October 27, 2005

Arbyís Big Montana Roast Beef Sandwich

bigmontana.jpgI think that Arbyís is the most under-appreciated fast food restaurant, and they donít get the respect they deserve. Arbyís has a great menu of stuff you donít find at other fast food restaurants. The highlight of their menu is the Big Montana Roast Beef Sandwich. If you have a big appetite, like I do, then this is the sandwich for you. It has a half-pound of delicious, thinly-sliced roast beef on a giant sesame seed bun. It tastes great with just the meat and bun, but if you add cheese sauce (extra thirty cents) and/or Arbyís Sauce, it is even tastier. The Big Montana may just be my favorite item at any fast food restaurant. If you have not tried one, you donít know what you are missing.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

Posted by Jim on October 27, 2005 | TrackBack

i feel the exact same way. of course, it's like 5 bucks, but Arby's really has the monopoly on the roast beef sandwich market.

Posted by: larry at October 27, 2005 9:31 PM

No kidding. Why HASN'T anyone else tried to jump on the roast beef... wagon? Not that they should, but it's surprising. Arby's will forever reign supreme.

Posted by: Kirsten at October 28, 2005 6:43 AM

I LOVE Arby's, but I can't eat beef, so I eat their Turkey sandwhiches which are to DIE for!!


Posted by: The Phantom at October 28, 2005 9:18 AM

I THINK that when they started, Hardee's had roast beef.

Arby's is one of my few favorite fast food outlets, partly because you can get stuff besides burgers.

I'm not much of one for that much meat (as the largest sandwich) but their regular roast beef is Just Right, with a bit of their Horseradish sauce.. hmm gonna have to hit one over the weekend. Yum.

Posted by: dragonet2 at October 28, 2005 1:48 PM

i don't like arbys tht much

Posted by: yo at October 28, 2005 9:00 PM

i haven't had arbys 4-ever. i love it though.

Posted by: cheri at October 28, 2005 10:05 PM

i especially love the arby's melts and my favorite time of year is whenever arby's does the 5 for $5 thing......oh, heaven!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: ronnie at October 29, 2005 7:07 PM

Arby's is my favorite hands down. I recently moved to Kansas and the closest Arby's is 25 minutes away and I'm going through Arby's withdraw.

Posted by: Angelia Tanner at October 29, 2005 11:38 PM

Arby's is awesome!!!!

Posted by: onencgirl at October 30, 2005 5:20 AM

Actually, Roy Rogers sold roast beef sandwiches also and were probably more prolific (at least in the Northeast US). Regardless, Arby's made a better sandwich.

Posted by: happylobster at October 30, 2005 3:49 PM

Arby's is pretty excellent. I used to eat there all the time when I was a kid. I think it's safe to say that the size of the roast beef sandwiches has shrunk in order to keep up with inflation and still be able to offer 5 roast beefs for $5.

I actually dig their Market Fresh sandwiches quite a bit. In general Arby's a bit more pricey though which is an issue for us. I haven't tried the big Montana because of that.

One time on a late night run at Arby's the worker was handing us our food in a bag, about 8 roast beefs and 6 beef 'n cheddar, when he dropped the bag spilling out all the sandwiches on the ground. He then offered to remake all of them, but since they were wrapped we invoked the 5 second rule. I didn't feel like waiting another 15 minutes for them to make them up again.

Posted by: Bryan at November 1, 2005 2:05 PM

i liked arby's until i found out it ain't real beef, it's that weird-ss "roast beef loaf".

my vote for most underrated fast-food chain is the awesomely innovative Jack in the Box

Posted by: tg at November 4, 2005 8:49 AM

I LOVE ARBY's...... i just miss the ARBY-Q sandwiches..... they were so good!!!!!!!

Posted by: sneakygeek at November 14, 2005 12:37 PM

Arby's used to be one of my favorites. Then they treated one of my kids horridly (illegally, actually) while an employee and I am not really comfortable returning.

Posted by: Larry W. Virden at November 29, 2005 7:26 AM

The Big Montana....those sandwiches are killer. If you're looking for a break from burgers..this is the place to go! I personally like to dress em up with Arby Sauce and Horsey Sauce...man what a taste treat...gimme a sack of em and it's movie time!!!

