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The Great Northern Bar and Grill

27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
+1 406-862-2816
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were told that the Great Northern was the best place in town to meet locals and that it had been around for decades. Obviously, the owners know they have it made, because they don't seem to mind that their staff is extremely rude. It...More

1  Thank Canadiansarecool
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Fun place to meet people and to listen to music, especially the weekends. i found thats ordering Crown Royal brought about several different prices.. and I don't mean cocktail hour vs other times,, even in cocktail hours it ranged a dollar in each direction,, Oh...More

Thank anthonyrI9795ST
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A great variety of serve yourself beer to choose. You go up to the bar and ask the bartender for what you want to drink. If you want to eat, you go to the back of the establishment and order. Basically there are burgers and...More

1  Thank Brenda H
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The stage is good for music performances. It's a typical Montana bar with pool tables, pinball machines, nice outdoor porch, good-size for a large crowd and has a fun atmosphere. The bartenders and servers always treated me right.

Thank Nordoslav
Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you want to let your hair down (Personally I don't have any), have a good stiff drink, play some pool and get some good bar food...it's worth the visit. Nothing fancy, pretty much what you expect in a bar, including good greasy burgers!

Thank Eddie T
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Really cool set up for a bar with great entertainment. They need to really work on getting some staff that are friendly even when it is slammed busy in there, which I'm assuming it always is. I've decided to leave out the servers names (both...More

1  Thank tatsy98
Reviewed 12 February 2017

every locals favorite place, has TV for sports fan, machines to play poker or keno machines and good bar food . Service is good . They are always busy. A long time business that is always consistent with there food.

Thank dsdmontana
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Really hopping place right in the old town. Lasagna was very good as was the rodeo burger. Basically a sports bar with a small dining area.

Thank mark m
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Great place to hangout, drink, or eat. Fun and friendly staff and bartenders. Cool bar atmosphere. Worth checking out when in Whitefish.

Thank Deb B
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Food is good bar food. Small dance floor but they book excellent entertainment. They offer pool, ping pong, table hockey and a sports bar atmosphere. So if that is what you are looking for, you have found it!

Thank Tim D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937-2546
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Whitefish
  • Phone Number: +1 406-862-2816
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