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Roasted Beet Reuben - Iron Griz American Bistro, Missoula, MT

Iron Griz American Bistro

4.5
4.5
71 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Iron Griz: American Bistro with scenic views of the University of Montana Golf Course exemplifies true garden-to-table dining. With much of the produce being grown outside in the South Avenue Garden, you will experience the fresh flavors from entrees made from local and sustainable ingredients.
The Iron Griz is operated by the University of Montana Campus Dining. As a learning institution, we provide educational opportunities by employing UM students where they learn skills such as hospitality and customer service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (406) 728-5106
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Hailey Palmer
  • Catering
    If you are interested in reserving the Iron Griz for a Catering Event, please contact the restaurant directly for additional information.
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in reserving the Iron Griz for a Private Event, please contact the restaurant directly for additional information.
  • Neighborhood
    Missoula
  • Cross street
    515 South Ave E, Missoula, MT 59801
  • Parking details
    Parking is made available directly outside of the restaurant. Please be mindful of UM Housing reserved spots in the adjacent lot.
  • Public transit
    Mountain Line and ASUMs UDash both provide bus stops outside the Iron Griz.South Ave E & Arthur Ave.South Ave E & Hilda Ave.
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

71 Reviews
  1. Quip

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little spot to eat. Friendly and quick. Highly recommend

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  2. BreweryFollies

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have eaten at Iron Griz numerous times in the past, and have enjoyed my experiences there... Unfortunately, I am writing this after attempting to share a meal with family who were in town, and I wanted to take them to IG. Their website said they were open, but I wanted to call just to make sure; however, the phone number listed for them (website and facebook) wasn't helpful--just rang and rang, and then a computer voice picked up and asked me to enter a PIN (no message). So, I figured since the website indicated 'open' and I was able to make/confirm a reservation through Open Table, the odds were in my favor. Nope. The restaurant was closed when we arrived, reservation confirmation notwithstanding. Very disappointing.

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  3. JudyK

    Montana

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So glad Iron Griz has reopened. Such a relaxed and tasty space.

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  4. JustinA

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was great. This is a great place to go for a relatively low cost family night out. We will be back!

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  5. HollyW

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Underwhelmed with our experience. The service was terrible- served us food and had never given us napkins or silverware. We wanted to love the food, but really just found it to be just-ok. The best thing we ordered was the shrimp and grits. These were quite delicious. We also appreciate the wine selection- mostly wines from Washington. I’d only return to sit on the patio and have a drink.

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  6. Marcus

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food was good, service was great and the views terrific. We will be back.

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  7. ChrisM

    Montana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful place!! The food and atmosphere was wonderful!!

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  8. michelep

    Montana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food is OK but more like bar food. Not fine dining also not very Cajun at all. I would say decent for lunch and a very casual dinner .

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We had our reservations at 7 and ordered around 7:10 for our appetizer it was just fry's. And then around 7:15 we put the rest of our order in. This was for my husbands birthday and it was our first time eating there. I'm sad to say I'm slightly disappointed. Our server was great vary kind but super flustered there were so many tables at the patio in her section I couldn't imagine inside as well. There was a 4 top that sat behind us around 20 minutes from when we arrived and they were served their appetizers almost immediately. Us on the other hand waited till 7:56 for fries... that you could tell had been sitting out and then our food had came out maybe 5 minutes after our appetizer came. My shrimp had the tails on which some people like that esthetic but me not so much especially when smothered in sauce. My husband ordered a burger... sad to say it was raw not even 2 bites in... at that point we had sat for almost an hour and a half for any food and my husband was no longer interested in trying to get it remade. My husband had heard great things about this restaurant I believe the cooks and servers need more staff maybe the restaurant was packed so everything isn't so overwhelming. I never leave a bad review but after hearing an employee go out and yell at the cooks while my husband was standing with his raw food was underwhelming... the server did comp his food which I was grateful for but the experience was not what I hoped to be.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great location on the patio for a get together! Service was stellar and the food was delicious! Just wish that we could have had a cocktail.

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  11. Jamie

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We joined old friends for a lovely mid-summer evening on the patio. We all liked the new bar height tables and chairs under the substantial awning with a view of the golf course and Mount Sentinel. The service was friendly, smart, and not intrusive. The shrimp and grits are outstanding! This restaurant is only open seasonally, so it was a real treat!

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  12. Rogersx2

    Montana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food--fried okra as an appetizer and shrimp and grits as an entree--both were outstanding. The shrimp and grits were just amazingly good. Made reservations and got to sit outside on the patio on a lovely evening. Service was wonderful, friendly, and efficient.

