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The Boat Club Restaurant, Whitefish, MT

The Boat Club Restaurant

4.5
4.5
705 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Join us for the only lakefront dining in Whitefish. The Boat Club Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Our bar menu features a variety of hors d'oeuvres, fresh salads, tasty sandwiches, wraps, and specialty flatbreads available for lunch and dinner. The dinner menu features steak and seafood options with a touch of Montana. We use local organic produce when in season, all desserts are handmade by our executive pastry chef and freshly-prepared with nightly features, and the Boat Club's bar has wine, beer, and cocktail options to complement any meal.

Come dine with us for a night out that you won't forget!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (406) 863-4040 ext. 4040
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Morrison
  • Catering
    For meetings for 3 to 2 hundred, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake provides the perfect location. The Executive Board room and private dining room are perfect for intimate gatherings. With over 6000 sq.ft., the conference room accommodates larger groups. For receptions or cocktails, select from the inside pre-function area or outdoor lakeside space.
  • Private party facilities
    Join us in our lakeside private dining room that seats up to 12 guests or our private lakefront event room that seats up to 30 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Heather Shoff: (406) 863-4000
  • Neighborhood
    Whitefish
  • Cross street
    Wisconsin Avenue
  • Parking details
    Valet is complimentary and self-parking is available across the street at our Viking Lodge.
  • Entertainment
    Join us in the Boat Club for live entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday evening.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 705 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montana

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Montana

    Romantic

  • Montana

    Great for scenic views

  • Montana

    Steakhouse

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Overall

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Food

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Best Ambiance

  • Kalispell / Whitefish

    Good for business meals

  • 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

705 Reviews
  1. ShannonS

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambience! We enjoyed everything we tried. Portions were very good size.

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  2. JohnG

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tasty and staff very nice, Nice date night for my wife and I. Thank You!

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  3. JLLfoodlover

    Charleston

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I would like to start with the positives. We were greatly warmly by the hostess and our server was good. The food is where things took a turn. We started with the $10 bread service which was good but was just 4 small pieces of focaccia. I had a bowl of french onion soup which was good but again, overpriced. My husband ordered a filet medium rare and it came out very rare and for $68 they took it back to cook longer and parts were still very rare when brought back out. My oldest son and I had the ribeye which was cooked properly but served on a giant bed of mushy fried purple fingerling potatoes. It honestly looked like a big pile of brown, soft food. Our youngest ordered chicken fingers off the kids menu and those came out the best. We dined here 4 years ago and it was great and that just wasn’t the experience we had this visit.

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  4. GregC

    Las Vegas

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The dinner was good... had the Sea Bass and French Onion soup, the price was a little higher than other restaurants in the Flathead, we had two martinis before dinner they were small ,not in a proper glass and very expensive (New York City) price.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal - beautiful setting - our waitress Jamie was spectacular

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  6. berney

    Montana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for valentines. Charging for bread now. Server was very nice. Food was nothing memorable. Entrees were around $50 each, plus crab toast(didnt care for it), and ceasar salad(was the best tasting of all), $200 for 2

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good, no complaints.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A large party was put beside us and they were ver noisy.

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  9. GenevieveL

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Makenzie was absolutely amazing and the food was great!

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  10. LindaL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I went for our anniversary and we were not disappointed! The foie gras and the bone marrow appetizers were delicious- lip smacking good. My husband said the ribeye was excellent and he was over the moon for the potatoes fried in duck fat! Great view of the lake, nice candle lit ambiance and the service was excellent.

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  11. LisaJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and a great staff. Will definitely come back.

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  12. BritannyR

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect food and service. Wait staff did an amazing job and best filet I have ever had.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for a date night and had a lovely evening. The food was delicious and the staff was very friendly.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a memorable dinner! The food and wine were amazing. Colin was an exceptional waiter! The ambiance from the holidays was very special. Worth a visit! FIVE STARS!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The best part about the boat club restaurant is the location. It is located right on the shore of whitefish lake, which has a gorgeous view. The decor of the venue itself is also a nice slice of Montana with roaring fireplaces, Christmas, decorations and taxidermy. The food itself was good but not excellent, it is pricey for what you get.

