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Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
+1 406-862-2833
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I stumbled into this gem waiting for the local shops to open. We ended up having one of the best breakfasts we've had in a long time. The biscuit and gravy was delicious, but that French Toast...probably the best I've ever had....More

Thank RollTyde
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love visiting Whitefish and since coming across the Buffalo Cafe a couple years ago, I couldn't wait to re-visit again this year. I had the Gyro last year and thoroughly enjoyed it so decided to order it again this year, my hubby had the...More

Thank bgt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good and reasonable. The booths are set up so that you feel very private and don't hear conversation of surrounding tables.

Thank annegentry31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner last Saturday night and was disappointed to discover that the Buffalo Café doesn't serve any...buffalo! Say what? Why put Buffalo in the name then not serve it? Imagine a place called Joes Steakhouse that doesn't actually serve steak! Returned this morning...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummy breakfast. Efficient service. Nice to eat and get out in a timely fashion. Enjoyed the Hollandaise eggs.

Thank DakotaRose_24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this place but parking is a bear. We were lucky it was Sunday and we parked across the street in the bank parking lot otherwise you have to park on the street. The staff were very friendly. Portions were decent and food was...More

Thank LuMar G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by Don Chevorlet, we enjoyed a buffalo lunch. The atmosphere fit the name and the food was delicious. The service was great and the menu sufficient. The cafe is worth the stop.

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I travel extensively, and are always looking for local spots with great food, good service and a feel of authenticity. We were VERY pleased on all counts with our breakfast visit to the Buffalo Cafe! The place was packed with locals, but...More

Thank fortworthsketcher
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Buffalo is an icon in Whitefish, been there forever. The food is excellent, although I must admit to only having breakfast there on the way to skiing. Best breakfast menu ever.

Thank doubledown2
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Not often do you order a sandwich and find a meal-worthy gourmet salad served as the side dish! The salad was fresh and jand constructed of spring greens and veggies obviiusly not a bagged mix! And the chicken pesto sandwich was full of flavor.

Thank Cat B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do we need a reservation for Saturday evenings?
15 October 2016|
Answer Show 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
is it open on mondays?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail