cabin" ambiance and commit to it.
Overall, I would highly recommend Montana's in Langley if you're looking for a filling meal. Stick with the ribs and the brisket and you're guaranteed to have a great meal.
The decor at Montanas is quite neat...a very "cabin in the woods" feel. The restaurant was really busy when we arrived and was quite noisy. Our server (the bartender, as we sat in the lounge) was really good, very helpful and friendly. The food took a little long to arrive, this was understandable as there were a few large parties. The food was definatly acceptable I had the veggie burger and my fiance had the Canadian burger both were really quite good our only complaint was cold fries...not a bad place at all though.
Okay... so Montanas... where do I start...
When people think of hot wings, I am sure Montanas is pretty low on the ladder for restaurants that pop into your head. Montanas has some of the best hot wings I have ever had... corn breaded to perfection, hot as heck if you like them that way... I crave them regularly and eat them regularly. Burgers are pretty good as well and usually served with all the goodies, ketchup relish and mustard bottles so you can douse the thing to your hearts desire.
On the other hand, ribs? okay but I would expect better... Meatloaf?? (yes, I once ordered the meatloaf) stay away unless you enjoy eating salt... Service? unusually poor even when compared to other chain restaurants. Ambiance, well... okay I guess... the new location in South Surrey is much better but then again, it is new. (I also find the food and service in South Surrey to be more consistent).
All in all if I did not get supreme cravings for their hotwings, I would skip this place, but if you want a cold pint and a basket of wings that will knock your socks off??? Montanas should be your destination of choice.
We stopped in here for a late lunch today. Service was very good, and not too busy while we were there. I like the country setting in there, very casual. We ended up ordering the chipolte chicken sandwich with fries. Also ordered the chicken tenders in 'hot 'sauce with a baked potato on the side. Both were very good, and just the right amount of heat. Washed it down with iced tea. Noticed a few new items on the menu, so I'll have to go back and try them.
Went to Montana's for the first time on Friday night and had a positive experience all the way around. We arrived early-ish, around 5:30 and did not have to wait for table, but by 6:00 the restaurant was completely full. While there was a bit of a wait towards the end of the meal (when the most diners were there) for our server, the staff seemed energetic and friendly.
The menu had a lot of food that I want to try at some point. I'm a meat and potatoes type of person, so this was right up my alley. My husband and I tried the Portabello Steak and it was great. Big portions for a reasonable price, our meals came out to just over $25 per person (no dessert).
If you are looking for quiet/romatic/adult-oriented dining, this might night be the place for you.The restaurant got pretty loud as it filled up, and there were a number of young families there, so it's a bonus for those with kids.
Based upon personal experience and reviews on the Dine Here site, I was not enthusiastic about attending a re-union dinner here last night. What a great surprise it turned out to be. There were fourteen people in our party and I did not hear one complaint about our dinner. My wife ordered a dinner salad which she said was quite good. I ordered a steak that came cooked the way I ordered it. Two large men sitting next to me ordered the all you can eat rib plates and were more than satisfied with taste, presentation, and amount served. My wife and I were the first to leave and I thought it would be a hassle to pay for our portion of the bill. I was wrong again. The waitress was back in a few minutes with the correct items listed and we were able to easily pay our portion. No fuss, no muss. It was amusing to watch all the car guys and motorcycle riders in our group obsess over a pick up truck in the rafters that forms part of the decor. The acid test? Would I recommend Montana's to friends? Based on our latest experience, yes I would.
We've always enjoyed eating at other Montana's Restaurants, but this review is for the one on the Langley Bypass, even though one reviewer here reviewed the wrong Montana's in Walnut Grove by the Colossus.
We've always found the service slow and our visits are usually a year or longer inbetween just in case things have changed. Like I said, we like other Montana's and stupidly keep wanting to give this one another chance.
We decided to give it another try on Friday night April 10 around 8pm. The restaurant was busy, but there were a few empty tables and we were seated right away. It took nearly 10 minutes for our server, Jenn, to show up with menus and ask what we wanted to drink. She returned in a reasonable amount of time with the drinks and to take our orders. We don't usually order an appetizer, though this time we did when I saw a new one on the menu - sweet potato fries. They took about 10 minutes to arrive. The chipotle dipping sauce was nice, but not enough of it. However the fries appeared to have been of the frozen variety and then deep fried. I've had better sweet potato fries at just about every restaurant in the Lower Mainland that serves them. Montana's sweet potato fries are limp and crumbled as we picked them up.
By the time we finished the fries the restaurant was starting to empty. We watched as all the tables around us received their food, including the young couple at the table beside us who were seated about 10 minutes after we arrived. Half an hour after we'd finished our sweet potato fries, dinner arrived. I'd ordered the strawberry citrus salad which came with corn bread. I was really disappointed with the corn bread. Its seriously gone downhill since the last time I'd got it with an order. It was cold and crumbly, fell apart as I ate it. The salad was OK. The problem was the strawberries weren't sweet. They were red, but not sweet and ripe, so they added a sour taste to the salad. My husband had to finish eating it for me.
We finished eating and Jenn returned to ask if we'd like to see a dessert menu and I said yes. She showed up 10 minutes later with the dessert menu and then left. I mean, how long does it take to bring a dessert menu? Especially when it was after 9pm and there weren't that many customers. Although I would have liked the apple cobbler, that I've had many times before, I didn't want to wait half an hour for it. Jenn returned over 5 minutes later and we told her we'd decided not to have dessert, just the bill. It still took us almost 10 minutes to get that, pay, and leave.
