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Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

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514 3RD St E, Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-2833
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, great prices!

Was in town for a weekend trip. Shoulder season so things were pretty quite. Heard this was a place to try, and it did not disappoint!! I had the parm crusted chicken and the plate was huge and delicious!! Spouse had the special, and again, big portions and great quality. Service was great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
diesel1129
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Kelowna, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Kelowna, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Was in town for a weekend trip. Shoulder season so things were pretty quite. Heard this was a place to try, and it did not disappoint!! I had the parm crusted chicken and the plate was huge and delicious!! Spouse had the special, and again, big portions and great quality. Service was great, beer selection was good too. Nice to... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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188 reviews 188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lots of delicious offerings at the Buffalo Cafe. Huevos con Papas Y Chorizo & Dow's Huevos were both excellent choices for myself and my husband. My son enjoyed the buttermilk pancakes and my daughter the Classic Breakfast Combo. My in-laws enjoyed their choices, as well. Everyone agreed this was one of our best meals on this trip!

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Mount Dora, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Casual place with above average food. Went there for lunch. Their french fries are very good. otherwise the food is above average. Good for lunch.

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to Buffalo Cafe twice on our short visit to Whitefish! AND I had the burger both times. Meat was awesome, bun squishy and buttery and toasty and the fried onions awesome. My friends loved the biscuits and gravy as well. The service was great and I'm still craving that burger weeks later!

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You can study their varied menu, with everything from fish tacos to super salads, but when I read their burger meat was fresh ground daily, I went for it. Could not eat the whole thing of course, brought some home, so I could squeeze in some scrumptious cheese cake. A great team of happy servers and cooks makes it all... More 

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Kensington, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was recommended by a local. Food was OK but nothing special. They didn't have bison on the menu and with the name of the place, that should be a must.

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Whitefish, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Buffalo Cafe is the place to be for all the locals in Whitefish. If you want a really good breakfast than this is the place to go! My son actually does restaurant surveys for his business, and this was indeed #1 among the local business people. They are busy, but worth it!

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Lindstrom, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by many people that we talked to. They are known for their breakfast. We wanted to give dinner a try. It is a smaller, charming place. It is quiet enough that you can have a conversation with you dinner party. The service was good, the food was good and the price was reasonable. Will return again... More 

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Montana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I find myself in Whitefish about every other month for a few days between business and leisure and the one constant I have is breakfast at the Buffalo. The menu is great as are the specials. Service is always good, and the prices are reasonable especially considering the amount of food you get. I am a rabid Mexican food fan... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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216 reviews 216 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Of course, breakfast is the best but come early and expect a wait unless you get there early. The menu is big and has something for everyone at a reasonable price. It is family friendly and the servings are HUGE. The decor reminds me of lots of older mountain resort-cafes and is charming because of that. It is a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 514 3RD St E, Whitefish, MT 59937
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: (406) 862-2833

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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