Where to Eat in Whitefish: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Whitefish serves up a heaping helping of rustic charm amid the rugged beauty of the Rockies. Nestled at the foot of Big Mountain and within a short distance of Glacier National Park and the Canadian border, the area offers no shortage of outdoor activities for all seasons, from skiing Whitefish Mountain Resort in the winter to cycling, horseback riding and whitewater rafting in summer. The town's historic railroad depot and quaint Central Avenue charm visitors with a taste of historic Montana.
Things to do in Whitefish

1. Montana Coffee Traders

110 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2549 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 406-862-7667
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Montana Coffee Traders

Reviewed By Michael369117 - Port St. Lucie

Right off the main street in whitefish Montana not sold into the corner of the restaurant it was possibly 80 people in the restaurant I was served immediately in a timely manner got exactly what I wanted enjoyed my coffee with a shot of espresso with the cranberry banana nut muffin

2. Sweet Peaks Ice Cream

419 1/2 3rd St, Whitefish, MT 59937-2657 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Late Night +1 406-862-4668
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 527 reviews

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream

Best Ice Cream I have ever had. The make everything on location. Opened Last year. Read their facebook page and there is a link to their blog...

Reviewed By FVRob - Columbia Falls, Montana

The ice cream is excellent and the service is very good. There are a few seats inside and a couple picnic tables outside. If you are visiting in the summer, plan to wait in line and walk while you eat. It is the best ice cream in town and people know it. The only downside is the lack of parking and the wait - which is worth it, by the way.

3. Zucca Marketplace Bistro

12 Spokane Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2559 Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 10 - SGD 16 +1 406-862-4646
Excellent
82%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 122 reviews

Zucca Marketplace Bistro

Reviewed By Dan_and_Annie - New York

While staying in Kalispell valley and enjoying the exquisite beauty of Glacier National Park, we were oh so grateful to be directed to Zucca. We had been longing for fresh and delicious real food and this is exactly what we found. We delighted in the well developed flavors of their soups and the freshness of their mostly local and organic products. The owners are kind (darn...forgot their names), the ambiance is simple and friendly. We treated ourselves to a smore latte (I think) - a creation from the owner. It was scrumptious. They open early and serve breakfast and lunch. Be sure to pick up your dinner before 4pm.

4. Whitefish Lake Restaurant

1200 Highway 93 North, 1200 Highway 93 North, Whitefish, MT 59937 Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 63 +1 406-862-5285
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 353 reviews

Whitefish Lake Restaurant

Whitefish Lake Restaurant offers two dining experiences. Our traditional fine dining room situated in the 80 year old fireplace dining room opens nightly at 5:30. Reservations strongly recommended. Menu prices $18-$50. We also offer a casual menu that requires no reservations and is served nightly starting at 5:30 on our deck next to the golf course or in the Clubhouse's family friendly lounge area. Menu prices $10-$25.

Reviewed By Jim044 - Montana

Can't go wrong. Took out of town guest and food and service was outstanding, again. Pleasant atmosphere, great staff, superb food. What else can I say?

5. Red Caboose Frozen Yougurt & Coffee

103 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2548 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe +1 406-471-8692
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Red Caboose Frozen Yougurt & Coffee

Reviewed By Michelle C - Sacramento, California

My husband had an excellent chai tea and we also got yogurt. I had the vanilla with almond slivers. The vanilla tasted a little artificial for my liking. My husband had the chocolate and said it was ok. Nothing to write home about but terrible either. I would say this is an average yogurt shop that has some good attributes. The ambiance is quite charming though. I'd go back for a nice cup of coffee or chair and hang out in this cute shop.

6. Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

514 3rd St W, Whitefish, MT 59937-3021 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 406-862-2833
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 833 reviews

Buffalo Cafe & Nightly Grill

Reviewed By helpfultraveller99 - Kelowna, Canada

Breakfast lunch or dinner this place deserves a visit. We have tried all 3 & never disappointed. Lots of tasty food especially breakfast. Unfortunately with success comes lineups! Worth the wait though. Great customer service. The owners, Charlie & Linda often greet customers & chat with everyone although very busy people! As mentioned we have been here several times & every time has been a great experience.

7. Amazing Crepes

123 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2548 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 5 - SGD 20 +1 406-862-6002
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

Amazing Crepes

Sweet and savoury crepes made with local and in-house ingredients. Locally roasted coffee,tea, and specialty beverages. Seasonal soups or locally grown salads.

Reviewed By Eestigirl - Leavenworth, Washington

Amazing Crepes was small and busy and a great spot for lunch. The crepes are large enough that filled and folded they cover the entire plate. We had the ham and gruyere; the smoked salmon, chèvre and spinach and the Brie, pesto, spinach with added sausage. Our cappuccinos were excellent as was the ginger lemonade. We’ll be back.

8. Tupelo Grille

17 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 33 - SGD 52 +1 406-862-6136
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 890 reviews

Tupelo Grille

Tupelo Grille is located in the heart of downtown Whitefish, Montana. Established in 1995, we have earned a reputation of being one of the best restaurants in Northwest Montana – a place to gather with friends and family for any occasion. We specialize in thoughtfully prepared Southern cuisine, offering fresh sea food, grilled steaks and signature pastas – all presented by a friendly, experienced, and attentive staff. Our cuisine is served alongside an innovative, yet familiar cocktail program and an award-winning wine list. Combined with a warm, casual atmosphere, we have consistently delivered a memorable dining experience to all of our guests. Whether you're from down the street or across the country, we want everyone to feel like a regular. Treat yourself to warm, comfortable, mountain-west hospitality and come join us at The Tupelo.

Reviewed By Yana7808 - Calgary, Canada

We dined one night and I did not enjoyed it. I ordered a salad which arrived in very small size whereas the kids meals were enormously big. The salad was not nothing impressive and did not have any dressing. When I asked for olive oil and vinegar, I was brought some sort of oil, probably canola or similar. The calamari were not great, either.

9. Loula's

300 2nd St E, Whitefish, MT 59937-2414 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 406-862-5614
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 920 reviews

Loula's

Reviewed By George H - United States

The snippy server low lighted what would have been a meal with our guests from out of town. We decided not to return for dinner, and that is good thing because they are now closed indefinitely for dinner service.I am the owner of Loula’s and am wondering if you would share more information about this server so we can correct this problem. Thank you. Mary Lou

10. Stillwater Fish House

2635 Highway 93 West, Whitefish, MT 59937 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 49 +1 406-730-1230
Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 354 reviews

Stillwater Fish House

Recently voted by the community as the "Best New Restaurant" in Whitefish as well as the "Best New Restaurant in the Flathead Valley. Featuring fresh flown in and an incredible seafood selection and Oyster Bar in the region. 20 Wines by the glass and hand selected 10 craft beers on Tap. Located 3 miles north of Whitefish on Hwy 93 West. Open from 5:00pm to 9:00pm daily. Foodie, Canadian and Family friendly!

Reviewed By jvboyle - Denver, Colorado

It right off the hwy with Windows with a view. We were seated immediately, Tuesday night, by a very nice hostess. It s quaint little restaurant with reasonable prices. The salmon was delicious. The service was quick, efficient, and accurate. The venue appeared clean with paper table clothes. Reservations are advise but might not be needed during the week. Nice place.

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