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Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

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514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
14068622833
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had shrimp cake sandwich and huckleberry milkshake which was very good with berries dotting the whipped crime. Waitress was very friendly and attentive.

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Thank Robin M
Missouri City, Texas
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Get the Ghost burger when you go, it is huge (1/3 pound), delicious, decadent burger. I had the Parmesan garlic fries as my side! Amazing

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Thank Julie E
North Dakota
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Huge portions, good variety of food coices, nice assortment of local seasonal beers on tap, super friendly staff.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Whitefish on a Friday night and ran into a wonderful setting. It was 75 degrees on a pretty August night and TA directed me to The Buffalo Cafe. We arrived at 8 PM so were seated immediately by the manager who was very friendly. Our waitress was a delight steering us to the offerings that met our taste. The... More 

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Munster, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a short wait for dinner. There was a bar inside, but the restaurant was good for families. The food was well-prepared and delicious. Three of our meals were the Good Medicine Burger, Pecan Crusted Chicken and The Fish N Chips...the sides included coleslaw, fries or carrots - all very good. This was a great place to stop after... More 

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Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent staff, great food and nice ambience. This was our first visit but will not be our last. We arrived later in the evening and weren't terribly hungry so my husband and I had soup and split an order of stroganoff. The portions are very generous and the flavours were excellent.

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Thank Dianne F
Whitefish, Montana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been coming here for decades. Best place I know for breakfast . Has liquor license. Formerly closed after lunch now serves dinner

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Thank HalN916
whitefish, montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent service, great food, a Whitefish tradition ran by the Metzel family, never had a bad meal...and never will. Coming to Whitefish and not going to the Buffalo is like going to Yellowstone and not seeing Old Faithful. Its a part of the community that everyone loves, tourist and locals alike.

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were hungry after a day of hiking Glaciers Mountain. Back down in Whitefish ( awesome town) one of the many restaurants open on a Monday night was Buffalo Cafe. After a shirt wait for a table, we had a menu selection dinner salads, tacos, burgers, fish and steak entrees. I choose the shrimp cake and was not disappointed. Another... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been going there for over 30 years. Breakfast only. Very good. Always go to the "Buff". Was very disappointed in the dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 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: 14068622833

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