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The Shak - CLOSED

669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2782
+1 406-730-1070
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
24 Jan 2015
“Reminds me of my grandmother”
9 Jan 2015
“Closed for Business”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Barbecue
669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2782
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

Awesome food and friendly service! We were heading through Whitefish on our way home, windows down and the aroma of the outdoor BBQ made us look at each other and say "we're turning around - right?" :-) So we did - pulled pork, beef brisket,...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 5 September 2011

This place was great fun and enjoyed by the whole family. After trying a range of menu items our conclusion was to stick with the meat meals over the fish and seafood. The roasted potato salad was to die for!

1  Thank Zawojska
Reviewed 5 September 2011

My family and I ventured into Whitefish with no itinerary. We got hungry and looked for something different. We were glad we happened to the Shak. The food was excellent and the portions are generous. The smoked potato was superb. Simply put, service and food...More

Thank CarlosB51
Reviewed 3 September 2011

If you don't like this place there is something wrong with you - great BBQ, cool atmosphere and fantastic service. Loved the pulled pork, mac and cheese was good and I'd go back for the BBQ beans alone. Also, tremendous value - for less than...More

1  Thank DanAndCari
Reviewed 24 August 2011

I highly recommend this place. My family and I were looking for a laid back place with good food. This place fit the bill. The bar-b-que was great, the catfish delicious, and the friend chicken mouth-watering. Also, this is a family run restaurant where they...More

Thank Rozamus
Reviewed 21 August 2011

Visited Montana in late June for golf. Weather was cloudy and damp but the food at The Shak made up for the weather. We were there only three days and ate at the Shak every day. Friendly family service and great ribs and sides -...More

Thank 1314Ottawa_Ontario
Reviewed 21 August 2011

We wanted to eat BBQ and decided to try a new establishment near downtown Whitefish. We had heard great things about the chicken, ribs, and all the sides. The place is called The Shak and located in what to be known as the local DQ....More

Thank mtbadgirl51
Reviewed 21 August 2011

This was the first place West of the Mississippi that tried to serve sweet ice tea, they get E for effort. They advertised Southern Fried chicken, they must have meant Southern Montana fried chicken. Don't get me wrong it was pretty good chicken, but not...More

Thank Goldwingtriker
Reviewed 19 August 2011

Ok food. It's like a fast food place. Plastic forks, paper plates... 1/2 ribs same price as Whitefish Lake Lodge & not as good & no lake view. Why do the Shak instead?More

2  Thank WhitefishMan
ckmayeaux, Owner at The Shak, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2011

I never cease to be amazed at how individuals expect real silverware at a BBQ joint. To this customer and others I would just like to say that if you are expecting a fine dining experience with table cloths and real silverware with white linen...More

Reviewed 19 August 2011

The Shak is a very southern inspired restraunt with southern dishes. All of the recipies are from family traditions. The decor inside the restraunt is very neat, from old boards that are painted on, to scraps of tin on the walls. My family and I...More

Thank wings19
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2782
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-730-1070
Southern Fried Chicken, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Catfish, Shrimp and Awesome Loaded Smoked Potatoes.Voted #1 in Whitefish for dinner on a budget! Our customers also voted us #1 in the Flathead Valley for BBQ and Southern Fried Chicken. We are also now serving Catfish,a South Louisiana favorite I guarantee.....
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