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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
Good for:
Late Night

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  • 34
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average bar, below average service, needs improvement.

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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  • Late Night
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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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283 reviews 283 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Kalispell, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Holiday travel means this place is packed with Canadian loonies. Off season a little more hometown. Certainly always worth the experience if you are on ski vacation or passing through.

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Calgary, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Go here, look around, such a mix of locals and visitors. Great people watching! Have the spicy caesar. It's the BEST!! If you like horseradish. Often there is live music. The food is good. Greasy bar food but good.

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Highland Lake County, Indiana
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141 reviews 141 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

All I wanted was some good hot food after a long day touring Glacier National Park. The Great Northern from the outside appeared to be a restaurant, but inside it seemed to be more bar than Restaurant. after we sat down, I was surprised that there is no waiter; rather you go and order your food at the back bar.... More 

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Cypress, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

great brew's and the people were very knowledgeable and friendly. toured the facility and learned a lot

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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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