Iron Griz American Bistro

4.4
40 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 40 people are saying
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JamieH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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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Sheila
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Marcus
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service with reasonable costs

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johnw
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner with our granddaughter. Food was great and we will be back.

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Karen
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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KSCMontana
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Woody
Montana
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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vipCassandraP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great shrimp and grits and the dessert was wonderful!
Second time there and I wasn’t disappointed!

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Marcus
Montana
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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ShannonK
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved this place for its delicious food and great value. The staff were the nicest I've encountered in Missoula. The tables aren't crowded together like in so many restaurants. I'll definitely go back.

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wewfromslo
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fabulous food, service and experience!

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TimN
Montana
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Unusually diverse menu for Missoula, MT, The Iron Griz is an excellent choice for an out-of-the way place that flies under the radar.

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Sheila
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. We started with the fried green tomatoes/pork belly appetizer and the biscuit and corn sticks with pimento cheese and honey butter. It was nice to have options other than the grilled Brussels sprouts and fried calimari found in many other restaurants around Missoula.

The main courses were varied - we chose blackened chicken over a buttermilk-dressed salad, a blue cheese burger, roasted duck and sausage gumbo, and étouffée with crawfish. We were all happy.

Kids have six choices for dinner. Ours, not very discerning eaters, had no complaints with their chicken tenders (real, not processed) and fries.


We split the bread pudding and beignets for dessert.

There’s a good selection of seasonal, local beers and ciders on tap and wines by the bottle or glass.

Iron Griz has a nice vibe - it overlooks the university golf course and even if you can’t score an outside table the patio doors are opened wide so it feels like you’re dining al fresco.

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ConnieM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Will dine often at the iron Griz.

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vipWinnaM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

My reservation was cancelled due to major kitchen issues...super bummed!

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vipJacqueline
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and prices were excellent. Service was a little slow, but not terrible. We would definitely return.

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SandraH
Montana
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and great food. Love sitting on the patio in the summer

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MontanaAnna
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the great food; nice atmosphere and good service. Had shrimp and grits and it was superb as well as the pear cider.

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JoeyG
Montana
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great chicken and waffles, friendly staff, clean facility.

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Nancy
Montana
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our food and service. However the reservation for the pod was not honored. Only one pod was available on the day of our meal, but on the day of my reservation there were three pods available to reserve. Fortunately we were able to sit by an open window. Without herd immunity we are cautious in large crowds.

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vipLucyB
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, great value, great service, fun menu. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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GregZ
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Surprise discovery. Relaxed atmosphere, very good menu, and friendly staff. Have been recommending Iron Griz to friends and family.

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NancyMsla
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a little lunch celebration with a friend. I had Chicken truly divine. She had a lovely salad; I confess I didn't notice details of the salad as I was too busy swooning over the chicken a nice treat. Lovely place, and people were all very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to going back!

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ElsaM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Loved the menu. Lovely wines at a great price. Highly recommend

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AubreyJ
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience and food! Small restaurant ran primarily by university of Montana students.

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JedL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome. Locally sourced. Nice UM students waiting the tables. Lovely atmosphere. It’s all there.

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vipselphone513
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience here. Friendly staff, fun atmosphere out on the patio to eat, heat lamps turned on when we needed. The food was delicious and got great recommendations. Loved it!

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vipSamM
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Make sure you have Waze or something similar to find this jewell. The Sweet Tea fried Chicken was OUTSTANDING!!

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vipGamblingtiger
Memphis/West TN
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience, price and value. Highly recommend.

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SarahT
Montana
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived the hostess seated us right away at our reserved table (in the shade). The menu, quickly offered by our server, was very interesting and varied. It was our anniversary so we ordered wine which came right away. Our dinner was really good : blackened chicken salad and shrimp and grits with a crawfish appetizer. Watching the golfers was fun, and of course the expanse of green and the hills lovely to look at.

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vipBigIslandGecko
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!

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vipCassandraP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing! The shrimp and grits were fabulous!
Bread pudding 10 out of 10!

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JamesD
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On a hot Montana afternoon we were looking for a light and cold meal, a salad specifically, and we were sent here by our Air BnB host. So glad we came, we were seated promptly on the porch overlooking a tee and a long scenic fairway. We started with the arugula bruschetta which was quite tasty with just enough toppings for the bread. We had 2 different salads which hit the spot, The Blackened Chicken and Strawberry salads. The strawberry salad came with nasturtiums, which I hadn't had in a long time. The strawberries were quite sweet and was exactly what I was looking for.
Only drawback was the golf carts which stopped right in front of the patio area, but were only there for a few moments as the golfers grabbed something for their round from the walkup window.
All Covid-19 precautions were adhered to and made me feel as safe as possible.
Great job UofM!!

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GailO
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. The Culinary School does a great job.

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vipfloridanativ
Phoenix
107 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service were great. We had the hyper local salad, garden bowl and sausage plate.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara provided great service & the chicken sandwich was great

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AbbigailB
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service! Loved the shrimp and grits.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food! Relaxed atmosphere. Would eat there again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great atmosphere, good service, August is wonderful, fire is nice, all so relaxing

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , service and atmosphere. Best kept secret in Missoula .

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 4.4 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.