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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Good BBQ

This is a Columbia Falls staple. Good BBQ and broasted chicken. This place has been around a long time and they are consistent. They have Spaten on tap and great outside seating in the summer. The ribs are good and the frybread will make you fat if you eat too much of it.Awsome iceburg salads with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
ryan d
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Columbia Falls, Montana
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Columbia Falls, Montana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This is a Columbia Falls staple. Good BBQ and broasted chicken. This place has been around a long time and they are consistent. They have Spaten on tap and great outside seating in the summer. The ribs are good and the frybread will make you fat if you eat too much of it.Awsome iceburg salads with even better crutons.

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United States
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Since our last visit there have been a few changes. . One, that we appreciate, is the ability to substitute a nice little salad for the other sides that are offered. Some of us are potato and coleslaw'd out and prefer a bit more ruffage to go with the delicious BBQ and 'broasted' chicken selections. Get there early, we always... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We ate here around 9:30 on a Thursday night. We had just driven all day and wanted a nice hot meal and couldn't find anything open so we came here. The service was pretty good. The food was below average, there was no flavor at all and it was your typical greasy diner style food. The atmosphere was cold and... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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, Pizza, Barbecue

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?