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Northern Lights Saloon and Cafe

265 Polebridge Loop, Polebridge, MT
406 888 5669
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Ranked #1 of 3 restaurants in Polebridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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78% Recommend
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English first
Kingsport, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Off the beaten trail is a good way to describe Northern Lights - but the food was really good.

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Havre, Montana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This may be tainted by our exhaustion. But we hit this cafe at the wrong time! We had to wait close to 45 minutes for our pizzas. But when they came, the pizzas were tasty! It was definitely a local hang out but if you arrive too late, or if there's a lot of people around, expect to wait.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Hit the saloon and get a pizza pie. This will complete your Polebridge experience! Food is very good considering that Polebridge is in the middle of nowhere. Enjoy!

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We ended up in Polebridge after seeing a poster in Whitefish for a band that was playing there. What a pleasant surprise when we finally reached the end of the dirt road. Norther Lights Saloon is just lovely. It has a warm family feel. It's small inside w/ plenty of outdoor seating where you can enjoy the beautiful weather &... More

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Maitland, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

This was recommended to me by some people at Belton Chalet. When I got there the staff was kind of rude. I went ahead and ordered. It took a long time to get my food. The food was not as hot as it should have been, and not very good. To top it off, there was a dead mouse floating... More

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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577 reviews 577 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Well, not literally, but Northern Lights is a small, rustic, local atmosphere bar with a nice dining selection of steaks, chicken, burgers, etc. From the moment you walk in, you are absorbed into a familial atmosphere where everyone is part of the conversation - owners, regulars, frequent visitors, and first-timers alike. The National Historic Register building was designated as representative... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

Coming out of the back country this restaurant hit the spot. My friends and I were looking for a hearty meal and the Northern Lights Saloon was excellent! Despite the slow service, which we didn't mind lingering in their open sitting, friendly dog atmosphere, the restaurant had friendly staff and delicious food. The general store next door offered fresh-baked homemade... More

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

This place was recommended by the people we stayed with. It is small (4-5 tables plus 6 bars tools) and very informal. But it has all of the a rural frontier down-home charm that one expects in Polebridge, MT.

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Coeur d'Alene
3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

During our week at Glacier we found ourselves with a day without an activity. In our group we have my husband and myself along with out two boys (8 & 10), also my mother and father in law. Staying in West Glacier we figured we'd mosey on up to the Lake McDonald Lodge and then had some huckleberry ice cream... More

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Kalispell, Montana
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

The Northern Lights Saloon is back, not only do they have their liquor license but the food is GREAT. Prime Rib on Saturday nights was excellent. The new owners (actually two of the owners opened the restaurant part of the saloon in 1977 and have returned!) have done some well needed improvements and the scenery is the most beautiful in... More

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