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Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

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514 3RD St E, Whitefish, MT 59937
(406) 862-2833
Today
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    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
No Fears

We have eaten quality fare at the Buffalo for over 30 years and have never had a meal that was was anything less than outstanding. The staff are attentive, line-up long for a reason, but any concern is dealt with rapidly. Great food for reasonalbe prices. Keep it going.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
DJP16
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Saskatoon, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Saskatoon, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We have eaten quality fare at the Buffalo for over 30 years and have never had a meal that was was anything less than outstanding. The staff are attentive, line-up long for a reason, but any concern is dealt with rapidly. Great food for reasonalbe prices. Keep it going.

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Whitefish, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Good food for a good price and lots of it. The only downside is that it is a popular spot to have breakfast and sometimes the waiting line can be out the door.

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Boston
Top Contributor
195 reviews 195 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a nice hearty breakfast at the Buffalo Café. The portions were very good and the food was fresh and delicious. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. The price was very reasonable. It was a great way to kick off our day. Recommended to anyone staying in or passing through the Whitefish area.

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Kalispell, Montana, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very disappointed in my recent lunch at this popular Whitefish mid-scale breakfast and lunch eatery. Ordered my go to favorite (anywhere), a Reuben sandwich. Thought it was a bit pricey at $10.50, though many places seem to think this is the going rate for a mediocre sandwich, fries and pickle. When I saw it, I thought it was on the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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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
162 helpful votes 162 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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