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Matt Hornback
· January 12, 2018
Reviews for this place are all good so we walked in single digit temps to try this out on a business trip. Amazing lunch experience that is for sure. If you are ever in Helena you will be very sad tha...t you didn't try it. See More
Chelsee Kirn
· March 7, 2018
It was okaaay...came in from out of town and it was mediocre I was super disappointed in the cornbread muffin, it was inedible the paper was baked into the muffin and wouldn’t separate when i tried a ...piece from the middle (only salvageable part) it was extremely dry and just crumbled to pieces...unfortunately we won’t be back I expected a little more for the price then just a plain slice of white bread under the meat � See More
Chris PauIuk
· March 26, 2018
Tender meats, perfect smoke, excellent sauce.
Beans had a great kick.. I'm not a potato salad person, but I really enjoyed it. Dirty rice is killer, you can't go wrong with anything here.
Kristin Thomas
· March 12, 2018
Thank you for the delicious pulled pork that you provided for our daughter's service. The food was delicious (as always) and your support and friendship made a very difficult time a little brighter. T...hank you again, from our family to yours. See More
Traci Taranik
· October 13, 2017
Food was very good, beans are spicy! Yum! The cornbread is more like corn"cake". I would have given 5 stars however they do not have ANY highchairs. We had to take turns eating and holding my 1 year o...ld. Kinda lame. We won't go back to eat if we have her with us, unfortunate. They also ran out of ribs at 6pm. See More
Courtney Engebretson
· March 7, 2018
It was awesome. I didn’t get to have the tacos but the tri tip platter made up for it. Guess I will have to try again
Brianna Donoven
· January 26, 2018
Once again, Bad Betty's BBQ provided an amazing spread for our staff lunch. The dirty rice is a tasty addition to the sides and nothing beats the cornbread muffins! Thanks Bad Betty's!!
Shastina Stewart
· February 2, 2018
Great service! Was change short for the special I went in for. The cashier made it happen for me. First time in and will be back. Excellent food, great customer service!
Shannon Hovden
· January 15, 2018
We got your food today to try! We got burnt ends, pulled pork, brisket and chicken. It was all very VERY good!!!! We were so impressed. ��
Karina Densmore
· August 17, 2017
Bad Betty's catered our wedding last weekend and was a huge hit with our out of town guests! The assortment was awesome and the brisket, chicken, and spicy mac and cheese were definitely the biggest m...overs on the buffet line. Calvin and Brandy did a great job putting the menu together with us and the employees that brought everything out to the ranch were lovely to work with and even followed up with our guests to make sure everything was satisfactory. Very impressed and would definitely recommend to others for catering services! See More
Terry Lopez
· November 3, 2017
i love it that a bbq place has something to offer besides pork, i dont do pork but omg the brisquett is to die for...
Susonne West
· April 20, 2018
So so good! The food was AMAZING and so was the staff! Super cute place! We'll definitely be back!!
Cole Martin
· September 12, 2017
Excellent food. The quality of sides were great, the meats were spot on. Customer service was good. I will keep coming down from great falls its worth the drive.
Vincent Goodwin
· August 9, 2017
The wicked beans and Jalapeño corn bread are outstanding. The ribs are awsome. Are you kidding me!!!! I have been to some BBQ joints all over the country and some famous ones this place beats most and... might be one of the best in the country See More
Megan Babin
· July 17, 2017
This BBQ is out of this world!! The staff are incredibly friendly as well. The process is super streamlined...and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Now, back to the food...the best BBQ I've ever eat...en. In the 24 hours we were in Helena, we ate 2 of our meals there...sampling chicken, ribs, pork, and brisket. They were all phenomenal!! In addition, the Red Neck Taco is a GENIUS invention that I cannot rave enough about!! Can't wait to go back!! See More
Juan Varela
· June 10, 2017
My wife and I were visiting Helena for the afternoon and we're craving barbecue chicken for lunch. We found Bad Betty's on Google maps, and it is a very nice place with a great friendly staff. And the... food is excellent. Their smoked barbecue chicken was worth the drive. I will definitely be back and next time I will try their burnt ends, I hear they are excellent. I plan on visiting Helena every 2 weeks now that I know where to get great barbecue. Just like back home in Texas See More
Lisa Hansen
· November 8, 2017
My Husband and i we're passing through Helena yesterday we wanted something new. So we stopped at Bad Bettys BBQ. Amazing Food! Great Atmosphere, Oustanding Customer service, and Very Clean. We w...ill be Back! See More
Dave Manganello
· November 1, 2017
Really good Barbeque is hard to find outside of typically popular BBQ regions... if this is “Montana Style” Q... lookout Memphis, KC and Texas... Helena had better be on your BBQ Tour Map!!!
Justin Sauer
· January 6, 2017
Well you did it again. I got lunch for a coworker who had never been and you immediately impressed. He is originally from Louisiana and did nothing but compliment the entire time he ate. Mine was also... delicious and I have yet to be less than amazed at how well it was done. I also love the simplicity you put into it...two plain slices of genious. You stick to bringing out the flavors in everything else that you do. From going to culinary arts school and studying the trade, it's extremely refreshing to find a place like yours. You're a small business with big knowledge on southern style bbq and I will continue to empty my bank account at your place of business. :) See More
John Larson
· June 24, 2017
The food is very good...but...At 6 pm on a Friday night they were out of chicken and brisket. Some folks do not do pork, and brisket is supposedly one of Bad Betty's signature dishes. We had a 406 dea...l so that we could try Bad Betty's to see if they will become one of our "regulars" in our eating out rotation.

