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1275 US Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901-3218
406-257-7756
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Down home country fun.

Nickel Charlie's is a fun, family oriented restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Kalispell. Fun place for all, HUGE portions ( especially Breakfast items ) good tasting, good service, not always consistent out of the kitchen though. Casino is great, separated from main dining area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Marc C
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Kalispell, Montana
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Provincetown, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
292 reviews 292 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We ate here on the way back from a day out. It was OK but not great. The soup was very good, it was a beef and vegetable and was obviously home made. The sandwiches were OK, the burger being the better of the two. The pork sandwich was not what we had expected or hoped for and tough. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We stopped by Nickel Charlie's in the AM and had their special breakfast sandwich. The food was excellent and we were able to take home a portion of the sandwich's because we could not finish them. The service as excellent and the staff were very attentive. Some of the girls were hanging out the advertising as they were preparing for... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We have been going here forever, it is as good or better than ever. My husband and I regularly share the chicken fried steak, the portions are hugh and I think it is the best I've ever had. I've never had a bad meal here! This is down home cooking at it's best.

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Kalispell, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Nickel Charlie's is a fun, family oriented restaurant serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Kalispell. Fun place for all, HUGE portions ( especially Breakfast items ) good tasting, good service, not always consistent out of the kitchen though. Casino is great, separated from main dining area. Good value for your money.

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Cranbrook
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nickel Charlie's is one of a kind. Been in business for years and they have it figured out that good food, good value and most of all good service is the key to a successful operation. We always stop by for a meal when we are in town. Not the fanciest place but worth the visit.

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Kalispell, Montana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The prices are a tiny bit higher than your average sit down family style restaurant, but they make up for it with large portions of tasty foods, great staff and atmosphere, and their full bar and casino take it over the top for adults. I would recommend it, and the only reason for 4 stars is the limited seating making... More 

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Ronan, Montana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Being from out-of-town (Ronan), we look forward to stopping at Nickel Charlie's for a scrumptious American-styled breakfast when we happen to be in their neighborhood. Good food, great wait-staff and clean facility - all at very reasonable prices.

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Troy, Montana
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195 reviews 195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was apprehensive when someone suggested this place for lunch, but I wanted to try something new and this was not too far out of our way. We were greeted immediately and seated right away. Our server was right there and was EXCELLENT - attentive without being annoying. I noted that the whole team worked together - and each person... More 

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Laurel, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The place does not look like much from the outside, but if you go by the theory that the locals know where to go, you won't regret this one. I have gone there a couple times for breakfast and the place is always packed. Food is excellent t and the waitress has a wonderful sense of humor that will start... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Great place to eat. Nostalgic feel with along with fantastic food at great prices. People there are very friendly. Make you feel right at home. Good luck trying to finish it all. The fry bread on Saturday nights is awesome with the ribs. Pot roast is the best I have ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1275 US Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901-3218
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Kalispell
  • Phone Number: 406-257-7756

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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