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“Fun Night in Dodgy Mountain”

The Raven Brewpub & Grill
Ranked #15 of 57 Restaurants in Bigfork
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We have been regulars at the Raven for years when we come to Montana for vacation. This year was a bit different. We didn't have dinner but went for the entertainment and the relaxation. We happened to be there when the Dodgy Mountain Men were playing. The group had a unique sound that was a cross between smoky mountain music and a blues-fusion. We had a great time listening and dancing and of course tipping back a few beers. The Raven has live music regularly so there are plenty of opportunities to catch some yet this summer. Check it out!

Thank BillB415
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had been hearing praises of The Raven during our road trip from as far away as Kootenai Falls, so we were looking forward to eating there. We asked a few people if it was family friendly since we have a 4 year old, everyone said it was. When we arrived we found a bar, with a patio out back on the lake. Yes, families were there, and they had a kids menu, but we would not go back with kids. It was early, but they were out of several items (including the appetizer we were going to there to try), and the food we did get was mediocre. It is basically a place to pull in your boat, use the bathroom (which was disgusting), and drink. Not our cup of tea.

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Today was our third or fourth outing over the last several summers to the Raven Grill in Woods Bay, Montana, just South of Bigfork. Offering what is by far one of the best views of Flathead Lake from any restaurant, the Raven provides casual and fun dining and drinks, and the food (burgers/sandwich-fare) have always exceeded expectations. But today for our group of five, order to food arrival took 1 hour and 20 minutes. When asked about the delay, the waitress refused to make eye contact or apologize, simply saying that there was only one cook in the kitchen and the food would be ready when she could get to it. For a restaurant that easily seats 75 in and out, the owners need to do better in the kitchen. Hope we hear they've stepped up their game - otherwise we'll stick with Mountain Lake Lodge or head over to Lakeside next summer.

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Thank Sally B
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We have been here just a few times for drinks and snacks while boating, but today we popped in for lunch. I only wish we had eaten here sooner. I had the steak salad which was SO delicious. I had no idea that their food was so good. My husband and friend both had burgers, and they both thought that the meat was wonderfully fresh. Their french fries were terrific as well. It was Margarita Monday, so I had one and there was definitely no skimping on the tequila! Yowsa! And, last but not least, the wait staff was very good to us. We had a wonderful afternoon there, thank you.

Thank Mary_Goes_West
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

The food was very good, and the employees were friendly. The view is unbelievable. You can eat on a dock, and just experience all that Flathead Lake has to offer. A great dining experience.

Thank Chris W
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