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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local Down and Dirty

We love going to the Northern for no nonsense drinks and pub food. Always running drink specials and live acts during the week. Can get busy and loud during peak times, so be prepared. Good place to hang with friends and watch sports on tv too. Lots of history in the place. Pool table...ping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Cornfed9505
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Folsom, California
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here after to watch NFL in the company of fans. Today I'm super pissed. It's a playoff game. Bartender Heather had to be asked to chg the tv s to the game. She chgd all but 2. The 2 we could see. One was on a Shark Vacuum commercial, the other Forensic Files. When we asked if she... More 

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Thank RocklinCAMelissa
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to the Northern for no nonsense drinks and pub food. Always running drink specials and live acts during the week. Can get busy and loud during peak times, so be prepared. Good place to hang with friends and watch sports on tv too. Lots of history in the place. Pool table...ping pong table...you get the picture...

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Thank Cornfed9505
Kelowna, Canada
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165 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We always visit this establishment when in Whitefish. The night we were there. Service is friendly and they always seem to have great live entertainment

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Thank amtiii
Whitefish, Montana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I went to the bar/grill last night to have a few with a friend. We ended up staying for many as they were running a good drink special with live music later on. The female bartenders were less than friendly, God forbid that they make eye contact or smile, and we had to wait on ourselves the entire time, sometimes... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I had a European visitor and wanted to show her an authentic Western bar and this was it. Not the first time I was there and I love it! Bar is dark with lots of signs on the wall and a long bar to sit at. You have to order your food order from a window and then they will... More 

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Thank lamd98
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Visited here on a Thursday on August with group of friends in town for a wedding. The place was packed, even with a $5 cover. There was a live cover band that had the dance floor packed. Bonus, they served their domestic beers in mason jars, what more could you ask for? Recommend this place for a beer and music.... More 

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Thank mineesnowtah
Anthem, Arizona
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164 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I've been to this bar several times over the past few years and it has continued to declined each visit. Don't get me wrong it's a fun place but the shuffleboard table had no powder, neither did the bar despite the sign saying ask bartender for shuffle board powder. They gave us 3 blue pucks and 5 red ones -... More 

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Thank KristenS_11
Bozeman, Montana, United States
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Se veral beer choices. Would recommend the sampler tray if you are not familiar with their beers. I tried 5 samples and really liked 3 of them, so was able to fill my growler

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Thank Gary A
Nebraska
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

ok food, ok service. Had a young singer the night we went, but could not understand anything she sang. Poor sound system.

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Thank Rhonda M
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Came here almost every night we were in Whitefish. We are big pool junkies and they had three tables and the cues were reasonably good. As a Canadian we do not have the drink pricing they do so I was very happy at the few dollars we had to spend per drink. They have a movie screen in the back... More 

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Thank Camille W

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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: Pub, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?