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Big Sky Montana is not just home to the Biggest Skiing in America, it is an all around fantastic family vacation destination. In the winter, Big Sky offers a myriad of fun outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sledding, sleigh rides, dog sledding, and more.
As we all know, any great family vacation involves great family dining. There are many excellent and fun eateries in Big Sky; some even dish up a serving of "favorite unforgettable experience" with every meal.
I am a long-time, Big Sky local; when visitors, especially those with kids, ask where they should eat, I recommend the following:
The Montana Dinner Yurt
The Montana Dinner Yurt experience is more than just dinner. It is a once in a lifetime, back-country adventure. Your evening begins with a 20 minute ride by snowcat to a cozy yurt (an igloo-like tent) tucked back in the Montana wilderness. Once you arrive, you'll enjoy sledding, campfires, and hot drinks, followed by a delicious steak dinner.
Sleigh Ride Dinner at the Lone Mountain Ranch
This one scarcely needs any explanation; imagine your family, together in a horse drawn sleigh, sipping hot chocolate and gliding through a real-life winter wonderland, on your way to enjoying a hearty prime rib dinner.
Choppers Grub & Pub
Perhaps you are just looking for a great meal in a fun atmosphere. If this is the case, try Choppers. The menu is varied with plenty of choices for parents and kids alike. The food is pleasantly familiar American cuisine such as burgers, (Choppers was voted Best Burger in Big Sky, 2012) chicken wings, and nachos.
Blue Moon Bakery
The Blue Moon Bakery has the most delicious pizza in Big Sky, which may explain why they were voted Best Pizza in Big Sky for 2012. Stop in for hand-tossed pizza, delicious salads, and a cold draft beer. Afterward, choose from the tempting selection of cookies and treats.
The Bugaboo Cafe is owned and operated by two talented chefs, and it shows. Everything on the menu is tantalizing. My personal favorite is the gyro served with house made chips; it just can't be beat.
But don't wait until dinner to go to Bugaboo Cafe, they are open for breakfast and lunch only, they close at 4pm.