• Montana's Cookhouse

  • 3.5 stars
    (24 reviews, average rating: 3.4/5)
  • Cuisines: Bar & Grill
  • (905) 318-3992
  • 1508 Upper James Street Hamilton, ON L9B 1K3
  • Neighbourhoods: Ryckmans
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DustinB
1 Review
2012/03/04
  • Great Place!!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • I attended Montana's Cookhouse with my Brother and Girlfriend last week and expected good quality food and service. I expected it because Montanas Cookhouse i widely recognized and I have also attended it before and loved it. I suggest coming here for a dinner or lunch because you receive great food for a low cost. I ordered chicken penne which was 15$ and a coke for 3$, so for under 20$ I received an excellent meal and fast service. The environment is loud and upbeat giving you a fun experience.

  • Order: Chicken Penne and a Coke
 
Robin
2 Reviews
2011/10/15
  • Pass the earplugs
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • This is the first (& last) time we have been there. We noticed the place was very noisy when we got there, but the worst was yet to come. I ordered the sirloin with shrimp, Hubby ordered the 12 oz sirloin. Mine came with no shrimp so the waitress took it back. When we resumed eating, Hubby noticed that they hadn't given us any onions, again the waitress had to bring them. They had sat us beside a party of about 30, 15 of which were screaming kids, all sat at a table by themselves, when they actually stayed at their table. They yelled incessantly, and were frequently screamed at by their parents. The kids all ran laps around the restaurant, which took them by our table about every 30 seconds. We couldn't wait to get out of there. I gave them 2 stars because the steak was great and our waitress was very efficient and friendly. WILL NOT go back again!!!
    Liked: Disliked:

  • Order: Sirloin w/shrimp, 12 oz sirloin
 
kgb
1 Review
2011/10/05
  • Great Cookhouse Experience
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • I've visited this cookhouse many times and it has always been quite satisfactory. The dish's are all classics such as "The Canadian Burger" and their current addition of chicken taco's was great. A constantly changing menu will always have me coming back. Service is always up to par as well, no complaints on that respect. The atmosphere seems quite friendly and staff are always upbeat which makes my dine-in experience more enjoyable. I also noticed that when I was there it was quite busy and yet they brought our food out in about 15 minutes, which was pleasantly surprising. With these prices and the food offered it's a great cookhouse style restaurant, will definitely come back, keep up the good work!

  • Order: Chicken Taco's, house salad
 
rick
10 Reviews
2011/09/10
  • Great Dinner
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • The steak was cooked perfectly and very tasty. Came with baked potato with the works - butter, sour cream, bacon bits, cheddar cheese and green onions. Fried onions were very tasty. Kick-up corn could be warmer. It came out lukewarm. The summer grille dinner was excellent. Tender ribs, yummy wings and shrimps. Our server was attentive to us and very pleasant. What I did notice once I got home was we were missing a couple of items that should have came with our meal. I looked online at their menu and noticed that baked beans and coleslaw was missing from our meals. Not sure if this was an oversight in the kitchen or our server. This is the new location up on the mountain near Mud St. We would still go back because we enjoyed our meals. Service was quick and friendly and the food was tasty.

  • Order: Summer Grille - ribs, buffalo wings, shrimp skewers, top sirloin dinner
 
HamiltonFoodie659
1 Review
2011/06/08
  • Went to the new location on the east...
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • Went to the new location on the east mountain/upper stoney creek. Staff members hanging at the bar were loud and conversation was not becoming of family type restaurant. When I asked to speak to a manager one of the loud mouth staff I spoke of was the manager. His name was Steve. I have never dealt with such a rude, snarky representative on a company. How someone like this individual named Steve stays employed in the hospitality industry is beyond me. I do a lot of public speaking about customer service and will tell this tale whenever I get the chance. I quietly paid my bill and will never return, to any Montana's. I will however share the experience with as many people as possible. Good luck with that person representing your business.

  • Order: All you can eat ribs times 4
 
Alysilver
7 Reviews
2009/02/11
  • Montana's is one of my favourite restaurants. I...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Montana's is one of my favourite restaurants. I always love going back to see what new items have been added to the menu. Even though I always get the ribs when I'm there. Can't beat them. This is one restaurant that my family and I enjoy going to. We always have a different experience with every visit.

 
2010/10/10

Recent Comment by: TonyP

Thanks for your comments Alysilver

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jizeep
2 Reviews
2009/01/14
  • Had to go to the back to ask for my soup since...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • Had to go to the back to ask for my soup since the waitress forgot it. Food tasted good..way over priced though. Very slow...took just over two hours to have two pops, soup to start and a meal. In two hours we should have had a seven course meal. The "winning deal meal" was a joke - take note of the false advertising on the website and the menu - the desert is a HALF portion, not the full portion in a measuring cup. What ever happened to the good old Montanas from 5 years ago when it use to be amazing every time?

  • Order: the steak winning deal meal, pot roast soup, roast beef
 
2010/10/10

Recent Comment by: TonyP

Hey Jizeep, great comments, have you seen the new menu? A ton of Monatana's favoites have come back beans, coleslaw and the firecamp corn, they ahav also increased the portion size. It's making a turnaround

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JohnHunter
2008/11/07
  • How can anybody rate this place as 10?
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 3
  • I feel sorry our waitress has to share the tip we left her with the kitchen staff. It has been 5 years since my last visit and it will be at least that again, if I can forget how bad the food is. What was wrong.
    Cheese on the garlic bread was difficult to see or taste on the very small portion that was served up.
    Fish & chips with inedible fries means the whole meal is a waste of effort.
    Fries were also served, eventually, with the ribs. These were also inedible.

  • Order: Cheesy Garlic bread, Ribs, wings, fish & chips. Beer and Ceasar
 
2010/10/10

Recent Comment by: TonyP

WOW that was horrible John, I know one of the owners of this Montana's do you want me to send him your contact information. He would love to talk to you

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Amber
2008/06/30
  • MMMMM MMMM GOOD
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • i thought this place was amazing, prices we're bad. and the food was amazing! The hosts and servers seemed vry genuine and the food was great. we didn't have utensils but our server took care of that right away. My freind was celebrating her birthday and she seemed to have a good time. Our server was very loud and embarassed her but she was still smiling when all was done. all in alll great food and a fun time

  • Order: spinach dip, penne, water
 
Boyko's
2008/05/18
  • WOW what an amazing night, the staff were amazing...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • WOW what an amazing night, the staff were amazing and the food was out of this world.

    I always have a hard time getting a great steak as I like mine well done but WOW this place got it right. I will definitely be coming to Montana's on Upper James in Hamilton as soon as I can

  • Order: potatoe skins, diet pepsi, ricker's red, we both had the fall's steak 8 oz one was med-rare the other well-done, with baked potatoes and beans, tea
 
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