And then we went to Dairy Queen for dessert!
My wife and have been here many times, usually the service is really good and the foor is slightly above average... this weekend the service took a nose dive. we were sat at our table and the waitress proceeded to serve other table next to us that had been seated after we arrived. it was like we were in a little invislbe bubble or something.. after 10 minutes of this and 2 sets of couples that had been seated after us having their order taken we left .
An ex-friend took me here for dinner. Never again! The teenage server was
sloooooowww and didn't seem to take his job seriously. Also, it took what seemed like about at least half an hour for our food to come. I had wings. They were not hot. Wings should not take more than a few minutes to cook.
At other places, even pubs, I've gotten wings under 15 minutes. And we were 2 of only about six customers.
At least there's some random stuff to look at on the wall.
The management needs to overhaul the place quick. Re-train the servers or hire new ones. There's lots of eager people out there.
The wings were not very flavourful and had an odd thick coating like all bran or a heavy wheat.
Our dinner was luke warm. I had the pot roast; the gravy seemed as though out of a can or package.
The potatoes didn't tast fresh or homemade. The yorkshire pudding was harder to cut than the
The service was good. The waiter gave our wings to us no charge because of the long wait.
My husband had a pulled pork sandwhich and enjoyed it. My son had the firecracker burger and enjoyed
The decor was fine. The service was well-meaning, if amateurish. The food was quite ordinary but nothing tasted really bad. The price was inflated. I came here to eat because someone else suggested it. I wouldn't choose to come here. Oh, and stop using the same silly birthday "horned" hat for everyone. Good way to spread head lice!
I live in Chilliwack and once in a while we come about 70 km to Langley to shop. When we do we always end up going to some unique restaurant that we don't have back home. A couple of years ago we ate here and after we ordered discovered ALL the bathrooms were out of order. They should not have let anyone in if that was the case. Can you believe the waiter had to take one little boy to the restaurant next door for a dire "emergency". The food was decent that time and the waiter was excellent but when we went to pay (by cash) I had to wait at the front desk for 15 minutes to get my change after leaving a generous tip at the table and I wasn't leaving an additional $15 tip. What a scam to get tips by making it difficult to get your change.
Tonight we went again because we gave them the benefit of the doubt to a case of bad luck and poor cashiers last time and we did enjoy the food and service that time. Tonight we ordered the SIZZLING fajita combo (for 2) that was served ice cold, no dinner plates, icy indignation and a "no problem" when requesting plates, and the cloth napkins just wreak of rancid grease (wonder what else is in them?) Same old scam at the cash register with no one there to give change. Fortunately for me I had the EXACT change but I'm guessing the poor guy that was ahead of me waiting for his change is probably still there waiting. I will NEVER be back to this place!!! You just can't eat ambiance.
Pros: Nice ambience, very good food (though the baby back ribs could have been more tender).
Cons: Inexperienced, under-trained wait staff. Our server forgot to bring us: 1) cutlery; 2) ketchup; 3) sharing plates for appies. Floor manager needs to get a grip on his staff, as many of the girls were standing around at the entranceway yakking, while customers such as ourselves were waiting an eternity for the aforementioned cutlery, condiments etc.
I like Montana's! I do! The food is good, and the service is good too. However, it is too loud (I don't like country music) and I am stunned by how many people go there for their birthdays! Having said that, I do recommend it heartily if those things don't bother you...
Went here last night. Service was good, nothing exceptional, nothing horrible so that was nice.
Seated quickly, order taken and arrived in an allowable time. Too bad the portions can be small depending on what you order. I had some sort of buffalo chicken burger. It was ok, but the "side" of mashed potatoes was nothing but a small ice cream scoop size serving. No other sides, just a regular sized burger and a lil bit of potatoes. Way too small and not worth the $12 they ask for it.
It was probably the last time I eat here, everything is well overpriced for what you get (both in quality and quantity). Too bad that they changed their menu so much, it used to be decent.
Boyfriend and I went here for a quick dinner. I've been here before about 3 years ago and had a bad experience so I decided to try it again. I ended up sending the food back and didn't ask for it to be replaced. My boyfriend ended up eating his, which he says Tim Horton's would make a better slow roast beef sandwich. All I asked for was a BLT. And I got warm cheapo bread, half cooked and slimy bacon, and the entire sandwich was dry..no mayo, no cheese, I'm gagging just thinking about it. Never again....
They were having plenty of free give aways! I enjoyed their ribs and salad. They've added some new items to the menu and offered a newly added appetizer to us for free. All in all it was a little expensive but I mean we got so much free stuff that we didn't care. Plus they're offering the 'all you can eat ribs' everyday now until the end of August.
Reading the previous reviews, for some reason I feel the need to defend Montana's. I went in January with my boyfriend and our friend (male) for a quick dinner before the movies. It seemed to be primarily male, white, suburban crowd - which I suppose isn't surprising given the type of restaurant and the location.
Although I do like red meat, I must admit that I wasn't particularly inspired by the menu, or the decor/ ambience. We did enjoy sitting at the bar having a drink & watching the hockey game though, and then moved to a table in the restaurant section.
Here's where I disagree with the previous reviews: although the restaurant wasn't necessarily my style, the service we received was great! Young-ish early-20's server, but she did a great job. She was attentive in just the right ways, food arrived quite quickly and she offered refills when appropriate. In fact, our friend spilled his beer on the table, and the manager asked our server to bring him a free refill.
So while I don't know that I'll be going back soon (just not my type of a restaurant ambience), our service much, much better then what I see described in these earlier reviews.