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  13. chshott

    Montana

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Just opening up so they have a few bugs to work out - like forgetting my goat cheese on the special burger. They also need a better wine list. Overall it was ok.

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  14. DeeGee

    Montana

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A pleasant surprise. We were right on this beautiful golf course and a tournament was under way! The food was excellent and the outdoor seating was great. Will definitely visit again.

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  15. Cami

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The shrimp and grits are amazing and best of all gluten free. We have been to Iron Griz a couple of times this summer and will definitely be going regularly! We also enjoy watching the golfers and the golf course scenery.

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  16. ElizabethH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu and food were excellent...one of the best dinners we had on our family trip to Montana!

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  17. Jacqueline

    New York City

    121 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service is frequently slow, food is average. Prices fair.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We would highly recommend the Iron Grizz. The food & customer service was exceptional. For the appetizers we ordered the fried green tomatoes. Our main course was the Shrimp & Grits, followed by Binets for dessert. The flavors, presentation, service & value were outstanding. It's lovely to go to a restaurant for dinner and not be disappointed. The servers even went the extra mile with creativity & fun to put a little sign on our table "Nice Table". Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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  19. rebeccab

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat on the patio. Beautiful golf course setting. Waitress was wonderful. Husband had the bbq plate. Food was great. We will definitely go back.

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  20. RHPH

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food (southern flare) and great service in an unexpected place in MT - restaurant overlooks U of M golf course!

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  21. RickZ

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Such a nice comfortable place to enjoy unique food.

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  22. Happy

    Montana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was great!! They got our food out very quickly!!

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  23. BrianB

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ok food, slow service with not very attentive staff, but nice view

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  24. Denuch1

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Gumbo was very bland. Roux was not nearly dark enough. Would like to have the homemade chips brought back. French fries were very good.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were on vacation. Enjoyed dinner. Thanks.

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  26. MarciD

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious. Nice informal spot. Not expensive.

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  27. Kelsey

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome food with local ingredients. They offer a unique and healthy menu. The restaurant sits at the first hole of the UM golf course with outdoor patio seating. Great spot!

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  28. PeggyP

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The gumbo and shrimp étouffé were very good. The burger was not. The meat patty was thin and dry.

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  29. KentM

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great food for a reasonable price, I will definitely be back.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service both good. Great value.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great services, great food, and nice atmosphere. Will return here in the future

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  32. JamieH

    Montana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was all too salty and not good quality. It was very noisy and service was poor. It was slow and I never did get my beer. Had to go ask for the check and nobody came by to see if we needed anything.

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  33. SHEILA

    Montana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. We started with crab cakes, fresh cooked potatoes chips, draft beer and cider then moved on to my usual - blackened chicken salad. My husband had a burger, salad, and a cheesy beer soup. We split the beignets for dessert. Everything was fresh, beautifully plated, and delicious.

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  34. Marcus

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good food and service with reasonable costs

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  35. johnw

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner with our granddaughter. Food was great and we will be back.

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  36. Karen

    Montana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We recently discovered this place and absolutely love it! The location is very convenient to get to after a Griz game. Food is best New Orleans style food around!

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  37. KSCMontana

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Kudos to the staff here who are hanging in and doing their best to provide pre-Covid service without the employees necessary for that. Our waitress was great and when it came, the food was quite good. Like many Montana restaurants, Iron Griz has had to cut back on days or hours open due to the much-publicized, post-pandemic labor shortage. Worth the visit, I'll be back for the yummy salads offered.!

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  38. Woody

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After several years, the Iron Grip finally got their act together. The menu is very interesting and the food good. The service has always been excellent. We will certainly become "regulars".

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  39. CassandraP

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great shrimp and grits and the dessert was wonderful! Second time there and I wasn’t disappointed!

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  40. Marcus

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been to the Iron Griz many times. The service is great and the food is always good. We will be back.

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FAQs

Iron Griz American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (406) 728-5106.

Iron Griz American Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Iron Griz American Bistro

515 S Ave E Missoula MT # 59812, Missoula, MT 59812

Additional information

  • Cross street
    515 South Ave E, Missoula, MT 59801
  • Neighborhood
    Missoula
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is made available directly outside of the restaurant. Please be mindful of UM Housing reserved spots in the adjacent lot.
  • Public transit
    Mountain Line and ASUMs UDash both provide bus stops outside the Iron Griz.South Ave E & Arthur Ave.South Ave E & Hilda Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Hailey Palmer
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (406) 728-5106
  • Catering
    If you are interested in reserving the Iron Griz for a Catering Event, please contact the restaurant directly for additional information.
  • Private party facilities
    If you are interested in reserving the Iron Griz for a Private Event, please contact the restaurant directly for additional information.
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