The Oxford Saloon & Cafe' located in the heart of downtown Missoula was established in 1883 and is open 24 hours a day, all through the year. The Ox has been open 24 hours a day for so many years that there are no keys for the entrances. The Ox, as it is affectionately referred to by locals, has been highlighted in several national publications throughout the years as a"must see". It will surely prove to be one of the most interesting stops for any visitor passing through Western Montana. The patrons are an eclectic mix: from local businessmen grabbing lunch to cowboys and bikers. Locally it is known for the live poker 7 days a week and its extensive menu including their infamous gigantic 1/2 lb Ox burgers, 1lb rib-eye steak dinners and chicken fried steak with JJ's special gravy.
We have served over 200,000 orders of chicken fried steak with JJ's special gravy since we introduced it on our menu in 1986.