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Family-owned and operated for more than 30 years!

Howard’s Pizza opened its doors on December 7, 1966. Jim and Karen Meyer were restaurant owners in Missouri, with a dream of owning a restaurant in an ideal place to raise their kids. They headed north to Montana and bought Howard’s in July 1985. Ten years later, they moved to their current location on South Avenue and built onto the property to accommodate a restaurant. 

Howard’s quickly became a Missoula favorite. Besides serving homemade and delicious dinners, our awesome staff is like family. Some of our employees have been with us for over 20 years!

Jim and Karen have six children who grew up in the restaurant world, learning the value of a good work ethic at a young age. Their 5th youngest son, Matthew, would continue the family legacy in the pizza business by purchasing Howard’s from his parents in July 2016, along with his wife Desi. They strive to live up to the reputation his parents have created over the years.

While the restaurant business is in the Meyer’s blood, so is a love for the outdoors. Like many Montana families, hunting, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors is what the Meyers live for!

Missoula favorite pizza
Meet Jason and Matthew Meyer. Matthew runs the business with the help of his brother Jason. Any day of the week, you’ll see one or both of them making pizzas and keeping business running smoothly.