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The Great Northern Bar and Grill

27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
+1 406-862-2816
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We came for dinner and wanted to sit outside. It was very busy, but we got a table. It's a fun quirky place, with live music. Sitting outside you go in and order your food. The waitresses were friendly and fun. The burgers we all...More

Thank Susanne T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a ton of tourists - everyone seemed to know everyone else. Your basic local pub: friendly (but not too friendly!) bar tender, and the usual guys at that one end (you've seen them at every local hangout). Would probably be my favorite place if...More

Thank CarlaDMitchell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar is a classic Montana local hangout. The furnishings are leftover signs from old businesses in the area. Lots of beers on tap, full bar, simple good food available, gambling games and even a shuffleboard and a ping pong table. They also have live...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun bar with a neat ambiance and pretty decent food. You order at the window and it is brought over to your table; drinks are separate from the bar. Burgers are good, generous portions. Reasonable price.

Thank DoctorKnow85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend and I have traveled 1500 miles to Whitefish and decided to have dinner here after our day exploring Montana. We heard there was live music & good food (automatic plus), but were taken back by the amount of attitude from the waitress...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here w our three teenage boys. While it's a total bar setting, the food is great! Huge plate of nachos were quickly devoured. Sandwiches were filling and they had a great selection. They also have an awesome selection of local beers on...More

Thank kellyspb
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is the bar that a lot of people mistake for the Brewery. It is a cool spot with plenty of locals. Friendly service.

Thank Vincent S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

great cheeseburgers! Fun atmosphere, always interesting people in there, wonderful old signs. Good music and games.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a GREAT BAR. We stopped in a couple weeks ago for drinks, on a hot afternoon. Sat at the bar that was packed with locals. Most of them were tossing down PBR's, which was the day's special. We decided to go with the...More

Thank M&ALongGrove
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here, good party melt and burger. Order inside at kitchen window and they deliver to your table, ours was outside on the roomy patio. Friendly bartender and servers and seems to be a local hangout. We will totally go back for afternoon and...More

Thank bidpool1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-2816
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