Results

Help! Missoulians require the services of a wide range of capable professionals. But how does a person decide on a mechanic, for example, from a pool of so many? Rather than make a blind decision, go with an expert who comes highly recommended by our voters.

Massage

  1. Matz Family Chiropractic
  2. Sorella's Day Spa
  3. Massage Envy Spa

Mani/Pedi

  1. Saigon Nails
  2. Sorella's Day Spa
  3. Cedar Creek Salon & Day Spa

Physical Therapist

  1. Alpine Physical Therapy
  2. Axis Physical Therapy
  3. Peak Performance Physical Therapy

Computer Repair

  1. First Call Computer Solutions
  2. Computer Guys
  3. Recompute Computers

Mechanic

  1. Kent Brothers Automotive
  2. Karl Tyler Chevrolet & Cadillac
  3. Roemer's Tire Factory

Auto body Repair

  1. Blue Ribbon Auto Body
  2. Rick's Auto Body
  3. Russ's Auto Body

Windshield Repair

  1. Safe Lite Autoglass
  2. Karl Tyler Accessories
  3. Speedy Glass

Car Wash

  1. Happy Days Car Wash
  2. Dazzlers Car Wash
  3. Splash Car Wash

Bail Bondsman

  1. Devil Dog Bail Bonds
  2. Earl Rowe
  3. AAA Bail Bonds

Tire Store

  1. Les Schwab
  2. Roemer's Tire Factory
  3. Tire Rama

Daycare

  1. Lil' Griz Cub House
  2. YMCA
  3. Busy Hands Fun Center

Detail Shop

  1. Mr. Detail
  2. Blue Ribbon Auto Body
  3. Grizzly Detail

Best Place for Ink

  1. Blacque Owl Tattoo
  2. Painless Steel Tattoo & Body Piercing
  3. American Made Tattoo

Best Place to Get Pierced

  1. Painless Steel Tattoo & Body Piercing
  2. American Made Tattoo
  3. Blacque Owl Tattoo

Health Club/Gym

  1. Peak Health & Wellness
  2. The Women's Club
  3. YMCA

Personal Trainer

  1. Terry Baldwin
  2. The Women's Club
  3. Laura Bender

Workout Classes

  1. The Women's Club
  2. Peak Health & Wellness
  3. Oula

Yoga

  1. Hot House Yoga
  2. Bikram Yoga
  3. The Women's Club

Salon/Stylist

  1. Boom Swagger Salon
  2. Twigs Salon
  3. Cowgirl Spa & Salon

Spa

  1. Sorella's Day Spa
  2. The Spa at the Peak
  3. Cedar Creek Salon & Day Spa

Drycleaner

  1. Missoula Textile Services
  2. Green Hanger
  3. Fresh Natural Cleaners

Eye Doctor/Optometrist

  1. Rocky Mountain Eye
  2. Dr Sandy Sheppard - Vision Source
  3. Dr Jeff Lebsock - Costco

Walk-In Clinic

  1. Now Care Western Montana Clinic
  2. CostCare
  3. Blue Mountain Clinic

Chiropractor

  1. Matz Family Chiropractic
  2. Krieg Chiropractic Center
  3. Lambert Family Chiropractic

Hearing Specialist

  1. Vibrant Hearing
  2. Rocky Mountain Hearing & Balance Center
  3. Miracle Ear

Dentist

  1. Smile Missoula
  2. Felton Dental Care
  3. Thomas Farago DDS

Recycling

  1. Pacific Steel & Recycling
  2. Republic Services
  3. Garden City Recycling

Assisted/Independent Living Provider

  1. Grizzly Peak
  2. The Springs at Missoula
  3. The Village Senior Residence

Financial Institution

  1. Missoula Federal Credit Union
  2. First Security Bank
  3. First Interstate Bank

Real Estate Office

  1. Lambros ERA
  2. Windermere Real Estate
  3. Prudential Montana Real Estate

Property Management Co.

