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Posted by spacekace (+896) 13 years ago
OMG! I just read on the MC Star online that Miles City is getting a Rib and Chop House, replacing The Stagecoach.

http://www.milescitystar..../index.php

Does this mean that you now will be able to get an amazing meal at a high class restaurant in Miles City... with a glass of wine that isn't out of a box? How excited are we?????

[This message has been edited by spacekace (edited 4/28/2008).]
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Posted by Peggy (+28) 13 years ago
Here is the website that was mentioned in the article. The menu looks pretty good.
http://www.ribandchophouse.com/
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Posted by ABC (+381) 13 years ago
I thought it was amazing that in tonight's issue of the Miles City Star, the current owner of The Stagecoach Station was saying that he's glad the Steak and Chop House will replace his restaurant because the service and food were good. I think his opinion is laughable because the Stagecoach had neither.

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Posted by spacekace (+896) 13 years ago
I agree that the Stagecoach had neither, but I am excited that they are replacing it with a restaurant that excels at both! Have you ate at a Rib and Chop House??? It's also very exciting that they are sending the servers etc. from Miles City to train at Livingston and Billings... I think it should change the attitude of servers in this town...or at least we know that service will be up to par. I hope that at least I am not dissapointed... because I absolutely love the Livingston version!
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 13 years ago
A restaurant in MC with a wine list? Cool . Sorry to hear it's still going to have the casino but whatever I guess. Think they're gonna keep the fake covered wagon?

Anyway, casino or no it sounds like a cut above what you can get in MC right now so hopefully they will be successful.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 13 years ago
I'm reminded of the time someone lit that weird talking cowboy on fire. What was it's name? Gabby maybe. Whoever did it should have been rewarded.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1438) 13 years ago
A casino?

...or a poker machine in the corner?


You know what's worse? Like many places the meat will probably come from several States away.

Was the Stagecoach suffering from its general business-type or was there a reason people felt it didn't live up to standard? (I've never eaten there - I think it came in after I moved out of State).

[This message has been edited by Dan Mowry (edited 4/29/2008).]
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 13 years ago
I'm reminded of the time someone lit that weird talking cowboy on fire. What was it's name? Gabby maybe. Whoever did it should have been rewarded.

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I think the guy that set Gabby on fire went to Yale.

Gabby is/was pretty creepy.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 13 years ago
I actually ate at the Stagecoach not too long ago. It wasn't bad, but nothing special. About like you would expect to get at Applebee's or someplace like that.
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Posted by Tracy (+51) 13 years ago
The meals aren't that great at the Stagecoach and everytime I have eaten there the service is awfull. I don't like getting scowls from my waitress. Also, they are really slow. I hope the Rib and Chop House is better, it would be nice to have another decent place to eat.
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Posted by spacekace (+896) 13 years ago
I believe in the article it said that the meat was actually cut at the restaurant and the seafood was driven in fresh several times a week... Yay! On the menu it does say that the lamb at least is natural grown locally...which I would assume it's from Montana or Wyoming since the other restaurants are from there...
In other words, I don't think the steaks are coming from Sysco...
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 13 years ago
I've always thought it would be cool to have a restaurant in MC and contract with a local rancher for all the beef/pork/lamb/chicken etc. It would probably be a logistical nightmare though, since the average cow has 700 lbs of beef but only 20 of that is rib eyes and the average restaurant might need 20 ribeyes a night but no rump roasts or chuck steaks at all. There are chefs that buy entire carcasses from animals raised to their exact specifications and try to use the whole thing but that takes a lot of talent and a fairly open-minded clientèle. I'm sure it's a whole lot easier even if you want to cut the steaks yourself to just buy primals from a packing plant.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17335) 13 years ago
On the other hand, Levi, the fast food industry buys cattle whole...and grinds the whole animal up into hamburger. I would think if you high graded the choice cuts, you'd have more than enough leftovers for quality burger.

