You have probably already figured out that your Whitefish vacation is going to be unlike any you have ever taken before, so why should you only frequent restaurants that can be found in your own hometown? Sure, there are circumstances where a drive-thru meal at a popular fast-food joint fits the situation, but once you get a taste of the meals offered at any of our top five favorite best restaurants in Whitefish, you will never be satisfied with an ordinary burger ever again. We have compiled this list of the best of the best to ensure that your Montana getaway and stay in one of our I Love Whitefish sanctuaries is fun, exciting, and full of taste! Be sure to pack some comfy pants!
Buffalo Café, 514 E 3rd Street
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week, (except weekends when they close at 2 and do not reopen for dinner) the Buffalo Café is where the locals go when they are seeking hearty comfort food! This Tudor style diner with shake roofing stands out in the downtown area for a lot of reasons, including the scents that waft from inside whenever a door is opened and the crowds of happy diners patiently waiting outside for their change to enjoy some of the deliciousness found inside. Offering delicious omelets, fantastic burgers, and tantalizing elk enchiladas, if you were tempted to get a breakfast sandwich from one of those fast-food joints we mentioned earlier, it is only going to take one bite of their First Chair Breakfast Sandwich to change your ways forever!
Piggyback Barbecue, 102 Wisconsin Avenue
Open the door to this casual favorite strolling in at number four on our list and fall in love at first sniff! The scents that invade every inch of the cozy cottage that is Piggyback Barbecue will convince you that you have, at last, found the place that will keep you happy. Meat is the word at Piggyback, and the more it is charred the better it tastes, but that doesn’t mean that your vegetarian compadres won’t have a delicious time here! Soups that will stick to your ribs, salads that are organic and locally sourced, and an extensive appetizer menu will ensure that there is something for everyone in your family. As for us, we can never pass up the hush puppies on the appetizer menu, and the barbecue nachos can feed an entire family!
Jalisco Cantina, 510 Wisconsin Avenue
Mexican food has rapidly become the new comfort meal, and Jalisco Cantina, located in the heart of Whitefish, is one delicious example as to why! Featuring a beautiful menu filled with your favorite platos, the only reason we didn’t put this tasty place higher on our list is that while it is not a chain restaurant, there IS another Jalisco Cantina in California. There is just that one other, however, so we are counting this smart place as a local only. Serving food from the Jalisco region, every dish is authentic and created to spoil you against all other Mexican dishes. If you must force us to choose a favorite, we say go for the carnitas; you will not be disappointed!
The Great Northern Bar & Grill, 27 Central Avenue
Sometimes it isn’t just food that you crave, no matter how hungry you might be. Some nights you need the comfort of being in a place filled with other like minded individuals, you want cold drinks and hot burgers, and a good band to “wash it all down!” When you are seeking that something more in Whitefish, do what the locals do and head over to the Great Northern Bar & Grill for a night of fun, music, and a pub menu that checks off all the boxes of your favorite comfort foods. Known for their burgers, loved for their beers, and open every day of the week from 11 AM until 2 AM, you become family when you walk in the door!
Latitude 48 Bistro, 147 Central Avenue
Featuring a taste of the Mediterranean, the big city style and sophistication of Latitude 48 Bistro somehow manages to complement the small town casualness of Whitefish as it takes its rightful place in the heart of downtown Whitefish! Brick walls, leather banquettes, and heavy wood beams make a strong statement for those visiting for the first time, but the menu filled with delicious favorites that include pork tenderloin, fried chicken, and linguine topped with bison meatballs will convince you there is no other place you want to eat. A chic lounge downstairs offers late-night entertainment, and an extensive wine and cocktail menu will keep you smiling for hours to come.
Every Road Leads Back to The Best Restaurants in Whitefish
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