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The Great Northern Bar and Grill

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27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
406-862-2816
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We Wouldn't Have Expected the Food to Be This Good!

We were looking for a late lunch spot in downtown Whitefish and decided upon The Great Northern Bar and Grill. We had the beef nachos as an appetizer, which could have almost been a meal for the 6 of us!! These were some of the best nachos any of us have ever had! Beyond that, our party had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Tempestt C
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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Mount Dora, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Bar was nice. Lots of fun signs to look at. Food was average. Service was great even though you have to order food from the counter.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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188 reviews 188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were looking for a late lunch spot in downtown Whitefish and decided upon The Great Northern Bar and Grill. We had the beef nachos as an appetizer, which could have almost been a meal for the 6 of us!! These were some of the best nachos any of us have ever had! Beyond that, our party had popcorn shrimp,... More 

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a great bar with lots of personality. We went a couple times during our visit and one time we even enjoyed a live band. It's very casual and comfortable and make sure you get some popcorn!

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Friendly...good drinks and good food...will go again for sure!Had a burger and a sandwich...both were great!

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Whitefish, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Ive been going here for a while, but lately the attitude has deminished. Although Live music is common, its usually the same short list of performers, this could use some invigorating new tallent, not that the performers are bad, just gets stale. Also the cover charge gets pretty lame if your a local and just want a beer, especially if... More 

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Washington
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293 reviews 293 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have not eaten here. They have a dance hall with a stage and a large bar next door. YOu probably haven't been to Whitefish unless you've been here! I believe they have an Irish singer John Dunnigan one night. When I was there they had a dixy land band after the Winter Carnvial Parade.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Ive been coming to Whitefish for 15 years. No trip is complete with out a stop at the northern.... so much character! However the old guy behind the bar, Al, I think his name is may need to retire. His customer service is non existant. He has no knowledge of the variety of craft Montana beers they cary. He was... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

So that's what we did. Reasonable prices, good tables and some sports showing on the big screen. Service was good although we did slip straight to the bar occasionally.

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Fernie, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is a true old school North Western style bar. We felt right at home. It's a party. Things got rowdy and thats how it should be at a place like this. Thanks Northern for getting our night going.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This became our nightly place to be. Three pool tables, ping pong table, and a shuffle board table - lots of things to do in groups of friends, cheap drinks (we're Canadian.. it's a big deal). Fun atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: 406-862-2816

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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