Remember This Unique Hidden Restaurant in Bozeman?
If you're craving a bite to eat, Bozeman has a lot to offer when it comes to restaurants. However, you won't find many that are as unique as this one.
For many years, the Stockyard Cafe was a popular spot to get breakfast if you wanted to avoid the crowds in downtown Bozeman. The Stockyard was located in an old, run-down building just north of town.
It was a place where you could get a great meal for a decent price. Most of those places have disappeared over the years, and the Stockyard Cafe is no exception. The restaurant closed for good in 2017.
Breakfast at the Stockyard wasn't anything fancy, but the experience was one-of-a-kind. It was definitely a hidden treasure in Bozeman during the years that it was open. The restaurant was located at 1018 E. Griffin Dr., which was also where local livestock auctions happened before eventually moving operations to Three Forks.
One thing that I remember about the Stockyard Cafe is that they only accepted cash. Most people that ate there on a regular basis knew about it, but it was always entertaining to watch someone try to pay with a card. You were given a list of laminated rules when you sat down at the counter. The rules, including "Don't expect ice, we don't have any" and "Put $$ on the counter when you are ready to hit the road, Jack" were always good for a laugh.
I was thinking about places in Bozeman that have disappeared throughout the years, and I'll never forget the Stockyard Cafe. Hopefully, you had a chance to experience it before it closed.