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Back Room of The Nite Owl

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$$ - $$$
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Hwy 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
+1 406-892-3131
16:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Wed 05:30 - 23:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of our local friends told us about this place. Being from Texas we were pleasantly surprised at how GOOD the ribs were. I lover the burger and the fried buns they used. Super friendly people!

Thank sam r
Kelowna, Canada
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We've been here before & satisfied with our experience but this time very disappointed. Attitude seems to be sit down; order; eat & leave! Everything was rushed. If you are in a hurry, fine but if you are wanting a leisurely dinner out on a Sat night, forget it! I ordered small baby back ribs (18.00) which were tasty &... More 

Thank helpfultraveller99
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

When in Columbia Falls one must try the back room! Warm, inviting, friendy, family run; a truly delightful and delicious place!! Been here many, many, times!!

Thank Deb B
McMinnville, Oregon, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good breakfast, is what we had. We have eaten there in the past, in the back room where dinner is served, good and plenty.

Thank Robert B
Cody, Wyoming
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184 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is our most favorite Flathead Valley restaurant! The food is great and too much to eat in one sitting! The service is excellent, happy, courteous. They take such good care of their customers at this restaurant. So glad to meet here year after year and see they are still the awesome establishment they ever were! Thanks for your patience,... More 

Thank bonniebo40
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We were maybe the only non-locals dining here on a very busy Saturday night, and got some nasty looks from some of the clientele. With that being said, the food here is fresh, flavorful, and hot. Our server was very friendly and had helpful suggestions. Don't miss the famous fry bread and try the medallions, so delicious. I will be... More 

Thank Pauline287
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, good prices and good service. Great greasy spoon type place, nothing fancy get there early or late or expect to wait

Thank mark s
Columbia Falls, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Hosted a dinner for business clientele at the Back Room. The food was excellent, service was prompt and well worth the wait! Best ribs in the Flathead Valley!!

Thank Kathy P
Dunlap, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The people here seemed to really like the ribs and fried chicken. For us we ate sides, good but basically limited to slaw, potatoes and baked beans. Good beer choices. The wait staff was friendly. Not open for lunch.

Thank lesliemc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our hotel told us about this place. Drove right by it and didn't give it a second thought. The tip was great!! Down home and friendly people. Nothing fancy, but spotless clean!! I ordered the 1/4 chicken and county rib plate, thinking I would get BBQ chicken. To my surprise it was fried chicken which I don't usually order. I... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Columbia Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 406-892-3131

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