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Uptown Diner

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American, Diner
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120 North Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 50802
(406) 542-2449
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Billings, MY
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No trip to downtown Missoula would be complete without a visit to the Uptown Diner. Burgers, fries and old-fashioned malts and shakes served with whipped cream and a cherry. Can't be beat.

Thank Richard W
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Go in for the atmosphere. Plenty of food and taste great. If you are counting calories, not the place. Great diner food.

Thank James N
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

They serve a wicked breakfast - try the Veggie Browns - and I love their tomato soup and melt sandwich. Always fun floating back to the fifties.

Thank elaine s
Cranbrook, Canada
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We went for breakfast at this place and it was excellent. Ham and eggs and bacon and eggs. Done the way we ordered good portions and great hashbrowns. Old style diner décor and furniture and its been around awhile. Lots of great memorabilia on the walls. We had lunch here about a year ago and it was excellent to. Very... More 

Thank Tom H
Missoula, Montana
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

It's been here forever-it must be amazing, right? Well....not exactly. Firstly-it is dirty. We sat in a front window booth, beside a swarm of black bugs trying to escape. The floor doesn't seem to have been vacuumed since the 1950's. The decor is vintage and the paint colors are cute and the curved windows are quaint. However, it is hard... More 

Thank NKSR13
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We were looking for a diner with a varied breakfast and lunch menu. Uptown Diner was recommended to us by a local. The retro decor, music and soda fountain bar were so inviting and we were excited to be there! That was the best part of our experience. The service was S L O W, but they were busy so... More 

Thank lola750
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Classic diner color scheme--midwestern food menu. Pleasant atmosphere, good food , great service and phenomenal hand-dipped milkshakes made-to-order. The blueberry shake was fantastic, just what I wanted. I was at the diner about 3 yrs ago and it has maintained good standards in quality of food and service. One of my favorite places in Missoula.

Thank Sharon M
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

There is often a wait to get in for breakfast, and I can't quite figure it Service was exceptionally slow and inattentive (more coffee........please??) and the food was less than even run-of-the-mill diner fare It is relatively inexpensive, and it should be

Thank bert j
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Everyone was very welcoming & nice. Old style diner, "like the good old days". Service was quick & food was delicious. Nothing fancy, just great food. Also allot of home town feel, camaraderie, & old memorabilia on the walls & ceiling. Books to porous as well. Will definitely stop in again.

Thank Colleen C
Missoula, Montana
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103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Think of Happy Days and you have a good mental image of the Uptown Diner. It has American food cooked to order ( none of that microwave crap). Try the burger, fries and a milkshake. Just like the 50's!

Thank dr_D1030

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 North Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 50802
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: (406) 542-2449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?