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East Shore Smoke House

35103 Mt Highway 35, Polson, MT 59860-7901
+1 406-887-2096
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (18 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35103 Mt Highway 35, Polson, MT 59860-7901
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite places to come for dinner once in awhile on special occasions. The ambience is awesome. Whether it's the summer and you're sitting out on the deck or it's the cold of winter and you're sitting by the roaring fire inside!

Thank Stefanie N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well established restaurant and bar has recently changed hands and the new owner/manager is committed to keeping the same excellent food and beverages as in the past. He's added several Belgium beers and they were outstanding. The menu has a great variety and everything...More

1  Thank Kendot52
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Stopped for dinner on east shore, this was a week day, and the place was packed. service was quick and friendly. the cocktails were generous and featured top shelf and local products. our steaks were prepared just the way you would want. Don't let the...More

Thank ml4zman
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Great location on Flat Head Lake. Restaurant decor rustic but fitting for the area. Very comfortable. The food was outstanding. I had a smoked brisket sandwich that was terrific. The service was very good. No. Complaints. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My husband had the steak but I enjoyed the best Fettucine Alfredo I've had in years!!! Wish we lived closer than 350 miles to enjoy this more...

Thank ladycove
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Food took awhile but it was good .... one big issue for me was the flies buzzing around ... very annoying.

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

In all fairness, most everyone I know raves about this place. I find it just ok for most of their food but really good for a few others. The bacon cheese burger my husband had was fabulous. Huge, cooked to perfection, fabulous taste. The sweet...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 10 November 2017

visiting Polson and wanted some ribs..This is the place to go. You can sit outside (weather permitting). Ribs and Brisket were excellent, very good beer selection, good atmosphere. For sure will return next time we are in the neighborhood. They even had a three man...More

Thank nc2gulf57
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We had been talking with the restaurant down the street about dinner for our family of 30 following our father’s funeral, and got no flexibility on issues like special dietary concerns. The East Shore Smoke House was refreshing on all fronts: friendly, responsive, and accommodating...More

1  Thank Arden O
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Friendly staff, great variety of food,generous portions. The salmon was delicious! My sister had ribs ,very meaty and a little spicy kick! I loved the cozy atmosphere and crackling fire in the fireplace.

Thank justme406
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19 July 2017|
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Response from Ilovepaint2 | Reviewed this property |
No not from the Smoke house. Short drive to see water heading towards Bigfork.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35103 Mt Highway 35, Polson, MT 59860-7901
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Polson
  • Phone Number: +1 406-887-2096
The Smokehouse is an old Montana lodge with a fireplace burning in winter and a shady flower filled patio for summer dining. The huge lawn ia also a wonderful place for the kids to play with our bunnies and they love it. We have a full service bar with Belgian beers and local brews on tap, and a complete wine list. We also have a brunch buffet every Sunday from 8 am till 2 pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays we have live music.
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