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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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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
Fast, friendly, and good value

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Tony E
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Kalispell, Montana
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
United States
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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Cranbrook, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I always go at least once to Nickle Charlie's for breakfast whenever we go to Kalispell. They are famous for their breakfasts and for good reason. The menu selections are great and the food is too. Because we are seniors we usually share an order and we still will have more than we can eat. Last time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Nickle Charlie's has excellent breakfasts but also very good for lunch or dinner. Large plates of food. Cold beers. Casino. This was one of the places we would usually go to at least once a week when visiting Kalispell. Recommended.

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Kalispell, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This restaurant has been around for a while. They have an extensive menu and they serve alcohol as well. I had the shrimp and avocado salad. It was huge and loaded with shrimp. My husband had the burger and was stuffed walking out. It doesn't have a lot of choices on the menu for gluten free. This is my husband's... More 

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Lindon, Utah
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60 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were seated by 12 ladies celebrating a birthday. It was so loud my husband and I couldn't hear each other. I had chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and the gravy was so over whelming that I couldn't taste the actual meal. My hubby had the French dip which hardly had any meat on it at all.

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 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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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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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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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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?