About Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Kalispell

Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern invites you to come away with them to a new destination in dining; where the bold majesty of America's grand lodges meets a fresh, exciting collection of foods and flavors.

1840 Highway 93 South
Kalispell, MT 59901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast and Lunch available for Private Parties Only Monday - Sunday; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Silver Canyon Casino located adjacent to Blue Canyon and open Monday through Sunday 8am to 12am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(406) 758-2583

Website:
http://www.bluecanyonrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Firday Night Live on Friday's starting at 8PM to 11PM in our Tavern

Catering:
Planning an event that requires great expertise? Let Blue Canyon do the work for you. Please contact Paula or Hugh at the restaurant. For Off Site events, catered events to your home, etc Please contact Todd Liphardt or Hugh Yates. 406-756-2583

Parking Details:
Complimentary Parking in front and in rear of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Chef Hugh Yates

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining for BC in the Alpine up to 30 people or for larger events the Hilton Garden Inn Kalispell can provide up to 550. Please Call Karena Bemis at 406-756-4500

Private Party Contact:
Paula Aegerter and Hugh Yates: (406) 756-2583

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern - Kalispell Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

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4.0

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4.1

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3.5

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (95)
Good for Groups (73)
Fit for Foodies (55)
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Romantic (53)
Neighborhood Gem (47)
Notable Wine List (46)
Kid-friendly (22)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Great for Brunch (17)
Hot Spot (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Late-night Find (10)
Scenic View (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Authentic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Good food and great service. Really enjoy our meals here.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Pleasant enough though inconsistent across two occasions. Food and service ranged from very good once to awful another time

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We often meet friends here, since there is something on the menu for everyone. We like the wine list and the cocktails are also very good. Unfortunately, some of the menu options were not available even though it was a friday night. What we did order was very good with the exception of the pizza which was undercooked, even when it was sent back, it came back unsatisfactorily. The ambiance is nice, however the open candle on the table set the wax paper in the bread basket on fire. One of our party was quick to douse it with water and roll it up to extinguish the flame. The staff mentioned that this had happened before. So why don't they fix it when it is a fire hazard ?

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Restaurant management was visibly absent during our visit. Hostess didn't have my OpenTable reservation - as we walked in, a guest already seated asked the hostess if a bartender was available (should have been a sign for us to just leave!). My son's pasta was ok, my margherita pizza was not good (dough was too thick!) Lastly, server presented us with 2 bills (we would have double-paid). She apologized and explained how it happened but I didn't understand what she was talking about! We were staying at the Hilton next door and I thought it would be easier to eat there since we got into town late. It was a mistake.

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 (Montana)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Everything was great, except the very small amount of food for the price! We split a scallop dinner (it cost $33). We usually split wherever we go, as we're not big eaters, and also we each have a salad and/or soup before dinner. We ALWAYS are satisfied with this amount of food in other restaurants in the Kalispell area. We did each have a salad before our dinner at your restaurant. We were surprised that one salad was not included with the dinner, for that price. The small amount of food we each received (2 scallops each) was not reflective of the price we paid. We thought $33 for 4 scallops, a very small amount of side items, and no salad was very overpriced. The dinner did not even come with rolls, although we were served some when we asked. We were both hungry when we left. The presentation was lovely, service very good, etc. Even though we said above we would recommend to others, we would tell them we felt Blue Canyon was high priced for the amount of food. This was our first time there, so we'll give it one more try to see how it goes, because the restaurant is physically very nice and the service good.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Montana)·Dined on December 16, 2016

I enjoyed coming back to Blue Canyon for dinner. Have had a few dinners here, ordered a fish dinner last time, everything was wonderful, such amazing flavor and generous portions. This time we had lots of tasty leftovers to take home! I love the lodge area and the fireplaces, it is a lovely place to sit and relax and have a martini- the pineapple one i tried was perfect. For the money spent, it was spot - on and exactly what i wanted to experience, having invited someone who hasn't been here before. It is nice to have a place like this in our smaller sized town, as it has a Montana feel to it, but yet very nice selection of foods and appetizers, beverages and oh i almost forgot, DESSERT. the Chocolate dessert with the jam was outstanding. What a talented group of people / cooks. Thank you, I enjoyed it and will look forward to trying something else here again soon.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Montana)·Dined on September 28, 2016

We were sat a little lose to the open kitchen area, we could easily hear the cook's and server's personal conversations about life issues family problems etc. it's interesting to see the cooks/ chefs area and see them cook but the preparations, supplies & utility area being seen and that much open is a bit much. It's also a bit bright in that area due to the kitchen lighting. We thought about asking for a table change further away but it seemed trivial as it was after 9 pm and things were winding down .