Posted by: Derek at January 8, 2006 1:12 AM

Arby's is pretty good. Our local one is garbage, but all of the other ones in the area are great. Big Montana is definately worth it if you've got $5 to blow on a sandwich. If not, grab the Medium or Regular roast beef. Arby's Sauce is pretty good, but no Horsey Sauce.

The "5 for $5" deal isn't so anymore... it's the "5 for $5.95 Deal". Also, I believe they did change their sandwich size a few years back, when they introduced the 'Giant' and 'Big Montana' size. The original 'Regular' roast beef was somewhere between their current regular and medium.

Posted by: nexus6 at January 8, 2006 8:39 PM

Arby's is great. We used to have Rax here in Ohio, but they've gone out of business (I do believe). I always thought their roast beef was a slight bit better than Arby's, but since there's no where else to go now, I have started going to Arby's again (I've forgotten how good Rax was, so Arby's is excellent again).

Posted by: Brian at January 17, 2006 3:54 PM

Can someone please tell me what happened to the Arbyque? That's the only sandwich I really liked at Arby's and it doesn't seem they have it anymore. Putting Arby's sauce on a regular roast beef just isn't the same.

Posted by: Ama at February 14, 2006 4:37 PM

Just tried your Chicken Cordeon Blu. Lousy, chicken was dry, no flavor. I had the crispy and my wife had the grilled. Better stay in the beef business, you don't know chicken.
Al in Las Vegas.

Posted by: al aveni at March 30, 2006 4:54 PM

arbys is really good i would have to give them a 9 and a half if i rated it outta 10! i love them jamoca shakes!!! those are awesome!!!

Posted by: heather at April 20, 2006 1:20 PM

All this talkin' about food...I'm going to Arby's...TONIGHT!!!! mmm...mmm...tasty

Does anyone notice how you are so hungry and can't wait to bite into a jalapeno popper...and then...you do...and...you end up burnin' your damn tongue!? Oh, well. After I get over the initial shock of my skin peeling off the roof of my mouth...I still keep eating them. Tasty!!

Posted by: Angelica from Iowa at April 20, 2006 5:08 PM


Posted by: dawn at April 25, 2006 5:55 AM

The last roast beef sandwich I got at arbys had ketchup on it. It was disgusting. The curly fries were the only redeeming postion of that meal.

Posted by: Portland at May 17, 2006 12:47 PM

i work at arbys and its gnarrrrrrly but i get paid dirt woot woot for the big montana RIP niiiii-gga

Posted by: curtis at May 23, 2006 8:41 AM

My brother's favorite Arby's meal is the Big Montana. In fact, did you ever think about having an Arby's, built on the side of your house, and keep it open 24 hours a day, so at any time you can go get a Big Montana? That is something to think about.

Posted by: Beth at June 14, 2006 2:35 PM

That is A LOT of roast beef. My mum says she would like to eat one.

Posted by: Emma at July 7, 2006 9:10 PM

I don't think I could get my mouth around it...

Posted by: Emma at July 7, 2006 9:12 PM

I and my family love Arby's. I especially love the Big Montana. I can eat it plain or with regular sauce. It sure beats hamburgers for a change. Outstanding with potato cakes.

Posted by: Barry at August 14, 2006 7:28 AM

arby's rock! it's all about the beef n cheddar people. only "beef" i have with arby's is that their aren't enough of them around. come on people with money... open up more arby's!!!

Posted by: at August 25, 2006 1:28 PM

arby's rock! it's all about the beef n cheddar people. only "beef" i have with arby's is that their aren't enough of them around. come on people with money... open up more arby's!!!

Posted by: plur at August 25, 2006 1:29 PM

america has SOOOOOOOOOOOOO many fast food chains... i think i would have as much trouble remembering all their names as fitting my mouth up over and around one of those dauntingly massive burgers if i lived in the usa.

Posted by: sharon at October 1, 2006 8:40 PM

In the St. Louis Area, and a couple of other metropolitan areas, a chain exists called "Lion's Pride".

Posted by: Mark at October 15, 2006 4:58 PM

arbys is the worst fast food restaurant in the world! the food is nasty and the service is terrible! i hate the fake crap they call meat! yuck thats the worst!

