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669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937
+1 406-730-1070
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Ranked #18 of 70 Restaurants in Whitefish
Price range: $5 - $10
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Southern Fried Chicken, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Catfish, Shrimp and Awesome Loaded Smoked Potatoes.Voted #1 in Whitefish for dinner on a budget! Our customers also voted us #1 in the Flathead Valley for BBQ and Southern Fried Chicken. We are also now serving Catfish,a South Louisiana favorite I guarantee.....
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English first
Fernie, Canada
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We visited with a bunch of hockey boys. They really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Lots of choices on the menu to satisfy everyone and everything looked and tasted great. The staff worked hard to help us make sure everyone was taken care of. I would definitely eat here again.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

this restaurant had a big variety on the menu. we both decided to get the catfish.it was very good.we were really surprised to find catfish in montana,especially as good as this was. it had a good breading and was fried up just right, not too hard. my fries were good and hot. the hush puppies and cole slaw were not... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The owner/operator of this diner is awesome - extremely friendly, and his food is excellent - especially considering he is serving creole food in Whitefish, Montana... I hear his shop is moving down the road a bit to Kallispell. Affordable food that is outstanding - enjoy!

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We went to this little place while touring the area around Glacier National Park. It was hands down the best BBQ I have had in a very long time! We split a combo and had the pork and brisket, along with beans and fried okra. I was surprised at how good this place was being that it's so far geographically... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

My wife and I really enjoy BBQ and love this place. My wife had the pulled pork sandwich and loved it and I had the pork ribs. The ribs were smoked and moist,just excellent. The owners were very friendly and polite. The place has a old back woods feel and is fun. Well worth the drive for us to come... More 

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were very impressed with the BBq shack. We stopped by the other evening and had a great experience. Fresh blackened fish and awesome fresh BBQ brisket. This is not fine dining nor do they try to be. Just good food period.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Had a delicious fried chicken dinner here,also fried okra , and Mac n cheese. Delicious food ,good price, owner was very friendly, food was excellent. They are moving to Kalispell soon so find them there

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Big Pine Key/Huntington Beach
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

I had pulled pork & my husband had a potato stuffed with brisket. Delicious! large portions and not pricey. Had a nice conversation with one of the owners...they are going to relocate in Kalispell. The current location is a "tired" fast food spot so I think the move will increase the appeal.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The atmosphere was amazing, the food above and beyond, and it was great to be greeted by a true southern boy! Loved everything!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We love visiting Whitefish, and we like to try new restaurants when we're here. As frequent trip advisor users, we should've checked out the reviews before dining. Food was a major disappointment, service was lacking at best and there's zero atmosphere. Mentioned our overall disappointment and it was shrugged off.

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Additional Information about The Shak

Address: 669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone Number: +1 406-730-1070
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Seafood

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