  1. Real Estate Management Group
  2. Garden City Property Management
  3. Professional Property Management

Realtor

  1. Molly Austin & Chay Hughes
  2. Liz Dye tie with Mindy Palmer
  3. Carroll Anne Sowerby

Contractor

  1. Orval Okken
  2. Jackson Contractor Group
  3. Mostad Construction

Dog Wash/Groomer

  1. Go Fetch
  2. Showcase Pet Grooming
  3. PetSmart

Attorney/Lawyer

  1. John Velk
  2. Paul Ryan
  3. Marty Judnich, Judnich Law Offices

Catering

  1. Two Sisters of Montana
  2. Bravo Catering
  3. Silk Road Catering

Place to Worship

  1. Missoula Alliance Church
  2. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church
  3. Christ the King Catholic Church

Wedding Cake

  1. Bernice's Bakery
  2. Black Cat Bakery
  3. Rosauers

Cell Phone Provider

  1. Verizon Wireless
  2. AT&T
  3. Straight Talk

Health Care Provider

  1. Providence St. Patrick Hospital
  2. Western Montana Clinic
  3. Community Medical Center

Alternative Health

  1. Matz Family Chiropractic
  2. Red Willow Center for Health
  3. Black Bear Naturopathic Clinic

Tanning/Spray Tan

  1. Brown Sugar Tan Spa
  2. Rayz of Lite Tanning Salon
  3. Misty's Tanning & Ultimate Salon

Lodging

  1. C'mon Inn
  2. DoubleTree
  3. Hilton Garden Inn

Green Business

  1. Green Light
  2. Good Food Store
  3. Energetechs

A town's reputation is built by its citizens and their hobbies. Missoulians know this better than anyone. Our city will be eternally identified with rivers, fly fishing and an inflated real estate market, courtesy of Norman Maclean's revered novella A River Runs Through It and the subsequent movie version that compelled thousands of east coasters to move out here.

As we all know, there's so much more to Zoo Town than trout. Missoula boasts a thriving night life, a host of art galleries, concerts galore, a festival almost every summer weekend, powdery slopes and scenic golf courses. The number of resident musicians, authors and artists keeps growing. And most importantly, we've got a community that cares enough to vote!

Art Gallery

  1. Dana Gallery
  2. Monte Dolack Gallery
  3. The Brink Gallery

Museum

  1. Missoula Art Museum
  2. Historical Museum Fort Missoula
  3. Children's Museum Missoula

Open Mic

  1. Sean Kelly's
  2. Top Hat
  3. VFW

Bowling Alley

  1. Westside Lanes
  2. Five Valley Bowl

Concert Venue

  1. The Wilma
  2. Top Hat
  3. The Adams Center

Place for Kids to Run Wild

  1. Dragon Hollow
  2. Caras Park
  3. Bonner Park

Place to People Watch

  1. Southgate Mall
  2. Caras Park
  3. Farmers Market

Spot for a First Date

  1. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  2. Plonk Wine
  3. Red Bird

