Missoula Milton Keynes
Missoula Milton Keynes

Missoula Milton Keynes

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thelivingroom.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01908827299x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 16:45pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 17:00pm - 22:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The first floor Dining Room is available for private hire. We can also hire out the whole venue according to your requirements. Please contact our General Manager, Dave Pugh, for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Heidi Seidler 01908827299x

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Missoula Milton Keynes
Missoula is not a restaurant, nor is it a theme bar, nor a music club or cocktail lounge - but we do all of these elements beautifully.


We take our name from the town of Missoula, within the state of Montana in North America, so our menus are a journey into something new to the high streets of Britain, delicious dishes inspired from 'the big sky country' - Bison, Trout and amazing beef steaks and ribs, coupled with sides such as American style salads, skin on fries and twice baked potatoes.


We offer a fantastic range of cocktails, alcoholic milkshakes, beers and wines - some new flavours, mixed with some American classics, in an atmosphere brought alive by the recognisable sing along melodies or American based music; live or background, and within stunning authentic Montana interior design which creates an environment that is completely new but really welcoming.
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Missoula Milton Keynes reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since 24 May 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.7
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (56)group bookings (52)romance (35)fit for foodies (34)pre/post theatre (23)business meals (17)brunch (16)outstanding value (15)sunday lunch (11)child friendly (10)good vegetarian options (6)afternoon tea (4)disabled access (2)outdoor eating (2)Show More
  • Great service, OK food
    AndyH
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The service we received was fantastic. Drinks came fairly quickly and the cocktails were excellent. The food came quickly. We had the sliders for starter which were delicious. We both then had steak for mains. Sadly, their new USDA steak wasn't available, nor was the pink peppercorn and Courvoisier sauce, so we settled for the "standard" steak and pepper sauce. The steak was fantastic but the tomatoes were almost stone cold. Not too big of a thing but still slightly disappointing. Overall, a great meal out and I'm sure the tomatoes were a one-off!
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Partyfood
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The service was brilliant. The food was very good. I booked on line and stated that I didn't want a window seat and that it was my daughters 22nd birthday. We had a very nice table in the corner which felt very personal, and at the end of the meal the waiters sang happy birthday with a lovely surprise of a small dessert and candle for my daughter. This made the evening very special. And two of party tried the bison steak on recomendtion and they stated it was the best steak they had ever had!!
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Missoula Milton Keynes
    foodie
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    We went for a family celebration, good welcome excellent food and attentive staff. Good value for money, wide choice and quality. Light airy atmosphere and excellent music choice, but not too loud. Would highly recommend
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    special occasions
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  • Staff make a difference
    600lou
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Booked as a surprise from my boyfirends birthday. We arrived early to enjoy a few drinks first as the bar is downstairs from the restaurant. I'm so glad we did, as we chose to sit at the bar where we able to watch the bar tender mixing all sorts of cocktails etc which was fasinating to watch along with the fact he engaged with us lots whilst doing so (even if the drinks were not ours). He even concocted a non alcoholic cocktail on the spot for me. Upstairs we were in the back part of the restaurant which is a shame as we'd have liked to look out the window but understood it was a Sat night with larger groups in. The food, portions & ambience were all amazing. It was great that the theme is cont. through the decor, food & drinks too.
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    brunch, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Not nice...
    Srmoa
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I booked a table one month in advance requesting a nice table upstairs as it was my partner's birthday. When we turned up I felt nobody read my comment and nothing was prepared. Anyway, on the same day they phoned me and said half of the menu wasn't available...I was very upset to get this news 4h before my dinner but I went anyway...I didn't have more options! Also I has requested a glass of champagne on arrival which was ignored! Also, the waitress was Spanish speaker and she knew I was also Spanish however she kept talking to us in English and that wasn't very nice of her at all... The food was lovely though but the ambiance was very poor. I will come back but not for a special occasion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bustling
    Scottie
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Lovely meal with great service. Unfortunately, a number of items on the menu were unavailable. The waitress explained that they had been very busy and had sold out of the items. The food and wine that we did select however, arrived quickly and was really good. The restaurant was bustling; a good place for a meal before going on to a club and lively enough to stay there the whole evening.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Great Evening for a b day
    Steve
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Super meal. Great service Bison steak is amazing. Great value.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice looking restaurant bad service
    Bobs
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Nice looking restaurant let down by the service and lack of food available on menu. Starter came out raw and cold staff not very apologetic
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    romance, special occasions
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  • A little disappointing
    jonnychop
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    Staff were friendly and reasonably attentive. The food was somewhat lacklustre unfortunately. My wifes steak was not cooked as requested and she found it 'fatty'. My buffalo burger was dry, no option on how I'd have liked it cooked and a little gristly.
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  • Slow Service
    Huxley
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The food was good, but the service was very slow. It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant did have a few large groups, but it was by no means full. We were a group of 8 but it took us 15 minutes before someone came to take our drinks order and then a further 15 minutes before the food order was taken. The food was then farily quick. I would go again, but would get my drink at the bar downstairs first.
