Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ted's Montana Grill - Kennesaw, Georgia

We're always on the lookout for a good burger. With that in mind we headed to Ted's Montana Grill. The Ted in the name is Ted Turner and the restaurant features his Montana ranch's bison.

We were there for lunch and arrived to a not very busy dining room. Unfortunately we got off to a bit of a bumpy start and the good food, drinks and service never quite overcame that initial disappointing impression. We were seated and then ignored. There may have been some confusion over whose section we were in or some other service issue but the end result was that we sat and sat and sat. The manager must have noticed this about the same time I was getting up to find a server because our server finally appeared. She apologized for the delay and the service from that point forward was ok.

I ordered a white wine sangria with mango as we placed our order for lunch. My drink arrived in a short time and was delicious.

Soon after our burgers arrived. The Green and Hot burger I had was very good. A hand crafted bison patty served at exactly the temperature I requested, rare. It was topped with pepper jack cheese, fresh made guacamole, grilled jalapeƱos and chipotle ranch. The whole thing was rounded out with an order of just about perfect fries. Skin on, double fried, lightly salted and delicious.

My dining companion had the Montana Breakfast burger. A hand crafted bison patty topped with American cheese, grilled ham, spicy tomato jam and a fried over-easy egg. Another good burger also served with an order of those perfect fries.

House made pickles
 The food was good, the service, once it started, was ok and the sangria was great. But all that said I never could shake the initial disappointment. We're still undecided as to whether we will go back. Maybe we were all having an off day, it happens. If we do go back I'll update this post with those impressions too.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I'm not originally from Georgia and have been to restaurants all over, but this is my favorite restaurant EVER! Sorry if it took a few seconds longer than normal for your server to come.

    1. I'm happy you enjoy Ted's so much. Thanks for the comment!