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james bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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127 W Alder St, Missoula, MT 59802-4225
+1 406-728-4804
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 13:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Huaraz, Peru
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We managed to get a table for six on a busy Friday evening and enjoyed a tasty meal! It's a great place for Bison burgers, nice beer, and wine selection. The wait staff is super friendly and efficient. It's a "seat yourself" restaurant.

Thank barbschwarz
Missoula, Montana
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Love all of the menu items (and I have tried most of them!). Bison green chile burger with James Bar fries are especially delicious. I come here about once a week for the atmosphere, friendly staff and Chef Noel Mill's food!

Thank MontanaCLB
Seattle, Washington
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189 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The sliders are a steal of a deal and delicious--and the sweet potato fries are very good too. While it was a bit noisy for my taste the vibe and crowd was diverse and mellow. A good meal at a good price.

Thank Bob M
Missoula, Montana
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A great place to meet up with friends. great atmosphere. I have been here for lunch which is awesome and for the happy hour with friends which was great. Very lively place

Thank MadeinMT64
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229 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Can be busy, hard to get a table, loud. Food items are very good. Staff is friendly and helpful. Great french fries. Had the Shepherd's Pie, which was also very good. Recommended.

Thank PAUL T
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I have lived in Missoula my whole life until now, and I didn't even know this was here!! This place is a treat! Great atmosphere without being a dingy, dark and dirty bar. Definitely passes all three with flying colors! I ordered the elk slider and a buffalo slider and I was blown away and not only how juicy, but... More 

Thank montanacountrygal
Eugene, Oregon
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641 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very busy and noisy place. And the food is outstanding. We had the beef bites, a lobster slider, a elk slider and truffe fries. All great. You have to trt this place with a menu that has something for everyone.

Thank Frank P
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We were struggling to find somewhere to eat one Friday night. Many places were full. James Bar is not on the main street and we found it on the way back to the car. It's very busy and noisy and we managed to seat ourselves after a party left. The table needed to be cleared and this happened fairly quickly.... More 

Thank SPEL1990
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were trying to find somewhere to eat in the downtown area and stumbled upon james bar. We nearly didn't get in as it was rather busy but managed to get a table as someone was leaving. The burgers were really good and you can turn any of them into a veggie burger easily. The sweet potato tots are amazing.

Thank lemonydrizzle
Pasco, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stopped into two other near buy places, then went into James Bar. Wow! Amazing ... start to finish. great service, awesome yummy food and outstanding local beer.. We will be back on our next road trip to Missoula for sure!

Thank sarahgallacher

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 W Alder St, Missoula, MT 59802-4225
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula
  • Phone Number: +1 406-728-4804
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?