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Caretaker's Cabin

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212 S Park Ave, Helena, MT 59601-6279
+1 406-449-6848
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Whitehouse, Texas
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Interesting old cabin with items from back in the mining days of Helena. The restaurant is no longer there.

Thank TexasRVer75791
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently went here for date night and were extremely impressed. The owner Jim and his lovely wife were incredibly welcoming and friendly. We were allowed to eat outside which is a beautiful area surrounded by trees and an old timey rock wall, and cute lights strung up. We were offered phenomenal service, food, and drinks. We... More 

3 Thank Erinx603
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner! One of the best steaks I've had. Cooked perfectly. Prices are very reasonable. Meals include bread, sides and dessert. Small cabin setting with personal, friendly service. Make reservations if possible as seating is limited.

3 Thank Lisa N
Billings, Montana
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

The food was very good and the amount was way beyond what I expected. i ordered the 3/4 lb of crab legs for $24.99. Not only did it come with fire boiled crab legs (delicious) but bread, corn on the cob, vegetables, corn bread and a desert all for that price. The service speed was slow but they were always... More 

4 Thank bnic5
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

It is a cute place. The heart and love put into the food is evident. The food was very good. The atmosphere is cute reflecting the era of the building, The owner and staff were charming. We enjoyed the meal. The sautéed mushrooms were to die for...had a excellent taste ( old family recipe I was told) We would go... More 

2 Thank ValerieMK
The Villages, Florida
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59 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

While it might not have been the best meal in a restaurant it is very near the top-We had never had a huckleberry pulled pork sandwich and yes it was a little messy but it was delicious-my wife and I were doing a Lewis and Clark tour when we discovered Reeder's Alley and in turn Caretaker's Cabin. Having owned a... More 

Thank frankkraft
East Coast
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Tried calling one early afternoon (both phone numbers on their website, and one number was no longer in service anymore) to see if there was availability for that evening for dinner. I left a message on the working phone number's voicemail, but never received a call back. So, an anniversary dinner was not to be had at this establishment, and... More 

Thank travelertas
Helena, Montana
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

Dining in a 150-year-old cabin is certainly unique. The Caretaker’s Restaurant only seats 38 people so the owners have made sure that everyone in the place is considered special and given special treatment. The food was outstanding. Everything is included in one price, including dessert. It is not exactly cheap, but worth every penny. Part of the ambiance is having... More 

2 Thank MontanaTraveler2011
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

Reservations were easy! The sautéed mushrooms drenched in butter were artery-clogging divine. Plastic table cloths, paper napkins, and styrofoam plate cheapened the ambiance of this charming and historic space. My dinner was very mediocre; I had the seafood skillet with tough and rubbery shrimp and other nuggets of seafood. The corn on the cob had the texture of having sat... More 

1 Thank Dbdick
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

Every so often in your travels, you come across a unique place that stands out in every respect. During our trip from Vancouver BC last month we visited the Caretaker's Cabin (Old Miners Dining Club) in Helena MT and enjoyed one such event. The Caretaker's Cabin, located in Reeders Alley, is a fascinating remnant of Helena's pioneering and mining past.... More 

2 Thank Bob M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 S Park Ave, Helena, MT 59601-6279
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
  • Phone Number: +1 406-449-6848

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?