Best Whitefish Restaurants To Choose From

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Whitefish, Montana is a charming mountain town that offers a wonderful selection of dining options for foodies. Here, you’ll fall in love with some classic favorites to new, internationally inspired dishes. You’ll see that there is something here for everyone. And, we mean everyone. In fact, here are the top 10 restaurants you should try in Whitefish.

Top 10 List


1. Tupelo Grille is a restaurant that offers southern-inspired cuisine. It’s known for its signature dishes and an award-winning wine list. Surely, you cannot miss an amazing dining experience here. Additionally, the ambiance is cozy and charming. And, you’ll love the live music on some nights, so check their website for events. Please click HERE to see their menu.  Tupelo Grill is open 7 days a week from 5pm – 9pm and, reservations are recommended by clicking HERE.  And, their address is 17 Central Ave – downtown Whitefish, MT.

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Prefer Italian?

2. Ciao Mambo – Located downtown with a welcoming atmosphere, with great portions and one of the most delicious Italian restaurants we have come across. (Tip for those who like Alfredo, you MUST try it here!) Of course, the service is wonderful and the desserts, delicious.  Click here to see their MENU.  Ciao Mambo is Open Tuesdays – Saturday from 5pm -10pm and, for reservations, click HERE.  Their downtown address is 234 East 2nd St, Whitefish, MT.

How About A Little Spice or Tequila?

3. Jalisco Cantina – Here, you’ll enjoy a wonderful Mexican restaurant that serves fresh from scratch and delicious dishes. And, when you look at your plate, you’ll immediately see this is no ordinary meal.  Plus, it’s so delicious that you’ll certainly not regret coming here. Sure, it’s friendly and in a great location. And, it’s a must to come to Jalisco. And, be sure to try their fried ice cream. Certainly, it will be the pineapple rum topping that will make you eager to return.  Also, don’t forget to check out their tequila list!  (Just don’t drink and drive!)  But, it’s definitely worth taking a look at the list and, maybe give some to try.   Please click here to see their MENU.   Jalisco Cantina is open daily 11:30am – 9pm Sundays – Thursdays and 11:30am – 9:30pm on Fridays & Saturdays. And, for reservations please call: (406) 730-2663. They are located at 510 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT.


4. Loula’s Café – This casual downtown café is a local favorite. Indeed, Loula’s is known for its made-from-scratch baked goods, breakfast dishes, and sandwiches. And, it’s truly a great spot for a quick lunch or to grab something to go. Truthfully, you’ll love their fresh-tasting menu with products bought locally. It’s fresh, fresh, fresh!  Of course, you can click here to see their MENU. Please note, they are Open Daily from 7am – 2pm and located at 300 2nd Street East, Whitefish, MT.


5. Latitude 48 – Here, you’ll find a nice dining experience that combines international flavors with classic Montana fare. In fact, their menu changes seasonally, so there’s always something new to try. Also, check their website for special events such as Live Music, Course Dinners and Wine Tastings.  And, please can click here to see their MENU.   Latitude 48 is Open Daily 7am – 2pm.  For Reservations, please click HERE. And, Latitude 48 is located at 147 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT.


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6. Abruzzo Italian Kitchen – Oh, you’ll love this choice too. Waiting for you here, is a cozy, family-owned restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine. Just don’t miss their homemade pasta dishes and wood-fired pizzas. Further, service is very attentive and, you’ll love the experience, especially if you have a special event.  This is a sister restaurant to Tupelo (see above).  Please click here to see their MENU. And, their hours are: Monday – Thursday & Sundays 4pm – 9pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm – 10pm.  Also, for reservations, you can call 406-730-8767. Please note, their downtown address is 115 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT.


7. Craggy Range Bar & Grill – Located at the base of Whitefish Mountain Resort, this restaurant offers guests some stunning mountain views along with hearty American fare. Truthfully, it’s a great combo of sports bar and gastro pub with a nice patio. So, you really can’t go wrong! Really, it’s just a great spot for après-ski drinks and snacks. You can click here to see their MENU. Hours are: Sunday – Thursday & Sundays 11am – 10pm and Fridays and Saturdays 11am – 11pm. Their address is 10 Central Ave, Whitefish, MT.

8. Buffalo Café – Are you looking for a choice of old Montana and an edgy good place? Buffalo offers a casual diner that serves the classics. Either breakfast dishes, burgers, and sandwiches, the choice is yours. Of course, you’ll love the portions. Actually, they are generous, and the prices are reasonable. And, there’s history in this family-owned restaurant so be sure to check them out for a truly home-cooked meal.  So, please click here to see their MENU.  They are open Daily 7am – 2pm (Sundays Open at 8am) and Tuesdays – Fridays 5pm – Close. And, their address is 514 3rd Street, Whitefish, MT.

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9. Piggyback BBQ – Certainly, you’ll need a perfect place for authentic BBQ, right?   Here, you’ll love their fresh local ingredients which make for a truly delicious combination of meats and sauces.  Be aware,  that they can get busy, especially if their front yard tables are full during the summer. So, if you’re game for take-out, it’s the quickest way to get your meal. Portions are generous and delicious. Our favorite is to rent a boat from the Lodge, and pick up our pre-ordered food and have a great sunset boat ride on Whitefish Lake.  If you get messy you can just jump in the lake, right? We agree, it’s so worth it!!  Click here to see Piggyback’s MENU.  Piggyback BBQ is Open Daily at 11am and is located at 102 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT.


10. Wasabi Sushi Bar – A small, cozy sushi spot that serves fresh sushi and sashimi dishes.  Of course, the prices are great. And, you’ll love the quality which is top-notch so try those Cadillac Crab Cakes!  Guests can click to see their MENU.  Please note, their Hours are Tuesday – Sunday 5pm – Close. And, for reservations Call (406) 863-9283. They are located at 419 E 2nd St, Whitefish, MT.

In conclusion, Whitefish, Montana, has a diverse range of dining options that can fit everyone’s taste buds and cravings.  Of course, you need to plan your next foodie adventure so you can try out these restaurants for a deliciously memorable experience. While we tried to include many diverse dining options, this list is by no means complete.  After all, we have so many options for guests to select from. However, it just means you need to come back! Despite this short list for Whitefish, we haven’t even tapped into Kalispell or Columbia Falls. And, we also have Bigfork too. See, there are so many great places in this region! 

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