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428 N Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59802
+1 406-549-2940
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Missoula, Montana
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107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Iconic and interesting venue, generous portions, great selections and flavors. If you enjoy Cajun food, what are you waiting for? Get here!

Thank MZoo60
Missoula, Montana
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 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 

Thank MontanaProf
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 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

Thank BMunkel
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 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 

Thank Migimon
Missoula, Montana
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1,046 reviews
749 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 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.

Thank elaine s
Bismarck, North Dakota
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 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.

Thank Sue12479
Billings, Montana
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 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.

1 Thank Travis M
Geraldine, Montana
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 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 

Thank Bobbi C
Helena, MT
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966 reviews
614 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 450 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 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 

1 Thank vintagetrailer
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 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!

Thank jlo102159

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Cajun & Creole
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  • Address: 428 N Higgins Avenue, Missoula, MT 59802
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-549-2940

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