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1275 US Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901-3218
406-257-7756
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Ranked #19 of 143 Restaurants in Kalispell
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Laurel, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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Kalispell, Montana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were very apprehensive about dining in a casino around here...casinos are on every corner and all I could envision was a smoke filled restaurant filled with people who shouldn't be gambling. However, friends said they heard good things, so we decided to give it a try. Went once for dinner Beer Battered Shrimp Platter...quite good and I was surprised... More 

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Montana
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The last time we dined at Nickel Charlie's (2000) we were disappointed and didn't return until an acquaintance told us of the improvements that were made some time ago. And they were spot on. Nickel Charlie's is much cleaned up, decor has been tidied and the whole menu has been renewed. This may be part of the sistership with the... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Nickel Charlie's is always a place when you can grab some home made food. Depending on what you order it can be on the heavy side, but you never leave feeling hungry. Very clean, good wait staff, and hearty portions. Mostly everything appears to be made from scratch, and there are always a lot of locals frequenting this restaurant. Good... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This restaurant has the most wonderful menu going - there is something for everyone and also a childrens menu. We had the soup first - broccoli and cheese - it was very full bodied and lots of broccoli and very tasty cheese, it was delicious. To follow we shared a plate of mexican chicken stir fry with vegetables, rice, cheese... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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118 reviews 118 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've had some hit an miss with lunches---not tried the dinner, but breakfast has always been dependably great. Best hash browns in the valley (but probably not the healthiest....). What's usually a reliable indicator of a good place is a consistently full parking lot, and that's what initially drew me to the place. Most of the waitstaff are very outgoing... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a friendly and small restaurant but they accommodated about 15 of our group arriving unannounced. The food was good and the service was excellent.

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Its a casino too, as are many of the restaurants in Montana. There are antique, or new that look like antique, kids toys hanging from the ceiling but it looks kind of cute, not tacky. Its Sunday and they had a hot beef and mashed potatoes&gravy that hubby said was really good. I had fish tacos. Don't usually order this... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This restaurant had a very big menu. I am on a VERY restrictive diet. It was very easy to find menu items that I could eat and the waitresses were very agreeable to making my specific changes to the menu items. We ate here 4 times in 7 days.

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

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