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Back Room of The Nite Owl

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Hwy 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 892-3131
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Wed 5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Used to love the place

We went to the back room during my first trip to Montana in September 2013. Had such a great meal there that I wanted to go back when we were in town. I will have to admit the staff turned me off from ever going back. The younger waitress smelled of smoke so bad. My creamer was all expired... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
sky2cu4
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Port Charlotte, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Port Charlotte, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We went to the back room during my first trip to Montana in September 2013. Had such a great meal there that I wanted to go back when we were in town. I will have to admit the staff turned me off from ever going back. The younger waitress smelled of smoke so bad. My creamer was all expired for... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten many times at the Back Room. It's a locals favorite. I had the two chicken breast dinner, my husband had the boneless ribs and my daughter the pizza. All were delicious. The patio during the summer is nice. Inside is very casual. They have a good assortment of beers on tap. The service has always be great.

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Kalispell, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Can't resist The Back Room. Nicest people you'll ever meet. Warm, welcoming atmosphere. Not a lot of food choices for a vegetarian, but the dinner salad with fry bread and a side of their yummy red potatoes is inexpensive, delicious, and goes great with a nice glass of red wine. We come back here again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

So thrilled with our meal here...portions that satisfied my 19 year old son (who usually orders two meals!), best bacon ever, quick with the coffee and smiles, very accomodating to a change in my order. There was also a neat, little book on the table for entertainment, with copies to purchase. Nice, downhome feel...our server, Shari, was great, but everyone... More 

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Ogallala
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were slightly leery of coming here due to mixed reviews. When we arrived, we came into the main entrance which is the cafe and were directed up some stairs near the kitchen which one would not approach unless guided there. From there, we walked through a dining room to the back of the restaurant where we were seated by... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The staff at the Super 8 Motel suggested we try this restaurant and we knew when we pulled into the parking lot that it must be very good. As we went fairly early (about 5:30) we did not have to wait even though the restaurant almost full. When we left there was at least an hour wait. The food and... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The brisket is awesome! Very tender, lean and large portions. It had a great smokey flavor and was so tasty, it was wrong to put any sauce on it! Sides were plentiful - heavy dense fry bread, beans and coleslaw. You won't leave hungry. The back room is known by locals to have the best BBQ. Don't come looking for... More 

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Cut Bank
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food is always excellent, the servers willing to go above & beyond to ensure your meal is satisfactory, and the bar is a friendly place. I always take my out-of-town guests to the Back Room knowing that our meal will be great!

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Blaine, Washington
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We did not have reservations and the place was packed for dinner but did not have to wait long for a table. Our server was the best, very helpful. Quite a menu selection of barbeque stuff and deep roasted chicken. A great combination of great food and service together with a small town atmosphere.

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California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had the buffet, so the price was great for the quantity. The waitress was nice and good. Seemed to be popular.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Columbia Falls
  • Phone Number: (406) 892-3131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?