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It all started out simply enough in 1993 ….. two brothers, one from the front of the house and one from the kitchen, wanting to do authentic food and drink that was simple, approachable and from the freshest of locally-sourced ingredients. Many years later, Walkers is a well-established downtown favorite and a destination for locals, travelers, theater-goers, and museum patrons alike.  The menu is a glorious mix of international cuisine and western comfort food and selections offer freshness and simplicity with professional wait staff that contribute friendly service in a casual, yet urban, dining setting.  And the barkeeps are some of the finest in the region and have been classically-trained in the art of drink, not to mention they’re just kind of nice folk.

Walkers is conveniently located near the hospital, financial and ballpark districts in downtown, as well as in between the historic Northern Hotel and the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton and within walking distance of the other hotel properties. We accept reservations, although certainly not required, and we have plenty of parking at no charge for our guests. Walkers serves dinner only, 7 days a week, with live jazz every Sunday from 7-10. Come see what all of the fuss is about and enjoy some great food, crafted drink and infamous Walkers’ hospitality.

"End of the Night" by Nic Jovanovich



Walkers has always enthusiastically supported Montana and Wyoming farmers and ranchers, using local and regional ingredients whenever feasible. At the helm of this chef-driven restaurant is Nick Steen, who describes his craft as “borderless dining”, where boots and gowns, burgers and pan-seared duck, and barbed wire and china happily co-exist and remind us how delicious life is in the West.

Walkers has been a recipient of the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator for many years, as well as receiving write-ups in the Wall Street Journal, Billings Gazette, Frommer’s Guide, and the Montana and Sunset Magazines. It has served such noted guests as Mel Gibson, Lou Gosset, Jr., Jon Voight, Bruce Dern, Joan Baez, Poet Alan Ginsberg, blues artists Keb Moe, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, jazzmen Chris Botti and Jeff Hamilton and most notably, President Bill Clinton, to name just a few.