Ted’s Montana Grill makes it Easy to Dine without Dairy


A reader named Amy emailed us years ago to share her excellent experience with Ted’s Montana Grill. Not only do they have allergen information and detailed ingredients on their website, but she said their staff is also allergen trained. This could vary by location, but when Amy visited, they were attentive, helpful, and reportedly cooked her dish separately to help avoid cross contamination. Today, we’re updating this post to be a helpful starter guide to the dairy-free options at Ted’s Montana Grill.

Ted's Montana Grill - Dairy-Free Menu Guide with gluten-free and vegan options

Dairy-Free Menu Guide for Ted’s Montana Grill

Ted’s Montana Grill is an American restaurant chain that was founded by media mogul and bison rancher Ted Turner. They serve a meat-heavy menu, with one house-made vegan entree (pictured below). There are quite a few dairy-free choices, as noted below. But take note that they do cook some of their steaks with butter, so there could be cross-contamination on the grill if the one you are visiting doesn’t have a separate or cleaned grill space.


  • Phillip’s Island Crab Cake


  • Iceberg Wedge Side Salad (ordered with dairy-free dressing)
  • House Side Salad (no croutons; ordered with dairy-free dressing)

Dairy-Free Salad Dressings: Honey Mustard, Lemon Vinaigrette


Note: All of their soups contain dairy.

Burgers & Sandwiches

  • House-Made Veggie Burger (vegan-friendly)
  • Skinny Dip Beef Burger (this is bunless)
  • Skinny Dip Bison Burger (this is bunless)
  • Gluten Free Naked Beef Burger
  • Gluten Free Naked Bison Burger
  • Snowcrest Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Note: You can special order their Naked Burgers on a cracked wheat bun or ciabatta bun. Both appear to be dairy-free, but their standard burger brioche bun contains dairy. Additional burger toppings that appear to be dairy-free include bacon, fried egg, grilled mushroom, and grilled onions. The Salmon Burger looks to be dairy-free when ordered without the dill cream sauce, but as always, verify with the staff.


  • Beef Prime Rib (12 or 16 ounce)

Note: The steaks are ordered without sides. See the dairy-free side options below. For gluten-free, order the prime rib without au jus. Their other steaks are cooked with and/or topped with butter. You might be able to order them without any butter.


  • Bison Steak
  • Fresh Cut Fries
  • Grilled Chicken (no roll)
  • Salmon (no roll)
  • Steak (no roll


  • Baked Potato (plain)
  • Fresh Cut Fries
  • Kale Salad
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Sweet Potato (plain)
  • Vine Ripened Tomatoes

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

Ted's Montana Grill - Dairy-Free Menu Guide with gluten-free and vegan options

Where to Find Ted’s Montana Grill

At last check, they had locations primarily in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. Look for them in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Montana, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. See their website below for addresses, hours, and contact information.

Website: www.tedsmontanagrill.com

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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