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The Shak - CLOSED

669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2782
+1 406-730-1070
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
24 Jan 2015
“Reminds me of my grandmother”
9 Jan 2015
“Closed for Business”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Barbecue
669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2782
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11 - 20 of 280 reviews

Reviewed 30 August 2014

I had pulled pork & my husband had a potato stuffed with brisket. Delicious! large portions and not pricey. Had a nice conversation with one of the owners...they are going to relocate in Kalispell. The current location is a "tired" fast food spot so I...More

1  Thank Leasurfs
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The atmosphere was amazing, the food above and beyond, and it was great to be greeted by a true southern boy! Loved everything!

1  Thank briggsfamilyof6
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

We love visiting Whitefish, and we like to try new restaurants when we're here. As frequent trip advisor users, we should've checked out the reviews before dining. Food was a major disappointment, service was lacking at best and there's zero atmosphere. Mentioned our overall disappointment...More

2  Thank MelissaParker245
Reviewed 2 August 2014

We wondered into the shak hungry and not wanting a formal dining experience. While the food was okay and we did leave satisfied, we found the service unfriendly at best. We sat outside and had to wash off the seats and tables which were filthy,...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 28 July 2014

You may have a long wait for it because they cook it when you order it and it obviously isn't in a deep fryer. Really tasty. We picked up a to-go order on the way back to the condo and loved every bite as we...More

1  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We had a great meal of chicken and pulled pork! The food was plenty and very yummy!! We will definitely be back for more tasty food!!

Thank ScooterAK
Reviewed 4 July 2014

I have to say I was willing to give this place a try even though TripAdv has it rated close to the top and not int he top ten. I have to say TA has it wrong. This should not be ranked ANYWHERE near the...More

4  Thank SURFnTURFrs
ckmayeaux, Owner at The Shak, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

A quick response to this post, first to say the meal was indelible then compliment certain items is a bit contradictory, beans good, pork good. Second, since we bug customers on how their meal is you would think that if you spent $70 you would...More

Reviewed 25 June 2014

The barbecue was good, but the restaurant could have been cared for a bit better. We might have hit them at a bad time, but we found it to be overly hot and could have used a thorough cleaning. They were very busy and the...More

Thank LGP10
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and gave it a try. It really does have southern cooking and the best pulled pork I have ever eaten. I am from Texas and eat lots of barbeque and cook some great barbeque. I was blown away...More

3  Thank David H
ckmayeaux, Owner at The Shak, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Thank you so very much for your kind comments,

Reviewed 27 April 2014

I'm not sure why but this place is always out of food from their menu. The last 3 times i attempted to eat here they didn't have something i wanted. This is very annoying because for one, i can see running out late in the...More

1  Thank Jennifer R
ckmayeaux, Owner at The Shak, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Miss, we are sorry that we were out of whatever it was you wanted and that you find my comments unprofessional. We did appreciate you wasting your fuel to come to our establishment only to find that other customers took all we had. Contrary to...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 669 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2782
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-730-1070
Southern Fried Chicken, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Catfish, Shrimp and Awesome Loaded Smoked Potatoes.Voted #1 in Whitefish for dinner on a budget! Our customers also voted us #1 in the Flathead Valley for BBQ and Southern Fried Chicken. We are also now serving Catfish,a South Louisiana favorite I guarantee.....
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