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Nite Owl Restaurant

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522 9th St W, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 892-9944
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
GREAT SERVICE AND FOOD

Not a lot of eating places in Columbia Falls, so decided to give them a try. Not disappointed at all. Seated right away, drinks were served and food orders taken. They make the best hot chocolate I have had in a LONG time! The menu is pretty extensive with lots to choose from. Our group of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Janice14
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Indianapolis, IN
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Medicine Hat
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've tried a lot of biscuits and gravy in my travels in the United States. Without a doubt, the best I've ever had are here. We got the tip from a local probably 8 years ago. And they were right. Doesn't matter if it's breakfast, lunch or supper, the food is great here. And a few of the waitresses have... More 

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Thank Hondagy
roseville
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The nite owl is an OK place to eat. The meals are basic, and you are served quite a bit of food for the dollars you spend. No dress code for sure.

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Thank anthonyrI9795ST
Hillsboro, Oregon
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was OK, but we waited 35 minutes for our meal. I can't remember what we got, broasted chicken??

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Thank TERRY G
Missoula, Montana
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

My family took my grandfather here for his 90th birthday celebration. This is where he wanted to go to eat. He doesn't get out much anymore but the Nite Owl has always been his place. It is comforting for him and where his memories stay alive. The staff is wonderful. It's like a regular ole diner but where friendliness tops... More 

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Thank MadeinMT64
Calgary, Canada
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

From the first step onwards into the restaurant, I was bowled over. The interior layout, decor, ambience, warm and courteous staff, and the hilarious sign for mode of payment took my breath away. I should have taken a chicken in exchange for the great & large 'Fry Breads'. The motel manager in Kalispell insisted that we dine or take out... More 

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Thank kalhari
Indianapolis, IN
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349 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Not a lot of eating places in Columbia Falls, so decided to give them a try. Not disappointed at all. Seated right away, drinks were served and food orders taken. They make the best hot chocolate I have had in a LONG time! The menu is pretty extensive with lots to choose from. Our group of five were all very... More 

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Thank Janice14
Menifee, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Restaurant has friendly waitresses. Back Room is great for ribs and chicken. Good spot for groups and parties.

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Thank Ed Y
United States
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I live in the area, and it's a tradition of ours to eat at Nite Owl after a long hike in Glacier National Park. We've been eating here for 10+ years, and we've NEVER been disappointed! Prices are very reasonable and the food is ALWAYS delicious, no matter what we order! I can't remember a time when the service was... More 

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Thank EireCailin2000
Williston, North Dakota
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We ate here two mornings and the food was great, staff very nice and professional, place was clean and prices reasonable. We will definitely go back.

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Thank Cindy G
Point Roberts, Washington
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The Nite Owl serves great food. Breakfast is especially good. Biscuits and gravy is my favorite, but I have also had sausage and eggs. Best coffee around Columbia Falls, MT. For a great dinner go to the Back Room for their fried chicken, ribs and some of the best fry bread I've ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 522 9th St W, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Columbia Falls
  • Phone Number: (406) 892-9944

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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