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428 N Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59802
406.549.2940
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My Uncle and Aunt decided we should try out Charlie B's Bar this time around in Missoula. And, since they've visited New Orleans a number of times, they also decided we should try out the Cajun Kitchen (Dinosaur Cafe) at the back of the bar. We had such a good time we went back a few days later... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My Uncle and Aunt decided we should try out Charlie B's Bar this time around in Missoula. And, since they've visited New Orleans a number of times, they also decided we should try out the Cajun Kitchen (Dinosaur Cafe) at the back of the bar. We had such a good time we went back a few days later. The bar... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Dinosaur Cafe has been operating inside a bar establishment, but it is all nonsmoking and the food is Cajun favorite dishes. It is served in a relaxed manner, yet is very, very good.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Cajun style food in a loud, fun & informal grill & bar. All sorts of people from families with infants to college kids dates. Inexpensive food. Enjoyed everything about it.

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This hidden little spot has amazing Cajun food in downtown Missoula! By far one of my favorite spots! The staff is great, friendly and happy. You cant go wrong ordering anything on their menu! Its all good. I will be returning again. I highly recommend this place.

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Geraldine, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We love this little food joint in the back of Charlie B's. It's fun to enter through the alley. The food is Cajun and delish! My husband loves the gumbo jambalaya dish, I love the étouffée. Both are served with warm bread. The pictures hanging around the bar of customers are wonderful. During the day is the best time to... More 

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Helena, MT
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 428 N Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59802
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: 406.549.2940

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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