Chow Time!

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Holy cow – it struck me today that we’ve got an awful lot of eateries opening up or on the way here in Great Falls!
First, the new On The Border restaurant opened up today, taking the place of Tony Roma’s in the Marketplace. Seems to me that it’s a bit cannibalistic, being so close to Chili’s, but I’ll give it a shot. Heard good things about it.
Second, there’s a new place that opened last week in the building that used to be Big Sky Bagel — it’s a sushi/Thai restaurant with the word “Suki” in it. Not a fan of either – but I will venture forth like a good fiance since my gal loves loves loves Thai food!
Third, they finally broke ground of the new & improved Golden Corral, also in the Marketplace. For those new to the story, the old Golden Corral burned down back in October. Should be ready to open in September.
Fourth, it looks like the Salad Creations is on the verge of opening – signs are up at the intersection of 10th Avenue South at 9th Street. More to my vegetarian-daughter’s liking, but I’ll stop by to see if they have anything for carnivores 🙂
Salad Creations
And finally, it looks like there will be TWO hot dog eateries competing for our food dollars: Stinky’s is now open in the casino at 10th Avenue South at 25th Street, and the Downtown Dog House on 5th Street off of Central Avenue is getting close to opening, I think.
Whew! We’ve already got plenty of great places to eat – can we handle even more choices?!



  1. Wow – high praise, to have been there 3x already! Between your endorsement, the crowds, and my gal’s passion for Thai food, I just might have to learn to love it 🙂

  2. David,

    On the Border is definitely different from Chili’s. Yes, Chili’s has some Mexican/Spanish style dishes. But On the Border is a true Mexican restaurant. I’m not saying it’s super authentic (although it tastes great!) but they don’t really have the burgers and stuff Chili’s has.

    I can see why the owner changed it to an On the Border — I think they’ll do fine.

  3. It would be nice to have a real delicatessen (but, very doubtful that it could survive in Great Falls).

  4. On the Border is owned by the same principal company as Chilis and Macaroni Grill. In the south, EVERYWHERE there is an OTB, there is also a Chilis. The restaurants have a lot in common. It IS NOT authentic Mexican food. It is Tex-Mex, and that is a HUGE difference! I think given the chance, the people of Great Falls will love OTB. The atmosphere and feel of the place is pretty much identical to Chili’s. The drink(alcohol) menu is exactly the same. Any of the tex-mex you can get at Chilis you can get at OTB as well, except of course more variety.

    Overall OTB and Chilisare based on the same concept, they just serve a little different food. If you like the atmosphere athwrong w/ you!

  5. I’m new to the site and I love the idea. I just tried the Suki Cafe for the first time last night and I LOVE IT! The Garlic Lemon Pepper Froglegs were great and I can honestly say that the Spider Roll is one of the best things I have ever tasted…SERIOUSLY!

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