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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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Green Bay
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There was a private party in the back. It didn't affect the service though. The bartender was one of the best I've seen. He was up and down the bar constantly checking on drinks. It reminded me of an old classic Montana bar.

Thank steveD4192JX
Lanark, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good selection of meals and reasonable prices and a very busy and vibrant bar area. Several seating areas and live bands on two separate stages.

Thank arnottrobert
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good bar food, great beer selections, and beautiful views of Flathead lake if you sit in the right places! It was cool and rainy when I was here, so I especially appreciated the views. I would definitely frequent this place if it was near home.

Thank jwhome100
Whitefish, Montana
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Order a couple rounds of drinks and orders of Chicken Wings, be a hero and treat your buds on a Friday night at Happy Hour

Thank joannamessenger
Melrose, Florida
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us stopped here for lunch after visiting Big Mountain. Orders are placed at a window then delivered to your table. Service was good but we thought the food was fair. 2 had the Halibut Special, 1 had a BLT and 1 had a hamburger.

Thank bOOmer649
Calgary, Canada
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173 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went out for dinner with my mom on our last night in Whitefish. We both ordered the steak sandwich and was not disappointed!! Fast friendly service in a nice, clean and well decorated establishment. They offer ping pong and video lottery.

Thank Jennifer C
Marshall, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here while in Whitefish on vacation. It is a unique place. Once you figure out that you need to order your food at the window in the back, everything comes together nicely. The burgers were outstanding, and reasonably priced. The beer prices were phenomenal compared to other places in town. We thoroughly enjoyed the unique atmosphere.

Thank Al G
Hurley, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to stop after skiing at Whitefish Mountian. Good pizza & lots of beer on tap. It's a fun place and not very suited if you want a quite meal. When staying at a condo acroos the street, a good option is to order pizza for take out.

Thank VicCalore
Whitefish, Montana
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday through Thursday is $1 beer nights, it's not the best beer by any means but it's cheap. It's a popular bar for the locals which is cool. There are lots of TV's for the sport enthusiasts and pool tables, a ping pong table, shuffle board and a few video games (MS Pacman) which is fun. There is also an... More 

Thank Maria H
Culver City, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is your typical small town bar, they offer great food and great prices! Nice outdoor patio. Definitely a must for lunch, if you don't want to spend a lot. Great onion rings!!! Can't wait to go back...

Thank Joan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?