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  • Disappointed
    SusieSoo
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We enjoyed some excellent cocktails in the bar before being shown to our table upstairs. The restaurant has floor to ceiling windows and a glass roof which, on a hot evening around sunset, meant sun glare in our eyes and felt a bit like sitting in a greenhouse which was very unpleasant. The second issue was that one of our party discovered a dead beetle in her salad - the manager was very apologetic and we didn't have to pay for the meal and also received a free desert but this is not the standard we expect from a restaurant no matter how busy they are or how apologetic they are afterwards. The other food was quite good as was the service, but we were all slightly put off after the beetle incident! We shall not be returning.
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    group bookings
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  • Amazing food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    We decided to come here for the first time to see what it was like, and we were not disappointed. We both had the 8oz rump steak, and it was cooked to perfection, exactly how we'd requested. I have often had steak that was either under or over cooked and had to be returned. However, this was a wonderful piece of meat. There was also a generous helping of very nice fries. Top it all off with some lovely (and original) cocktails, and you have a fabulous meal!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mapping
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Good enough starting point for a night out in MK. Staff were helpful and accommodated our request to stay down stairs. Upstairs eating is a food only affair in my view.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise
    J50nc
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I was in need of booking a restaurant on Saturday before going to the theatre and gave OpenTable a quick look. I found Missoula (never heard of them before) and found a number of positive reviews so I booked. It has nice decour and definitely gives the impression that they favour meat, but on looking at the menu they certainly cater for vegetarians as well. Average service but very good food and a lovely spacious dining area upstairs made it somewhere I would go back to. Next time I will try the cocktails, they looked very interesting.
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    brunch, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Average
    Foody
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Great decor and ambience, good menu offering steaks, burgers, salads etc. Complimentary popcorn on arrival. Customer service was exceptional. Downside: burgers were small and fries were overly thin and lacked 'substance'. Bison steak was small and insignificant. Superb choice of cocktails with a 2 for 1 promo until 9pm.
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    child friendly, group bookings
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  • Fab Food....
    LizzieM
    Dined on 29/4/2014
    The food is really good with too much to choose from (that's not a bad thing) but service was slow. we were left for about 30 minutes waiting to pay, we could've easily walked out but didn't.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • amazing food
    sianandross
    Dined on 26/4/2014
    The food was outstanding and really good value for money only down side was the down stairs was turning mote into a club as our meal went on so music was loud and allot of chat
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food
    Mightyquinn73
    Dined on 26/4/2014
    Nice venue, waiters try hard to give you a good experience. Food is very nice, we recommend the ribs and the burger with bacon and cheese. Chips are lovely!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    regulardiner
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    This restaurant has so much potential. The food menu is great and they have a decent list of cocktails and alcoholic drinks. However the service is very poor. Even though we were one of the only two table dining at this restaurant, It took them like 20minutes to bring our drinks. There were nobody on our floor to check on customers and we are waiting somebody most of the time to give us some attention. My wife ordered a cherry which had a stone in it and she almost broke her tooth. The only thing happened was an apology from our waitress and re-assurance that our deserts are going to be free. General manager didn't not even bother to show his/her face. At the end the deserts was still included in our bill. Had to change it.
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  • Great food & cocktails
    Kwd29
    Dined on 16/4/2014
    Food & cocktails were excellent. Would defiantly recommend.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Safricaexpat
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    Rather average all round really. Food ok, service good. Table for 2 placed in the middle of the room! Waiters bustling past on both sides. Not right for a romantic meal. Desserts overpriced and not much choice. Don't think I will be returning.
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  • Good food if your a meat lover
    Foodie
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    Nice restaurant. Friendly atmosphere. Good service overall, but had to wait a bit longer than I'd have liked to for our drinks. Had to chase them up with the restaurant manager. Food courses were spaced out nicely to suit the occasion that I was there for, but I'd be concerned if you were going there to have a quick meal and leave as I think you'd end up being there longer than you'd anticipated. Took a while to pay our bill as well. Overall the food was very nice and very reasonably priced compared to other restaurants in the area. Service just needs a little push and it would be perfect. Would definitely recommend it to others.
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    group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • missed opportunity
    Blueyxx
    Dined on 20/3/2014
    I booked a table to celebrate my husbands birthday. I made that clear in the table booking and asked if the restaurant could acknowledge his birthday. This didn't happen which was disappointing. The waiting staff were very attentive towards my 2 year old daughter and the manager made her a fruit cocktail to drink which was nice. My daughters food was sausage and chips, but the sausages were over-cooked and way too hard at the ends. My ribs were lovely and my husbands Beef rib steak was melt in the mouth.
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  • Little place, little ambition
    itskbt
    Dined on 17/3/2014
    a great little eating house thats meets the gap between a burger bar and a restaurant. Dont expect to much and you won't be dissapppointed. The menu reads better than it produces. Don't expect to have anyone meet you when you come in. We were a party of 10, pre booked and waited at the bar for 5 minutes before they even acknowledged us , only to be told we had to go upstairs where we eventually found a server.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    simonl
    Dined on 16/3/2014
    Average service, average food, reasonably cheap wouldn't rush back.
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    brunch