Local lamb....now that would be good. I bought half a lamb from a rancher in Gold Creek this year, and the shish kebob I grilled the other night might have been one of the best things I have ever tasted....just fantastic tasting lamb.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 13 years ago
But have you seen the animals that get turned into Big Macs? Dairy cows that can't produce milk anymore & herd culls don't produce too many "prime" cuts.

I worked on a dairy one summer in college - I've got a couple of stories that could probably make some people quit drinking milk -

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Posted by lyle (+16) 13 years ago
I for one will be sad to see the Stage Coach close. I went there almost every noon for lunch. Its close to where I work and the servers were always friendly and fun. There were days when the food was a little slow coming out but i believe that happens in every restaurant. Its sad to see them gone, but the rib and chop house may very well be the thing we are looking for!
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Posted by Ryan (+477) 13 years ago
I worked at the Stagecoach for years and remember when "Gabby" was put on fire and the person who did it was caught and had to pay for the damages which was not small change.
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1284) 13 years ago
The Billings restaurant gets high praise from about everyone I talk to. It is still too new and busy for me to try it, infact I'll be more likely to eat at the Miles City one first. I hope Miles City will support a new higher quality restaurant like this, It is something you have been missing for sometime.

Good luck to all concerned.
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Posted by wilmajean (+39) 13 years ago
The Chop House serves great lunches! I actually prefer it to the pricey dinner menu, which is ala carte. So be warned, it adds up quick. They have great steaks and it was one of my favorite places to eat until they moved to a new location. It is way to small, but I hear rumors that they are going to build. It was in the Historic Sheridan Inn, in Sheridan Wyo. and I would always take visitor's there. A nice addition to any town in my opinion.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 13 years ago
"It was in the Historic Sheridan Inn, in Sheridan Wyo. and I would always take visitor's there. A nice addition to any town in my opinion."

I ate about 3 night/week at the place in Sheridan last summer for most of July & Aug. I never had a bad meal there. The steak was hot and tender and the beer was stout and cold. What more does one need?
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1350) 13 years ago
Wenches?


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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 13 years ago
Richard:

I think we could both stand to mix in a salad once in a while.

Three times a week? Easy on the ticker there, big fella.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 13 years ago
Such is the life of an environmental consultant with huge projects away from home. Ya gotta eat somewhere, so you just as well eat where the food is tasty.
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Posted by Bridgier (+9195) 13 years ago
"so you just as well eat where the food is tasty."

And that's how I gained 10 pounds in 2 weeks while I was in Singapore.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 13 years ago
Work travel is evil. Nothing like being in a new city with a bunch of cool restaurants and the company picking up the tab. I did a bunch of travel for work 2 years ago and gained 15 lbs in 2 months.
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Posted by lyle (+16) 13 years ago
Tracy,
Did you go to the stagecoach during the day or at night? I was just curious about them scowling at you.
Lyle
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 13 years ago
Work travel is evil. Nothing like being in a new city with a bunch of cool restaurants and the company picking up the tab. I did a bunch of travel for work 2 years ago and gained 15 lbs in 2 months.

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I hear you. Most of my adult life I've been a road warrior. Go to a town in Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, northern Iowa and western Wisconsin, and I can probably tell you where a good restaurant is. I usually also know where the bars are too.
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Posted by MRH (+1489) 13 years ago
Hi,

When is the new restaurant going to open for business?
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11757) 13 years ago
I think they are doing their practice now--inviting friends and family--with maybe a soft opening this weekend but I wouldn't swear to it.
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Posted by Alice (+32) 13 years ago
I have eaten at a Rib and Chop house and can say that not only is the food excellent, but so is the service. It is a little pricey, however it is worth every penny spent.
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Posted by Kelly (+2706) 13 years ago
My mother and I ate at R&CH tonight. EXCELLENT!

The service was impeccable.

The food was hot, delicious, and properly cooked. I had calamari appetizer served with a garlic aoli sauce. The squid was cooked tender and golden brown.

