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Nickel Charlie's

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1275 US Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901-3218
406-257-7756
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Good Service!

We stopped by here for a late dinner. Loved the ambiance...sporty, yet family. Lots of locals were here. We tried the 1/2 pound Santa Fe Burger. Awesome! Perfectly cooked and so Santa Fe-ish! Loved the onion rings as well. Good service. Good food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped by here for a late dinner. Loved the ambiance...sporty, yet family. Lots of locals were here. We tried the 1/2 pound Santa Fe Burger. Awesome! Perfectly cooked and so Santa Fe-ish! Loved the onion rings as well. Good service. Good food!

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

With all the dining choices in Kalispell, we asked for a recommendation for breakfast from our hotel proprietor. He told us a "local's favorite" was Nickel Charlie's". Very clean and no casino noise. Attentive staff and good food. Pleasant way to start our day of sightseeing at Glacier.

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Eagle, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were visiting the area and we're lucky enough to meet our daughter who was working a horse show in the area for breakfast at nickel Charlie's. We need an early time as she works long hours with the show. Charlie's opens at 6:00 am , perfect. The food was basic cafe breakfast , with a little Montana twist, huckleberry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped here for lunch. The hamburger was quite good. I had a Reuben sandwich and it was tender and juicy. The place is small but seemed nice. Our server was very friendly and helpful.

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kalispell
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are looking for a big breakfast, this is the place. Lots of food and its good. They also serve a good burger, and the onion rings are great. Has a bit of nostalgia with the hanging pedal cars for children which were popular in a bygone time, but if you ever purchased those for your children, brings back... More 

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Box Elder, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was recommended by the RV park we are staying in as having a good burger. Hubby said they hit it spot on.....huge burger, with "skinny rings" and even French fries.....definitely comfort food but it hit the spot after a long day. My chef salad was generous in size as well. Biscuit with my salad was pretty stale but I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

So disappointed in the heavy advertising this joint does (local media and on printed menu) that does not walk the walk. For instance, we had heard about the 'Montana-sized portions piled high with....,but it wasn't either. Skimpy portions trying to hide earlier in the day ingredients was more like it. We've not had so small portions served on previous visits.... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I love the food. There is a lady in charge in the bar, blonde hair and short that is extremely rude, which has decreased my hubby and my going there. Now, I just call in orders, because good food is good food. Lots of nice ladies tho and it is a comfortable atmosphere.....

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Kalispell, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Nickel Charlie's is a well-known restaurant this always seems busy, but you'll be served quickly and by friendly staff. The menu is a basic highway diner style with breakfast, lunch and dinner items. I think breakfast might be served all day, but I'm not sure. I have been to Nickel Charlie's many times and the experience is always as I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The food here is amazing. Their chili is to die for. Finally a restaurant that serves portions that can fill a mountain man. By far one of my favorite places to eat. My compliments to the chefs, they are fantastic!!

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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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