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Schafer's Restaurant, Bigfork, MT

Schafer's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
218 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 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • 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 218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Good for groups

  • Montana

    Neighborhood gem

  • Montana

    Great for fine wines

  • Montana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Montana

    Good for special occasions

  • Montana

    Lively

  • 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

    Innovative

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for groups

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Healthy

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Neighborhood gem

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Great for fine wines

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for special occasions

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Lively

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Most Booked

218 Reviews
  1. jsue

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very special night for us! Thank you for the anniversary card and dessert 🤗. I think this is our favorite restaurant. The food was so good!

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  2. RogerW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Schaeffers restaurant is great. We’ve eaten there a number of times and not only have we never had a bad meal, We’ve never had a bad dish. The ambulances great looking album, cough course, and the service staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Clearly the best restaurant in Flathead Valley,

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  3. WineGuy01

    Hawaii

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a cut above! Chef to be complimented on presentation and flavor!

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  4. JamesAlabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful surprise in Bigfork MT. The food is a bit expensive but very good. I would definitely recommend and will go back if ever here again. Reservations recommended.

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  5. ToddB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always had great meals at Schafer's. Great local spot, and open 7 days a week.

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  6. JimM

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely returning. Their new venue is great, the ambience is perfect; the service outstanding

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  7. RobertK

    Montana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. We ate outside and there was an abundance of flies, recommend eating inside. King salmon was wonderful!

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  8. JenniferM

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was a beautiful space and ambiance. The crab cakes starter is a must! We had pork ribs, a filet, macadamia crusted chicken and prime rib (special on Thursdays!), and all were cooked perfectly. The sides complemented the dishes well. Service, however, was lacking. Go for the food but it will require patience.

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  9. DouglasW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    a wonderful experience. wonderful food. prime rib, halibut, duck breast. Jess, our server was great đź‘Ť It was very busy. Good wine selection. Very reasonable prices. The only downside is that it was almost too noisy to have any conversation. I would definitely return.

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  10. AnitaH

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best upscale restaurant in the area. White table cloths and flowers, what a great place for that special occasion.

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  11. dininggood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is wonderful, staff very courteous and accommodating. Atmosphere very pleasant. Highly recommend.

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  12. Sherrie

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and great service. It was a pleasant evening eating outside on the patio.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed celebrating a birthday dinner with our daughter from out of state in the beautiful outdoor dining area. The food and wine were exceptional. Our waiter (Laura) is the most knowledgable of the menu and wine selection. Her personality and professionalism made our night so much more enjoyable. She is by far one of the best waiters we have encountered in all our travels. We will definitely return for another dining experience. We did miss the Cioppino from the menu. One of our favorites!

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  14. JulieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful addition to dining in Bigfork. THANK YOU !

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  15. CarolR

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Schafer's has been a favorite restaurant in Bigfork for many years and the new location at the golf club makes a lovely setting. Food and service (Laura was pleasant and efficient) were both quite good. Only complaint was that we had a light meal of soup, salad and pizza and did not expect such a long wait between courses for something so simple as pizza. However, that said, it was very good pizza and did not merit a complaint for the long wait. We would recommend Schafer's to anyone who appreciates fine dining.

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  16. MolarDoc

    Portland

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We arrived to the golf course for a late lunch. We were seated at a small 2 top facing a concrete wall while noticing there were plenty of other tables with a golf course view open. We asked to be re-seated and we’re accommodated nicely. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. My husband had the chicken with rice and we shared a Cobb salad with chicken. We felt rushed through our dining experience. Our waitress used her hands to pick up a carrot and piece of chicken which escaped my salad bowl while we were eating. When asked what the soup of the day was we were told mushroom rosemary while the table next to us was told butternut squash bisque. It seemed very strange! Request an extra large plate if ordering a salad so that you can eat without making a mess.

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  17. NancyS

    Seattle

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had two of the specials, steak Diane and Cioppino. Both were excellent! We also had the pineapple chicken. All of our entrees were great. Server Jess was phenomenal as was Kevin the sommelier. We will be back.

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  18. TBL42

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    The whole meal was rushed, we barely had time to finish our appetizers before they were putting the main course on the table! They never put any bread on the table! It was like they couldn’t wait for the table!

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  19. MaryL

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lori provided great service! Food was delicious.

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  20. spykerthebiker

    Montana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and food. Very busy evening at the restaurant. Enjoyable.

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  21. LocalMontanan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Every plate served to us looked beautiful and tasted even better. From the flatbread to the fillet each morsel was filled with flavor and seasoned perfectly.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delightful! Every interaction with our serve was so fun! The food was amazing. Love this hidden gem!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our waitress Laura was the best! If you visit, I highly recommend requesting her!!

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  24. NancyS

    Seattle

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent as was the service. A bit noisy.

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  25. BillA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and could not be more pleay. Everything surpassed our expectations. Wonderful atmosphere, food and service. It was so nice to dine with table cloths and carpeted floors enabling a quiet civilized conversation experience. It’s our new favorite in the valley.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu interesting food delicious and good service. Pretty restaurant.

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  27. FoodGuru

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great service and pretty views. Food was mediocre, as were the cocktails.

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  28. TheBroomstickSweep

    Seattle

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Regular fare. Nothing special on the menu. Culinary creativity is non-existent. It's just a golf club restaurant. The pizza was passable. The chef uses shortcuts, i.e. bacon bits on the wedge salad. They are open 7 days/week. Most folks just visit for a meal because they're unable/too lazy to cook at home.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great meal!! Great service (Lexi) only drawback is that it was super loud in the dining room. It’s hard to get into this restaurant because it’s one of just a few in Big Fork so make reservations early!!

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  30. KristinN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu had something for everyone. Wait staff was outstanding! Food was excellent. New location is lovely. Perfect evening!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Lexi was amazing. The food was great, service from a great team.

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  32. SydneGeorge

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an especially wonderful dining experience at Schafer's on Saturday, July 22nd celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary with our family. Everything was delightful. Nico took such great care of us, Jess stopped by our table to say hello, and every single bite was divine. My husband ordered the sea bass special which was out of this world, and I enjoyed the crab cakes which I can't stop thinking about. Thank you for a memorable dining experience. We are already looking forward to our next opportunity to come back!

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  33. NancyS

    Seattle

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent. The pace of service was very good. All of our entree’s were delicious.

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  34. visitor

    Houston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food is good but I wish they would still allow ordering some things off of the Lounge menu when you are in the main dining room. I really felt like a pizza tonight but they evidently stopped allowing ordering off of both menus since we were last there a couple weeks ago.

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  35. Lauri

    San Antonio

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely as always; service the best; looking forward to our next visit

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  36. DebraR

    Montana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed at Shafer's. Great drinks, wine selection and menu.

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  37. Dennis

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Schafer's several times and the service and food has always been top notch. Highly recommend the Halibut

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was very happy with their new location. Service was superb and presentation and flavor amazing. Couldn’t ask for more. My wife had the haddock and I had filet mignon with mushrooms. Appetizers were steamed clams, shrimp cocktail and house salad. The shrimp were excellent, steamed clams very tasty and well prepared. Haddock and filet were perfect. We all enjoyed it and the choice of wines and hard liquors can’t be beat.

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  39. JimP

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite spots, best in bigfork. Great food, drinks and service

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  40. RobinI

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Schafer's new restaurant at the Golf Course is beautifully appointed. It is much brighter inside than the old location with views of the golf course. Outstanding food as always and impeccable service.

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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 4.8 stars by 218 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 15 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
  • 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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