The clam chowder I had with my french dip sandwich was excellent with more clams than potato. Yummy.

My mom had the BBQ shrimp. I had a taste. The shrimp were large, and cooked properly as well.

Head on out to Miles City's newest and dare I say BEST restaurant.

K
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Posted by spacekace (+896) 13 years ago
...What, calamari AND aoli in Miles City??????
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Posted by MRH (+1489) 13 years ago
Hi,

Does anyone know when (days and hours) the restaurant is open?
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Posted by jen (+61) 13 years ago
Tuesday thru Sunday open at 4-10:30ish
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Posted by jen (+61) 13 years ago
They now have a real sign up, and they are going 7 days a week. Still only open at 4.
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Posted by Casey Strub (+82) 13 years ago
How fresh is the calamari in miles city???
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 13 years ago
Calamari is pretty much always frozen. It's actually better that way because freezing it breaks down the collagen and makes it more tender, so as long as it's handled properly, calamari is a pretty good type of seafood to eat far from the ocean.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 13 years ago
The ribeye was superub, the guinness cold, it was a great dining experience. I feel sorry for all of those east coast people that are stuck eating in Ruth Crisps. The Rib and Chop House is much better.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 13 years ago
Check it out, I found a recipe for Montana Calamari.

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Posted by jackie stoeckel (+203) 13 years ago
montana calimari....hmmm. is that in the same food group as the rocky mountain oyster?????
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Posted by jen (+61) 13 years ago
We went to the casino in the Chop House over the weekend, the place looks really nice and has it's own seperate room from the restaurant.
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Posted by donlarose (+26) 13 years ago
I for one have to order out which I do every Monday, Every order has been great and I would recommend the food to anyone. Absolutely delicious.
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Posted by ABC (+381) 13 years ago
Now they are open for lunch. They have a great separate menu, with daily specials coming soon.
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Posted by ABC (+381) 13 years ago
sorry...double posted.

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Posted by BLT (+92) 13 years ago
We had a superb dinner at the Hole in wall, salad bar and soup. Steaks average but all for 25 bucks. Try them again sometime.
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Posted by J Scheuering (+9) 13 years ago
Luckily, we once again have an excellent selection of dining choices in Miles City. The new businesses have seemed to complement, rather than compete with established dining locations.
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Posted by VictoriaLynn (+282) 13 years ago
The new restaurant has the best food...........but the noise level is terrible! Guess there always has to be a complaint about something....it is nice though.
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Posted by TK (+1623) 13 years ago
It is a LOT noisier since they took out that mini-wall, or partition. However, it did open it up more and seems to give more dining space. We've eaten there twice now, and both times have been good. BUT not good on the budget--it is a little pricier than what our finances allow. Have a nice menu selection, but wish there were a little more choices. May eat there again, may not, who knows. Don't have anything against it, really. Have yet to try Mexico Lindo....
Not to change the subject, be we've began eating at the Cadillace again (first time in 6 years) and it is actually really good! I LOVE their chicken wrap that they have!
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Posted by Patricia (+61) 13 years ago
Yes, the menu is limited but what they do offer is REALLY well done! If your budget allows, try the desserts too. The Ice Cream Sandwich is to die for!!!
These are happy days for those of us who like to go and eat out once in a while.

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Posted by TK (+1623) 13 years ago
The first time we ate there, we we had dessert, too. To say the least, we weren't exactly impressed. My husband had a strawberry cheesecake and it was still half frozen; I had a creme brulee, and it was cold--they're supposed to be served warm. They weren't bad, but not worth the price; but that's just our opinion.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 13 years ago
What's limited about the menu? When I looked at it online it had everything from seafood to salads to pasta to sandwiches to ribs to buffalo steaks. Haven't eaten there but that seems like an odd thing to say.
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Posted by TK (+1623) 13 years ago
There's a variety, yes, but if you want chicken, per say, there's like only 1, and you get 1/2 bbq chicken. When I go out and want chicken, I want a chicken breast, NOT half a chicken--all the other stuff would go to waste.
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Posted by ABC (+381) 13 years ago
TK:

Did you bring the concerns about your meal to the attention of the owner/manager? I know him pretty well, and I'm sure had he known, you would have left the restaurant satisfied.

