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The Shak

669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937
406 730 1070
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Ranked #17 of 69 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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Dupuyer
2 reviews
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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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We wondered into the shak hungry and not wanting a formal dining experience. While the food was okay and we did leave satisfied, we found the service unfriendly at best. We sat outside and had to wash off the seats and tables which were filthy, even though the restaurant was empty and the staff had nothing to do. Once we... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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