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The Great Northern Dining Room

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1 Midvale road, next to railroad station, East Glacier Park, MT 59434-5038
+1 406-226-5600
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Kalispell, Montana
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555 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 803 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We actually prefer having Breakfast in the dining room instead of dinner. For some reason the item descriptions on the dinner menu sound much better than they turn out being. The bill added up at dinner and after a meal that was disappointing. This hotel is gorgeous and historic. It is worth a stay and a special side-trip stop to... More 

Thank MaryEllenM27
Lancaster, PA
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This building and it's history are half of the reason to visit; the other half is shared between the gift shop and the restaurant. As gorgeous as the building is, the shop and dining are "merely" above average relative to their pricing. Absolutely worth at least one visit.

Thank Mark_and_Neida
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We ate in the small bar/restaurant that adjoins this restaurant. Difficult to get seating, but the menu was more appealing than the main dining room where nothing looked appetizing and was overpriced. This lodge needs a cafe for smaller meals and much better food.

Thank Tania K
Cottonwood Idaho
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Take a step back in time by having a meal here in this grand dining room, which now 2 weeks late,r is more memorable than the meal. We enjoyed the young guitarist singing & strumming his own renditions of classic oldies. The quiet music added a festive ambience to the evening.

Thank FrancesinIdaho
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413 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Classic meals for a lodge. The soup, especillay the corn was excellent very spicy( hot...). Trout was excellent and ruesting double vegetables and no rice was not a problem, good elk and bison sausage( the chicken was without utility...). As ever desserts less good. Correct breakfast(excellent granola and fruit salad).

Thank Monpetit
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Not many options in East Glacier at end of season but the Lodge provided a good enough meal. Service outstanding.

Thank LarryandMaureen
Benicia, California
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The buffet breakfast was good. Good cheese eggs and biscuits and gravy. Good fruit bowl Dinner for our group was a mixed bag. Some good other entrees not so good

Thank Pete B
Pullman, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had the Breakfast Buffet and were very happy with our meal and the service. Ask for a table on the left side of the room, where there are better views.

Thank 465anita
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Short and sweet-DINNER-I know it was nearing the end of the season, but come on. All of us picked (not picky) at our lackluster dinners. I had a Cornish game hen covered by some kind of chutney mush. Just a simple game hen and some potatoes would have been much better. Again I know its the end of the season,... More 

Thank Dougmckenzie
Easton, Maryland
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102 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Although we were disappointed with the hotel and the staff, the restaurant was a very pleasant experience. Friendly and helpful service! Very good food - highly recommend the huckelberry meatballs, yum!!! Loved the atmosphere and large enough to stand in fireplace.

Thank TexasAMC3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Midvale road, next to railroad station, East Glacier Park, MT 59434-5038
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  East Glacier Park
  • Phone Number: +1 406-226-5600

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