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Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
+1 406-862-2833
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hash browns” (40 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Portions are generous and the prices reasonable. Beers were tasty, and the staff was very friendly and patient with our melting down kids. There's a little something for everyone on the menu. Maybe it was because we'd been eating terrible roadfood for a week before...More

Thank Lauren Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got the Macaroni & cheese and the meat loaf with the black cherry sauce. Absolutely scrumptious!!

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 5 days ago

My friend and I arrived at an off hour and were able to get seated immediately. I had the chicken salad sandwich and side salad, my friend had the patty melt burger and fries. We shared our meals and both agreed both sandwiches were fantastic...More

Thank webpony
Reviewed 6 days ago

All four of us loved the breakfast - we had a bit of a wait, but they offered coffee (in mugs - not Styrofoam or paper cups) we could take outside with us. We all had something different, and no one was disappointed. The huckleberry...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably one of the busiest restaurants in Whitefish, but both the locals and the tourists know a very good one. All the servers work hard. The servings are ample. The bank's parking lot across the street is handy for an early breakfast.

Thank P7367RUrichardw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best breakfast in Whitefish and surrounding area! Locally owned & operated ... Family pride in serving generous portions, quality ingredients and friendly service. Very popular with both locals & tourists. There may be a waite during busy times... but worth it! Our personal favorite is...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for breakfast on our last day in Whitefish. The line was outside the door but was only 20 minutes. The breakfast menu has something for everyone. After looking at the lunch and dinner menus, I wish we would have found this place...More

Thank jenh745
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's a really great selection of dishes on the menu so most diners will find something they like. We all chose something different and everyone was very happy with their dishes. The fish and fries were wonderfully crispy and the bison meatloaf was full of...More

Thank ACMEreviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at Buffalo Cafe we had to wait a half-hour before we were seated and then another half-hour before we received our food (we ordered as soon as the waitress greeted us at the table). It was just too long. The food was...More

Thank mrliterature
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a tough call which restaurant has the better breakfast. We loved both the Buffalo Cafe and Loula's, and we love going out for breakfast. However, I had the best French Toast that I think I have EVER had at the Buffalo Cafe. It...More

Thank Larraine79
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Questions & Answers
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Michael K | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It has an okay wine list and a range of local brews (plus regular market beers).
October 14, 2016|
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Response from Rogandrose C | Reviewed this property |
Could be a good idea, we did not have but only had to wait 10mins & it was well worth the wait
Jane S
February 15, 2015|
Response from WhitefishLocalyokal | Property representative |
Yes we are! Breakfast & lunch menu served from 7am-2pm (pancakes stop at 11:30) then we reopen for our dinner service from 5pm-9pm. All menus posted on our website. Thanks for asking and hope you enjoy your meal. Cheers... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-2833
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