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“very impressed”

Hop's Downtown Grill
Ranked #1 of 172 Restaurants in Kalispell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Montana's Best Burgers: American Kobe Beef, local bison, elk and yak. Small plates, steak, grilled seafood, spectacular entree salads, 100 craft beers, artisan wines.
Reviewed August 16, 2006

I had dinner here June 28th and it was just delicious! Living in Charleston, SC, I have access to some phenomenal food on a regular basis and this restaurant ranks right up there with our best. The staff was genuinely friendly and the atmosphere was quite casually elegant; an unexpected treat with food of this caliber. The night we were there they were spotlighting a particular vineyard, with a genial and very informative representative in attendance – this was a nice touch and certainly added to the meal. It was a lovely evening. I highly recommend this spot and will return when in the area!

5  Thank JRO
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Reviewed June 13, 2006

After sightseeing in Glacier, we stopped in Kalispell specifically to have dinner at Cafe Max because of good reviews in local travel brochures. No one overstated how fabulous the dinner would be. Your trip to Glacier is not complete without swinging by Cafe Max.

4  Thank suztpower
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Reviewed April 8, 2006

Without doubt Cafe Max is the best in the valley, everything is exemplary. Be sure and get reservations, it is small and popular.

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Green Valley, AZ
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Reviewed July 10, 2005

We take yearly golf trips to Montana and British Columbia and were directed to Cafe Max on our trip in the area. We have dined there several times in the last five years and it is always superb. There are inexpensive, yet very palatable, wines available. Dress is casual, which we enjoy when on a golfing vacation. Service matches the level of the cuisine. Afine restuarant not to be missed!

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Whitefish, Montana
16
Reviewed May 31, 2005

Cafe Max is an incredible gem that every diner should experience and enjoy!!
Located in the heart of Kalispell, Montana it is a chef owned and run Bistro that has managed to carve out a faithful cadre of dining afficiandos from all over the Pacific Northwest. Chef/Owner Doug Day is a classicly trained and highly inventive chef who takes great pride in using the freshest and finest ingredients from the entire region--and occasionally the world--to create a dining experience that one might expect to find at the greatest restaurants of Chicago or New York.
The intimate and warm atmosphere of Cafe Max (it seats about 40 lucky people) is complemented by very professional and friendly service from the well trained staff.
They have created a great, casual wine bar recently and offer some of the finest regional and other wines available anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
This experience rivals the best of the best--BUT at Montana pricing!! One would expect to pay considerably more in any major metropolitan area.
Last, but not least--Their dessert offerings, all created by their own pastry chef, are the perfect ending to a memorable dining experience--save a little room!

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