We are open 7 days a week! Winter Hours, Thanksgiving – May 31st, we will be serving food from 3pm-9pm. Summer Hours, June 1st – Thanksgiving, we will be serving food from 3pm-10pm. We are always closed on Thanksgiving day. Call us during these hours for any questions, 406.995.7427. We do not take group reservations at this time, everything is first come first served. All Large Pick-Up orders must be placed and confirmed at least one week in advance, otherwise you can place a pick-up order on the day of by call the restaurant. Enjoy the BBQ!

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Riverhouse BBQ & Events

Located along the banks of the Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana, The Riverhouse serves up authentic Texas barbecue Montana style. Since opening in 2013, The Riverhouse has become a hangout for Big Sky locals and a destination for visitors looking to get a good meal or sip a beer on the back porch while taking in the views of the Spanish Peaks. Come on in, put up your feet and let your hair down!




The heart of The Riverhouse menu is authentic Hill Country barbecue, served with all the fixins’. Our meats are dry-rubbed using our secret blend of spices and seasonings and slow-smoked over mesquite wood. Supper is served seven nights a week all year long.

Special Events

Make your next big get-together unforgettable. Treat your guests to authentic Riverhouse barbecue while relaxing on the shores of the Gallatin River. We offer indoor and outdoor venues, as well as rental for the full facility. We look forward to hosting you! Visit our special events page to learn more.


Join us for free live music throughout the winter and seven nights a week during the summer months. When it heats up, we take the music outside on the porch. See who’s playing in the lineup below.

21jul6:00 pmLive Music with Sam The Man6:00 pm

22jul5:00 pmLive Music with the Wyatt Duo5:00 pm

23jul5:00 pmLive Music with the Damn Duo5:00 pm

24jul5:00 pmDancing Down By The River with Western Roots - Pre Purchase Tickets on our Shop Page5:00 pm

24jul5:00 pmTom Marino Live5:00 pm


The Riverhouse looks good on you! Take home a little bit of Big Sky for yourself or a friend. Shop our online store for T-shirts and hats. Craving that Riverhouse BBQ at home? Get some of our house-made rub to make your own barbecue at home.


Got a question for The Riverhouse crew? Check out our frequently asked questions section to find answers to some of the questions we hear the most about reservations, location and, of course, the barbecue.


Two friends, a hankering to serve up the best barbecue in Montana, and a desire to create a place where everyone is comfortable bellying up to the bar or putting up their feet on the back porch. That’s how The Riverhouse got its start. Get to know us better on our About page.

Large To-Go Orders

Serve The Riverhouse barbecue at your next catered event. We can accommodate to-go orders of any size. For larger orders, we ask that you call ahead a week in advance to allow us time to plan for your meal. Learn more about treating your guests to Riverhouse barbecue on our Catering page.