Posted by: at November 8, 2006 5:44 PM

Wow, what the hell... newer seen such a nice burger. Probably I should start to sell that stuff in Switzerland! ;-)


Posted by: Manolo24 at November 22, 2006 10:45 AM

i just ate that today one word for you E-W-W-W

Posted by: janelle at December 3, 2006 4:38 PM

Arby's tastes great. Meat amount has been quietly decreased recently, prices have gone up and they no longer offer shredded lettuce - A deli sandwich is just not the same without shredded lettuce... Big Montana w/shredded lettuce, tomatoes, Arby and Horsey, side of potato cakes and you were in business! Hardly go anymore with the changes they have made, but sure do miss it!

Posted by: Ted at December 21, 2006 12:13 PM

this is $9.75 at my local restaurant & im not that wealthy but i eat it when i can

Posted by: quiNN_is_the_quEEn at January 10, 2007 2:49 AM

I work at Arby's in Waukesha, Wisconsin, I am currently a Crew Trainer, and I will become a Shift Manager this summer. I have been there over 3 years now, and I love it there, the Arby's I work at has some of the best crew members and especially management you can have, I can't wait to join the management group.

Posted by: Ryan Fidlin at March 9, 2007 8:55 AM

Have you tried Arby's french dip yet?? That, I must say, is the best sandwich they make.

Posted by: Nadine at March 11, 2007 6:35 PM

I love Arby's and it's a crying shame there isn't one in Mahattan. I went to an Arby's in the middle of PA - off I-80 I think. Everybody in the joint was young and happy. It was like being in an Arby's commercial.

Posted by: Joe Arby at May 18, 2007 11:24 AM

Funny that someone called the Big Montana a "killer" as just one sandwich has nearly a whole day's worth of sodium and sat-fat. Add an order of fries and you're WAY over for the day on both. Sorry ... I like fastfood on occasion, myself, but how bad it is for you is worth thinking about, too.

Posted by: Frank at February 23, 2009 1:53 AM

Which is the better deal? By that I mean which has more meat? Arby's Big Montana or the 5 roast beef sandwiches for $5.95? If I disassemble the 5 and create 1 big sandwich, would that be the bigger/more economical deal?

Posted by: bob.raymond3@gmail.com at April 27, 2010 5:48 AM

It's the BIGGGGG MON-TAN-A..... the big montana.

Posted by: johny at July 20, 2010 2:19 PM

I used to eat Arby's all the time when I lived in CA. But now I'm in St. Louis and they have a chain called Lion's Choice here and it is way better than Arby's. The meat is real beef, not the processed meat lump that Arby's uses. It just tastes better all around.

Posted by: Richard at November 14, 2010 4:29 PM

They need to sell chicken tenders again.

Posted by: Stephen at June 30, 2012 3:36 PM

I agree on Arby's being great. My favorite fast food place. I didn't read all so I apologize if I repeat it. But, restaurant RAX tried to compete with Arby's back in the 90's. They had my favorite sandwich of all time called a BBC. Roast beef, bacon, and cheddar on a hoagie style bun. They must of went out of business. Overall, Arby's better, but that sandwich Rax made was amazing.

Posted by: Jim at March 6, 2015 11:12 AM

I love Arby's I want them to bring back the big Montana sandwich . Please brim it back nobody has a sandwich like that. Maybe you can do it for a little while. A special or something. I'm not the only one. Bring it back. PLEASE!!!

Posted by: Cora Seegars at November 9, 2016 8:43 PM

I live in a small town and I drive miles to get to an Arby's . Love the roast beef sandwich. I'd like to ask Arby's to please bring back the BIG MONTANA . It was the bumb!!! So can't you bring it back. Run a special see won't it sell like crazy. Once again PLEASE BRING BACK THE BIG MONTANA PLEASE!!!

Posted by: Cora Seegars at November 9, 2016 9:02 PM

I love arbys but I have to settle for the big roast beef and cheese now since they no longer have the big Montana. What every red blooded human should be asking is why would arbys stop selling the big Montana. I feel it would be the same if McDonald's stopped selling the dbl qtr pounder or taco bell not selling the nacho bell grande. I guess its some poor leadership at the highest levels of managment.

Posted by: Brandon at June 12, 2017 3:35 PM
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