Restaurant Week kicks off in Great Falls on Friday

Great Falls’ first Restaurant Week starts Friday.

Restaurant Week is an opportunity to explore the Great Falls food scene, a mix of well-known local establishments, chains and some new options.

Some of the participating restaurants are using the event to showcase their creativity, others to encourage people to try their fare for the first time.

At participating Restaurant Week restaurants, the fixed price menu will get lunch for $15 and dinner for $30. Each restaurant’s menu is different, on some, $30 will get you a meal for two people, on other’s you will get a single four course meal. The menus are as diverse as the restaurants participating.

The participating restaurants, menus and other information is available at www.GreatFallsMontanaRestaurantWeek.com

Restaurant Week in Great Falls, Montana is truly different, just for the fact that many ingredients can be sourced locally,” Thad Reiste of Electric City Coffee and Bistro said in a release from Great Falls Montana Tourism.

Great Falls Montana Tourism is assisting in launching this new signature event in partnership with local restaurant owners.

“The guests to Great Falls are here for Art & Adventure – it may be our museums, it may be our day hike opportunities, it may be for the variety of biking, or to visit family and friends. At the core of all of these reasons is the food that fuels us,” Rebecca Engum said in a release. Engum is director of Great Falls Montana Tourism.

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On average, non-resident visitors spend over $50 million on dining annually in Great Falls, according to the tourism agency.

The event runs Feb. 16-24. Use the Visit Great Falls app to check in at restaurants during the event and if you check in at 10 or more restaurants, you’ll be entered into a $300 cash drawing. Use the social media hashtag #GFMTRW and tag Visit Great Falls to win other prizes.

For more information, call the Tourism office at 406-761-4436.