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The Great Northern Bar and Grill

27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
406-862-2816
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Ranked #24 of 69 Restaurants in Whitefish
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here. The menu had a nice variety and everyone could find something that appealed to them. The prices were reasonable and everything that we ordered was good. Granted you had to order at a window and get your drinks at the bar but it still made for a nice experience. It was dark at first but... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We had heard lots about the good bands this place has, so checked it out. $5 cover. The elderly bartender was not very friendly, perhaps grumpy, despite our friendly efforts but we tip well and he poured the drinks strong... Hahah maybe too strong. Great music, fun atmosphere. Didn't get a chance to return to try the food, but it... More

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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went here last year on our trip through Whitefish, although we now live in the area. The menu sounded decent and the prices were better than most other places we looked at. You have to order at the little bar/food window - no table service. We ordered hamburgers and salads w/the huckleberry dressing. The hamburgers were awful - terrible... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat our first night in Whitefish and decided to grab something at the Great Northern Bar and Grill, after having discovered that the brewery did not serve food. This restaurant was affiliated with the brewery which was across the street. We wandered over to look at the menu and were not terribly impressed.... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

10 people, 8pm, no other resturant in Whitefish has place or takes reservation. We walk in...YES, it's a Bar, there are all kind of rooms or outdoors to sit, plenty of room. All they ask is that no kids remain after 9pm, fine. Order at window, lots of choices and good prices. We were there on Wednesday which was fajita... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Mostly a popular bar but with a decent grill, too. I like Bison burgers and The Great Northern's was delicious. We got it to go and wished we had dined in so it would have been fresh from the grill. Might have moved their rating up a notch...but might not have, either. Worth a visit for sure.

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Meridian, Idaho
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

There were six of us and had a variety of different meals. There is no table service, you order at a window and they bring the food to the table, but for drinks you go to the bar. Was a very busy place.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

after searching TA we decided to eat here. Yes, it is a bar & a bit dark....but the food is good. Jeff ordered drinks at the bar while I ordered the food. since we're in Montana we had to try huckleberries. we had the huckleberry spinach salad. it was very tasty & big enough to share. the dried huckleberries taste... More

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We come here for great live music and an assorted crowd. The food is good and the beverages are also good. Lined up at New Years!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited while making a rainy day trip detour to Whitefish while visiting Glacier. The bar has fun decorations. You order your food (typical bar food, but well prepared and quite tasty) and they delivery it to your table. You walk up to the bar for drinks, there's an impressive selection of microbrews on tap, I went with an IPA... More

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