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Uptown Diner

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American, Diner
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120 North Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 50802
+1 406-542-2449
Today
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Dakar, Senegal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Coffee cup is never empty and the food is what I remember when I was a kid. The service is with a smile and I have never had to wait for a table.

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Thank jdsticker
Missoula, Montana
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great burgers, shakes and fries! Period style seating, decor and atmosphere. Voted the best shakes in town many times, One shake equals two full servings so ask to split one if that's too much. They'll serve it in two glasses. Only open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Open 8-3 other days.

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Thank Derry K
Chisago City, Minnesota
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Saw other reviews and decided to give it a try while in town in business. 9:30 am on a Wednesday and there were plenty of seats. Very friendly greeting upon arrival. Ordered the Ham/Cheese omelet with pancakes. Food was very good and large portions. I'll be back.

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Thank Gary K
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here with a group of 9 people for breakfast. We had a short wait while the staff fixed a table large enough for our group. The staff were so attentive constantly refilling coffee and making sure we had everything we needed while we waited. The food was delicious although i couldnt finish mine, big portions. I got pancakes... More 

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Thank kahealy
Missoula, Montana
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Uptown Diner has very good diner food. This is a classic, 50's style diner with really fun decor. The staff is always friendly, fast and cheerful. You can't leave hungry or without a smile on your face. Local TIP: They have taken the milkshake to an art form. Most popular lunch is toasted cheese sandwich and their famous tomato... More 

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Thank Shawn M
Missoula, Montana
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970 reviews
693 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Or going to the Uptown for lunch - it is all good and breakfast is served all day long. I enjoy the Cream of Tomato soup and the Veggie Fries. Alex is a most professional and personable server - we love it all at the Uptown including their fountain milk shakes!

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Thank elaine s
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I am in a group of 5 guys and we now meet there every week for breakfast. This is the type of place and people I grew up with in the 60's. I think the furniture is still the same but what a comfortable trip back in time. The staff is just great. Almost seems like you will get hug... More 

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Thank 926duanea
El Paso, Texas
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the weekend and this place was recommended by a former local. It's quaint and the good was really good. We had omelettes and their home fries. Delicious!

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Thank Stephanie264
Billings, MY
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

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.

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Thank Richard W
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

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

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Thank James N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 20:00
Friday
08:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 North Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 50802
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-542-2449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?