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Schafer's Restaurant, Bigfork, MT

Schafer's Restaurant

4.8
4.8
293 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 293 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Best Service

  • Montana

    Great for fine wines

  • Montana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Montana

    Great for scenic views

  • Montana

    Good for special occasions

  • 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 groups

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Healthy

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Great for fine wines

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Romantic

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for special occasions

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Lively

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Most Booked

293 Reviews
  1. Magic

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another impressive performance. Our Dining guests from Bay Area told server Erin “as good of a dinner as ever had in N Cal”!!

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  2. MTgirl

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Schaffer’s has an amazing atmosphere to enjoy excellent food and libations. Service was first rate! Wonderful experience! Looking forward to returning soon!

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  3. Magic

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Rivals any dining experience we’ve ever enjoyed in Scottddale, Az

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  4. Janet

    Montana

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location, staff is friendly and food is always good.

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  5. Magic

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible!!! All aspects, food, service, ambiance, experience, wine/spirits lists!!!!

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  6. eatseverywhere

    Atlanta Metro

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Presentation was impressive. The view is always delightful. There were four of us and everyone enjoyed their entree.

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  7. MickeyR

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. Food, drinks and service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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  8. TaraW

    Springfield

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jesse was phenomenal. She made our birthdays special. The food and drinks were amazing. We will be back (this was our first dinner here). Highly recommend! We have been to the bar many times and it is always fun and has good service and tapas.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband had called ahead for reservations and told him it was our anniversary. When we arrived we were surprised to see a card on our table, wishing us Happy Anniversary and a complementary dessert. Jess our server was top notch. She was very informative, friendly and helpful. The food and ambience were great! It was our first time and we will return again! Thanks so much for making our 32nd anniversary special! Sharon and Mark Everton

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  10. Slip

    Montana

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome meal and incredible service. Our server Laura was exceptional with her service and description of the entrees. My Macadamia Crusted Alaskan Halibut was delicious as was the Baby Mix Greens Salad. It’s a beautiful new place with awesome views of the golf course. Check it out some time. Can’t wait to dine on their patio.

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  11. Magic

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Curry seafood special Amazing Best we’ve had anywhere!!!

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  12. JenniferA

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Jess was absolutely amazing! She made our dining experience very enjoyable! Food was excellent and their shrimp coctail was the best we ever had. Potions were large and of excellent quality! Thank you for a very memorable experience. We will be back!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They went out of their way to make our daughter’s 21st birthday a success. Brandon was an excellent server and took great care of us.

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  14. Sailorgirl

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Schafer's is among our top three favorite restaurants in the Flathead Valley. The food is delicious, the ambience is upscale but comfortable, and the service is terrific.

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  15. GregB

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food is good. Atmosphere is absolutely miserable very uncomfortable in terms of the sound you can’t hear each other speak you have to shout to have a conversation.

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  16. carolyn

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic experience from beginning to end at Schafer’s. Beautiful presentation of food & fantastic service by Laura. Thank you for taking good care of us!

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  17. DavidS

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Schafer's is our neighborhood go-to restaurant! Great food, service, and convenient for us!

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  18. NFli

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jess served our table with friendliest and great attention without hovering. Food was excellent. Environment warm and inviting.

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  19. JeJa

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brandon (and Laura) are at the top of the list for professionals in servers. Other servers are excellent, too, but B & L are hard to surpass. The food is excellent. The Seafood Risotto was the best and as always, the filet steak is consistently prepared "just right." The attention to "gluten free" request considerations are always appreciated.

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  20. GinaW

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious meal served by lovely Catalina who was excellent. The Halibut, Sachetti , and mushroom soup were fantastic! There were quite a few large groups so the restaurant was pretty loud tonight. We look forward to dining outside once the weather warms up.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always awesome. Service was great and so was food.

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  22. GeorgeA

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there , server was very pleasant and nice to talk to. She made great recommendations for wine and desserts. Everything we had was very good.

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  23. BrennaC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lobster and duck breaat were over cooked but the service was decent and it was a pleasant evening. The main chef was off, so going to try again before passing further judgement. Might have just been an off night.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. EileenM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Broth on baby clasms was not very flavorful. Fried calamari was overcooked. Creme Brule was not good.

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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

    1 person found this helpful

  28. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. 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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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. CaroleA

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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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  35. MichaelR

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 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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  36. 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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  37. Janet

    Montana

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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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  38. 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!

    1 person found this helpful

  39. 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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  40. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

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 293 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 18 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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