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Cafe Kandahar

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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
(406) 862-6247
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine dining in the mountains

We did not expect to find such a great meal in the rustic ski lodge, but there it was - a seven course gourmet meal with wine pairings that was as good as those in Napa Valley or San Francisco. Expect to spend a little time lingering with your food and enjoy! The chef uses the best of local and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
HeatherLAH
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Los Altos, California
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Los Altos, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We did not expect to find such a great meal in the rustic ski lodge, but there it was - a seven course gourmet meal with wine pairings that was as good as those in Napa Valley or San Francisco. Expect to spend a little time lingering with your food and enjoy! The chef uses the best of local and... More 

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Santa Paula, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

First class restaurant. Chef Andy Blanton turns out eclectic and tasty dishes. Service is outstanding, only professionally trained staff. A must for a unique dining experience. Chef's tasting menu and regular menus attached.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Cafe Kandahar truly stands out in the Flathead Valley, it is the sort of restaurant that provides an overall experience rather than just a memorable meal. The dining room is intimate and classy with an air of coziness that I associate with mountain town lodges. The servers made us feel like we were the only people dining, even though most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My husband and I visited while staying on Big Mountain last week. Great flavors. Loved the sablefish and Creme Brule for dessert. Servers were great. It is not a place to rush in and out. Plan on staying a while and enjoying the atmosphere. Food was not what we normally order but was fun to try new dishes.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of the greatest meals I've ever sat down to have. I had the 5 Course meal. Made Specially by Chef Andy. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. I would highly recommend doing the numbered courses 5 or 7 to truly appreciate it all. If not i would recommend trying the Mushrooms and/or the Quail as they are pallet... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The sign out front says World Class Dining. It shouldn't. It raised my expectations and left me disappointed. This is small town fine dining. Dinner begins with the presentation of the cocktail menu - a well crafted cocktail arrived but after a 15 minute wait so now I don't have much time to enjoy it because the food starts arriving... More 

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Edmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The food was outstanding. There wasn't a course that we wouldn't eat again. My husband loved the pork belly especially. Money well spent on a great dining experience.

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Lincolnshire, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Memorable food. Whitefish is a great town for restaurants and this one stands out. The salmon was unbelievably good. I enjoyed the fiddlehead fern and mushroom appetizer. They make a drink called the Montana Mule, made with bourbon and their homemade ginger beer. Finished it off with a huckleberry tart which was delicious.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Without fail, some of the absolute best meals ever. Traveling frequently and to far away places it is always great to come back to a place where the food is carefully prepared and the staff is very attentive.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The restaurant is small and cozy. When we went we were the only guests there for the entire evening. The service was superb. Very attentive staff. I was able to make reservations online without problem. I had a problem with the food. We had the 5 dish sampler menu. I thought the food was just average and nothing spectacular. we... More 

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Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
Phone Number: (406) 862-6247
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: (406) 862-6247

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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