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Back Room of The Nite Owl

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Hwy 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
+1 406-892-3131
05:30 - 23:00
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Thu - Fri 16:00 - 23:00
Sat - Wed 05:30 - 23:00
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McMinnville, Oregon, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good breakfast, is what we had. We have eaten there in the past, in the back room where dinner is served, good and plenty.

Thank Robert B
Cody, Wyoming
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172 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our most favorite Flathead Valley restaurant! The food is great and too much to eat in one sitting! The service is excellent, happy, courteous. They take such good care of their customers at this restaurant. So glad to meet here year after year and see they are still the awesome establishment they ever were! Thanks for your patience,... More 

Thank bonniebo40
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were maybe the only non-locals dining here on a very busy Saturday night, and got some nasty looks from some of the clientele. With that being said, the food here is fresh, flavorful, and hot. Our server was very friendly and had helpful suggestions. Don't miss the famous fry bread and try the medallions, so delicious. I will be... More 

Thank Pauline287
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, good prices and good service. Great greasy spoon type place, nothing fancy get there early or late or expect to wait

Thank mark s
Columbia Falls, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Hosted a dinner for business clientele at the Back Room. The food was excellent, service was prompt and well worth the wait! Best ribs in the Flathead Valley!!

Thank Kathy P
Dunlap, Tennessee
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229 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The people here seemed to really like the ribs and fried chicken. For us we ate sides, good but basically limited to slaw, potatoes and baked beans. Good beer choices. The wait staff was friendly. Not open for lunch.

Thank lesliemc
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Our hotel told us about this place. Drove right by it and didn't give it a second thought. The tip was great!! Down home and friendly people. Nothing fancy, but spotless clean!! I ordered the 1/4 chicken and county rib plate, thinking I would get BBQ chicken. To my surprise it was fried chicken which I don't usually order. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The ribs are good price and plenty even on the senior menu and the fry bread was very large and so good. No room for dessert.

Thank Q3181SEricharde
Olds, Alberta, Canada
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is what I expect at a real "country" restaurant...basic meals, large portions, and specializing in basics like chicken, chops, etc. This made our trip to Columbia Falls a suceess even if we couldn't golf.

Thank Stirling M
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

we ate here on our trip to glacier park and had some fantastic ribs and fry bread. the service was cheerful and helpful to us brits.highly recommend this place--its great.

Thank greywiz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
05:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 2 E, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Columbia Falls
  • Phone Number: +1 406-892-3131

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