Missoula, Kalispell, and Northwest Montana Restaurants

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  • 1. Buffalo Cafe

    $ | American

    For the classic small-town café experience, this is the place. Locals and visitors happily blend in a casual, friendly atmosphere as they dig...Read More

  • 2. The Red Bird

    $$$ | American

    Intimate tables and innovative cuisine make this restaurant the best fine-dining experience in Missoula. The owners use locally-grown ingredients...Read More

  • 3. Bayern Brewing

    $ | German

    Try more than a dozen craft beers in this German-style brewery's tasting room. Options include Schwarzbier and St. Wilbur Weizen, as well as...Read More

  • 4. Bernice's Bakery

    $ | Bakery

    Buttery croissants, cookies, cupcakes, scones, quiches, muffins, and other glorious baked treats abound at Missoula's best bakery, a longtime...Read More

  • 5. Big Dipper

    $ | Fast Food

    Shakes come in two sizes—regular or large—at Big Dipper, where folks line up for homemade ice cream in flavors like cardamom, green tea, huckleberry...Read More

  • 6. Biga Pizza

    $$ | Pizza

    This intimate, downtown pizza place is popular for its unusually creative flavor combinations. Locals come for the Caramelized Goat, a piping...Read More

  • 7. Bigfork Inn

    $$$ | American

    The Swiss-chalet style of the Bigfork Inn is reminiscent of the lodges in Glacier National Park. Inside, you'll find a lively atmosphere, with...Read More

  • 8. Bitter Root Brewing

    $ | Contemporary

    Meet the brewmaster, sample a Sawtooth Ale or "the Brewer's Whim," and enjoy the live music (Thursday and Saturday). This smoke-free brewpub...Read More

  • 9. Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern

    $$ | Contemporary

    With its lodgelike dining room anchored by a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and exposed log beams, Blue Canyon pairs rustic yet elegant Montana...Read More

  • 10. Ciao Mambo

    $$$ | Italian

    With offerings like gnocchi con carne, penne alla vodka, quattro formaggio ravioli, and linguini alla carbonara, Ciao Mambo is the place to...Read More

  • 11. Frontier Cafe

    $ | Café

    For a bit of town gossip and great burgers, stop in this classic small-town café, a dressed-down spot where the locals love to hang out. ...Read More

  • 12. Hoagieville

    $ | American

    For a quick bite to eat, this local drive-in is a good alternative to the chains. As the name suggests, it serves mouthwatering hoagies, complete...Read More

  • 13. Hop's Downtown Grill

    $$ | American

    Craft beer and gourmet burgers are the thing at Hop's, a newer eatery in the historic downtown area. Its menu boasts 100 craft beers, regional...Read More

  • 14. KettleHouse Brewing Co.

    $ | American

    Built in 1909 as a fruit and vegetable warehouse, this historic brick building on the north side of the railroad tracks now hosts the taproom...Read More

  • 15. Le Petit Outre

    $ | Bakery

    Loosely translated, the name means "The Little Outrageous," which is fitting since the croissants, scones, brioches, canneles, and other sweet...Read More

  • 16. Lindey's Steak House

    $$$ | Steakhouse

    Locals will send you here to watch the sun set over the lake while dining on the only thing on the menu: steak. Select cuts, all 16-ounce portions...Read More

  • 17. Lolo Creek Steakhouse

    $$$ | Steakhouse

    For an authentic taste of Montana, head to this hearty steak house in a rustic log structure 8 miles south of Missoula, in Lolo. The dining...Read More

  • 18. Marie's Italian Restaurant

    $$ | Contemporary

    This family-run sit-down restaurant is known for its gourmet Italian cuisine and fresh seafood. A good way to decide what you like best is to...Read More

  • 19. Montana Coffee Traders

    $ | Café

    Fresh coffee (roasted locally), pastries, and homemade gelato are favorites at this popular hangout. Downtown shoppers stop in to browse the...Read More

  • 20. Montgomery Distillery

    $ | American

    Sample gin, vodka, and whiskey at the new Montgomery Distillery, but be warned: there's a two-drink maximum per customer. It will be difficult...Read More

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