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Montana's BBQ & Bar, Saint John, N.B.

Montana's BBQ & Bar has three locations in New Brunswick and many locations across Canada. Montana's specializes in BBQ - ribs, steak, etc... but they do have nachos on the menu that I try from time to time. In the past, I have had decent to mediocre nachos, but they had never blown me away or made me a "regular" customer there. We visited again in 2021 and 2023 for some nachos, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. 

Montana's Beef Nachos - February 2023

Montana's Beef Nachos - August 2021

Montana's Beef Nachos - August 2021

Montana's Nachos - May 2020

Montana's Pulled Pork Nachos - April 2019

Montana's Beef Nachos - January 2019

Montana's Beef Nachos - January 2019

Distribution of Toppings

If you have read some of my reviews where the distribution of toppings was lacking, you would see a picture of the empty chips left over. At Montana's in August 2021 and February 2023 there is no such picture. In other words, there was plenty of cheese and toppings with every bite.


In the past, I mentioned a lime spice on the chips, but they were plain this time. I think they should bring the lime spice back to add more flavor to the nachos. The chips and toppings were fresh and there was enough dip for our chips. There were a lot of jalapeƱos to add some spice and lots of tomatoes so that you can get some nutrition while eating a towering mountain of tasty nachos. In February 2023, we did not order the 1/4 pound of extra cheese and I felt it was sufficient. 


The nachos are priced at $19.99 including the meat which is either beef or pulled pork. If you add guacamole it is $1.99 extra and if you add 1/4 lb of cheese it is $3.99 extra. This time, the value of the nachos is justified because of the quality, distribution of toppings, and they match the average price of nachos in the area. 


These nachos were enough for two people to share for a meal.


Montana's nachos have come a long way in the past couple of years. They have improved on their distribution of toppings, the quality, the value, but kept the quantity the same. I would add a spice to the nachos to add more flavor and increase the portion size. In addition, I would provide more options for dips and meats. Given this review, I think Montana's deserves to climb the ladder of excellence that is the top ten nachos in Saint John. I think a letter grade increase is warranted. 

Nacho Blog Rating: A-