Casino

  1. Silvertip Casino
  2. Silver Slipper tie with Diamond Jim's
  3. Flippers

Karaoke

  1. Lucky Strike
  2. Bowl Dog Lounge at Westside Lanes
  3. VFW

Live Music

  1. Top Hat
  2. The Wilma
  3. Sunrise Saloon

Trivia Night

  1. Sean Kelly's
  2. Silver Slipper
  3. The Press Box

Cut a Rug

  1. Union Club
  2. Sunrise Saloon
  3. Top Hat

Ski Resort

  1. Snowbowl
  2. Lost Trail Powder Mountain
  3. Discovery Ski Area

Golf Course

  1. King Ranch
  2. Canyon River Golf Course
  3. Larchmont Golf Course

Place to Mingle if You Are Single

  1. Iron Horse Bar & Grill
  2. The Rhino
  3. Plonk Wine

Author

  1. James Lee Burke
  2. Gwen Florio
  3. Maggie Plummer

Artist

  1. Monte Dolack
  2. Larry Pirnie
  3. Courtney Blazon

Festival

  1. River City Roots Festival
  2. Brewfest
  3. Celtic Festival

Musician/Band

  1. Lil' Smokies
  2. Tom Catmull
  3. Walking Corpse Syndrome

UM Professor

  1. Garon Smith (G Wiz)
  2. Garry Kerr
  3. Ashby Kinch

Chef

  1. Bob Marshall
  2. Abe Risho
  3. Kathy Thompson

Bartender

  1. Thor Morton - Badlander
  2. Jeremy Nelson - Boomers Pub & Gaming Parlor
  3. Donnie Morey - Flippers

Barista

  1. Tracy Sullivan at Liquid Planet
  2. Florence Coffee
  3. Loose Caboose

Jewelry Designer

  1. Barney Jette Jewelry Design
  2. Studio Pandora
  3. Black Dog Hemp

Non-profit

  1. United Way
  2. Watson Children's Shelter
  3. YWCA

Sober Ride Home

  1. Green Taxi
  2. U-Dash

Place to Walk Your Dog

  1. Blue Mountain
  2. Bark Park
  3. Kim Williams Trail

Local Attraction

  1. A Carousel for Missoula
  2. Hike to M
  3. Caras Park

Local Radio Personality

  1. Aaron Traylor
  2. Craig & Al
  3. Peter Christian

Local TV Personality

  1. Jill Valley
  2. Mark Heyka
  3. Heidi Meili

Local Print Reporter

  1. Jenna Cederberg
  2. Keila Szpaller
  3. Betsy Cohen

Local Photographer

  1. Slikati Photography
  2. Mark Mesenko
  3. Scott Breum

Online Site to Mingle

  1. Facebook
  2. Ok Cupid
  3. Christian Mingle

Local Website

  1. Missoulian.com
  2. MissoulaEvents.Net
  3. Egriz.com

Best Day Trip

  1. Glacier National Park
  2. Jerry Johnson Hot Springs
  3. Flathead Lake

Employer

  1. University of Montana
  2. Providence Medical Group
  3. Jaker's Bar & Grill

Missoula dining offers gastronomic delights for every budget and palate. Even picky eaters won't go away hungry. Voters supported locally owned wine bars along with national fast food chains. They stood by old favorites and embraced new enterprises. They're adventurous (a Brazilian restaurant took two wins), but also love slicing into traditional Montana fare like a hot-off-the-grill steak.

Some of the menu items that voters love are Missoula-made: microbrews, wine made from Rattlesnake-grown grapes, locally distilled spirits, roasted coffee beans and hand-crafted teas, huckleberry pastries, and scoops of Cold Smoke beer ice cream, a flavor two of our winners collaborated on.

Digest the following results. We think they reveal one indisputable fact: our city's got great taste(s)!

Hot Dog

  1. Tom Dooley's Hot Dogs
  2. Costco
  3. Dairy Queen

Coffee

  1. Florence Coffee Company
  2. Loose Caboose
  3. Liquid Planet

Espresso

  1. Break Espresso
  2. Liquid Planet
  3. Loose Caboose

Tea

  1. Liquid Planet
  2. Lake Missoula Tea Company
  3. Butterfly Herbs

Breakfast

  1. Paul's Pancake Parlor
  2. The Shack
  3. Ruby's Cafe

Bakery

  1. Bernice's Bakery
  2. Black Cat Bakery
  3. Great Harvest Bread Co.

Brunch

  1. Caffe Dolce
  2. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  3. Old Post

Soup

  1. Dan's Soup and San
  2. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  3. Good Food Store

Sandwich

  1. Doc's Sandwich Shop
  2. Tagliare Deli
  3. Dan's Soup and San

Salad

  1. Good Food Store
  2. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  3. Romaines Restaurant

Appetizer

  1. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  2. Tamarack Brewing Company
  3. The Silk Road

Deli

  1. Tagliare Deli
  2. Worden's Market & Deli
  3. Good Food Store

Burger

  1. Five Guys Burgers & Fries
  2. Missoula Club (Mo Club)
  3. Red Robin

Hot Wings

  1. Desperado Sports Tavern
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings
  3. Jaker's Bar & Grill

Pizza

  1. Biga Pizza
  2. Bridge Pizza
  3. Tower Pizza

Pizza Delivery

  1. Bridge Pizza
  2. Dominos
  3. Pizza Hut

Burrito

  1. Taco Del Sol
  2. El Diablo
  3. Taco Sano

French Fries

  1. Hoagieville
  2. Five Guys Burgers & Fries
  3. Iron Horse Bar & Grill

Steak

  1. Lolo Creek Steakhouse
  2. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  3. The Depot

Sushi

  1. Sushi Hana
  2. Nara Koren Barbecue & Sushi
  3. Asahi

Ice Cream

  1. Big Dipper Ice Cream
  2. Cold Stone Creamery
  3. Dairy Queen

Dessert

  1. Mustard Seed
  2. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  3. Big Dipper Ice Cream

New Restaurant (opened in last year)

