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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 #18 of 68 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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English first
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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74 reviews 74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
77 helpful votes 77 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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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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161 reviews 161 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is definitely a bar. Dark, pool tables, smokers patio. Not my thing but if you are into hanging out and drinking beer with friends, this place is for you!

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Whitefish, Montana
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

I just ate at the Northern last night and was very disappointed in my meal. The Northern use to be the place to go for great burgers and fries. Not any more. The burgers are tasteless with pre-pressed hamburger and the fries were cold and nothing special. There are other places in Whitefish to get a great burger.

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Whitefish, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We always end up here! the kids can play pool during the day and the food is the best bar food EVER! love the locals- it is the 'local' bar!

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San Jose, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were walking around town looking for a reasonably priced place for a quick lunch. This place was full of locals, who seemed like they were having a great time at the bar. They had several tv sets with a variety of games being played. We sat and waited for a waitress until a couple at one of the tables... More

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Trinidad
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246 reviews 246 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The Great Northern Bar is an institution in itself! It started off as a tavern to service the needs of it the Great Northern railway, it's workers and passengers in 1919 and despite some relocations and ownership changes over the years, it is still doing just this today plus keeping the locals and tourists entertained, well-fed and quenched! The place... More

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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is the place to go for a drink, and hang out with friends. Great bar atmosphere. Always have good music. Great bar food. It is a must stop for fun in down town Whitefish.

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Ottawa
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212 reviews 212 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great place for a late evening drink. Long bar at which you can sit at to watch the game or chat with friends. Many pool tables are on offer as well if you are so inclined. Really great drink selection at excellent prices - two beers for $6.50.

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