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 7, 2016

Food was great we had the, Scallops, Wedge Salad and a Sirloin Steak all prepared correctly and very satisfying. Service was very good and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Service was absolutely non-existent. They completely forgot about us. I had to physically go and find the waitress on several occasions.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Our experience was a little weird -- there were almost no other customers in a very large dining room. We had eaten at the Blue Canyon in Hudson Ohio and found that to be a lively vibrant place, not so much here. Food was good, but somewhat overpriced. Hope they do a lot of business with the hotel they are connected to.

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 29, 2016

The restaurant is a joke. First they sat us in main room and nobody would come to take an order. After 15 minutes the waitress came. She suggested us drinks but when we asked about seasonal rotated tap she refused to walk to the bar to find out because she had to serve a big company next to us. That is the first for me. The food was terrible as well. Mayonnaise on pizza! How about that?! I would not recommend this place.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 26, 2016

Pan fried walleye fish was simply delicious. Friendly staff. Definitely a place to return to.

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 (Montana)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Food and service were excellent. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. A great facility.

Only criticism....wait staff did not point out that a 19% gratuity had already been added to check which resulted in a gratuity more than twice normal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Montana)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Kids meal was pizza & came soggy. Salad was missing half the ingredients .. No pears or canalized nuts. Taco special tasted ok but was soggy. Prime rib was ok & the desert was ok

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 (Montana)·Dined on October 25, 2015

Our party of four had a most enjoyable evening, the ambience, service and food were great. We plan to return soon.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2015

This was a repeat visit for us, and the first question my husband asked our server was what were the dessert choices, so he could plan his order around his dessert. They are made in house and great. All aspects of the meal were great - salads, entrees, and desserts. We'll definitely go back the next time we're in Kalispell.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2015

My husband and I tried this restaurant while in Kalispell since it was convenient to the Hilton Garden Inn where we were staying. We were quite pleasantly surprised with the overall quality of the meal, service, and décor. We both had drinks, salads, entrees, and desserts and were not disappointed with any aspect of the meal. The lemon brulee was especially delicious. The service was exceptional, and our server was friendly, efficient, and knowledgable. We were so pleased that we made a return trip to the restaurant a week later when we were back in Kalispell.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 11, 2015

Great atmosphere, fabulous bar area. Nice menu. Best dish was the hog wings.

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 (Montana)·Dined on July 28, 2015

Our food was utterly fantastic, and the service was top notch. Overall, a wonderful dining experience. One of the best restaurants in the Flathead.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Montana)·Dined on June 16, 2015

I was very disappointed that after making my selection off the menu the waitperson had not told me they were out of that dish. she should have told me from the start. Upon asking her for a recommendation she suggested the NY sirloin steak. It was cooked to my preference and was tasty, but one could bearly cut through it no less chew it. Tough and full of grizzle. Accompaniments were good. Ordered a huckleberry martini which I have had before. It too tasted like a melted down purple popsicle. I was very disappointed. Not a cheap dinner and quality has gone down over the years.

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 (Montana)·Dined on December 16, 2014

I looked this restaurant up on line, checked the menu and decided to eat here. Mistake, a big mistake. When I arrived the greeter was really nice and clean cut. Exactly what I expected. I sat at the bar because I was alone. After nearly 10 minutes, watching the bartender/server joking and talking with the other wait staff, she noticed me, apologized for not having seen me sooner. After bring me a drink (I wasn't driving as the restaurant is right next door to the hotel where I was staying). I ordered from the specials menu that was on the bar with the main menu. I was told they don't actually have the item, as that was only for happy time which ended 30 or so minutes earlier. Okay, so I asked about the items I saw oon line in the menu provided by Open Table.
She said it was impossible for me to have see those items as they haven't had them in several months. I had to pull up Open Tables site to show her before she would acknowledge it. Then she said she wasn't allowed to ask the kitchen for anything that wasn't specifically on the current form of their menu or she'd get into real trouble. I just finished my drink and went across the street to the Montana Club for dinner where they are happy to accommodate customers.

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 (Montana)·Dined on October 3, 2014

It's beautiful in there, and the servers were wonderful - great people! But it did took a very long time for part of our dinner to arrive. We ordered our main meal plus a side, and it took the entire meal for the side to arrive at the table. By the time it came, we were ready to leave. Tastewise? Not bad, but not as stunning as the ambience.

