Where to Eat & Drink
Kalispell offers a range of dining options sure to suit your taste and budget. There’s the parade of local favorites, like Ceres Bakery for crusty artisan breads and the best sweet potato sticky buns anywhere, Moose’s Saloon where you’ll enter through swinging doors and dine on world famous pizza, and Norms News where you better save room for a huckleberry milkshake. If upscale is more to your taste, Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern and the 406 Bar and Grill offer exceptional menus and quality wine lists. For true Montana flavor, Hop’s Downtown Grill serves local bison, elk and yak burgers and boasts a list of 100 craft beers. Brannigan’s Irish Pub welcomes you with Bangers & Mash or Pasties with Guinness Gravy. And that’s just the beginning.
FARM TO TABLE
The culture and heritage of the Flathead Valley is rich in agriculture and ranching. Today the landscape is dotted with community gardens and farms and the farmers markets, restaurants and grocers that support the local products. Local elk, bison, beef, lamb and pork are processed in Kalispell at Lower Valley Meats and Farm to Market Pork. Kalispell Kremery is located only 10 feet from the milking barn of Hedstrom Dairy and provides products with as little processing, delay and milk manipulation as possible. Cherry orchards dot the shores of Flathead Lake and for those willing to take the time the elusive yet delicious huckleberries grow wild. Help us support our local farms and gardens.
Visit the interactive Flathead Farm Map
The Flathead Valley craft breweries produce more than 40 varieties of ales and lagers using unique ingredients such as Montana grown malts, hand-picked local hops, Montana huckleberry juice and Flathead Cherries. Small batch spirits are hand crafted and bottled at area distilleries producing unique and award-winning whisky, gin, absinthe, rum and vodka. Glacier Sun and Tailing Loop Wineries offer a range of wines from locally grown Montana fruit to Northwest varieties. New on to the scene, cideries – Rough Cut Hard Cider and Big Mountain Ciderworks serve a rotating selection of ciders on tap. You can also find many of these local beverages served in Kalispell bars and restaurants.
Learn more about our local libations.
Map of the 17 Flathead Valley Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries and Cideries - we'll drink to that! (Responsibly, of course)
Flathead Valley Water Refill Stations Map - by drinking from and refilling water bottles, you can help prevent plastic water bottle waste in the beautiful Flathead Valley