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Schafer's Restaurant, Bigfork, MT

Schafer's Restaurant

4.9
4.9
269 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Schafer’s Restaurant is making a new home at Eagle Bend. The award-winning Schafer’s Restaurant is set to move into the new Eagle Bend Golf Course Clubhouse this summer. Schafer’s co-owners David May and Robert Wink say they are excited to share familiar favorites with an elevated dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (406) 837-3463
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    David May
  • Neighborhood
    Bigfork
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Best Overall

  • Montana

    Best Food

  • Montana

    Best Service

  • Montana

    Best Value

  • Montana

    Great for fine wines

  • Montana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Montana

    Great for scenic views

  • Montana

    American

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Overall

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Food

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Service

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Ambiance

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Value

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for business meals

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Healthy

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Great for fine wines

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for special occasions

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Most Booked

269 Reviews
  1. ScottS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb ambience, food and service. Schafer’s has a good environment and the wait staff know the wines by experience, obviously not by reading or word of mouth. Both entrees my wife and I ordered were expertly prepared and served soon after. The dessert was great as well. Overall, a superior dining experience. We will be back.

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  2. DanR

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wine list was overall great. Food was spectacular and the staff was very attentive and helpful. Nice menu choices.

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  3. StephenD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood risotto was outstanding (scallops, shrimp, lobster tail), as was the coffee-rubbed prime rib. The calamari with fried sweet potato cubes was especially good. Generally a wonderful experience and a perfect venue for our anniversary dinner (a free desert for the special occasion, too!) They always do a good job. Our special occasion go to place. Highly recommended. Steve and Melinda, Bigfork, MT

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance. I especially like that the tables aren't packed in the dining room so the noise level is not too loud. I was able to have a nice conversation with my wife without having to yell across the table.

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  5. DavidS

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend Schafers! It’s THE BEST all around!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service by Lauren. Food was fantastic. Always come here for special occasions.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best fine dining experience I’ve had in the Flathead. From the food to the service, everything was on par ;). Thank you Shannon for the wonderful recommendations from the menu and warm welcome throughout the night. My partner and I will definitely be back! I highly recommend the crab cakes. Chefs kiss. 🤌

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  8. DeAnnA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we gave had in a very long time. Ambiance top notch and service was equally great. Definately will be back.

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  9. DustinG

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brandon was great very knowledgable and friendly. Food was excellent!

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  10. CaroleA

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, attentive service. The sommeliers are very knowledgeable & will suggest & discuss which wines go best with each entree.

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  11. MichaelR

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience. It was like having our personal server.

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  12. Amrmoose

    Montana

    28 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was terrible and a complete rip off. It was a set menu, but barely any of the appetizers were available and they pulled what they did have immediately. The salad was drenched in dressing and the lobster was overcooked. Very sad attempt for the outrageous price. Felt like we were being taken advantage of and will not return.

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  13. Janet

    Montana

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and location, never disappointed! Would recommend.

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  14. BillM

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come every year for our anniversary and will be back next year for our 40th. It got pretty busy by the time we were leaving and the staff was incredible. We love our server, we had her last year too. So bad on names, short dark bob with beautiful accent. She is absolutely perfect! Thank you for dessert too!

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  15. WilliamS

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Service was very good. Ambience was very nice.

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  16. DennisH

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location, the atmosphere, the service and of course the food it was wonderful. It was a great evening out. Even ran into some old friends that I had not seen in some time. Schafer's is a great place for a special evening out.

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  17. LeahH

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely experience. The service was great and our meal was paced just right.

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  18. JerryK

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice inside. Staff very attentive. Have been there twice and will be back again.

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  19. SommerMT

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Great dinner, happy staff and efficient service.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service and good. Sommelier was excellent with his recommendations.

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  21. NancyS

    Seattle

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Very crowded so make reservations.

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  22. PhilipB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, and the server was amazing! I'd give 10 stars if I could. This was our 2nd time there and I look forward to going back again.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing brunch offerings. The chicken and waffles was so much more than I expected. How do you fancy up chicken and waffles! Schafer’s always impresses!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful, food, drinks and service was superb. A great place for brunch, lunch or dinner

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  25. JeffC

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dinner. First time there, but look forward to coming back many more times.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. Service above and beyond. Food awesome.

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  27. MichaelG

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience! Our server Laura was incredible. We love eating at Schaefers!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Laura was professional, attentive to our requests and desires. Good conversationalist, great at recommending wine, food and dessert.

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  29. mskirchen

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fantastic service. Best in the valley!

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  30. DonaldJ

    Montana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Our first time there. We will return. Thank you!

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  31. DavidS

    Montana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner with guests 3 times this week...Schafers is the only place for fine dining and professional, friendly staff. The chef(s) know their culinary arts! Great food and great presentations.

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  32. JonC

    Montana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet in the dining area. Service excellent. Varied and delicious sounding menu choices. Our evening’s choices were very good. I’d like to go back again. Decent value for the cost of your dinner experience, I thought.

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  33. Jillc

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Schaefer’s is always excellent. It is our go-to place for out of town guests and we go there with friends for wonderful food and an overall great experience.

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  34. KatheT

    Montana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing dinner. The filet mignon were done to perfection. Kevin and our waitress were wonderful! Excellent service!

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  35. Rosie

    Montana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. Great food and wonderful service.

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  36. KellyR

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An excellent dinner and service from the start to finish. I highly recommend the crab cakes and triple mushroom soup. It was our anniversary and there was an anniversary card on the table from the staff and we received a free dessert. It was a fabulous night.

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  37. PatriciaH

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place and setting for a wonderful brunch. Great food, fairly reasonable pricing. One of the few places around offering a true brunch.

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  38. Denise

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We're glad to have finally made it over to Shafer's new home. The food, staff and service were all excellent, per usual.

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  39. ToddB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good meal at Schafer's at Eagle Bend Golf Course. We eat here at least twice a month. Great Service!

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  40. KimberlyG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GO easy on the salt. Overall great. Really enjoyed the evening with our friends.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Schafer's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (406) 837-3463.

Schafer's Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 269 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Schafer's Restaurant

279 Eagle Bend Dr, Bigfork, MT 59911

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bigfork
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David May
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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