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Oxford Saloon and Cafe

337 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802-4537
+1 406-549-0117
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“ox” (11 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Diner
337 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802-4537
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The Oxford Saloon and Cafe has been serving Local Cowboys, Railroaders, Businessmen & Women since 1883! It is located in Historic downtown Missoula, MT. The Breakfast portions are so generous that I “over ordered”...for the first time in over 50 years I could not finish...More

Thank BilltheLawyer
Reviewed 29 November 2017

The Ox is a Missoula Icon. It's located within walking distance of about 20 downtown bars as well as several hotels, including our favorite, the Doubletree. I don't know if they have locked the doors in the building in the last hundred years, We stop...More

Thank I M C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Growing up in Missoula, 1953-1972 this place was and still is the best historic Saloon and Cafe in town. It is the oldest, as far as I know, saloon in Missoula County. Many historic people have drunk and eaten here over the years! Hemingway and...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a classic like the The Virginian in Medicine Bow, WY or the Full Moon Saloon in Key West, FL - full of character and characters you will not find in suburban dives. It's not for everyone - it always has a compliment of...More

3  Thank RockinDoubleB
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Service was great, good value. Food was good but not great. I would recomend it as an inexpensive meal with great service.

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

The Ox is pretty famous as an old timey cowboy bar and saloon. Cards are played the back and food and drinks served upfront. It never closes and you will meet some characters here. Definitely not gourmet, but they serve brains & eggs if you...More

Thank elaine s
Reviewed 2 November 2016

You might wonder, why five stars for a dive bar? Well...because it's the "OX",a piece of history that is rapidly fading from America's corporate landscape-barscape. You can grab a bite there,but the real story is the booze and the characters that abound, grizzled veterans of...More

1  Thank crabagogo
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A legend in downtown Missoula, the Oxford is my favorite breakfast location. It's old style with seating at tables or a long counter, friendly banter with staff, and food that tastes great if not necessarily what the doctor would order. Went there for breakfast the...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 7 September 2016

For the late night breakfast the chicken fried steak is hard to beat. It is old school, not a fancy place by any means, but a piece of old Missoula history. Service is alright, which adds to the atmosphere.

Thank Crummy1
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My sis and I sat at the counter...and ordered while watching the cooks right in front of us like the "old days." We were looking for a 24-hour breakfast place after a long concert, where we could sit and visit. This was it! Lovely hash...More

Thank janevir
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  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Bar, Pub, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802-4537
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-549-0117
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