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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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    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
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We travel to Montana a couple of times a year and usually get a chance to drop by the Great Northern for happy hour and/or dinner. Lots of ambiance, with pool table, table tennis, a great outdoor patio area and a casual menu. Visited Whitefish last week and couldn't resist a return visit, not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
sanjohn
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Edmonton, Alberta
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English first
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really really disappointed. Not from the area and apparently can't read because we ended up here instead of the Great Northern Brewing Company which is kiddy corner. Was super disappointed in the food. Nice outdoor patio though.

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Whitefish
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Northern (as the locals call it) is a staple of the community. Great music, great food, lots of room and a wonderful outdoor seating area.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We travel to Montana a couple of times a year and usually get a chance to drop by the Great Northern for happy hour and/or dinner. Lots of ambiance, with pool table, table tennis, a great outdoor patio area and a casual menu. Visited Whitefish last week and couldn't resist a return visit, not for dinner but just to order... More 

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ohio wants to see oregon
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Cowboy saloon setting - had the lasagna - very good and the salad was excellent also, add ice tea $11.00 good value

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Mount Dora, Florida
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about The Great Northern Bar and Grill

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?