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 (Montana)·Dined on September 26, 2014

Food was great, ambiance was great, service was great too. What more can I say?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 2, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal. I had the almond crusted walleye and it was fabulous. Even took some home and it was great the next day reheated. My husband enjoyed his bacon wrapped scallops and elk which was the featured dish for the day. Service was excellent Glad we found this place.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 16, 2014

We found the food unique and well prepared. The Elk, Carbonara, Trout and Prime Rib were all good. The kids enjoyed the Chocolate Cake.

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 (Montana)·Dined on August 12, 2014

My mom, sister and I have a planned shopping trip each year in August. We live in Calgary Canada. We stay at the Hilton and plan to have a dinner at least one night at the Blue Canyon. Tues was the night we were there. My sis and I had the 2.00 taco special and a jug of margaritas. The tacos were the best we have ever had!! My mom had the steak with portobello mushrooms. She has terminal lung cancer and struggles to eat larger meals due to appetite. Welllll... She had no problem eating the entire meal including the awesome warm buns!! Our server (cannot remember her name) was great! Attentive, friendly and had suggested the tacos and margaritas which were a hit!! We will be back next year!! Thank you!! :))

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2014

Bison Rib eye was too greasy and taste bad as in the recipe is wrong. You pay too much for what you get.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 6, 2014

Good selection of salads which were very fresh. Meatloaf entre was good. Nice dining area. Good service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2014

Assertive chef working with fresh natural ingredients in a pristine setting. New facility in a new hotel/Conf. Center surprises with its takes on the expected Montana staples: bison, elk, salmon, etc. and creative use of vegetables.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on May 10, 2014

Very good food. One of the better places I have found in Kalispell and convenient to Hilton Gardens hotel.

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 (Montana)·Dined on February 15, 2014

The food was great as we dine there often. It seems the wait staff is usually different each time we go there though. The lights went out while we there. But hey it happens not a big deal. The staff tried hard to get lights out the larger parties first and then down to the tables after. We ate our dinner in the dark with a couple tea lights. In all actuality it was kind of fun. The night went downhill though when the power resumed. Credit cards were not able to be processed and we kept getting told it would be just a few minutes for the tills to be up and running again. Our waitress did not attempt to try anything or provide any solutions. After my asking another waitress and her being rude as well. I had to find ATM, pay and leave.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Montana)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We went to the blue canyon for valentines day both last year and this year. Last year was great! Great food amazing waitress. This year we went back and had poor service right from the start. Seated way to clots to two other couples. ( almost bumping elbows as we ate. We were given menus from the hostess then didn't see our waitress for about fifteen minutes. When she came we just asked for water. About twenty minutes later we got to order our food. We ordered an appetizer and she said she would go grab us some roll. Didnt see her for half an hour. Finally got our shrimp and once we had finished those we were finally brought the rolls. Now we sat here for about 45 minutes till we got our food ( which was Luke warm )1hr later we got the bill

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 (Montana)·Dined on January 3, 2014

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. It was really prett quiet. Our table was next to the kitchen but did not have that feeling of chaos at all.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 29, 2013

The food is superb. Great costumer service.

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 (Montana)·Dined on August 12, 2013

Really enjoyed the bison short ribs. The ribs were flavorful and the vegetable dish that came on the plate--a melange of potatoes, corn, tomatoes and some unidentified other vegetables was excellent. A better than expected dining experience.

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 (Montana)·Dined on August 5, 2013

Menu has some refreshing choices compared to a typical menu. Batting 1000 as enjoyed another great meal. Thinking of taking our company function here when we have our retreat.

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 (Montana)·Dined on July 19, 2013

Very nice dinner and the selection of well prepared food was great. Nice atmosphere for a quiet evening meal. Loved the Montana Huckleberey salad and enjoyed the huckleberry Creme Brulee.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 5, 2013

We're in our 50's & 60's and love prime rib. This was the BEST anybody at our table had ever had. I love trout and usually order it if on the menu. This was absolutely the best I had ever tasted. Large portion with an incredible sauce. Glad to see Dr. L on the wine list.
Outstanding food considering it is part of a hotel.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 2, 2013

Weren"t sure what to expect when we decided to eat at the restaurant adjacent to the hotel and what a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent in everyway, the presentation, arrangement and the taste. When you visit Kalispel stop and avail yourself to one of the best dinners you will find in Northwest Montana.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2013

We thought the food was just okay for what we paid. Also, my Salmon was just lukewarm. But, the service was great.

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