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Uptown Diner

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120 North Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 50802
(406) 542-2449
Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 15
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  • 14
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast time

This old diner was a fun place and the food was very good and the prices were just about all you could ask for. Portions were large so you better have an appetite. Lots of old antiques around the eating area with a soda fountain on one side. Kid friendly and fun.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
Jim C
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Billings
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had family visiting from Michigan, and absolutely loved our experience at the Uptown Diner. Service was so great- our server went WAY above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed. Food was amazing! We ordered everything from the chicken salad croissant to the tuna melt and all of the entrees were delicious with huge portions. Milkshakes are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The milkshakes here were delicious, but the rest of the food we ordered was just "meh" (chili, hamburger, fries, tater tots, mashed potatoes, gravy & turkey). We would go back just for the ambience and to stick with the breakfast menu, which is what everyone seems to rave about. Service was friendly and efficient.

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Missoula, Montana
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340 reviews 340 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Uptown is a fun diner where you can get a great milk shake at the fountain, fresh soup, salad and sandwiches and delicious breakfasts everyday while you hum and sing along with the 50's great rock 'n roll artists. Ask for Alex, A happening spot!

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Billings
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115 reviews 115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This old diner was a fun place and the food was very good and the prices were just about all you could ask for. Portions were large so you better have an appetite. Lots of old antiques around the eating area with a soda fountain on one side. Kid friendly and fun.

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Billings, Montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Average hamburger and fries, not bad. Service was slow really slow. Fun, nostalgic atmosphere. All-in-all, okay.

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Pensacola, FL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Pancakes in most restaurants are tough (from overheating the batter) or fried (from cooking them in too much oil) or both. Not at the "Uptown Diner"! The very best I have ever eaten outside of my home. They were almost an inch high, fluffy and tender. The Uptown fried potatoes were like supper thick potato chips and excellent. My egg... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food was really quite OK, but good grief SOMEBODY needs to wipe off the menus from time to time. No kidding...there were parts of the menu that couldn't be read because of the dried on food stuck to the menu. Kind of takes one's appetite away. Our server was VERY friendly and eager to please, but we won't be... More 

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Hamilton, Montana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Diner atmosphere is nice although a bit worn around the edges. Excellent location in central Missoula. Stick with breakfast dishes served all day. Burgers and meat cooked to the extreme, nearly inedible. Service is friendly but be prepared for 15-20 minute wait. Again, go for old time atmosphere and breakfast menu.

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bighorn river montana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We would eat here again. A funky diner with a great breakfast and friendly staff! Next time we'll eat there more often. A really great place!

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Missoula, Montana
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108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Feeling hungry on Sunday or any morning? This diner - with true diner decor - has a great selection of items for breakfast or brunch, which is served all day. We enjoyed the omelet with sausage and jack cheese, and the crisply prepared hash browns. Lunch food isn't bad but not on the level as breakfast food....EXCEPT the milkshakes, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 North Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 50802
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: (406) 542-2449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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