Missoula is abundant in restaurants and dining experiences to satisfy every flavor pallet. From a quick bite, to a four course meal there is a local flavor experience for everyone.
1. Food Trucks
Missoula’s food truck scene is on the rise. With new food trucks popping up constantly there is always a new culinary experience to try and new local flavors to taste.
2. Appetizers and Handcrafted Cocktails
Missoula is a foodies haven. Our local restaurant scene provides us with delicious fine dining and signature cocktails to compliment every meal. Stop by Plonk for their cheese board selection of the week and one of their unique cocktails like Salma Hayek or the Salt and Pepper. Finn & Porter is another great place to stop for an appetizer and beverage. If the weather allows, sit out on their patio overlooking the Clark Fork River, pick out a drink and try one of their appetizers like the fried calamari or the Dungeness crab cakes.
3. Beer and Five Star Flavors
The Dram Shop is Missoula’s first growler fill station and taproom. The Dram has over 35 beers on tap, both local and international. Although The Dram doesn’t serve food, nearby restaurants like The Pearl and Market on Front Street have stepped in to make sure that the crowd doesn’t go hungry. The Pearl is a fine dining restaurant located right next door to The Dram. They offer their ‘Grub Menu’ to those visiting The Dram and they will even deliver it right to your table. The Grub Menu changes from week to week, but keep your eyes peeled for anything with The Pearl’s signature beef.
4. Keep it Quick
You don’t always have to sit down for a drawn-out dining experience to experience a delicious meal in Missoula. We have locally-sourced food options that are big on flavor, light on price and get you in and out the door as quickly as you want. Stop by Five on Black for a taste of Brazil. Make sure to get some extra Pao De Queijo, their Brazilian cheese bread. Notorious PIG has also made a national splash with their signature barbecue. Be sure to get to Notorious PIG early in the day before their run out of burnt ends, arguably the best plate on the menu.