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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
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, Dinner, Lunch, 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 of 5 stars
Good place for a nice hearty breakfast.

Our family of four had breakfast here before a day of hiking. We had recommendations from our nephew on the wonderful french toast and eggs benedict they had. I loved the mediterranean omelet and my husband tried and enjoyed the big Don's buffalo pie. Service was good and coffee hot. Several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Sandy C
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Our family of four had breakfast here before a day of hiking. We had recommendations from our nephew on the wonderful french toast and eggs benedict they had. I loved the mediterranean omelet and my husband tried and enjoyed the big Don's buffalo pie. Service was good and coffee hot. Several bread selection for toast and gluten free is an... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant because the parking was easy nearby--and I'm really glad we did. The menu at this restaurant is really unique--fish tacos, eclectic versions of the chicken sandwich, and more. We had lunch here, and I will definitely eat here again next time I visit Whitefish. Do not miss this restaurant! The service is great, but the... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

But, they have a great menu for many other things as well. They have excellent omelets -(-try Joe's omelet)-$10.25, And ask for the home fries--you can have hash browns any time. Great fish and chips (Halibut-yum)$13.00--not too much batter; good kids menu as well. Service staff are very friendly, and our food came in short time.,

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We were told we had to try the fish tacos as the Buffalo Cafe, and they did not disappoint! They are a definite must try if you're in the area.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice during our trip to Glacier. They were able to get us a table for 12 and 8 on different nights. The restaurants in Whit fish are small, so that was no easy feat. They serve comfort food and everything we had was fantastic. The friendliness of the staff was memorable, first class service. A "must eat"... More 

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Twin Falls, ID
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Met an old friend who lives in Whitefish and he took us to the Buffalo Cafe for lunch. My wife enjoyed a spinach, chicken and strawberry salad while my friend and I each had different burgers. All were delicious lunches. The selection of food on their menu is quite large and if we are in Whitefish again, we'd definitely want... More 

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Post Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A friend of ours asked us to meet her here for dinner. My gosh....what a great surprise! Expect a wait, a short one, as this place is obviously very popular. Once inside you will understand why. The service is great and friendly. Our server, Heidi was very charming and efficient. The restaurant and bathrooms were very clean and tidy. They... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Buffalo Cafe is located in downtown Whitefish, near the main walkway. The atmosphere is very casual, but the dishes are creative and quite good. I particularly liked the unusually large-sized calamari in their appetizers, though my family preferred the garlic mozzarella fries. There is a wide variety of fish taco, including salmon, shrimp, or halibut. My family really liked the... More 

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Jacksonville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

During a stay in Whitefish in July 2015, we sort of impulsively chose Buffalo Cafe to try for dinner one night, looking for a place in the 'downtown' area. Great decision. It's not a large place, which is actually somewhat of a bonus for us, but it did mean we had a short wait for a table. Service couldn't have... More 

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Calabasas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Based on a random recommendation from another tourist we tried this local restaurant and really liked the staff and food. We had the hot veggie salad which is a mixture of season veggies and served with a secret purple cabbage dressing. It sounds weird but was amazing. We also had the Greek bird sandwich with house tzatsiki dressing and roasted... More 

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Additional Information about Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

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