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In Virginia City

In season, there are a few decent restaurants in Virginia City: Banditos, 320 Wallace Ave. (tel. 406/843-5556; www.banditosmontana.com), a bar/restaurant specializing in Southwestern dinners, and the Virginia City Café, 210 Wallace Ave. (tel. 406/843-5311), serving sandwiches for lunch and Irish fare for dinner.

Nevada City

You can believe the claim of the Star Bakery Restaurant and Emporium, 1585 Mont. 287 (tel. 406/843-5525), that it has the best biscuits and gravy in town, because it's also the only restaurant in town. Best known for its breakfasts, the cozy country restaurant serves three meals a day. The restaurant dates from 1865 and has an old-fashioned soda fountain and a gift shop. The specialty of the house, believe it or not, is fried pickles. The restaurant is closed Labor Day to Memorial Day.

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