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Flathead Lake Brewing Company

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26008 East Lake Shore Drive, Bigfork, MT 59911
+1 406-837-0353
Today
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Description: A bar is a bar, a taproom is home. There's something about walking into a...
A bar is a bar, a taproom is home. There's something about walking into a small, cozy place after a long hard day on the job (or the trail, lake or river), pulling up a stool and ordering your favorite local brew. Woods Bay is an intimate community, and our original taproom there fits in perfectly. It's a small space with a big view. It's nautically themed, with a large deck perfect for live music on sunny Sunday afternoons in the summer. If you visit us here more than once there's a very good chance you'll see more than one familiar face. Our taproom offers the perfect place to enjoy all of our craft brews. So come visit us, sit down, enjoy a beer and maybe even chat with our brewers and take a growler and some bottles to go.
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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great view and food!

First time diners; by admission we usually go to another brew pub in Lakeside which we absolutely love. We were pleasantly surprised - husband loved the beer (and so did I), the food was very good (elk brat with huckleberry sauce and tri-tip) and the view from the bar seating was amazing for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Dianne N
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Calgary, Canada
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The high ceilings and hard surfaces seem to increase the noise level from the cheerful crowds and loud music. Impersonal service, OK food and moderate choice of beers, but having to either shout or lean very close to hear any conversation from the others in our party made this evening less enjoyable than expected. If they do takeout, a picnic... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

First time diners; by admission we usually go to another brew pub in Lakeside which we absolutely love. We were pleasantly surprised - husband loved the beer (and so did I), the food was very good (elk brat with huckleberry sauce and tri-tip) and the view from the bar seating was amazing for a sunny Sunday in Bigfork. It was... More 

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Amsterdam, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I only stopped (at the original location) to try a beer or two and had a BIG pretzel with beer cheese sauce. Beer, pretzel and cheeeese sauce? How can one go wrong for a snack?

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Bigfork, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

i think the food is good, my favorite dish is the tri tip, lightly smoked and plenty of it. i have had it 3 times , the first two were very good but the third time was mediocre at best. the tri tip was dry and we all know that you must slice the meat a against the grain part... More 

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Viola, ID
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The view of Flathead Lake was great. There is a nice deck for viewing. The food was above average as well and the beer was cold!

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Groton, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stopped in on our way back to Helena. Waitress was very friendly. My husband ordered a black and tan with their draft beers, but the waitress said the one's he ordered would not make a black and tan properly. She suggested a lighter beer that would be appropriate. When the beer arrived, the waitress stated that it did not... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The setting, decor, and location give this Brewery an inviting and appealing invitation. The Beer selection of course is very good. However, the food is mediocre to average. I had the ribs. Well. When ribs are overlooked the texture becomes hard and sometimes black were you are unable to even bite into the rib, what little meat I was able... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Made it to the Pubhouse for lunch with my son, and we had a great time. He had the kids' burger and fries, and he loved the little burgers. I had a blackened chicken sandwich that I topped with the Cajun BBQ sauce that was on the table, and it was really good. I love their beer cocktail list, and... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Great place to get beers and chow in Flathead lake. My favorite beer was the Galaxy IPA. They have several others that are great too. Weekends get crowded but if you've never been, it's worth the wait.

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Bigfork, Montana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Those of us who liked the old brewery have been waiting for the new one to open. It finally opened on Super Bowl weekend, and you can't get a table there ever since. However, we go once or twice a week when they open at 4 and get our favorite table with a fabulous view of Flathead Lake. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26008 East Lake Shore Drive, Bigfork, MT 59911
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: +1 406-837-0353

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

A bar is a bar, a taproom is home. There's something about walking into a small, cozy place after a long hard day on the job (or the trail, lake or river), pulling up a stool and ordering your favorite local brew. Woods Bay is an intimate community, and our original taproom there fits in perfectly. It's a small space with a big view. It's nautically themed, with a large deck perfect for live music on sunny Sunday afternoons in the summer. If you visit us here more than once there's a very good chance you'll see more than one familiar face. Our taproom offers the perfect place to enjoy all of our craft brews. So come visit us, sit down, enjoy a beer and maybe even chat with our brewers and take a growler and some bottles to go.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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