Strolling through downtown Missoula and there’s one thing that will hit your nose: the delicious smells of one of the many amazing restaurants. Walk down First Street and get a whiff of charred pork from the Camino. Venture farther up the main street to be greeted by the enticing smells of French bread.
The Missoula food scene is simply the best in Montana. Read on to find out the best places to eat while you’re in Missoula
A foodie’s guide to the Missoula culinary scene
There are many amazing restaurants in Missoula, but this guide includes our top picks. From the staff to the delicious food, there’s nothing that these eateries can do wrong.
Eat at the Camino for elevated Mexican
The Camino launched in 2019 and took the town by storm. The owners are long term residents and participants in the Missoula food scene, long before they opened up shop. But we are so, so glad that they did. The Camino offers unique twists on Mexican food with delicious drinks to boot. Swing by for brunch when they’re open and then stay all day for dinner!
Go to Michi Ramen for ramen
Michi Ramen is located in the basement of Missoula’s best sushi restaurant, but the ramen actually steals the show. It is packed in there, no matter the time of year, likely due to the delicious soups and snacks. The basement is also a welcome respite from the heat of the summer, so make sure to try Michi Ramen even if you’re visiting in July.
Grab a burger from Wally and Buck
Wally and Buck started as a food truck and became so popular that they opened a brick and mortar in downtown Missoula. Their burgers are divine and are topped off by tender, salty fries. They offer traditional styles but have expanded to offer a more unique burger menu.
Visit Boxcar Bistro for a French evening
Boxcar Bistro is one of Missoula’s newer restaurants, but it’s delicious menu and extensive wine list is making it one of the mainstays. The Boxcar Bistro offers elevated French food in an intimate setting in central Missoula.