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With our location in northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley, it’s no surprise that Kalispell has robust culinary offerings. From bakeries to breweries and farm-to-table restaurants to cideries, Kalispell has an array of places to taste Montana.

No matter your dining style or budget, Kalispell has diverse options for enjoying Montana’s culinary scene.  With a heritage firmly rooted in agriculture and ranching, today Kalispell’s dining landscape consists of gardens, farms, bakeries, farmers markets, coffee shops, restaurants, food trucks and grocers, many of who carry, sell and serve local products or incorporate them into their menus. As you make your way around town, you’ll see a few recurring themes and flavors making their way into a variety of dishes, particularly huckleberries and Flathead cherries.

For Montana-inspired flavors, dig into a bison, elk or yak burger at Hops Downtown Grill, sip on huckleberry-filled milkshakes at Norm’s Soda Fountain and enjoy perfectly tossed pizza at Moose’s Saloon. Serving as the perfect complement to dining options are watering holes and a well-rounded craft beverage scene that includes beer, wine, ciders and spirits. Sip on more than 40 kinds of ales and lagers made from Montana-grown malted barley, hand-picked hops and local flavors like cherries, apples and huckleberries at Kalispell breweries. Enjoy small-batch spirits – including whiskey, gin, absinthe, rum and vodka – at local distilleries. 

LOCAL CRAFT BEVERAGES: Relax and enjoy Montana-made brews, hard cider and spirits

With Kalispell’s location in northwest Montana and the incredible local farms, orchards and produce within easy reach, it’s likely no surprise that Kalispell has a hearty craft beverage scene. And with so many flavors to choose from, the best way to taste the many flavors of Montana is to start sipping at one of our […]


WHERE TO EAT & DRINK: Dine Out in Kalispell, Montana

From sipping on made-right-here cider to biting into a bison burger, Kalispell’s culinary scene has lots to offer. Taste Montana at local bakeries, coffee shops, distilleries, bistros and restaurants.


Taste Montana with Huckleberries and Cherries

With Kalispell’s location in a lush valley, it’s likely no surprise that this mountain town is home to two of the tastiest fruits around — huckleberries and cherries. The Flathead Valley area has lush fruit orchards that line Flathead Lake and are home to cherry orchards, with a diverse variety that includes Lapin, Sweetheart, Rainer […]


Dig into Kalispell’s Dining Scene with These Five Must-Try Items

With Kalispell’s location in a fertile valley that’s home to farms, ranches and orchards, it’s likely no surprise that our culinary scene is thriving. In our mountain town, you can find a variety of dining options that range from creative steakhouses to a cidery with on-site orchards and mouth-watering BBQ to elevated bistros. 

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Montana Coffee Traders-Downtown Kalispell

Coffee Shops, Downtown, Food & Drink

Since 1981, Montana Coffee Traders has been roasting fine coffees in an old farmhouse in Whitefish. After more than a quarter century in business, MCT’s roots run deep through our community. ...

Withey’s Health Foods

Downtown, Food & Drink, Local Fare

Withey’s Health Foods has been serving NW Montana’s Nutritional Needs Since 1958. ...

Unleashed. A Winery

Craft Beverage, Food & Drink

Unleashed: A Winery is a tasting room and gathering space located in downtown Whitefish. We offer locally-crafted wines inspired by the flavors of our mountain town. ...

The Sitting Duck

Bars, Flathead Lake, Food & Drink, Local Fare, Places to Go, Restaurants

Looking for a place to relax and refuel during your Flathead Lake adventure? Stop by The Sitting Duck, a must-visit bar and grill located in charming Woods Bay along the east shore. With incredible lakefront views, 2 decks, and 2 docks with pet friendly beach access, it offers the perfect spot to relax and dip your toes in the water. Relax with an award winning bloody mary or enjoy lunch on the ...

Tamarack Alehouse & Grill

Bars, Craft Beverage, Food & Drink, Local Fare, Restaurants

Tamarack Alehouse and Grill is nestled beneath the Rocky and Mission Mountains in Lakeside, Montana, near the shores of beautiful Flathead Lake. High ceilings, fascinating architectural details, and a warm ambiance help make it the best spot in the Flathead Valley to relax with great food and handcrafted ales. The creek-side patio is the perfect place to hang out and enjoy the outdoors with friend...

Albertsons Food & Drug

Food & Drink, Local Fare, Shopping

Visit your neighborhood Albertsons located at 900 W Idaho St, Kalispell, MT, for a convenient and friendly grocery experience! ...

FreeStone Restaurant & Bull Trout Bar

Bars, Food & Drink, Local Fare, Restaurants

Experience Kalispell’s newest fine dining, the Freestone Restaurant and Bull Trout Bar & Casino. The restaurant and bar feature award-winning dishes crafted by the executive chef, and carefully curated drink selections. A private dining room is available for your special occasions. ...

Ceres Bakery

Coffee Shops, Downtown, Food & Drink, Local Fare

Ceres Bakery is located in downtown Kalispell and proudly serves the Flathead Valley with fresh pastries, delicious breads, gorgeous cakes, and rich coffee. ...

Big Mountain Ciderworks

Bars, Craft Beverage, Food & Drink, Local Fare, Restaurants

Flathead Valley’s first hard apple cider orchard and cidery. We make hard cider from heirloom cider and dessert apples grown on our orchard and apples from locally sourced orchards. ...

Norm’s Soda Fountain

Downtown, Food & Drink, Local Fare, Restaurants

Take a step back in time to a 1930’s local, family-run burger shop & soda fountain. Complete with shakes, hand dipped cones, and old fashioned ice cream sodas, we also have over 700 kinds of candy.   ...

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