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Uptown Diner

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

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Local hang out that has been around for years

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
dr_deborah1030
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

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Thank dr_deborah1030
Riegelsville, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hearty and tasty breakfast, friendly service and 1950's decor made this an interesting and fun place to start the day.

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Thank foodylu
Billings, Montana
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208 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in for breakfast and was acknowledged right away. Server (Linda) was a real delight. She had our water and menus very fast. The menu has many choices and the service is fast. The food is very good American breakfast. Real good stop.

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Thank CaptainD1234
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

A very quaint diner, has many options and the staff is extremely friendly. I personally love the BELCHT sandwich. Meatloaf is also very good, but you can't go wrong with this diner, whether you want a soda drink or shake. Prices are somewhat reasonable for Missoula.

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Thank Peter H
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent breakfasts in a really fun atmosphere. You always see folks you know around town. Service is fast but friendly and you don't feel rushed to eat. Good food, ample portions.

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Thank puzl
Missoula, Montana
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The Uptown Diner is simply a fun place to eat. I go for breakfast as they do great eggs. It is something right out of Happy Days and if you look very carefully, you might see The Fonz cooking in the back. All the food is fresh and a very good value. My favorite thing to order here is the... More 

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Thank JerrymacG
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Me and my friends stopped by in Missoula for lunch and we enjoyed good food at the Uptown diner, I had a huge Vegetarian dish, which was very tasty. The waitress was friendly, best of all was the delicous gigantic milkshake, I had raspberry chocolate.

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Thank Stefanie089
Portland, Oregon, United States
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265 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This place was soooo good! Homemade tomato soup, grilled cheese (with gluten-free bread available) and delicious huckleberry shakes! We got in just in time to get the last of the creamy tomato soup at lunch, which the diner is known for. I would have been disappointed if we would have missed it! I would love to eat here again when... More 

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Thank SassyGirlJenna729
Florence
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Stopped in for a burger. It was good, but average. They are known for their milkshakes so if that is what you are "hungry" for, it's great. I miss the blue plate specials that were good. Most of all, the place looks older and needs a good update!

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Thank Susan R
Saskatchewan
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

went for breakfast as it was close to hotel. Food was average The service was above average. Watched the poor waitress kick out some guys trying to steal food off late that other people left. So entertainment included

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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: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?