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  16. KellyP

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was OK. Some things were over spiced and others needed a dash of salt, but, as with fine dining, no salt was on the table

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  17. SandyJ

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was the best. She had a wonderful sense of humor and did an excellent job. She made us feel very comfortable.

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  18. Amyt

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely great service by our very sweet, friendly and professional waitress!! Great food, location, and amazing desserts!! Looks beautifully decorated for Christmas!!

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  19. DennisB

    Montana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, our server was super friendly.

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  20. Abby

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was beautiful and festive, the food (we had steaks) was cooked to perfection and absolutely delicious. Laurie our server was excellent, attentive but not pushy. Overall one of the best fine dining experiences we have had in quite a long time. Would highly recommend.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Was disappointed that thanksgiving was only a buffet and there was no alternative - we had not been told that at booking and were extremely surprised to have to pay $75/head for a meal we didn’t want

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for Thanksgiving, arrived early and waited outside on the deck overlooking the lake and sat in chairs by the fire pits. For our meal, we requested and got a lovely table by the window overlooking the lake and mountains. Our sever James was outstanding, he stopped by and checked on us throughout and didn’t rush us. Great variety in food choices and delicious. Well done! Looking forward to returning.

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  23. RSMD

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have for the last 10+ years always looked upon the Boat Club as a reliable place for good food and good value. No longer. The quality of the food is less than it used to be and the prices are significantly higher. Very disappointed in the formerly reliable restaurant.

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  24. Evan

    Boise

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was absolutely terrible. The sea bass was watery and bland and The duck was gamey and chewy. The drinks were good but for a $200 dinner, I wouldn’t ever recommend this restaurant.

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  25. r2b2

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and even better service. Steaks were good, new drink menu is awesome!!!!

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  26. ChrisK

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server MacKenzie was very attentive and good! Food took a little long to arrive but apart from that it was a lovely experience.

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  27. DavidW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was amazing, very quite and relaxing.

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  28. TanyaJ

    Montana

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We used to love coming to this restaurant but last night it took way longer for our drinks- an hour before we were served bread appetizer we ordered and longer for our calamari- then our salads / food arrived before we were done with our appetizer- not our waitresses fault- apparently short staffed in the kitchen- wondering why they accept more reservations than they can reasonably accommodate for. I’m NOT looking for instant service at all but we were literally seated and ordered drinks/appetizers and waited 45 mins for drinks (beer, wine and 1 mixed drink) and still waited until we were seated over an hour and had t received appetizers. My husband finally got up to make sure they didn’t forget our order. Food when it arrived was good but we were there way longer than we expected- so so value overall. Will choose another restaurant in the future.

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  29. DelayneW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food of our entire trip to Whitefish, in our group we all tried something different & it was all excellent!

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  30. CynthiaS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate there twice and both times the food was excellent. The service was great .

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  31. JoleneC

    Montana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Service wasn’t as good. Our server seemed to be annoyed when we asked for a bar menu instead of the main menu. Instead of offering us to sit in the bar he told us we couldn’t order from that menu. We had picky teenagers with us who didn’t want anything off of the menu and he seemed annoyed by that as well. Not only that, but our food food an hour to get out even though they were slow. Never refilled the kids drinks either. Will not be coming back

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  32. Kwordschroeder

    Yucatán

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dinner in whitefish! Hands down 😍 everything was delicious and service was phenomenal!

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  33. FallonD

    Montana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the Boat Club primarily because well..it was one of the few restaurants still open this time of year. It boasts a nice view of Whitefish Lake and it was nice to see the boats crossing to and fro, perhaps on the last voyage of the year as the crisp fall weather succumbs to winter’s cold grasp. My wife, wearing nicely fitted jeans and a black top, was the perfect dining partner and the natural light framed her photogenic face perfectly. Glancing across the room, I couldn’t help but wonder what the average snowfall was in Whitefish. As usual, my wife came to the rescue and reminded me that it snows about 73" annually in Whitefish. That is a lot of snowfall. I imagine the old timey settlers were probably like “man this sucks” but nevertheless the snow came, claiming victim after victim that year. My Boat Club menu choice reminded me of this feeling as I bit into my king salmon, flavored by hope and anticipation but not much else. I would say it was like medium good but not the best ever. But I like king salmon so down the gullet it went. My wife, less impressed by the menu than I, chose a plate full of multicolored fungus. and when I say multicolored I mean the sauce was a shade of radioactive green that I believe was the herb oil. I will admit she is a bit persnickety but she was very nonplussed and ate half of it, foisting the remainder on yours truly. “No thanks, fam” I exclaimed as I pushed it away, a dour expression spreading across my face. We shrugged the meal off and remain married to this day, forged by the fire of surviving this meal together.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    One server for the entire DR was not enough actually received our first course b/f our drinks arrived. Had to ask for the complimentary drink. Sad about the experience.