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  • Great 1st experience
    Steve
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Really great experience for our 1st time at Missoula. 2 for 1 cocktails was a real bonus! Great cocktails too! Hanging skewers were lovely, just needed a few more veggies in the side bowl. Nice atmosphere and real value. Great experience.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicely sparse.
    RedRobbo
    Dined on 23/2/2014
    Felt genuinely different to the usual new restaurant in Milton Keynes. Superb service from very well informed waiter and general laid back atmosphere. Unusual and excellent beer selection and good menu which benefits from not being overly long and fussy. Food quality was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food & cocktails!
    AndreaF
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    I went for a meal with my best friend, and the quality of the food was amazing. We both loved sampling the cocktail menu. And as these were on 2-4-1 until 9pm - we sampled a fair few! The waiter was very good and made cocktail suggestions based on our favourite alcohol/tastes.
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    special occasions
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  • Absolutely gorgeous
    Fuzz
    Dined on 20/2/2014
    For meat lovers everywhere ! The food just tasted so good and a great beer and wine list , we even had pudding which again was brilliant , waiter couldn't do enough for us . Will be back again next week in fact and have booked for the week after too !
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent new restaurant!
    FoodieMK
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Have eaten here 4 times now, 3 dinners and a breakfast, and will keep coming back if the standards remain the same! Food is lovely, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is just right, lively downstairs, with enough music upstairs to enjoy but not have to shout over! My only hope for the future of this restaurant is that they plan to occasionally change up their menu. Love their food, but after a while the choices are going to run out!
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feb 14th Meal - Would Reconmend
    JB89
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Went for Valentines Day. Perfect meal & good food/drink Will return.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Perfect, visited on valentines day
    molkit
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    The candle lit table, complete with single red rose and champagne reception was lovely - popcorn while you waited for your starter and a gorgeous selection of food from the Valentines Set menu. I had scallops to start, cooked to perfection, and mouth watering mushroom and chicken with mash for main, to top it all off with the biggest, mouth-wateringly delicious huge slab of chocolate fudge cake. Our glasses were never empty and the waiters were really lovely
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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  • Excellent food
    Sessel
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Went on valentines night and had the set menu. The starter was stacked with prawns and the Steak was cooked to perfection. My misses really wanted a strawberry cocktail but there wasnt any on the menu, so the waitress asked the barmen to make a new one and it was delicious, exactly what she wanted :)
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    romance, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table was 40 minutes late,
    Mkdinner
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Table was 40 minutes late, we weren’t asked if we wanted drinks through out the meal we had to get up and ask a waiter, food was dry. I would not recommend.
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  • Fantastic breakfast
    Jo77
    Dined on 18/1/2014
    Simple men of waffles and scramblers but great value with free bottomless filter coffee. No kids breakfast menu but my 1 and 4 year old loved the fruit waffle. Breakfasts half price in January. Decor is really cool too. A great addition to the Hub. Classy joint!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 15/1/2014
    When handed the menu the waiter asked if we were there for a special occasion I told him for my daughters birthday, there were 4 of us, the food was good and cooked beautifully, we all had different meals and all enjoyed them, drinks and water glasses filled if they were empty, after ordering desserts the waiter arrived with lit candles in my daughters dessert and brought a drink from the bar staff with a sparkler attached both making us smile, the food and the service were both great and we will be going back.
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    special occasions, group bookings, brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night Dining
    KimBL
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Missoula, the food, drink and service were outstanding, the staff very friendly and my steak was cooked to perfection. The only thing that spoilt the evening was that the live music was far too loud and we found ourselves shouting to hear each other. Had there been more in our party, I doubt anyone would have been able to speak to anyone else other than the person next to them. But having said this, we will be returning, hopefully with only the background music playing, as it was when we first arrived.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Why eat anywhere else!
    Mitch
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Friendly, helpful staff with good attention to detail. Food was prepared and served in a timely fashion with no hurry to eat to make way for other diners. Excellent range of cocktails and American and Canadian lagers. Plush decor with music not too loud with a nice touch having a live singer downstairs in the bar. A very good dining experience all round.
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    romance, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceeded my expectations
    sunrise
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This was my first visit and I chose it because it had everything from Soup and salad as an option through to main courses and deserts, so whatever my appetite there'd be something to eat. I wasn't disappointed. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed and the service excellent - attentive without being over bearing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alas! Not quite there
    Ash1eats
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I think shows like Man v Food have taught us to associate American dining with generosity and down to earth, unpretentious dining. We expected such generosity at Missoula but sadly, it was not so. My main course of ribs was tasty but woefully inadequate, and largely hidden by a substantial handful of battered onions, similarly tasty, but hiding the immediate disappointment of the meal. The baked potato which appeared with it was only a half portion, smothered in a tasteless cheese. surely they could stump up a whole potato! My son felt his bison burger was bland. My husband did not mind his bison burger, but then, he will eat anything! The chicken wings (starter) was overcooked and dry, and the chips were soft and unremarkable.
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