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The Great Northern Bar and Grill

American, Bar, Pub
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27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Dunlap, Tennessee
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228 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beer was good with a variety of choices. We had nachos for lunch since that was the only vegetarian choice. Enjoyed the view as we drank with people we had met the day before.

Thank lesliemc
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We saw a great band here! The band was 20 Grand and we really enjoyed dancing to this great funk band. If you want live music check out this fun place.

Thank Jill H
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a blast. It has lots of space, lots of seating and outdoor patio space. They quite often have live bands. Great place to party and end up at the end of the night! Downside is...the food is terrible. I would only recommending eating here if you are drunk...otherwise skip it and just have a drink

Thank WorldTraveller989
Port Townsend, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Favorite tavern type bar. Old saloon with pool, ping pong, live music. Your typical good Ole boy country bar.nice people, a locals place.

Thank victorianclipper
Longmont, Colorado
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Meet up with our friends here to grab a quick bite. Great sandwiches and decent selection of brew. Service was also very good.

Thank Tim W
newport beach, CA
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

First time in Whitefish and this was recommended for awesome burgers after our hike. It did not disappoint. We were only able to come in for lunch, but will definitely be back when in town again. I got the bacon cheeseburger while my boyfriend got the mexi-Burger with jalapeños and onion rings.

Thank lilfish911
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Lunch with family, great tasty burgers, onion rings, beers and a ping pong game. Quick service and fun memories.

Thank Elizabeth N
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Great spot for ice cold beers and great bar food. Friendly staff, and just want we were looking for at the time. Rueben, wings, and burgers where all tasty.

Thank Eric P
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We all met up on the Patio of The Great Northern for my husbands Whitefish HS Reunion. It was perfect for the meet & greet. Great location and atmosphere. Friendly bar service. We only had drinks there so I can't say about the food but was great for us.

Thank April H
Encinitas, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We were only in town 5 days and visited this spot 3 times. While not a traditional family style restaurant it was good for our family. Good food, cold drinks and games for the kids to play meant the adults could sit and visit while the kids were entertained. Friendly staff.

Thank eugenia w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: 406-862-2816

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