Message To Our Valued Customers

Dine-in, Take Out & Delivery

We are continually assessing the current conditions in Missoula regarding COVID-19 we wanted to communicate to you our plan of action to keep our customers and staff safe during this uncertain time.

We are monitoring state and local health department messaging and guidance and are following recommended CDC guidelines for sanitation and hygiene to help prevent any possible spread of disease. Extra precautions are being taken in sanitation procedures in our facility. The staff is continually cleaning all surfaces and areas of high points of contact in the restaurant and market with disinfectant sprays and disposable towels. Our staff is also being extra diligent in their handwashing and sanitation of food preparation areas as well.

We are adjusting our hours of operation, and we will keep this notice updated with all changes that we determine necessary. We strongly encourage customers and employees to remain home if they find themselves not feeling well. While dining in, customers are required to wear face coverings per Governor Bullock and the Missoula County Health Department’s mandate. Staff are required to wear masks per Governor Bullock and the Missoula County Health Department’s guidelines.

If you do not feel comfortable dining in with us, we are also currently offering curbside carry-out and delivery (Café Courier, GrubHub, & DoorDash). Please call 406.721.3322 to place a carry-out order. We thank our loyal customers for your understanding during this uncertain time.

Our new COVID-19 Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm

"Situated in a neighborhood known for its green pastures and rural feel, The Trough is a community gathering place."


About Us

Historically, the original dairy, called King's Dairy, was simply that and only sold raw milk. John King sold it to Dale and Betty Jo Johnson in 1973, who then opened a market which they ran until their retirement in 2009. The market, "Dale's Dairy," was a landmark in the area marked by the 15-foot cow on the corner of the property on Clements and North (which remains today), and sold basics that folk might have forgotten to pick up at the grocery store. It was then run as the Target Range Market until April 2014 when the Becks took ownership and transformed it into what it is today, The Olde Dairy. With the community in mind, The Trough, opened it's doors in June of 2015. We're here for the neighborhood. We're thrilled to be here and look forward to meeting the needs of our neighbors!

The Trough gives customers the option of sitting in comfy armchairs with a cup of coffee in front of the fireplace, to hang out on the patio, or anything in between. Offering sandwiches, soups and salads, a coffee bar with locally-made baked goods, smoothies and Big Dipper ice cream, we are here to meet all of your needs. Whether you want to meet up with your friends for lunch, host a party in our beautiful space that can accommodate up to 60 or have us cater your event, The Trough is the place for you!

  • The Old Dairy and The Trough

    2106 Clements Road
    Missoula, MT 59804


    Call Us
    Phone: (406) 721-3322
    Phone 2: (406) 830-3344

    Mon: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Tue: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Wed: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Thu: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Fri: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sat: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Sun: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM