Take a world-class ski hill, spectacular mountain scenery, a thriving “Old West” downtown district and a bit of worldly culture… mix them all together and what do you get? Whitefish, Montana!
Let your appetite be your guide as you experience the full bounty of the Whitefish restaurant scene, beginning with breakfast! Whitefish is home to a dozen different outstanding am eateries, onetime “secret spots” that are secret no more! Everyone has their favorite… just ask any local, and they’ll point you in the right direction. For lunch and dinner, the options in Whitefish are endless… from casual pizza joints and Texas-style barbeque to upscale continental cuisine; from Montana-raised beef to authentic Italian, Cajun and Mexican classics; from the Big Sky’s best bar food to elegant dining overlooking beautiful Whitefish Lake, the mountains or the golf course.
Advance reservations are strongly advised for many Whitefish restaurants, especially during the summer months and on ski season weekends and holidays. Once the dinner hour is done, the bars and nightclubs of downtown Whitefish take on a life all their own. Live bands and DJs keep the dance floors packed at a handful of downtown watering holes—including several with outdoor, rooftop and patio bars.
Several different downtown clubs offer live music, DJs, stand-up comedy and/or dancing 3-4 nights a week throughout the year, including Casey’s, the Remington and the Great Northern Bar & Grill. Cypress Yard, The Boat Club, Piggyback BBQ, the Firebrand and Logan’s Grill also host live music on occasion.
Whitefish hosts a number of popular food (and drink) events each year, including “Feast Whitefish”—a multi-day festival that spans 10 days in late Spring. In addition, a pair of brewfests—as well as the Whitefish Winter Spiritfest—are held each year to benefit the Shuttle Network of Whitefish, which operates the free SNOW Bus shuttle service between downtown and the ski area all winter.
For more information, see the Restaurant Guide on pages 30–31, or visit the Chamber of Commerce website at WhitefishChamber.org