ABC
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Posted by TK (+1623) 13 years ago
About what--the desserts? No, didn't even think about it! The desserts were our only major complaint, overall. Usually, when we go out to eat, we are so stuffed by the time we're done and there's still food left on our plates, not to mention we're too full for dessert! That just wasn't the case with the Rib & Chop House. BUT that's just us---
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17335) 13 years ago
I would think, that if I were managing an establishment called The Rib and Chop House, that someone complaining about the limited selection of chicken entrees on the menu would be the least of my concerns.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 13 years ago
Hehe, reminds me of my brother going to the New Hunan on prom night and then complaining that the steak he ordered wasn't very good.
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Posted by TK (+1623) 13 years ago
Ok then, if there's only one chicken item on the menu, why not just take it COMPLETELY OFF. Good grief, if this is going to become another bashing forum, I'm done--C ya.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 13 years ago
Not bashing you, just questioning you for saying that the restaurant with by far the most diverse menu of anyplace in town has a "limited menu" because one thing you wanted to order wasn't on it.
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Posted by Mike Zier (+132) 13 years ago
Nothing ticks me off more than when I go into Taco John's when I'm back home and the damn Burgers just stink!

It's almost like they didn't know what they were doing!
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Posted by GVC (+515) 13 years ago
Actually TK, creme brulee is usually served cool or at the most room temperature. The technique usually requires that the custard be refrigerated to set up properly. Then sugar is carmelized on the top using a torch. This will warm the top layer of custard but the bottom layers will remain cool if done quickly enough. Don't refrigerate the custard after the carmelizing or the top will not remain crunchy.

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 13 years ago
Why would anyone eat "yard bird" when they can eat steak? Especially in the "Cow Capital of the West". What is next, whining that Taco Johns doesn't serve spaghetti?
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Posted by G. Huss (+166) 13 years ago
TK - I am looking at the Rib & Chop House menu. Under appetizers it has Chicken Fingers (not actually fingers, but made out of chicken breast) and Buffalo Chicken Fingers. Under salads it has "Buffalo Chicken Salad" and Grilled or Fried Chicken Salad. Under Traditional Favorites it has Chicken Fried Chicken, which it describes as "Tender chicken breast.....". Under chicken and seafood is the BBQ 1/2 chicken you complained about, but there is also Charbroiled Chicken which, again, is a marinated grilled chicken breast. Under sandwiches it has a Charbroiled Chicken Sandwich.

Or ... you could do like Nicholson in Five Easy Pieces and order the Charbroiled Chicken Sandwich and tell them to hold the bun, lettuce, tomato and pickles, and you could have a Charbroiled Chicken Breast. That is, if you didn't want the Charbroiled Chicken Breast under the Chicken and Seafood section.

http://www.youtube.com/wa...wtfNE4z6a8

I did notice they don't have any veal dishes, so, you're right, they do lack variety.
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Posted by Wilbur Cain (+150) 13 years ago
They better be careful with all those chicken dishes. The protesters for chicken abuse will be arriving, and MC will lose another good restaurant.
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Posted by Rich McRae (+17) 12 years ago
You don't get a better buffalo chicken salad anywhere - fresh meat and plenty of it....for $7.95? Can't touch that price anywhere, and it didn't seem like typical Sysco / Food Services of America genre.

Was excellent in Billings too. Helena could use a restaurant like this - would give the chains a good run for the money.

