Montana is often thought of as a meat and potatoes kind of place with being in the middle of American cattle country. But Missoula Montana is a definite exception to that rule! Missoula restaurants serve up everything from extremely local fare to amazing international cuisine. However, due to the pandemic, many of these special places have had to completely close down or get creative in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
These Missoula Restaurants are a beloved part of this small community and need your help now more than ever before. It’s time to give back to this town that we all love and want to see thrive in the future.
While you are here supporting the local economy come stay at our locally owned bed and breakfast. Our mountainside retreat is the perfect romantic getaway this summer. While exploring all this town has to offer and supporting local restaurants let us be your home away from home for your stay! Book your room at Blue Mountain Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading →
No matter what brings you to Missoula–school, work, skiing or hiking–you will want to eat.
Our Missoula Bed and Breakfast is a good place to start a culinary tour of Missoula. Each morning during your stay, we’ll prepare an abundance of fresh food for you; perhaps delicate crab crepes or fresh, hot, sweet cinnamon rolls (homemade, of course). We’ll drown you in coffee, if that’s how you like to wake up, or wow you with fresh fruit juices. You may not need to eat again until dinner time.
Yet eat again you eventually will. Fortunately, Missoula has several good restaurants.
Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern has a casually elegant atmosphere and offers a fresh twist on many old favorites. Diners may bask in the warmth of the fireplace or sit at the counter and watch what’s happening in the kitchen. The daring are invited to sit at the Chef’s Table, where they work with the culinary team to craft a unique four- or five-course meals with wine pairings.
The Shack Cafe has been feeding Missoulans since 1949. Today, much of the menu is built around locally grown and raised food. This is a good spot for lunch (if you’re still hungry after the breakfast at Blue Mountain Inn). Their dinner specials are very good, too.
Tipus offers a taste of East India. When you’re in the mood to feast on samosas and drink buckets of chai, this is the place for you.
Lolo Creek Steakhouse is a wonderful spot to dine, especially after a day spent out-of-doors. The amazing indoor grill, made from stone and iron, is a wonder to behold. The steaks prepared on it are delicious.
A few nights at our Missoula Bed and Breakfast is the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion. Plan to bring your father (or the father of your children) here over Father’s Day, which takes place June 19, 2011. Treat your spouse to a romantic getaway here on your anniversary. Bring your mother, your spouse, your child or your best friend to our Montana Bed and Breakfast on their birthdays.
The best gift you can give a person is the gift of time. This is especially true for people who don’t get to spend enough quality time together. If you live far from your parents, what a treat to spend a few days here, away from all routines. If you haven’t had a date with your spouse since 2008, what better way to say “I love you” than to whisk him or her away for a romantic getaway in Missoula? You get the picture.
Folks who enjoy outdoor recreation will find the area in and around Missoula full of possibilities. Nearby Pattee Canyon Recreation Area has picnic sites and miles of trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. There is whitewater rafting on the Blackfoot River, the Clark Fork River, and the Bitterroot River. Nearby Lolo Pass is an ancient trail long used by Native Americans and later used by Lewis and Clark; there is a wonderful 8-mile hike from Lolo Pass to Packer Meadows that is particularly lovely in late June and early July, when wildflowers are blooming.
Downtown Missoula has many eclectic shops and art galleries. Guests of our Missoula Bed and Breakfast who find urban hikes more compelling than mountain hikes will find Missoula fun to explore. Carousel Park hosts a Sunday Market and Festival each week during the summer, where vendors sell fresh produce and a variety of home-spun products.
There are several restaurants in Missoula appropriate for celebratory dinners. The Silk Road bills itself as “Missoula’s newest adventure in global cuisine and old-world hospitality”. It features an impressive number of wines by the glass and tasty, creative dishes from all over the world. The Pearl Cafe features hearty Montana cuisine made with the freshest local and organic ingredients. Menus change with the seasons. The menu also changes frequently at The Red Bird, which serves sustainably grown fresh foods. Live music accompanies diners most Monday evenings.
One of the most delightful aspects of our work is helping guests of our Missoula Bed and Breakfast celebrate their special occasions.
The Missoula Winery is run by Phil and Frenchie Leiritz. Born and raised in France, both Phil and Frenchie have wine in their bones, though wine-making is relatively new to them. If you enjoy a glass of wine from time to time, stop by the Missoula Winery during your stay at our Missoula MT Bed and Breakfast.
The tasting room is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday (closed Wednesdays), and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. They are an Event Center as well as a winery, and live music is frequently on the calendar Thursdays through Saturdays. Jazz is frequently heard at the winery.
Washington State grapes are shipped to Missoula and turned into wine at the Missoula Winery. Currently the winery produces ten varieties. The Cabernet Franc is bold and fruity, the Malbec smooth and rich. Taste them all, and take a few of your favorite bottles home with you.
Try the Missoula Winery Chardonnay with our Apricot Chicken.
Perhaps you’d like to bring a bottle to dinner at our Montana Bed and Breakfast. We serve dinner for four or more guests with advance notice. Our menu is diverse – we can create a multi-course Indian or Moroccan feast, a Western BBQ, or a traditional Japanese or Thai meal. Ask us about it.
First Friday is gallery night in downtown Missoula. Numerous art galleries and museums stay open late and host openings of new exhibits. The mood is always festive (no matter what the weather is like). Best of all, the heart of downtown Missoula is a short drive from our bed and breakfast Missoula.
Meet Artist Jim Poor at MAM, November 5, 2010.
On Friday, November 5, 2010, Montana artist Jim Poor will be at the Missoula Art Museum. All are welcome to drop by the museum to view six galleries of art between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and to join Jim Poor on a gallery tour at 7 p.m.. This is your chance to discover “why he doesn’t separate representational and abstract notions”. You may never look at traditional landscape the same way again. First Fridays at the Missoula Art Museum include wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. It’s a great place to unwind after a day exploring Missoula or the surrounding area.
There are several excellent restaurants near the art museum; whet the appetite with art and satisfy it with food. Sushi aficionados will love Sushi Hana, which serves contemporary and traditional Japanese food – not just fish. The Higgins Alley is said to have some of the finest Italian food in town; try the prosciutto rolls. No trip to Missoula would be complete without at least a drink in The Old Post, a Missoula staple for more than twenty years. It’s a great place to go after dinner, for live music starts every Friday night at 10 p.m..
April 4, 2010, is the last day of skiing at the Montana Snowbowl, near our Missoula bed and breakfast. Snow may be around for a while yet, but these are your last weeks to enjoy downhill skiing by day and the restaurants and amenities of Missoula by night.
You’ll be hankering for a good meal after a day on the slopes. Cold, fresh air stimulates the appetite. Read on for a few good Missoula restaurant recommendations.
Dim Sum dinner at our Missoula inn.
Red Bird offers innovative cuisine in an architecturally stunning locale. Their menu changes seasonally so they may use the freshest possible ingredients.
Finn & Porter serves hearty steaks and delectable seafood in a hip and jazzy atmosphere.
Scotty’s Table offers simple yet sophisticated French bistro fare. Expect to find delicious deserts and an excellent wine list at The Depot. The Pearl Cafe and Bakery serves up hearty French country food that may be just perfect after a day of skiing.
Of course, you are always welcome to ask us for restaurant recommendations. And if you give us a little notice, we love to prepare dinners for four or more guests of our bed and breakfast Missoula. We serve a variety of menus from Western BBQ to East Indian feasts. Ask about it when making your reservation.