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Cafe Kandahar

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3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
(406) 862-6247
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 168
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  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Don't Miss the Bar Menu

The dining room is great fine dining. If you are looking for something less elaborate take a few steps west to the bar. They will serve you in the fireplace room.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
DrBillCorcoran
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Windsor, CT
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Windsor, CT
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302 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The dining room is great fine dining. If you are looking for something less elaborate take a few steps west to the bar. They will serve you in the fireplace room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had the pleasure of several meals at Café Kandahar both in the restaurant and in the tasting room and have found that each time the food, staff, ambience and amazing location made each meal a unique and special event. From the moment we walked in we knew our night would be special with the attention to detail in the... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We, too, had heard great things so perhaps our expectations were too high. We had also heard that it was a bit pricey which was not a deterrent but did raise our expectations even more since we assumed that we would “get what we paid for.” Unfortunately, the food did not justify the price. We went here for the Rack... More 

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Kitsap Peninsula
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the Steelhead, one night and the Sable fish with mushrooms and Caesar Salad ...phenomical!! The service and tables are impeccable, a world class chef...don't miss it!

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Thank fortunate2bhere
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Cafe Kandahar while staying in Whitefish. Our service was excellent but our meals were not quite what you'd expect from a place of this caliber and price range. Potatoes were undercooked but decided not to send them back. Very pricey for dinner.

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Del Mar, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain, Montana over the 2015 Holiday period. Our stay was greatly enhanced by having such a gourmet French-style small restaurant within the lodge. We ended up eating there 3 out of the 10 nights and two more dinners out of the same kitchen at the bar of the hotel.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were staying at the lodge and hadn't planned on eating here until we ran into the hostess, Jenna, while we were checking out the menu display in the lobby. She took us on a quick tour through the kitchen and into the dining area and guaranteed we wouldn't be disappointed if we chose to dine there. So we made... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent cocktails, excellent wine. An outstanding experience - wonderful place to eat, YUM! Great place to go for a special treat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Knowledgeable food friends recommended Kandahar Cafe. Service (Brandon) excellent. Salmon ordered medium rare arrived dry and cold.. Elk arrived as ordered but cold. Both entrees sent back and when returned were warm but not hot. Expected much better food quality based on price.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We tell people we come to Whitefish to ski or backpack. But to be honest, it's to dine at Cafe Kandahar. Thank you again Chef Andy, you and your team excell. Peter & Debra

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3824 Big Mountain Rd, Whitefish, MT 59937-8624
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: (406) 862-6247

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?