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Back Room of The Nite Owl


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Barbecue
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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The nite owl serves breakfast anytime. The nite owl uses only the finest and freshest ingredients in all breakfasts served. A hearty nite owl meals is a great way to start the day! !
Sunny side up = eggs are not turned, whites and yokes are soft; over easy = eggs are turned, whites and yokes are soft; over medium = eggs are turned, whites are fully cooked and yokes are soft; over hard = eggs are turned and yokes are broken and cooked until hard.
3 Egg Omelettes
Try one of the nite owl’s great omelette’s, or get creative and come up with your own combination. The cooks like the challenge. Toast and hash browns are included.
Eggs and More
Two eggs cooked the way you like ’em and teamed up with traditional breakfast meats. Add toast and hash browns and dig in!! Choose from two eggs, bacon and eggs, turkey links and eggs, sausage (patty or links, ham and eggs or how about a 6 oz. Sirloin and eggs!
Two great choices: “the owl” sausage, egg and cheese on whole wheat toast or sausage patty, biscuits and cream gravy
1 pancakes
2 Pieces of French toast
“The owl” sausage
Egg and cheese on whole wheat toast
Sausage patty
Biscuits and cream gravy
Pancakes and French Toast
Choose from 1 or 2 pancakes, 2 or 3 pieces of french toast, two pancakes and two strips of bacon, or two slices of french toast and two strips of bacon
Your choice
Cold Cereal
Homemade Cinnamon Roll
Toast or English Muffin
Patty Sausage
Link Sausage
Our burgers come in two sizes
We use lean ground beef from Perfect Cuts, which is ground fresh and hand pattied.
Plain Old Burger
Cheese Burger
Mushroom and Swiss Burger
Bacon Cheese Burger
Southwestern Burger
Pepper jack, bacon, jalapenos
Canadian Bacon Swiss Burger
Patty Melt
Grilled onions, Swiss cheese and american grilled to perfection
Veggie Burger
Cheese Chuck Wagon Dip
Chopped steak with cheese on a hoagie bun and served with au jus
Super Porky
Boneless pork chop battered and deep fried with lettuce, tomato and onion on top
Traditional French Dip
Club Sandwich
Roasted whole turkey breast, bacon, tomato and lettuce – and big long tooth-picks to hold it all together!
Succulent corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing, grilled on dark rye bread
Fish Sandwich
1/4 pound of deep fried Atlantic cod. Lettuce and tarter sauce included!
Super Grilled Sandwich
Your choice of three cheeses on sourdough bread
We have a daily wrap served on flat out bread with fresh fruit or choice of side.
Hot Roast Beef
Served with mashed potatoes and gravy
Hot Meat Loaf Sandwich
Served with mashed potatoes and gravy
Chili Burger
Topped with cheese and onions
For the smaller appetite – and a great value, too. Served with your choice of potato, bowl of soup, dinner salad or coleslaw.
Bowl of soup
Dinner salad
Grilled Cheese
Bowl of soup
Dinner salad
Beef, Turkey, Ham Sandwich
Bowl of soup
Dinner salad
Grilled Ham and Cheese
Bowl of soup
Dinner salad
Denver Sandwich
Egg, ham, oinion, and green pepper
Bowl of soup
Dinner salad
Bacon, lettuce, and tomato
Homemade Grilled Meatloaf
Our special recipe. Baked and slightly grilled for extra flavor. Served with brown gravy.
Two Grilled Pork Chops
6-ounce Bone-in pork chops grilled to perfection with our special spices – plus some other stuff on the plate, too.
Ham Steak
3 Pieces of Hillshire Farms dry cured ham with apple sauce – and some other neat things on the plate, too.
Liver and Onions
A large piece of beef liver grilled well with sauteed onions
Large Shrimp
5 or 7 (your choice) jumbo shrimp lightly breaded and fried to a golden brown
Shrimp Basket
An old favorite of 21 deep fried breaded shrimp
Panko Pollock
Panko breaded pollock served with all the trimmings
East Coast oysters, breaded and deep fried – your choice of 7 or 9 pieces and no questions asked!
Use them as side dishes or as appetizers
Potato Salad
French Fries
Hash Browns
Baked Potato
Cottage Cheese
The pepper and salt is on the table!
Breaded Mushrooms
Onion Rings
Soft Shell Taco with sour cream
Soup of the day or Chili with
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All reviews brisket bread roasted chicken spare ribs cole slaw salad beans pizza donuts steak whitefish country ribs country style nite owl great barbecue local flavor well worth the wait
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I went here multiple times while staying in Columbia falls on our trip. Their chicken is so tender (I tried both the rotisserie and the fried chicken - which were both excellent). And the Indian bread is the perfect addition to the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Erica L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of four for dinner they open at 4pm at 5:45pm they were out of white grilled chicken, dark meat only-less than 2hrs after opening. Two friends order the grilled and fried dark chicken with a side dish and fried bread with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank dinot235
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

This place has excellent dry rub ribs. They were cooked to perfection and the seasoning was flavorful. Our server was very pleasant and responsive. The atmosphere is very laid back and unpretentious. Prices are very reasonable

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Mike C
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Took a business colleague out to dinner and we choose the Backroom. We both got the 1/2 a fried chicken. Super good and super juicy. Oh man best fried chicken for sure in Montana. Service was a bit slow but you have to wait for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank J3603HJmikes
Reviewed October 22, 2018

I'm not a rib person, but my husband loved this place. Varied menu with all sorts of bbq items. Fry bread was huge, and tasty. The restaurant (Back Room) is older and could use a little update, but I guess you really just go for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Debbie W
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We ate there twice. Had great food both times, BBQ ribs and shrimp were both delicious, as were deserts and the sides. Especially loved the fry bread and chocolate mint pie. Prices very reasonable considering quantity and quality of food. Service was slow, especially during...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank plushkrazee
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Backroom is a dinner time restaurant. Ribs, chicken and great drinks. You can’t go wrong stopping here to eat!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Compass558462
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We had an excellent meal here. They specialize in barbecue and do it very well. The portions are generous and the service was great. The fry break with honey butter is a great addition to every meal. A great place to eat in Columbia Falls.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mike_B52033
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We ordered way too much food... I had the brisket, which I didn't eat much of, since my husband ordered the roasted chicken and ribs....and the chicken was by far the best. Came with baked beans, coleslaw, potatoes and fry bread. I would suggest ordering...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LakeCountryMom
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We tried the back room after reading some really good reviews. I had a steak which was awesome and husband had the country ribs. Both dinners were huge, too much to eat but we were traveling so we could not take it with us. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LAMCD258
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