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Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

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514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Okotoks, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a diner - not fancy. Busy, loud, rustic feel - It's fantastic! We ate here both mornings of our weekend in Whitefish and I already miss it. Tons of breakfast choices, everything we tried was just fantastic. Service was good - it was full and they handled it well. A little slow, but in this atmosphere you just... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Consistent, mouth watering establishment. The Buffalo is a breakfast/ lunch restaurant not to be missed while in Whitefish. Food is fabulous and service is pleasant & welcoming. A long time favorite of locals & visitors.

Thank JulesBrie
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was just OK. I thought it was overpriced given the low key decor. Service was reasonable attentive.

Thank SusanGlobalGallop
Washington State
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at The Buffalo with some friends. The menu was varied and interesting, the food was good, and the service was great. The restaurant is decorated with old wooden skis so it has the ambiance of an old ski lodge.

Thank Nan2010
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect hometown cafe with great food and great service ! Worth the wait..you will probably stand in line...but just do it ! Anytime of day, doesn't matter, the food is superb !

Thank Jeanne K
McKinney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate breakfast here 3 of the 5 days we were in Whitefish. The food was great and the service was friendly and fast. I stuck with the pancake special breakfasts and always had plenty to eat and would recommend getting the link sausage. My wife tried a bigger variety each time and was happy with all of her choices.... More 

Thank Dan P
Austin, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has an enormous breakfast menu. There's anything from your sugar-loving grain eaters, to your bacon and eggs people. My husband is diabetic, so we try and eat low carb. He ended up with the Denver omelet and some sliced tomatoes instead of toast - excellent choice. Loved the tomatoes too, they were very fresh. I tried one of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good choice for breakfast and dinner - did not have lunch. Service was friendly and efficient. Most of the employees seem to come from the local high school. Location is convenient to hotels and downtown. Place was clean. Food good.

Thank TorontoTimTim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times with my husband and have been impressed with the home cooked feel of the food. My one critique is when going with a larger group of friends they don't split checks. This is not an industry standard, it is inconvenient to be given the check to split up ourselves. Almost all POS (point... More 

Thank Adam N
Ogden, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we first arrived in Whitefish, the hotel recommended this place to eat. When we arrived, (we got into town late) the restaurant had just closed. The next day, Sunday, we went to the Buffalo Cafe for Sunday dinner. This time, a power outage earlier in the day had them closed. We finally got in on Monday night. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 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
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: 14068622833

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