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The Short Branch

Bar, Pub
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7165 US Highway 93 S, Lakeside, MT 59922-9728
+1 406-844-3888
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Whitefish, Montana, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It isn't hard to find a bar/casino in NW Montana but Short Branch offers up a crazy good deal on Steak dinners every Thursday night. It is a bar so don't look for cloth napkins but if you want a fine drink and perfectly cooked steak for a great price, this is the place!

Thank Lisa_loves_Montana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Went there last night on the way home from work because a friend wanted to go. The place was not busy. Ordered fresh cut fries, they were floppy and not crisp at all. The coconut shrimp were terrible. They were undercooked. I mentioned that when they were placed before me and the waitress said they looked that way because they... More 

Thank Beth F
Lakeside, Mt
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Most reasonably price and good. Monday nite spaghetti, Thursday night Steak Night. Good food friendly atmosphere. Oh yes and you can gamble.

Thank Patti S
Urbandale, Iowa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Inexpensive bar and grill with great food and friendly service. The broasted chicken is the best I've had in 20 years. We were only here on vacation but will visit again before we head home.

Thank ChrisKH66
Lakeside, Montana
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

The food is great- staff is friendly and attentive. While it is a bar and casino you don't feel like it is a

Thank Agentairhead
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162 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

The servers treat you like family and do everything they can to make your visit pleasant. The food is tasty, served fast and reasonably priced so u have more money for booze. Nightly specials, great atmosphere--the locals are friendly and talkative--will def make u feel welcome and want to return.

Thank QueenFreak
Woodland, Washington
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

For a saloon, I have no complaints. Friendly people, great barmaid, excellent chicken. I will be back! We pulled up to the dock in our boat, walked a short distance to the Short Branch, and left very satisfied!

Thank Poletop
Lakeside, Mt
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Good food, pleasant service, never short on drinks, Casino is one of the hottest in town. Friday chicken on Friday nights is great.

Thank Patti S
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This might be a place you would pass up on first glance, but you might be surprised if you pay the Short Branch a visit. First off their broasted chicken is maybe the best in the area. The newly remodeled restaurant is very nice with a Montana bar atmosphere. The service is very good, some very nice waitresses work here.... More 

Thank flatheadvideo
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Juicy third pound patties with pepper jack cheese amazing. Good service, maybe a little relaxed if you are in a hurry go to fast food restaurant, otherwise you cannot pass up the food! Bathrooms however have inappropriate posters.

1 Thank Laura G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7165 US Highway 93 S, Lakeside, MT 59922-9728
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Lakeside
  • Phone Number: +1 406-844-3888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?