Montana’s BBQ and Bar (Tsawwassen): Buttermilk Country Chicken and Ribs

To say that we don’t visit Tsawwassen much is an understatement. Located in the southern tip of Delta, most people wind up here if they’re heading to the ferries, to do some US shopping at Point Roberts, or if they’re heading out to Tsawwassen Mills (that large outlet shopping centre on Tsawwassen First Nations land). We were here for the latter and, after finishing our shopping, we stopped by Montana’s for lunch.

We don’t make it out to Montana’s very often (wish they had a location that was closer to Vancouver). The last time we were at a Montana’s was at their location out in Coquitlam (which I’ve heard has since closed). From what I recalled, the serving sizes were pretty generous… something which was echoed in this visit.

Let me just say that I always enjoy eating at a place where we can draw on the tablecloths… something which we did here while we enjoyed our Sweet Tea Lemonade ($3.99) and Blackberry Mule ($6.50) while we waited for our food to arrive. I know… we’re not exactly artists but it’s still fun.

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The Buttermilk Country Chicken ($16.99) is served with veggies, cornbread, and mashed potatoes. I thoroughly enjoyed the light and crisp chicken (marinated in buttermilk) and the fact that the garlic mashed potatoes incorporated the potato skin. And oh that country-style gravy! Damn!

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The Rib Taster ($14.99) includes 4 bones, which may not sound like a lot… but is a good size. Served with crunchy/creamy coleslaw, cornbread, and lightly crisp yam fries. Man, those yam fries were so addictive! We had the ribs prepared with their Texas Bold sauce but I actually think I preferred their Apple Butter sauce. Thankfully, they have extra sauces table-side that you can use.

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Now, I know that I started off saying that we don’t get out here much but we did return for a revisit a couple of months later. Since we were here during happy hour, we figured it’d be a good chance to try out some of their other menu items. First up was the Sweet Tea Lemonade and Shirley Temple along with their Four Cheese Spinach Dip. The dip comes with a mix of some really good pita chips as well as multi-colour tortilla chips. Before I go further, I do have to say that I was a bit disappointed that we didn’t have crayons and a paper tablecloth to draw on 😦

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The Double Dusted Wings ($6.50 happy hour) were large and saucy and a steal at this price.

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For something a bit more filling, we also ordered the Large Pork Rib ($25.99) which comes with about 9 bones in your choice of bbq sauce and enhanced it with a fully loaded baked potato ($1.99) and a side of Beef Brisket ($5). Obviously, they know their ribs… but I found the beef brisket to be too dry.

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If you visit, make sure to grab some corn bread (we actually ordered extra to bring home). On second thought, maybe it’s a good thing that they don’t have a Montana’s closer to us… I’d definitely wind up packing on a few too many pounds.

5000 Canoe Pass Way R1
Tsawwassen, BC

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Posted on January 29, 2020, in BBQ, Restaurant Review, Southern and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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