This restaurant is an excellent addition to Miles City and I'll make a point to support it when there!
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
I miss Gabby almost as much as Gabby misses his nose.
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Posted by Slosh (+701) 12 years ago
I dated a girl years ago that was freaked out by mannequins. So she would freak out whenever we went to dinner at the Stagecoach. We also couldn't go to KFC because of the Colonel hanging out on the bench.
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Posted by J. Dyba (+1350) 12 years ago
"I dated a girl years ago that was freaked out by mannequins. So she would freak out whenever we went to dinner at the Stagecoach. We also couldn't go to KFC because of the Colonel hanging out on the bench."

I wish I knew anyone freaked out by Mannequins. The fun I would have messing with their head...
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Posted by Slosh (+701) 12 years ago
Trust me, I had plenty of fun with it.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 12 years ago
I miss Gabby almost as much as Gabby misses his nose.

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Kudos to whoever it was who lit Gabby on fire. (If that actually happened).

Wait a minute - I seem to remember stumbling into the Coach and seeing Gabby covered in plastic - so maybe it DID happen?
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
I haven't eaten at the MC Rib and Chop House, but I've eaten at the one in Billings. I wasn't terribly impressed, to be honest. For some reasons, it's like a lot of steakhouses in that the cooks don't like to season their steaks.

Seasoning is good.

That having been said, I miss the Stagecoach's propensity to drown everything in salt and liquid smoke even less than I miss Gabby's nose.

Pure liquid smoke is bad.
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Posted by Sarah Blakely (+64) 12 years ago
"I dated a girl years ago that was freaked out by mannequins. So she would freak out whenever we went to dinner at the Stagecoach. We also couldn't go to KFC because of the Colonel hanging out on the bench."

Josh, you should be nice or I will tell everyone that you are afraid of the Muppets and Elmo.........
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
Sarah -

I don't know if you're joking or not, but hang your dirty laundry out elsewhere.

Besides, who in their right mind isn't afraid of Muppets?
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Posted by Sarah Blakely (+64) 12 years ago
Maybe, you 2 can actually MEET sometime, and watch a muppet show episode together.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4461) 12 years ago
Someone definitely lit Gabby on fire - Gabby was asking for it
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Posted by Slosh (+701) 12 years ago
Just so we all know, it's the muppets and fraggle rock. Elmo's just annoying.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 12 years ago
My bane are (is?) Oompa Loompas. Damnable little demons.
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Posted by hat_3275 (+77) 12 years ago
The Rib and Chop House is really good!! I was definately sold on their Chicken Fried Chicken. It is to die for!! I've never been at the one in Miles City but I have been to the one in Billings and I love it!!
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Posted by hoozi (+112) 12 years ago
My family and I ate at the Rib and Chop House on Sunday, for Mother's Day! We were seated promptly followed by wonderful attention from our waitress!! However, five out of the eight of us ordered the lobster special for $29.99! The drink were great and the appetizers were as well! When it came time to recieve our meal, they delivered us with WHOLE lobsters, whick is our fault for not asking if it was 1 1/2 lb lobster tail, or a whole lobster(never crossed our minds) that it would be that! They also give you just a little cup of I guess they call it butter, which is not what it tasted like and was cold! So, we start cracking into our lobsters, which let me tell you, that was FUN, NOT..... I cut my finger on the spikes pointing out of the claws! They meat was mushy, and I had to work very hard to get the meat out of the claws....Now mind you I would not be on here complaining had the lobster actually been cooked all the way and had a decent taste.... I have to tell you it was the most horribly mushy and gross tasting lobster I have ever had...I did all the work and the more I thought about it there was no way I was gonna eat it, and pay the price they wanted for it... Our waitress, bless her, I felt so bad. This is the first meal in my twenty-six years on this earth that I sent back. The rest of my family also sent theirs back as well! The manager came over apoligized and gave us a $25.00 gift certificate, apparently thinking that would make up for the lousy dinner, free dessert was also offered! By that time we were so disgusted we couldn't wait tovget out of there... They bring us the check and it was for the full price of the meal! The only thing I actually ate from the meal I ordered was the salad, now if you wanna charge me for the salad fine, but, I sure as hell am not gonna pay thiry dollars for a salad and a bite of the worst tasting lobster I have ever eaten! They were under-cooked and some of the lobsters were still frozen! I have dined at the establishment before and had wonderful meals, and awesome service...But, just to let everyone know, if you see the lobster special anytime, be very wary, I was not expecting what I recieved! I will of course continue to eat there, I will just for now on be careful what I order
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Posted by chuck johnson (+687) 12 years ago
hooz i agree with you
me and my family had the lobster it was the worst lobster i had ever had but i didnt want to say anything glad you did it was mushy and slimy and tast like s--- it was the most exspensive worst tasting meal i ever had and all they said was sorry
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 12 years ago
I personally think lobster is overrated for the price wherever you get it, but good lobster in MC is just not likely.

