(What Has To Be) The Coolest Apartment In Butte Is Still For Sale
This apartment has some serious swagger. I assume Smoking jackets, and slippers are required.
Oh, and did I mention that the apartment sits on top of the world famous Matt's Drive-In?
Matt’s Drive-In remains for sale here in the mining city. I hope everyone had an opportunity to sit at the counter, tossing back a milkshake, while consuming a monster pile of fries. All that time spent at the counter, and I’m not sure people realize what resides above the incredible restaurant. (more on the food in a bit)
Matt’s was built in 1929, and was one of the first drive-in restaurants in Montana. It’s not the drive-in that comes to mind for most, with a huge space dominated by parking spaces and illuminated menus, instead it has a high curb (so you don’t hit the building) and the large menu on the side of the building advertising curb service. The business opened in 1930, and was operated by the original owner until 1943, when it was purchased by the family who still owns it to this day.
Matt’s Drive-In is on the National Historic Registry, it was awarded the James Beard Foundation, America’s Classic Award in 2016, and has been on TV shows, the subject of stories, and has been discussed on social media… an incredible amount.
-The one that stands out for me was when Alton Brown (of Food Network fame) performed at the Mother Lode. He posted a selfie on his socials of him outside Matt’s-sad- because it was closed-
Matt’s was known for, well, everything. They had great service, incredible shakes, plate loads of fries, and well… the nut burger.
I am a big fan of George Motz, and his encyclopedic burger knowledge. Here is his bit on Matt’s nut burger.
So in summation, someone needs to purchase this property and put the shock paddles back to Matt’s Drive-In. It has been way too long since I’ve been able to split a shake with my daughter at the counter.
Here is the full listing through Remax When you need a guinea pig to feed the burgers to until they are just right, I am your man.