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THANK YOU FRIENDS AND FAMILY!!!! WE ARE GONNA MAKE OUR KICKSTARTER GOAL!!!!! Some of you missed the video on our kickstarter page (the large picture at the top is a video link ;-) ) So, I'm posting it here for you. Check it out, Brandon Orr did an amazing job putting this together for us. Wait for the outtake at the end ;-) We have just a little ways to go yet, but we have two coming in tomorrow that will put us over the top. Any funds pledged from this point will go directly to our outdoor patio space. The timeline moving forward is: 1. Mobile Food Truck on the street June 3rd. 2. Buildout of the smoker shack out back 3. Remodel of the entrance and takeout counter 4. Outdoor Patio and public seating Just 2 days to go, so still plenty of time to take advantage of some of our amazing Rewards on Kickstarter. Just follow this link and pledge! Thank You All!! - Bad Betty
We make fiiiiire!

Meanwhile, aboard the USS Bad Betty....

Captains Log 4.23.18. Jenna, our Ole Hickory Smoker, has been burning a fire of apple and cherry wood all night cooking moist, tender brisket and pulled pork. The ribs and chicken are now on, and the air is filled with the sweet smell of smoked meats..... We are fully stocked and ready for the week ahead. The crew is in good spirits and anxious to see familiar faces, and to meet some new ones too. We are on a humanitarian mission t...o bring the best barbecue in Montana to the hungry citizens of this strange new land. And, if necessary, give them the meat sweats.........

Starting on Monday we have a full bounty of Barbecue available for our guests every day, while it lasts... tender smoked brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and Tri-Tip. With side options, including: Sinful Slaw, 'Tater Salad, Cheddar Cornbread, & Banana Puddin' on the mild end or Wicked Beans, Dirty Rice, & Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Muffins on the spicy side.

"Taco Second Day of the Week" is our weekly Tuesday custom. This week guests can choose between Tri-Tip Carne Asada or Pulled Chicken. Three street tacos with house-made pico de gallo, 4 Mexican cheese blend, onion & cilantro, and chipotle aioli along with your choice of 2 sides.

Kansas City Burnt Ends are only available on Wednesdays. 6 ounces of tender double smoked and soaked brisket burnt ends are piled on soft white bread to soak up the sauce. comes with 2 sides and a smile.

Thursday is Tri-Tip-Dip day, and now we also offer the Philly Beast on Thursdays. The Tri-Tip-Dip is 1/3# of tender Tri-Tip with sliced provolone, smoked peppers and onions, and au jus on a Park Avenue hoagie roll. Or go big with the Philly Beast: we start with a Park Avenue Bakery french roll and fill it with our house-made fungi mushroom & provolone cheese sauce. Then we pile in 1/2 pound of chopped brisket or Tri-Tip topped with Bad Betty's Barbecue Sauce add some smoked peppers and onions then finish with your choice of sliced sausage.

We will cap off the week on Friday with a crowd favorite, a Burger that needs no introduction, but it likes to say "Hey! I'm a Fungi!". 1/3# ground beef made into a cup, filled with a mushroom provolone cheese sauce, topped with ground beef, wrapped in bacon, smoked, served on a toasted french hamburger bun and then smothered with more of the mushroom provolone sauce. We always make a double batch of the Fungi burgers, because they always go fast! Get here early to claim yours, and as always..... 1 per person, no call ins, no holds, no kidding

Our hours are:
Mon: 10:30 - 3:00
Tues - Friday: 10:30 - 7:00

If you need to feed a group of 10 or more, it is recommended that you call 24 hours in advance to gaurantee we will have what you need set aside.

Bad Betty's Barbecue
812 Front Street
Helena, MT

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Another successful trip in the books. There was lots of good bbq and some great views. Some new faces joined us this year and they weren’t disappointed. Top bbq spots for this year were Matt's BBQ , The Notorious PIG BBQ ,Bad Betty's Barbecue , Bam Bam's BBQ.