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Northern Lights Saloon and Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar
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265 Polebridge Loop, Polebridge, MT
+1 406-888-5669
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Nanaimo, Canada
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This eatery was recommended to us at the KOA. If you want the prime rib - GO EARLY - it sells out fast and it is only on Saturday. The place is very small but the weather was great so we ate outside under the elm (?) tree. I had the end cut of the roast (my favorite as that... More 

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Los Altos, California
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130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

Friday night is pizza night, at least it was this week! It also seemed to be the night all the neighbors got together at the Northern Lights to socialize. After a pleasant drive from West Glacier, we found space at a picnic table in the yard and had a great meal of pesto chicken pizza and vegetable pizza. What a... More 

1 Thank EBinLACA
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

The road to the Northern Lights Saloon is rough and dusty but when you get the kind of service and food dished out at this tiny out of the way Saloon, it doesn't matter. Five of us ate outside at one of the picnic tables where we were greeted by a friendly waitress who gave prompt and efficient service. All... More 

1 Thank MEKA54
Chester, Virginia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2013

If you want a taste of a Montana back country cafe then this is the place for you. When we were there, pizza and salsa with nachos were the only items on the menu. There were a couple of tables inside but the thing to do is to eat outside at a picnic table you can share with people you... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

A great little saloon in a cute tiny town. Friendly service and delicious Rainbow Trout. For $17.50 we got a fresh salad, fresh bread with garlic herb butter, baked potato which for some reason tasted sooo good, snap peas, and a huge delicous Rainbow Trout. One night we stopped in to get yummy pie to go. Definitely stop in for... More 

Thank Danielle805
Wausau, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We were returning to camp at Bowman Lake on a Friday night after driving to see wildlife. Were we surprised to see the amount of people at this tiny, log cabin restaurant at 9:00 at night in the middle of nowhere! We decided to stop for a cold beer and were pleasantly surprised to see and hear a little four-piece... More 

1 Thank wecanoe
Highland, California
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

The old town small size saloon and cafe was perfect. The food was great. Went there 4 days in a row, one night just for a couple of local brews and 3 nights for dinner and brews. Staff were very courteous, friendly and on name basis. Bob, who was there for 3 of our nights always called us by name... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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170 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant nestled in the mountains of Montana. The food is spectacular, and the pies even better. The menu seems to change a lot, but I ordered the veggie/chicken quesadilla and was very impressed! Next door is a town Mercantile, definitely worth a visit. They have the best bear claws EVER!

1 Thank Kristy B
Edmonton, Canada
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2012

I didn't stay as I just dropped in to pick up a coffee and snacks on my way thru town, couldn't really say if food was good or not as I only purchased a few items that were quick & easy.

1 Thank gail s
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210 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

This restaurant is about 30 miles north of the west gate of Glacier. There is no sign of life along this 30 mile two lane road. The you come to Polbridge ( a town with a store , restaurant and some camping cabins) and you see this crowd of people out side the restaurant eating and drinking at picnic talbles!... More 

1 Thank jwelhwel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Polebridge Loop, Polebridge, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Polebridge
  • Phone Number: +1 406-888-5669

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