I ate there for the first time on Monday for a late Mother's day dinner. My steak was outstanding. Perfectly cooked, well seasoned, brought to the table sizzling hot and drenched in butter. It was delicious.

My Mom ordered the crayfish special, which I think were fine for being big ugly mud bugs but what do I know about crayfish? Her sides were cold but they were promptly replaced. The corn on the cob was mushy though, like it had been cooked at the beginning of the night and sitting in a warming tray all night. If you can't manage to make corn on the cob to order, pick something other than corn on the cob for a side. Just my opinion.

Grandma got the calamari appetizer and considering how far we are from the ocean it was very decent. Not the best I've ever had, but better than what they serve at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco and that's within sight of the Pacific.

The server was excellent. I rarely see that kind of service in Miles City.

The desserts were very good, and each one was big enough for two people.

Overall I was happy and I will definitely go again. I probably wouldn't order shellfish but I tend to only eat those on the coast anyway, if at all (with the exception of shrimp).
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Posted by Mark Teeters (+21) 12 years ago
Now I pesonally ate the lobster and let me tell you people that are complaining, the lobster that was served at the Chop house was fresh Maine Rock lobster flown in alive not frozen obviously you must have never ate fresh lobster its not the 519 club people (no offence Garth)the lobster I had was excellent reminded me of Conneticut. As for the price check out the market value they are not making jack squat off of them.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14950) 12 years ago
WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE EATING LOBSTER WHEN YOU COULD HAVE A GREAT STEAK???

It make no sense to me to go to a steakhouse and then complain about LOBSTERS.
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Posted by Dave Golterman (+243) 12 years ago
Let's see, you go to a restaurant named the "Rib & Chop House" and order lobster and then complain?

What's wrong with this picture?

1) The specialty of the house would appear to most people capable of rational thought to be ribs and chops, not seafood.

2) You're in Miles City, MT which according to Google Maps is 2,185 miles from Portland, ME. Why Portland? I picked a place where you'd likely get fresh Maine lobster right off the boat.

This reminds me of the episode of Frasier when the Cranes and their women took a vacation trip to a seaside resort in Central America and when Frasier tried to order dinner the first night and all the fish on the menu was sold out. The waiter said they made a "decent pepper steak" and Frasier went on a tirade about not traveling 4000 miles to eat a decent steak when there was an ocean of fresh fish fifteen feet away.
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Posted by TK (+1623) 12 years ago
I haven't had the lobster, but almost every time we eat there, I order the tenderloin---always medium well. The very first time we ate there, it was PERFECT--however, the few times between then and the last time (which was a couple of weeks ago), I've asked for medium well, and it is actually rare (I can't STAND it when it's still dripping/oozing red everywhere!!!) Then when I've sent them back, when I get it again, it's WAY over done. Well, the last time we were there, I ordered it again, but made a point of telling the waitress that I always order it medium well, and always get it rare, and requested medium well, to the point of being BARELY pink. When I got it--PERFECT! I know a lot depends on the cook, too. I have to say, I LOVE the seasonings and parsley they put on the steaks, as well as it being drenched in butter!!!! Always order it with mashed potatoes (and extra butter on the side for them!). I don't care for their gravy or their squash, but other than that, we will and do keep going back.....it's just not one of those things we can do weekly---we're lucky if we can do it once every 3 months as it is pricy every time we go---but it is good!
Also like their ribs!!! NOT the world's BEST, BUT they are still really good IMO.
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Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 12 years ago
WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE EATING LOBSTER WHEN YOU COULD HAVE A GREAT STEAK???

