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Piggyback Barbeque

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102 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2303
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

We got the 3 meat platter and fried pickels, everything was very good especially the fried pickels!!! Service was good too and the restaurant was small but they had seating outside as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Whitefish, Montana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic BBQ in small town Montana. We have tried combinations of signature salads (love the fajita salad) sandwiches (you have no idea what you're in for when you order the True Grit) and of course, the ribs. Good selection of microbrews and friendly service!

Thank Kathy406_15
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got the 3 meat platter and fried pickels, everything was very good especially the fried pickels!!! Service was good too and the restaurant was small but they had seating outside as well.

Thank nikki1218
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

A charming little restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. A selection of local bottles and taps were on the menu along with some of the most delicious BBQ. Fried pickles and hush puppies for appetizers and take your pick at whatever BBQ meal you'd want. Selections of large platters and sandwiches. We all had the pulled pork--it was amazing. Sides... More 

Thank mineesnowtah
Red Deer, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The food here must be extremely up and down. Ate here in September and it was very mediocre. Dry meat, coleslaw, I normally think is green but this stuff was somewhere between grey and brown, not appetizing. lettuce in the burger looked like it had been sitting on the cupboard all day. The place was a mess when I went... More 

Thank JamesBourne
Bozeman, Montana, United States
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Came recommended by previous eaters. Nothing fancy but BBQ was very good. Ordered to go and portions were impressive.

Thank Gary A
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

great place, short on help the day we ate, but the food more than made up for it. Looks are deceiving!

Thank Rhonda M
Pinckney, Michigan
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Well the reviews are all over the gastronomical map. We ate there a year ago and it was okay but the service was awful. While visiting family this year decided to get one of their family take out meals. Let me say that Bar b Q is a very personal food. I don't care for this style. It is way... More 

Thank pilotwh
San Marcos, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

You know when you arrive that you are at the best place for authentic BBQ in Whitefish when you can smell it in the parking lot! We loved sitting outside under the trees, listening to the music, trying the local Montana IPA and meeting the locals who all said it was the best in town. Order the fried pickles, pulled... More 

Thank Gypsyfootprints
Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

the service and atmosphere were wonderful, but we should've tried another eatery for BBQ- we were disappointed at the dry meat- we shared 3 platters with turkey, chicken, pulled pork, brisket. The only thing not over dry was the sausage.

Thank Jenn L
Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

OMG if you like barbeque you have to go here. I bit rustic - we sat outside - but live music good beer and barbeque that would challenge the best of South. And the prices were very reasonable.

Thank RButler60

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: 406-863-9895

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 21
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?