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Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
+1 406-862-2833
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great, the beer selection awesome, and the service excellent. Burgers, brews, and service...First-class.

Thank SouthTex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sounds crazy, but it was excellent. We tried different restaurants in Whitefish and this was our best meal. A lot of variety and different entrees...burgers, meat loaf, steak, salads The kids menu was more than a hamburger and hot dog. My kiddos were pleased with...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot go wrong here. Fresh food and basic food but with a creative twist. Never boring. Always packed and for good reason. Try one of the “pies”....heavenly. The owner is a delight and very present. Service is terrific. Burgers are succulent.

Thank jangoldriver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first dinner at the Buffalo (their breakfasts are great) and we experienced the same great service and great food at dinner. One of our party had the night’s special burger, which was served between puff pastry and two of us had the...More

Thank Eestigirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice for brunch with vegetarian husband and 2 kids . It was delicious. Great friendly helpful staff and the range of food on the menu was great. Reasonably priced. I understand why there are queues here but they move fast

Thank oriordannoelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to ‘The Buff’ for 25 years for breakfast, lunch and now dinner. The most popular and best restaurant in Whitefish. Great service and great food!

Thank pattic53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I go on an annual ski trip to whitefish and we always go to Buffalo Cafe on the Friday night. The food is consistent and good as well as being priced fairly. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is fun.

1  Thank springday71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had wings and burgers. Service was excellent and friendly. Prices were moderate by Whitefish standards, and the food was excellent. Had hoped to go by a second time, but too busy traveling to Glacier. If ever back in the area, would...More

1  Thank Rick M
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This is a special place. Diner style restaurant with great food and great service. Alex greeted us as we walked in the door and we thoroughly enjoyed our waitress Kelly. Great sized menu and we had no wait. The food tasted like they really care....More

Thank thetravelteam
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Breakfast lunch or dinner this place deserves a visit. We have tried all 3 & never disappointed. Lots of tasty food especially breakfast. Unfortunately with success comes lineups! Worth the wait though. Great customer service. The owners, Charlie & Linda often greet customers & chat...More

1  Thank helpfultraveller99
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Questions & Answers
15 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Rogandrose C | Reviewed this property |
Could be a good idea, we did not have but only had to wait 10mins & it was well worth the wait
Jane S
16 February 2015|
Response from WhitefishLocalyokal | Property representative |
Yes we are! Breakfast & lunch menu served from 7am-2pm (pancakes stop at 11:30) then we reopen for our dinner service from 5pm-9pm. All menus posted on our website. Thanks for asking and hope you enjoy your meal. Cheers... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-2833
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