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Tamarack Brewing Company

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105 Blacktail Road, Lakeside, MT
406.844.0244
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Tamarack is nestled beneath the Rocky and Mission Mountains in Lakeside...
Tamarack is nestled beneath the Rocky and Mission Mountains in Lakeside, Montana, near the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake. High ceilings, fascinating architectural details and a warm ambience help make The 'Rack the best spot in the Flathead Valley to relax with great food and handcrafted ales. The creek side patio is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Tamarack is proud to be a casual brew pub where people can enjoy simple yet wonderful pub fare and ales in an unassuming and friendly atmosphere.Join us at The Rack… we look forward to meeting you!
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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tamarack was recommended to us by a server at a different restaurant. We tried this out after a long day of travel coming back from Banff AB Canada and found the recommendation to be excellent. This was probably the best dinner we have had. The service was great and the beer was even better. Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Kevin M
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Tamarack was recommended to us by a server at a different restaurant. We tried this out after a long day of travel coming back from Banff AB Canada and found the recommendation to be excellent. This was probably the best dinner we have had. The service was great and the beer was even better. Highly recommend going here.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Tamarack, while known for its beer brewed on site also has very good food to go along with it. While Michelin stars are not in the future the food is a great value. Very large, almost too large portions and very consistent quality. There are daily specials to go along with a fairly extensive menu so whether you have a... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

So glad we stopped here during our drive around Flathead Lake! The food was great (we each had salmon dishes), but the service really made the experience for us. Our server Kelsey was super friendly and made us feel at home. We had never been to Tamarack before and had a few questions about the food and the drink menu.... More 

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Calgary
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31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had driven down to Lakeside from Calgary for a friends wedding and when our daughter suggested Tamarack after being there a year earlier, and on my research through Trip Advisor it received such high accolades we decided to try it. It is definitely the go to for locals and visitors alike and there was quite a wait to get... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My wife and I stopped by for a bite last night. food was good, nothing spectacular, but portions were big and food was good. I and a beer, se had well drinks, both were very good. We topped it off with desert and it was good as well. I Gave this a lower rating because I expected something special, bedsides... More 

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100 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Everything we ordered was amazing but the portions are far too big for one person. That means u have to go more times so u can try more things. Fun atmosphere, great beers, attentive staff. Try to craft beer sampler platters--heaps of fun!! Also participated in the trivia night, didn't do very well but had fun playing anyway! Would be... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a good addition to the Flathead. Typical of other breweries and alehouses I've visited, Tamarack Brewing Company has an open floor plan, high ceilings and exposed beams. When busy it's a, loud, cheerful atmosphere. We had a very positive experience with excellent service, good food at a very fair price, and a selection of great home brewed beers.... More 

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Great Falls
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142 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Liked the beer samplers. The hummus appetizer was excellent. Chose two brews to put in my growlers, one of which I purchased there. Great atmosphere. Things I didn't like included IPA's whose hopping schedule made them taste like they had used adjuncts like pineol oil, juniper berries and/or rosemary. I talked with the waitress who assured me they did not... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped in with friends to try the beer on a Saturday afternoon. Busy place but able to be seated in five minutes. Wait staff very Knowledgeable and pleasant. New facility, very nice. And although we didn't eat the menu is quite extensive and meals coming out looked great! We will be back!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We always go to the Tamarack in Missoula. When heading back from Whitefish we surprisingly drove by this off the main higheay! The beers are great as usual, but beware that the 4 seasonal brews we tried were all awful. The place is getting a porch addition so going to be a great spring-summer patio! Prices are right and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Blacktail Road, Lakeside, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: 406.844.0244

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Tamarack is nestled beneath the Rocky and Mission Mountains in Lakeside, Montana, near the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake. High ceilings, fascinating architectural details and a warm ambience help make The 'Rack the best spot in the Flathead Valley to relax with great food and handcrafted ales. The creek side patio is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. Tamarack is proud to be a casual brew pub where people can enjoy simple yet wonderful pub fare and ales in an unassuming and friendly atmosphere.Join us at The Rack… we look forward to meeting you!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?