  1. Five on Black
  2. Plonk Wine
  3. Carvers Deli tie with The Walking Moustache

Asian Restaurant

  1. Mustard Seed
  2. Iza
  3. Sa-wa-dee

Italian Restaurant

  1. Ciao Mambo
  2. Johnny Carino's
  3. Romeo's Italian Kitchen

Mexican Restaurant

  1. El Cazador
  2. Fiesta En Jalisco
  3. Cafe Rio

Family Restaurant

  1. Montana Club
  2. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  3. Paul's Pancake Parlor

Fine Dining

  1. The Pearl Cafe
  2. Red Bird
  3. Jaker's Bar & Grill

Eating on the Cheap

  1. Taco Del Sol
  2. Five on Black
  3. Bridge Pizza

Eating on the Splurge

  1. Red Bird
  2. The Pearl Cafe
  3. Jaker's Bar & Grill

Take Out

  1. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  2. Mustard Seed
  3. Noodle Express

Outdoor Dining

  1. Finn & Porter
  2. Iron Horse Bar & Grill
  3. Jaker's Bar & Grill

Bar Food

  1. Tamarack Brewing Company
  2. Iron Horse Bar & Grill
  3. Jaker's Bar & Grill

Brewery

  1. Kettle House Brewing Co
  2. Tamarack Brewing Company
  3. Draught Works

Winery

  1. Ten Spoon Winery
  2. Missoula Winery

Happy Hour

  1. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  2. Top Hat
  3. Finn & Porter

Bloody Mary

  1. Tamarack Brewing Company
  2. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  3. Snowbowl Bar

Stiff Drink

  1. Al's & Vic's
  2. Charlie B's
  3. Montgomery Distillery

Martini

  1. Plonk Wine
  2. Jaker's Bar & Grill
  3. Finn & Porter

Moscow Mule

  1. Montgomery Distillery
  2. James Bar
  3. Jaker's Bar & Grill

Dive Bar

  1. Charlie B's
  2. Al's & Vic's
  3. Silver Dollar

Sports Bar

  1. The Press Box
  2. Red's Bar
  3. Desperado Sports Tavern

Upscale Bar

  1. Plonk Wine
  2. James Bar
  3. Top Hat

Bathroom

  1. Iron Horse Bar & Grill
  2. Tamarack Brewing Company
  3. Plonk Wine

Restaurant Service

  1. The Pearl Cafe
  2. Red Bird
  3. The Silk Road

Solo Dining

  1. Five on Black
  2. Taco Del Sol
  3. Good Food Store

Organic Food Selection

  1. Good Food Store
  2. Natural Grocers
  3. Romaines Restaurant

Distillery

  1. Montgomery Distillery

Vegan/Vegetarian

  1. Good Food Store
  2. Iza
  3. Hob Nob

Think about it: there's no sales tax here. Once you've traveled to another state and had to put an item back on the shelf because you'd forgotten to add on that extra 9 percent, you realize that spending money in Missoula is actually saving you money!

Not only that, but the money you spend is staying in western Montana. Missoula- and Montana-owned businesses overwhelmingly placed in the top three of this year's shopping categories! Local shop owners know first-hand what Missoulians want to buy: trucks, Danskos and Chacos, bumper stickers with Missoula attitude, casual clothes, Griz wear, outdoor gear and dog toys.

National chains, many of which are run by Missoulians, were hardly shut out. The affordability, selection and brand names offered by these stores undeniably appeal to voters.

Reserve Street, Downtown, Southgate Mall, Midtown - regardless of where we shop, we've all bought into Missoula.

