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The Shak

669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937
406 730 1070
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Ranked #14 of 68 restaurants in Whitefish
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Seafood, Chicken Wings
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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, Crawfish Etoufee, 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 and Shrimp Po Boy sandwiches, a South Louisiana favorite I guarantee.....
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Sugar Land, Texas
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You may have a long wait for it because they cook it when you order it and it obviously isn't in a deep fryer. Really tasty. We picked up a to-go order on the way back to the condo and loved every bite as we sat on our balcony on Big Mountain enjoying the view.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a great meal of chicken and pulled pork! The food was plenty and very yummy!! We will definitely be back for more tasty food!!

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Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have to say I was willing to give this place a try even though TripAdv has it rated close to the top and not int he top ten. I have to say TA has it wrong. This should not be ranked ANYWHERE near the top 15 - more like the bottom 15. Lets put things into persepctive - you... More

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ckmayeaux, Owner at The Shak, responded to this review

A quick response to this post, first to say the meal was indelible then compliment certain items is a bit contradictory, beans good, pork good. Second, since we bug customers on how their meal is you would think that if you spent $70 you would ask for something different! Saying nothing gives us no opportunity to correct a problem and... More

Katy, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The barbecue was good, but the restaurant could have been cared for a bit better. We might have hit them at a bad time, but we found it to be overly hot and could have used a thorough cleaning. They were very busy and the locals seemed to love it, however, since we live in Texas, we expect GREAT barbecue.... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and gave it a try. It really does have southern cooking and the best pulled pork I have ever eaten. I am from Texas and eat lots of barbeque and cook some great barbeque. I was blown away by the taste. The baked beans were wonderful, but don't stop there, get the peach... More

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ckmayeaux, Owner at The Shak, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your kind comments, More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I'm not sure why but this place is always out of food from their menu. The last 3 times i attempted to eat here they didn't have something i wanted. This is very annoying because for one, i can see running out late in the evening after a busy day but all three times it was before 5 pm. and... More

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ckmayeaux, Owner at The Shak, responded to this review

Miss, we are sorry that we were out of whatever it was you wanted and that you find my comments unprofessional. We did appreciate you wasting your fuel to come to our establishment only to find that other customers took all we had. Contrary to popular belief two things happen that customers should be aware of. First, since we are... More

Whitefish, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Im local to the area and am all about supporting the local smalls guys. That said Ive been there 3 times all of which were horrible. The first time there was a really loud man working there that decided he would start talking crap to a group of police officers. The guy turned out to be the owner, and his... More

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Christopher M, Owner at The Shak, responded to this review

Hi all, it took me over a month to decide how I wanted to respond to this "local" who obviously goes out to eat to not only critique the food but also critique teenagers and myself as well. Funny, I have always gone out because I was hungry and like good food, but hey that is just me! I will... More

Kalispell, Montana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

How does a place like this get such great reviews??! Seriously bad food. I don't think they have changed the fryer oil in the past decade. Spare yourself.

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Christopher M, Owner at The Shak, responded to this review

No, to the thousands who will be visiting our site, we actually change it weekly, but you would have to know how fresh oil taste to know that! Believe me, I wish we did not have to spend all that money on high priced canola oil but we do. Let's do the math for this gentleman, 4 years and 98,000... More

Effingham
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I was a tourist staying in Whitefish to visit Glacier. The Shak is in a fast food style building, orders are placed at a counter from an overhead menu similar to McDonald's layout. In the two instances I saw the young lady behind the counter brought the food to the table. She was very friendly and patient in helping me... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Aye in the restaurant and have also grabbed takeout from here as well. Chicken is always hot and tasty way better than any of the big franchises! Last time we ate there we had a few wing pieces that still had several feathers on them which my sister found horrifying but I didn't think was a big deal. All in... More

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