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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, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 41
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    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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And good eats TOO. The "restaurant" part is separate from the bar. You go to the back of the bar--which is a good size--and order and pay for your food. They then delivere it to you at the bar, or the tables around the bar. They also have a large seating area outside as well. The food is good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Surprise, Arizona
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Portland oregon
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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Kind of an old time bar - dark and seedy. Good beer on tap (fresh squeezed) and lively place. Service was slow but there is a good energy in the place.

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Called ahead and brought a group of 39 in on a Sunday evening around 7:30. We had been told that the grill could only plate 15-20 meals at a time. We were not told that meant our orders would get prepared 5-7 at a time. Our Boy Scouts had a great time playing pool and ping-pong, but after a couple... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Great for friends, families, couples... They have a bar, restaurant, game room and live music :-). You order you food at the window but be careful, your eyes may be bigger than your stomach. All of the snack foods are so good you may not be able to finish your meal :-)

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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our family stopped in for some brewskis after the whitefish farmers market. Service was excellent and we were allowed to sample beer choices before purchasing. The favorite was wheatfish. The beer snobs in our group were underwhelmed with the beer. Cool to see the stainless vats and sit upstairs.

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

And good eats TOO. The "restaurant" part is separate from the bar. You go to the back of the bar--which is a good size--and order and pay for your food. They then delivere it to you at the bar, or the tables around the bar. They also have a large seating area outside as well. The food is good, and... More 

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Earth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Exploring Central Avenue in Whitefish, spied a half open door on the street and entered a fabulous patio area -- half under the summer sun and sky, half under a covered tent, walls covered in amusing signs. A robust crowd was making merry, so we snagged a table and got the lay of the land. Drinks and food are handled... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After waiting 20 minutes for someone to take our drink order we decided to leave. If service was this bad....then we were afraid to try the food.

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Charlottesville, VA, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A real good bar with excellent bar food. Best burger and crinkle cut french fries you can have and a lot of other favorites. Bar service is really friendly and good choice of beers.

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Pace, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Food is reasonably priced @ $8-$16. I ordered the 10 oz sirloin w onion & mushroom, baked potato, salad, garlic bread for $16. Excellent value. This is definitely a bar. You order in the back of the bar under the groceries sign, then they bring it to you.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

walked in and felt comfortable from the start, bar staff was excellent and prices are better than average, food was excellent ( gotta try the wings) the band was excellent that night (july 4th) would return anytime!!!!!

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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?