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The Shak

669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937
406 730 1070
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Ranked #11 of 66 restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Whitefish, Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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60605
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Chicken is cooked to order so nothing is dried out. Very friendly people. The price is very reasonable.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The food is amazing! So much flavor! Sherry was such a sweetheart too. I thought the closure of the national parks would sour my trip, but she gave me a few suggestions that were right up my alley. And beqare the spicy sauce, it seems tame at first, but it sneaks up on you and gets quite hot.

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Alberta
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26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

The Chikin beats the pants of the franchises! Just remember, when you order, you gets true sized pieces, not like the chain restaurant. We enjoyed it all, the hush puppies, pickles, Chikin, brisket, all of it. When we ordered the Chikin, the lady said it would be 15 minutes, and did we mind. Of course not! I will always wait... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

I've been to the shak twice now and the service has been exceptional both times. The food is great try the smoked tater salad and fried pickle sides! The ribs are tender and the shrimp po boy fantastic!

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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221 reviews 221 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

After a week of eating cafeteria food at the National Park, some good honest BBQ was just what we needed. Service was friendly and fast. Our pulled pork sandwiches were tasty and inexpensive. Cole slaw was good as were the French fries. If ever in town again we would return to feast on more menu choices. The price was right... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Stopped in just after they opened up on a Sunday. Chicken was great, staff were friendly, and there was a really pleasant atmosphere. No complaints.

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