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The Great Northern Bar and Grill

American, Bar, Pub
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27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
+1 406-862-2816
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool set up for a bar with great entertainment. They need to really work on getting some staff that are friendly even when it is slammed busy in there, which I'm assuming it always is. I've decided to leave out the servers names (both males) that were absolutely ignorant to everyone I saw them dealing with including our group.... More 

1 Thank tatsy98
Whitefish, Montana
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

every locals favorite place, has TV for sports fan, machines to play poker or keno machines and good bar food . Service is good . They are always busy. A long time business that is always consistent with there food.

Thank dsdmontana
Burlington, Iowa
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499 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really hopping place right in the old town. Lasagna was very good as was the rodeo burger. Basically a sports bar with a small dining area.

Thank mark m
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to hangout, drink, or eat. Fun and friendly staff and bartenders. Cool bar atmosphere. Worth checking out when in Whitefish.

Thank Deb B
Conrad, Montana
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good bar food. Small dance floor but they book excellent entertainment. They offer pool, ping pong, table hockey and a sports bar atmosphere. So if that is what you are looking for, you have found it!

Thank Tim D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

53/54 yo couple in party of 12 visiting Whitefish on a Friday night. Bar had a good vibe with lots of old historical signs etc from area. Bar/ restaurant on one side, game room/ band stage on the other. No table service in restaurant- stand in long line to get drinks at bar, stand in another long line to order... More 

1 Thank Victoria G
Ormond Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Great Northern is where we turned again and again for a delicious and reasonably priced meal during our ski vacation. The burgers were some of the best I have ever had. I fell in love with the M&M burger-mushrooms and mozarella. You have got to try the fried green beans, too! So amazing. We sat in the back, which... More 

Thank B2853GRrebeccam
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I enjoy stopping here when I am in Whitefish. Very casual, simple, but good bar food at the right price. Nice portions and made to order. Fun atmosphere, looks like the bar is well stocked and several beers on tap.

Thank Jamey M
Sykesville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Fun place to enjoy football, drinks, and wings! The bar is spacious with lots of seating options and all of the TV's are "marked", so you know what football games will be playing on each TV. We enjoyed watching the Redskins/Eagles game with locals at this fun spot last Sunday.

Thank oibwed2011
Dunlap, Tennessee
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232 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The beer was good with a variety of choices. We had nachos for lunch since that was the only vegetarian choice. Enjoyed the view as we drank with people we had met the day before.

Thank lesliemc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-2816

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