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Oxford Saloon and Cafe

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337 N. Higgins, Missoula, MT
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Great burgers and sandwiches, and variety of beers

You can watch the short-order cook make your order just the way you like it, and the bartender knows her beers!! Good selection of micro brews. Homey Missoula place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Missoula, Montana
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't mind eating with a bunch of hardened alcoholics hogging the bar area, then you'll really enjoy the breakfasts here. I always get the corned beef hash, and there is plenty of it and good too. The coffee is nothing to write home about, though.

Thank MontanaProf
Missoula, Montana
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555 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The family tradition of eating at the Ox is noteworthy and most memorable. A Patty Melt without onions is the fave order though many options are offered included brains and eggs. In the day, the card poker players in back gave silver dollars to the kids. :-)

Thank elaine s
Havre, Montana
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Saturday morning breakfast in Old Downtown Missoula. My husband insisted we go there for 'Brains and Eggs'....this was a specialty back in the 80's. Our teenager was mortified. Our host/bartender/waiter advised they discontinued then due to the mad cow scare. I had a veggie omelet, pancake and bacon for the teenager, ham and cheese omelet for Dad. Prices very reasonable..$7.95... More 

Thank Carrie_In_MT
Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

You can watch the short-order cook make your order just the way you like it, and the bartender knows her beers!! Good selection of micro brews. Homey Missoula place.

Thank minnetraveler2015
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Best place in Missoula for late night breakfast after the bars close down. They no longer serve brains and eggs off their old menu but still have all the usual breakfast fare for those both intoxicated and sober alike. Old-style bar and diner, plenty of seating, lots of nostalgic stuff hanging from the walls to look at. The Oxford is... More 

Thank PAUL T
Buffalo, Wyoming
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Overall, a good place to stop in for delicious cheese burger or hot plate of dinner. Perhaps to warm up and fill my tummy with the Oxford's fresh cooked food; straight off the grill! This is beautiful Missoula, Montana at the great Oxford Saloon and Cafe'. Yours Truely, RoseAnn, yeah RoseAnn (giggle)

Thank RoseAnn S
new jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Those who rate The Ox less than five stars just do not understand what this place is all about. Went there recently, first time in 50 years and it had not changed much. Yes, the food is not gourmet, the service may be spotty, and there may be characters you might want to avoid. Do not ask for a wine... More 

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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

You want breakfast? This is the place & my son says the burgers are good too. French toast, garbage omelette, chicken fried steak & even 2 eggs with meat & toast are our favorites. Love the older guys on morning shift & service is pretty good since there is only 1 server & 1 cook working. Coffee cup is always... More 

Thank Goffsheli
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have stopped here several times over the years for burger fixes. It is not the greatest food, but it is perfectly decent and consistent. We have found the staff/cooks always friendly and accommodating. As one of the other reviewers said, the Ox is a Missoula icon (and dive bar and diner) where one should stop to check out. We... More 

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

I used to love the Oxfords brains and eggs, but they took it off the menu several years ago......They said they ran out of brains.....also their hash browns and gravy isn't as good as it used to be. The Ox is a great place to people watch. The transients can be a drag though. But that's true over much of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 337 N. Higgins, Missoula, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: 406-549-0117

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


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