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  35. r2b2

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really great meal - perfectly cooked wagyu steak and pork mole. Appetizer of calamari was tender, lightly breaded, and with a tasty lemony dipping sauce. Our server was really nice, very professional, and timely. This was a staycation for us, so we'll be back soon!

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  36. Buster

    Western NC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On of the best meals we had in a very long time. Our waitress did an exceptional job the were short handed and and she did the work of 3 people. Highly recommend .

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  37. Nanster

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, rustic resort. The Boathouse bar was great, wonderful cocktails and bartenders. Jean was a great waitress, food was outstanding. Lovely view from the dining rom. Great entertainment in the lounge.

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  38. LeahP

    Montana

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful setting. Bartender and drinks were excellent although they were out of Caymus. Food was phenomenal! We showed up early for our reservation and although the restaurant was not full, they did not seat us even one minute early, we then waited 10 min before our server even greeted us. Service was very slow and every table seated after us got their food first. Hoping that was a rare incident with service, otherwise everything was fantastic. Would definitely go again. Bar service was on point. We’d probably sit there with Joey to eat next time

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu changed dramatically from the last time we were there. So much so there were few er items I was able to eat due to diet restrictions. Sometime simpler ingredients are better but the whole menu is very “fancy”. Butter and sweet sauces seem to make the dishes more than the main ingredients. We love the ambiance and the service is always wonderful. I wish the food , although tasty and delicious, included some simpler choices.

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  40. Mntraveler

    Minneapolis

    30 reviews

    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were looking forward to eating here to celebrate our anniversary. The expectation that this is a fine dining restaurant with prices that match. When seated we ordered drinks and an appetizer. Drinks came….no appetizer. We waited 20 minutes after drinks served and flagged the waitress who took a second drink order, our salad and entree order. We received the second drinks and no appetizer. The waitress was cavalier about the situation while trashing the management. The manager came over and apologized saying the kitchen was backed up (other tables were being served promptly) and finally appetizer and salads came together. The Caesar salad was very warm so assume it was sitting under the hot lights for a time. The waitress came back and took my husbands glass of wine (even though he drank 1/3 of it) and said she served him the wrong one and gave him another glass. Waited another 20 to 30 minutes and finally received our meal. My husband ordered the Filet ($70) and it was chewy (tendon running through it) and half of it was raw and warm, not hot. The manager apologized again and offered dessert but by then we had enough. The manager did comp our dinner (which was not our intent). He later came to our room with a bottle of champagne. This dinner was such a disappointment when we planned it for such a special occasion. There are too many choices of fine dining restaurants in the area for less money and much better food and service.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Boat Club Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (406) 863-4040 ext. 4040.

The Boat Club Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 705 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Boat Club Restaurant

1380 Wisconsin Ave, Whitefish, MT 59937

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wisconsin Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Whitefish
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet is complimentary and self-parking is available across the street at our Viking Lodge.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Morrison
  • Entertainment
    Join us in the Boat Club for live entertainment every Wednesday and Saturday evening.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (406) 863-4040 ext. 4040
  • Catering
    For meetings for 3 to 2 hundred, The Lodge at Whitefish Lake provides the perfect location. The Executive Board room and private dining room are perfect for intimate gatherings. With over 6000 sq.ft., the conference room accommodates larger groups. For receptions or cocktails, select from the inside pre-function area or outdoor lakeside space.
  • Private party facilities
    Join us in our lakeside private dining room that seats up to 12 guests or our private lakefront event room that seats up to 30 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Heather Shoff: (406) 863-4000
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