It make no sense to me to go to a steakhouse and then complain about LOBSTERS.

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Besides, God will smite you if you eat lobster. Don't believe me? Read Leviticus. God considers eating lobster (and being a homo for that matter) an "abomination."
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1893) 12 years ago
I would have been skeptical about any business in Miles City pulling off a lobster feed without problems. I think I'd rather have a mediocre steak than great lobster anyway. If and when I get back to Miles City, I'll be anxious to try this place. Other than the lobster debacle, it sounds like they know how to cook a steak.
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Posted by MCGuy (+59) 12 years ago
You hit that one right on Bob. I once went to a well known burger joint with a friend. I had been bragging the place up pretty well to him and he had high expectations. He ordered....pasta. Needless to say he was disappointed in his meal.
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Posted by poisonspaghetti (+281) 12 years ago
You should never eat seafood in a month without an "r" - particularly not in land-locked Montana.
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Posted by M T Zook (+515) 12 years ago
Hey Levi, if your mom wants crawfish, call me! We did one boil this year and did one last year. GOOD STUFF, good corn and potatoes. I gotta warn you, she will have to drink a lot of beer to keep the heat down!

Yea, as far as lobster goes, leave that to the absolute professionals. I have had good lobster and bad lobster, but the worst was some I steamed at home. The best was some my buddy made, but he was born and raised in Bar Harbor, Maine and his dad was a chef. Almost all resteraunts are mediocre at best, and the good ones are tough to afford more than once every few years.

I have a hard time ever sending a meal back. Only if there is a mistake I can't accept or tainted food. I order my steak a notch up from what I like because it isn't an exact science. I know it is the cook's best guess and I try not to be overly critical. With lobster, in Miles City, MT, well you can't expect perfection.

There is a buffet I eat at once in a while in New Jersey. Southern food is the specialty. They also have some chinese food on it. I don't expect ANY of it to be good.
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9919) 12 years ago
I ate lunch there a couple weeks ago.

The service was speedy, friendly and efficient. I had a cheese burger and fries - the food was good. The price was amazingly affordable - I could buy five of their cheeseburgers for what I'm used to paying for one here.
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Posted by Levi Forman (+3712) 12 years ago
Hehe, I think that plate of crayfish will be enough to last her a really long time.
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Posted by Bob Netherton (+1893) 12 years ago
I've heard the Rib and Chop House has new owners and the dining experience has taken a nosedive. Has anyone been there lately?
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Posted by spacekace (+896) 12 years ago
I ate there on Friday... Enjoyed the lamb chops. It was busy and we opted to sit at the bar, the bartender was very very friendly and the food was as good as always!
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Posted by Julie (+420) 12 years ago
I had a salad there recently that was nothing to write home about. Certainly nothing comparable to the salads I've had there in the past.
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Posted by howdy (+4944) 12 years ago
ate there two weeks ago and it was great..Their blue cheese salad dressing is to die for....yummy!!
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Posted by Matt Hom (+117) 12 years ago
Had a ribeye when I was home on leave in March, not impressed. It was sitting on a very hot plate swiming in grease/cooking oil that was still popping.
Average food, but hey, its MC.
Didn't say I hate the place, it's nice to have a buffalo burger when I'm home. Just not the best place for a steak IMO.

[This message has been edited by Matt Hom (7/20/2009)]
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