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Dinosaur Cafe

428 N Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59802
406.549.2940
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Ranked #37 of 240 restaurants in Missoula
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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English first
Helena, MT
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395 reviews 395 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This place is in the back of Charlie B's bar on Higgens, not far from the old train station. An authentic old time bar that has the authentic "feel" other places try to have. And a cast of true characters up and down the bar, some of whom who may visit too often and too long! But, march yourself to... More

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USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Loved this little place. The Po Boys and Gumbo were tasty. We had just come from New Orleans, and it still hit the spot!

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San Francisco
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I give them an A for atmosphere and value, and a B for food, but a D for cleanliness ... I hate to see a counterperson alternate between food handling and cash handling without changing those little plastic gloves. Or maybe that's part of the atmosphere!

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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A very happening place. This is an authentic Montana drinking spot. They also serve food in the back. I did not eat there but many people were chowing down. Met 2 drifters outside and bought them drinks in this bar. One drifter had a cat in his jacket

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Pensacola, FL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Ok, it Cajun food in Montana, but they could hold their own in Louisiana. The red beans and rice was,excellent and the roll was as tasty as any I have had in NO. It's inside Charlie B's bar, but that just adds to atmosphere. Both places should,be on anyone's visit to Missoula.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

To find this place you have to walk to the back of Charley B's bar which is old, smokey, and always a source of interesting characters. The walk it worth it! The tiny kitchen cranks out some authentic, tasty Cajun/creole dishes. Call ahead for take out and find a beautiful spot in Missoula to enjoy. Love the gumbolaya and po... More

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a place the locals go. We saw both rural Montana types and college students. Has a cajun flavor to the food. The portions are big. I eat a fair amount, and struggled to finish it. The people working there are very friendly. The quality is good - better than you'd expect for bar food - not gourmet. Looks... More

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Midwest
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60 reviews 60 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Cajun food in Missoula, Montana? We had to check it out... Turns out this place is a food window in the back of a bar, past the pool tables and rows of tables packed with locals. You order you food, take a seat in the bar, order a beer and wait for them to bring your food. I've eaten my... More

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Montana
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

The Dinosaur is in the back of a great bar. Don't worry it, it isn't rough and Missoula accomodates all types. The oyster poor boy is amazing - huge sandwich. The gumbo is also quite good. Great fries and onion rings. Amazingly, once you order they will find you no matter where you sit.

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Best reasonably priced Cajun food in Missoula also a great place to watch people. The bar has great drinks too

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