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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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Port Townsend, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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
Lake Grove, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is an old school pub with entertainment. There were games in another room and outdoor seating that we did not get a chance to take advantage of. However, the beer was incredible and the nachos were outstanding!!! Later in the evening we came back and enjoyed an 80's band with a pitcher of beer. We were not disappointed.

Thank Jamie B
Forest Lake, Minnesota
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

Great food and comfortable atmosphere. The staff was wonderful and the beer was cold. You order your food at the window and they bring it out to you. I will be back the next time I am in the area.

Thank Mark K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We stopped in for a drink while we waited for our dinner reservation. This place was recommended by a relative. This was our first time to Whitefish. This bar was a through back. It had all sorts or sighs on the walls from dentists to beer to baseball. The owner(???) is a Cleveland Indians guy. You could play pool, shuffle... More 

Thank betty913

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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, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?