Customer Service

  1. Montana Ace
  2. Rockin Rudy's
  3. Rosauers

Window Display

  1. Noteworthy
  2. One Eleven
  3. Betty's Divine

Convenience Store

  1. Noon's
  2. Holiday Stationstore
  3. Ole's

Grocery Store

  1. Good Food Store
  2. Orange Street Food Farm
  3. Rosauers

Liquor Store

  1. Krisco Liquor
  2. Grizzly Liquor
  3. Diamond Jim's

Wine Selection

  1. CVS
  2. Worden's Market & Deli
  3. Pattee Creek Market

Beer Selection

  1. Worden's Market & Deli
  2. Pattee Creek Market
  3. Orange Street Food Farm

Eyeglasses

  1. Uptown Optical
  2. Rocky Mountain Eye
  3. Specticca

Boutique

  1. Betty's Divine
  2. One Eleven
  3. Cloth & Crown

Women's Clothing

  1. Betty's Divine
  2. Dillard's
  3. One Eleven tie with Cloth & Crown

Men's Clothing

  1. Dillard's
  2. Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
  3. Desmonds

Kid's Clothing

  1. Children's Place
  2. Gymboree
  3. Whippersnappers

Shoes

  1. Hide & Sole
  2. Dillard's
  3. Famous Footwear

Affordable Fashion

  1. TJ Maxx
  2. Goodwill
  3. JC Penney

Jewelry Store

  1. Adair Jewelers
  2. Rockin Rudy's
  3. Barney Jette Jewelry Design

Furniture Store

  1. Wagner's Home Furnishings
  2. Living Room
  3. Al's Furniture

Home Accessories

  1. Wagner's Home Furnishings
  2. Rockin Rudy's
  3. House

Unique Gifts

  1. Rockin Rudy's
  2. The Green Light
  3. The Artist Shop

Children's Gifts

  1. Rockin Rudy's
  2. Walking Stick Toys
  3. Coo Baby

Music Store

  1. Rockin Rudy's
  2. Morgenroth Music
  3. Ear Candy Music

New Bookstore

  1. Book Exchange
  2. Fact & Fiction
  3. Shakespeare and Co

Used Bookstore

  1. Book Exchange
  2. Bird's Nest Books
  3. Hastings

Flower Shop

  1. Bitterroot Flower Shop
  2. Habitat Floral
  3. Garden City Floral

Garden Supply/Nursery

  1. Caras Nursery
  2. Montana Ace
  3. Pink Grizzly

Mattress Store

  1. Sleep City
  2. Denver Mattress
  3. Dream Sleep

Hardware Store

  1. Montana Ace
  2. Lowe's Home Improvement
  3. Home Resource

Appliance Store

  1. Fred's Appliance
  2. Sears
  3. Lowe's Home Improvement

Pet Store/Supplies

  1. Go Fetch
  2. Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply
  3. PetSmart

Antique Store

  1. Montana Antique Mall
  2. Circle Square
  3. Curiosity Shop

Pawn Shop

  1. Liquid Assets
  2. Riverside Pawn
  3. Montana Sales & Loan

Ski Shop

  1. Gull Ski & Snowboard
  2. Bob Ward & Sons
  3. Backcountry Ski

Shop Local

  1. Rockin Rudy's
  2. The Green Light
  3. Upcycled

Snowboard Shop

  1. Gull Ski & Snowboard
  2. Edge of the World
  3. Bob Ward & Sons

Bike Shop

  1. Big Sky Bikes
  2. Missoula Bicycle Works
  3. The Bicycle Hangar

Paddle Shop

  1. Strongwater
  2. Trailhead
  3. Bob Ward & Sons

Sporting Goods/Outdoor Equipment

  1. Bob Ward & Sons
  2. Trailhead
  3. Sportsman's Warehouse

Fly Shop

  1. Grizzly Hackle
  2. Kingfisher Fly Shop
  3. Missoulian Angler

Motorcycle/ATV Dealer

  1. Grizzly Harley-Davidson
  2. Big Sky Motor Sports
  3. Kurt's Polaris

Griz Apparel

  1. UM Bookstore
  2. The M Store
  3. MSO Hub

Rent/Sell Musical Instruments

  1. Morgenroth Music Center
  2. Electronic Sound & Percussion
  3. Outlaw Music

Cosmetics

  1. Smooch
  2. Skin Chic
  3. Ulta Beauty

New Car Dealer

  1. Karl Tyler Chevrolet & Cadillac
  2. Bitterroot Motors
  3. Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Missoula

Used Car Dealer

  1. Eide Motors
  2. Lyman Motors
  3. Karl Tyler Chevrolet & Cadillac

Adult Store

  1. Adam & Eve
  2. Midnight Dreams
  3. Fantasy for Adults