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Things to do in Missoula

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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”
  • 55 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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“I used to work at this spot -- and they're famous for their Sunday brunch for good reason! Expect a loud, bustling, and lively atmosphere. You'll likely have to wait 30 minutes but the food is top notch! Brunch is only served on Sunday.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Museum
“Founded in 1975 and accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1987, MAM is emerging as the leading contemporary art museum in the Intermountain West. MAM is a spectacular attraction in the heart of Missoula's historic downtown: a fully accessible, free, public museum that boasts eight exhibition spaces, a library, education center, and an inviting information lounge.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bakery
“My favorite place to get bakery items. Delicious breads and savory pastries as well as a full stocked coffee bar. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Brewery
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“It’s only a few minutes away by foot and they have arguably the best beer and patio in town! Food trucks every night of the week. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Best pizza in the Northwest! Artisanal sourdough pizza with rotating seasonal toppings, awesome antipasti, soups, and salads. Worth the drive!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Missoula Staple. You can't get the full Missoula experience without going here. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Outdoors & Recreation
“Gateway to hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. A beautiful gem right up the road. Up the road about a mile.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vegans, gluten-intolerant, and meat-and-potato folks will all find something delicious at the Catalyst, where breakfast is served all day. I love the chilaquiles (the half order is plenty big)! Expect a wait.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Food
“Maple Latte on a cold day Cold brew on a hot day! And, any of their toasts!! So delish.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Brewery
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“KettleHouse has three locations. The original is on the south side. Good beer, great atmosphere. ”
  • 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 a very special place in the heart of Missoula! It is never a bad choice and whenever we are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or special out of town guests this is where we like to go! You will not be dissapointed. The food is reliably good! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Great breakfast spot with funky recipes and daily specials. Really delicious. You can get dinner here on certain nights as well. ”
  • 25 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Rock Club
“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”
  • 55 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“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
“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
“I used to work at this spot -- and they're famous for their Sunday brunch for good reason! Expect a loud, bustling, and lively atmosphere. You'll likely have to wait 30 minutes but the food is top notch! Brunch is only served on Sunday.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Best pizza in the Northwest! Artisanal sourdough pizza with rotating seasonal toppings, awesome antipasti, soups, and salads. Worth the drive!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vegans, gluten-intolerant, and meat-and-potato folks will all find something delicious at the Catalyst, where breakfast is served all day. I love the chilaquiles (the half order is plenty big)! Expect a wait.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“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 a very special place in the heart of Missoula! It is never a bad choice and whenever we are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or special out of town guests this is where we like to go! You will not be dissapointed. The food is reliably good! ”
  • 21 locals recommend

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