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Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

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514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
+1 406-862-2833
07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were recently in Whitefish and on high recommendations, we decided to try the Buffalo Café, which has been a local favourite since 1979! We were seated immediately into a cozy and comfy restaurant. No major updates appear to have been done but I'm not sure if any are needed. Just looks like the kind of place you'd find in... More 

Thank Laurene M
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fun local place! Our waitress was the sweetest and obviously enjoyed her job - felt like we were sitting down to dinner with a big family. Also, GLUTEN FREE buns! This always wins a few extra points in my book. The Hot Date burger was delicious although my beef was significantly over-cooked...the grilled dates, bacon, blue cheese hide... More 

Thank Kaelyn C
Mars, PA USA
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friends of ours who had previously visited Whitefish told us that we just HAD to eat at the Buffalo Cafe. So we had dinner there our first night and the food was fantastic. We loved it so much, we made a second trip to this restaurant to try the breakfast menu and it did not disappoint! You can't go wrong... More 

Thank Joyce204
Caroga Lake, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate here for breakfast before skiing! Big portions and good quality. Real blueberries in the pancakes and the skillet breakfast was filling. Coffee was hot and plentiful.

Thank amyacylum
Grapevine, Texas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If your looking for the best place to grab breakfast in Whitefish, this is it. We loved everything we ordered, and the service was really good too. Be sure to put this on the list for breakfast when your in town.

Thank JNelsonDFW
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service is as good as their food, and that's saying something, because their food is excellent! I had the Prime rib and it was beyond perfect, lets just say the clean plate spoke for itself after I finished!

Thank Chaz B
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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900 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An institution in Whitefish, this is a fun place to eat. Hang out with the locals. Order a steak pie for breakfast. Unusual and delicious.

Thank dmittleman
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome family owned restaurant for over 30 years; serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All are delicious! Cozy, warm, and inviting atmosphere. Every employee is super friendly and incredibly helpful! Food is deliciously wonderful. One can't go wrong with anything on the menu!

Thank Deb B
Missoula, Montana
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love each very thing right down to the coffee. I have to stop myself from wanting to have breakfast or lunch there both days , every weekend. Unpretentious and excellent always!

Thank D H
Auburn, New York
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So.... we dined here twice on our trip and one to go trip also. That says alot for us because we never do the same twice.Wings , calamari, and parmesan fries were the bomb!!

Thank mike t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
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

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