The 5 Best Sandwich Shops in Missoula
Even writing this official list makes my mouth water. Want to know who has the absolute best sandwiches in Missoula? Read on..
Dan’s Soup & San
Believe me the name has nothing to do with the fact that Dan’s makes our list of the Top 5 Best Sandwich Shops in Missoula. Not only does a six-inch sub from Dan’s fill you up, it’s bigger than most foot-longs everywhere else and worth every penny. My favorite is The Golf Club, it’s so much more than your typical club sandwich, I always order mine with jalapeno cheese bread and pepper jack cheese for the ultimate in spicy flavor. Not only are the sandwiches amazing, on those cold fall and winter days (or when the only thing your body will stomach is warm, thick, velvety soup) you can’t top Dan’s selection of soups. Most days feature 2-4 amazing soup selections, but get there early for the Bacon and Beer Cheese Soup because it’s always the first to go. When it comes to sandwiches AND soups, Dan’s slogan sums it up best: “Satisfying Missoula 6” at a time!” Dan’s Soup & San is located next to Fast Trip on South Reserve in Missoula.
Doc’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop is located in the historic Higgins Building in downtown Missoula and has been a Missoula staple for almost 20 years. Over the years, Doc’s has received several ‘Best of Missoula’ and ‘Missoula’s Choice’ awards and for good reason. If you’ve lived in Missoula for any length of time, you’ve probably been to Doc’s at least once and, if not, there’s never been a better time than now. One of the coolest things about Doc’s is their commitment to the Missoula community and the University of Montana. In addition to their downtown location, Doc’s has a kiosk located in the Food Court of the University Center Building, staffed entirely by students or former students.
From the Mousetrap to the Nuke, the Staggering Ox is unique because of the awesome, on-the-go, shape of the bread. Imagine a huge empty soup can made of bread and stuffed to the max with your favorite fixings. You’ll also find some pretty unique things on their menu like Bread Guts, that’s the inside of the bread, great for soup dipping or with their famous Camel Spit sauce. Speaking of soup, on cold days nothing beats French Onion soup from the Ox. Looking for something a little lighter? Try the So Crates salad, it’s like a gyro without the bread! The Staggering Ox is located on the corner of Russell and 39th in the Albertson’s parking lot.
Worden’s Market was established around 1883 as Missoula’s first grocery store and has been feeding Missoulians ever since. Located at 451 North Higgins, Worden’s Deli continues to serve the masses each day with old world atmosphere and friendly people. You could spend hours browsing through the market with all the unique goods and products – we’re talking those unique things you won’t find anywhere else in town. Then, enjoy muffaletta, panini or a huge sub like ‘The Whoppa’! Worden’s features several soups daily along with chili and home made salads. Plus, they make all their own bread and even have subs ready to go when you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to wait. You haven’t experienced Missoula until you’ve been to Rockin’ Rudy’s and Worden’s.
Don’t worry about how to pronounce the name of this sandwich shop and deli, because one bite and you’ll be calling it your second home. Centrally located on South Higgins, a few doors down from another fantastic spot for lunch – El Diablo, Tagliare is one of Missoula’s newest hot spots for lunch and quickly becoming a favorite among Missoulians. Named after famous bands, every sandwich is uniquely crafted and guaranteed to fill you up with plenty of leftovers for later. Plus, when you want to stock up on some of the most amazing (and often hard-to-find) meats and cheeses fresh from the slicer, Tagliare is a sure bet.