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Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
+1 406-862-2833
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021
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Reviewed yesterday

Buffalo Cafe is a landmark for hungry travellers. The place is rustic but comfortable and has lots of nearby parking. This is hearty cafe dining so don't expect fare from the Taj Mahal (which is a mausoleum not a restaurant) or Buckingham Palace (which is...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Buffalo is my go-to every time I come to town for business. The service is always top-notch and the food is delicious. I ate dinner for the first time there during this trip and it did not disappoint. I had the seared salmon with...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An eclectic little spot for breakfast or lunch. Very fresh ingredients with a little twist on each dish. The breakfast sausage patty is described as spicy and it does have a wonderful kick! Lunch menu looks to be every bit as good as the breakfast....More

Thank montanafan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat at twice during 3 day stay in Whitefish. Breakfasts where decent, good dinner selection and portions where sufficient for the price. Excellent coffee and staff was very quick to refill.

Thank jchym2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This café was recommended by locals. We love to go to diners, cafes and restaurants recommended by locals. The Buffalo Café was recommended for breakfast or lunch. It was spot on. We had a breakfast specialty which is a breakfast "pie". It is not really...More

Thank levasseurdesign
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Whitefish several times a year and always visit Buffalo at least twice a trip for Brunch mostly. We have found their service and food to be consistently excellent with a unique diner culture. We had a variety of meals in our family from...More

Thank LAK010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE place in Whitefish for breakfast and has been for many years. It's always crowded so plan to wait, but it is worth it. Once seated, service is quick and friendly but they don't push you to hurry up and leave. We were...More

Thank tastiger
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have eaten here for years, but now HORRIBLE service. Wait staff exceptionally rude. Not going back. There are better places to eat in Whitefish. Poor management.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Excellent food, service and reasonably priced. Always our breakfast choice when visiting whitefish..

Thank Rob192
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The waiting line was long but it totally worth it. The breakfast if far the best in town. All made with locally products. Service was great as well.

Thank Vanessa P
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Questions & Answers
15 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Rogandrose C | Reviewed this property |
Could be a good idea, we did not have but only had to wait 10mins & it was well worth the wait
Jane S
16 February 2015|
Response from WhitefishLocalyokal | Property representative |
Yes we are! Breakfast & lunch menu served from 7am-2pm (pancakes stop at 11:30) then we reopen for our dinner service from 5pm-9pm. All menus posted on our website. Thanks for asking and hope you enjoy your meal. Cheers... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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