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good eats in Montana - Kalispell or Whitefish

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sam Jul 16, 2001 03:45 PM

We're heading out to Glacier National Park and looking for good places to eat. Any suggestions?

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    steve RE: sam Jul 16, 2001 05:40 PM

    > We're heading out to Glacier National Park and looking for good places to eat. Any suggestions?

    I ate at the Kalispell place described below a couple of months ago, and was pretty impressed. Word is that worthy food is quite scarce in this neck of the woods:

    106. CAFE MAX - Chef Douglas DayÕs
    busy downtown Kalispell restaurant fea-
    tures fine food carefully prepared, beau-
    tifully presented. Diners are drawn to
    Cafe Max by entrees such as ÒWild
    Alaskan Chinook Salmon encrusted with
    fresh rosemary, chargrilled & served with
    a champagne & shallot sauce.Ó Famous for
    spectacular desserts & professional ser-
    vice. Extensive list of fine wine & beer.
    Reservations recommended.
    121 Main Street, Kalispell, MT 59903.
    PH: 406/755-7687.

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      Martha Copeland RE: sam Jul 24, 2007 07:34 PM

      Capers, and North Bay Grille, in Kalispell. Jag's for steak and prime rib, just down from the airport. Mama Bianca's, and Vivo Italiano (name may have changed) in Whitefish. There's a super store for provisions (very little prepared food) but super cheese case (vaccia rosa parmiggano, Pt. Reyes Blue) and they have Kobe beef - Gresko's which is over by Wal-Mart, on the main street in Kalispell. It's slowly getting better.

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        Jane917 RE: sam Jul 24, 2007 07:48 PM

        If you get to the east side of the park, don't miss the Cattle Baron Bar and Restaurant in Babb. Don't blink or you could miss Babb. The story behind the Cattle Baron is fascinating, and the Babb Bar in the older days (when I lived in MT), was quite colorful.

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          kkbriggs RE: sam Jul 25, 2007 07:29 AM

          I responded to this question at length a couple of months ago: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/389448 Enjoy your trip!!

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