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Piggyback Barbeque

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102 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2303
+1 406-863-9895
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love bbq and this was a awesome place to eat. Not in the downtown area, seen it driving through town. Small place but great food and great service.

Thank chmouse
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the brisket was good, everything else was terrible. Too salty, heavily battered, dry cornbread and bad ribs. Contrived atmosphere. Never again.

Thank John A
Reeves S, Owner at Piggyback Barbeque, responded to this review

John, I am very sorry to hear you were disappointed. We really do work hard to produce a quality product. We source our cherry wood locally and smoke everything on one of our three smokers. I'm not sure if you addressed these issues with your server. I know we try to correct any problems or issues that might arise at... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We took a risk and purchased a coupon for this establishment on Restaurant.com before our trip to Montana. Once we arrived in Whitefish, we drove by the place to check it out. After passing by and taking a whiff, we knew we hit gold. The meats were moist and had a deep red ring of smoke flavor around every piece.... More 

Thank R G
Manchester, Washington, United States
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241 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This was hubby's #1 choice for lunch while in Whitefish. We drove by while exploring and the place was packed, so decided to wait a bit. About 2 hours later we went back by and it looked less busy, so we went in. We were the only people in the place. Had a lovely chat with the waitperson, who was... More 

Thank CM_G279
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We are from the south and take our barbeque seriously. I can honestly say that this is an awesome place to eat. The barbeque was great, along with their cornbread, baked beans and homestyle potato slices that I tried. The portions are large and their prices were very fair. The next time you're in Whitefish I would recommend giving them... More 

Thank Bwhod
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This barbecue place is in an old wood framed house. The smoker is in the backyard, there are picnic tables in front and a nice homey bar and restaurant seating area inside. The barbecue is top notch, the prices are good and the wait staff ranges from charming and friendlyhelpful to charming and hilarious. Sauces range from North Carolina style... More 

Thank pjb2010
Louisville, Kentucky
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

While staying in whitefish we decided to try piggyback at the end of a long day of hiking. The reviews on trip advisor were pretty good and we wanted to give it a try. My wife was not very hungry so she had the chili and said that it was very good. I think my eyes were bigger than my... More 

Thank Markmil
Bradford, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Great menu of family style barbeque. Great value and great portions. Clean dining area. Smokers are in eye view from your table. Wish you had a location back in Massachusetts!

Thank SeaDub2016
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This was a great place for dinner. The barbeque was delicious! The portions were more than we could finish. I liked that the sauce was served on the side so I could taste the smoke.

Thank yashureyebetcha
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

If you like ribs, this is the place to go! Highlight of our trip. Small but friendly and the food is great. The pulled pork sandwich is to die for! Wish I lived closer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $21
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2303
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-863-9895

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?