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Dinosaur Cafe

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428 N Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59802
406.549.2940
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Actually worth a visit!

It took me a long time to visit this place, largely because I'd heard it was good, but figured that was just because the folks who'd eaten there were drunk at the time!! Not so. I've been here completely sober and food is excellent. You'll have a bunch of fairly hardened alcoholics at the bar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
MontanaProf
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It took me a long time to visit this place, largely because I'd heard it was good, but figured that was just because the folks who'd eaten there were drunk at the time!! Not so. I've been here completely sober and food is excellent. You'll have a bunch of fairly hardened alcoholics at the bar, but service is swift and... More 

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Thank MontanaProf
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The Dino has offered some of the best food in downtown for years...can't go wrong with any menu option! The unorthodox location is part of what makes it great (grab a drink with lunch...why not) and, being married to a cajun, I can say the food is done right...make the stop and you won't be dissapointed

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Thank BMunkel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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Thank Migimon
Missoula, Montana
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403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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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Thank elaine s
Bismarck, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank Sue12479
Billings, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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1 Thank Travis M
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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Thank Bobbi C
Helena, MT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 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
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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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Thank jlo102159
San Francisco
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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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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