Steeped in history, the town of LaHood was established in 1928 and was aptly named for the Lebanese immigrant Shadan LaHood, who first came to Montana in 1902, spent several years traveling in a covered wagon between Butte, Dillon, and Missoula selling dry goods. In 1909, LaHood and his wife put down roots, opening a general merchandise store where the future town of LaHood was established and the current day LaHood Park Steakhouse is located.
The general merchandise store met the needs of travelers who were on their way between Madison County and Butte, so it was fitting for the Lahood Park Steakhouse to serve the needs of weary travelers when it was first established in 1950. Since then, the LaHood Park Steakhouse has been a favorite of travelers passing through the area. Also, it caters to the locals, including area farmers and ranchers, who gather with friends and family to enjoy the outstanding cuisine, including certified Angus steaks that LaHood Park Steakhouse is known for.
In 2021, the renowned and wildly popular historic steakhouse burned to the ground in a devastating loss for the rural community. Soon after that, construction on the new restaurant facility began, and it officially opened for business in early 2023 and caters to a packed house almost every evening since. In addition to the beautiful new restaurant facility, which features a lovely historic bar refurbished by hand and installed as a focal point when one walks into the front door of the tavern, the new building also includes a deck for lovely outdoor seating positioned to take in the scenic views and overlooking the pristine waters of the Jefferson River.
The restaurant’s property includes almost 34± acres and features just over a half mile of riverfrontage. A large insulated workshop supports on-site projects and provides ample storage as well. A new owner may wish to utilize the property and add other amenities, such as cabins for lodging or RV hookups, to expand existing business operations and increase income opportunities by providing additional services and amenities heading into the future.