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Restaurant recommendations for Bozeman and Missoula, MT

Jul 29th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Restaurant recommendations for Bozeman and Missoula, MT

Sorry for posting twice, but the first time I wrote the wrong city in the title. We are headed to Missoula and Bozeman to look at schools for my son. Need restaurant recommendations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We are a bit foodie, but just looking for good food. Love all kinds! Thanks!
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Jul 29th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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When we're in Bozeman we always like to go to Ted Turner's Montana Grill.

In Missoula we ate at the Montana Club, which has a up-beat atmosphere.

They are both great for a family meal.

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Jul 29th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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Great - Thanks!
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Jul 29th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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Try "The Garage" in downtown Bozeman for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed "The Mint" restaurant in downtown Belgrade (just beyond the Bozeman airport) for dinner. The ambiance is interesting, the menu is creative, and the food is excellent!
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Jul 30th, 2013, 08:50 AM
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Just google best restaurants in Missoula. The list at the top bar are my favourites. Very unique and have interesting menus!
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Jul 30th, 2013, 09:25 AM
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Thanks guys, this is helpful. Beaucoup - googled The Mint and apparently they are under new management and the old owners are opening a new restaurant in Bozeman, called The Open Range - but it won't be open until Sept.
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Aug 5th, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Also take a look at tripadvisor for suggestions. You will see there are many really good and reasonably priced eclectic restaurants as you might expect in college towns. In Bozeman, Ted's Montana Grill is nice. Montana Ale Works for good food in a brew pub. Mackenzie River Pizza for great pizza in both Bozeman and Missoula. Tons of great coffee shops and breakfast places (see tripadvisor). The Pickle Barrel is an sub shop by campus for huge and good sandwiches which is always busy - full of nostalgia for old MSU alumni (like me) as it has been there forever.....

In Missoula, Pearl Cafe is really good as is Caffe Dolce.
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Aug 5th, 2013, 11:58 AM
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http://www.bridgepizza.com/

The Bridge in Missoula was great
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Aug 5th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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In Bozeman, Iecond the recommendations for Montana Ale Works and Mackenzie River (love their pesto pulls). For a more casual lunch, hit up Frank's deli...fantastic cheesesteaks and other sandwiches. Plonk is also supposed to be really good, but haven't been there yet. Plonk is in Bozeman and Missoula.

I really like the James Bar in Missoula.
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Aug 5th, 2013, 09:18 PM
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Missoula:
The Shack downtown
Iron horse
Tamarack brewery
Scotty's table, upscale
The Pearl, upscale
Mustard seed at the Mall, is being remodeled but might be open soon
Shadow's Keep, really nice patio with great view of Missoula
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Aug 6th, 2013, 10:07 AM
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Missoula:

Montgomery Distillery has great drinks.
Biga Pizza is my favorite restaurant in Missoula. Their salads and pizzas are wonderful.

Also second recommendations for Scotty's Table and The Pearl and Tamarack Brewery. Hob Nob is also good for lunch.

Check out Kettle House for beer.

Bozeman:
Montana Ale Works
Plonk
Over the Tapas
Nova Cafe
Pickle Barrel
Blackbird Kitchen
Madison River Brewing for great beer in Belgrade
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Aug 6th, 2013, 11:14 AM
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For steak lovers, the Land of Magic Dinner Club is so worth the drive to Logan (30 min. west of Bozeman - don't blink.) Best. Steak. Ever.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/land-of-magi...club-manhattan

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Aug 6th, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Gardyloo, if you're ever in the area again, you should also check out Sir Scott's Oasis in Manhattan (a few miles from Logan). I think it gives Land of Magic a run for its money. Both the Oasis and Land of Magic probably have the best steak in the western U.S.
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Sep 29th, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Great suggestions! My daughter will enroll at the U of MT next fall.

During our visit this summer, we loved:

Cafe Dolce (the not-at-the-mall location)
BigA Pizza
Scotty's Table
The Pearl
Tamarack Brewery

Looking forward to Plonk and Shadow's Keep! Thanks for the suggestions!

Did not like Montana Club. Like a Denny's with a Montana name. Will not return.
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Sep 29th, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Forgot BIG DIPPER for ICE CREAM! Excellent ambiance and YUMMY, too!
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Sep 30th, 2013, 11:05 AM
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I was just in Missoula this last weekend for my birthday and had dinner at Biga, Scotty's Table, Shack for breakfast, lunch at Plonk, and dessert at The Big Dipper.
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Sep 30th, 2013, 11:47 AM
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I'll second the Pickle Barrel. There was a second location downtown for a while but I think it may have burned a few years ago. Don't know if it every opened back up. We hit the PIckle Barrel every time we are in Bozeman.
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