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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Rock Club
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“The Top Hat is definitely our favorite dinner option in town. They feature dishes such as Montana beef burgers, house-made pasta dishes, and chef-inspired flatbreads. The Top Hat Restaurant and Bar is dedicated to providing unique, house-made dishes that are crafted using local ingredients. Through a collection of Montana partners like the Mannix Family Ranch and Le Petit Bakery, our kitchen creates scratch made eats, prepared fresh every day”
  • 54 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“This place is great for an experience. There is a darling rooftop patio and a charming historic buildin vibe. Great drinks and exceptional food. Pricey.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Coffee, pastries, cupcakes, and a few small sandwiches; what more could you ask for from a bakery?? One of Missoula's favorite places for ordering pies and getting that morning pick-me-up.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Perfect for meals or coffee and pastries to go! Great wine, beer, and gelato selection. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Really delicious and funky pizzas. My favorite pizza in town. They also have great salads and other food choices. Easy to walk to from here. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“The best place! There’s always a long line but it goes quickly. They give dogs a free mini cone also!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“If you feel like enjoy a great taste of Brazil, Five on Black is a must! Their food is delicious, and their carnival atmosphere is just happiness and lots of fun in a single place. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Downtown location; great breakfast (try the chilaquiles or heuvos rancheros), espresso; really good soups and salads for lunch.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located downtown in the heart of Missoula in the lower level of the Historic Wilma Theatre, Scotty’s Table celebrates the best of western Montana’s farmers, growers and producers. Utilizing local meat, produce, and grains, Scotty’s Table serves the best of the region and the season. A bit more $$ and a great choice for date night. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is my favorite place for special occasion dinners. Reservations recommended. European bistro atmosphere and delicious food.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Good pizza and other food as well as great atmosphere. Great place to stop and grab a beer and food before a movie at The Roxy”
  • 14 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“ Wine bar and full restaurant. Both have excellent food and great wine list. Wine bar is more casual and less expensive. Full restaurant is upscale. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Esquire named Charlie Bs one of the "15 bars you should drink in before you die." Locals report that you'll find the usual crowd throwing them back at Charlie' as early as 10 a.m. The lunch crowd drinks a little lighter, as most folks who hit Charlie's midday are coming for the famed food at the attached Dinosaur Café. The Dinosaur serves up Cajun food, and despite being located a bit North of the heart of Creole cuisine, is one of the most beloved spots in Missoula. Once you're done eating, you can have any drink for a good price. "Without question, this is the best place in the country to find a beautiful woman who can gut her own trout."”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to grab sandwiches and side salads before heading somewhere. They also have $5 breakfast burritos that are delicious! And a coffee bar, of course!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a great place for lunch, dinner, or drinks. Great atmosphere, great food, and it's right in the heart of downtown Missoula!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Finn and Porter is located within the DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula Edgewater hotel. They have an astonishing view of both Mount Sentinel and the Clark Fork River; extraordinary service, and a delicious menu of seafood, steaks, and chops. ”
  • 10 locals recommend