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Livingston/Bozeman area in October

I will be in the area for my first visit the 1st week of October and besides doing some hiking and horseback riding I want to check out both towns restaurants. I've had a hard time finding many recommendations . Can anyone help? I will have a car, don't mind driving at all and any budget is fine. Besides restaurants, any bakery or coffee shops recommendations would be great too!

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  1. We`ve found Bozeman/Livingston a tough call for good food. I`m sure that there are places there that we`ve have yet to discover but we have tried.
    In livingston we have had brkfast at the cafe in the old train station a few times & it`s been OK. The Mexican place across the street has been Ok for huevos rancheros, not excellent but not terrible either.. We had heard good things about the Livingston Grille but it was closed the day we attempted to go for dinner.
    We`ve kinda` given up on Bozeman & now just go to Ted`s Montana Grill....it`s never brilliant but it is consistent. Back in June we stayed in Bozeman overnite & the weather was wet & very cool. Stopped at Ted`s for dinner.....the braised bison pot roast with mashed potatoes/green beans. I have to say that it was excellent & sure tasted wonderful after walking around downtown in cool drizzly weather..
    Good luck, let us know if you find a great spot!
    Rich
    BTW, Community Foods in Bozeman has pretty good soups, etc.

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    1. re: rancher rick

      Thank you! I think you experienced what I am finding....not too many food recommendations. The co-op in Bozeman is on my list to check out. I'll have access to a kitchen so I should be able to take advantage of their food. And I will try Ted's.

      1. re: makecake

        I think cooking your own meals is probably the best bet if you are staying somewhere with kitchen facilities/ We usually end up buying food for dinners at Community Foods & since we stay at the Marriott Residence Inn we are able to cook diiners. It`s always better & of course, much less expensive.. We have a reasonably generous restaurant budget when we travel but "hate" sspending good money on mediocre food.
        The margarita`s at Ted`s are very good(Ted`s Signature). This past June we did a Margarita tour down to Santa Fe & surprisingly, the best ones were at Ted`s in Bozeman.
        Rich

    2. Blackbird Kitchen

      Olives
      Bread
      Salumi Platter
      Roasted Beet Salad
      Speck Pizza

      http://www.blackbirdkitchen.com/black...

      1. Stacey's Bar Gallatin Gateway.

        Mushroom Swiss Burger medium rare, house made chips, PBR'S... and a Taxi

        1. 2nd Street Bistro

          http://www.secondstreetbistro.com/

          Save room for an after dinner drink at the Murry Bar in the same building.

          1. When dining in Montana you just need to chill and while eating review the great day you just had, get involved with the people and have fun. The food always tastes better after the outdoors and good exercise. Fall will be in the air and you will be hungry...