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Northern Lights Saloon and Cafe

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American, Bar
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265 Polebridge Loop, Polebridge, MT
+1 406-888-5669
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Kansas City, Missouri
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Funky little restaurant in the north fork area that was hugely popular and really busy with tourists for dinner on a Saturday in August. Was a little put off by the fact there was no running water (how do the employees wash their hands and tidy up?!) and just outhouses, simply bc I am a clean freak, but the food... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Who would have thunk? This place is in middle of nowhere and is a real treat. Small inside and has some outdoor seating. Excellent food. We were very hungry after a day of fly fishing, and had Sirloin, Steak Salad, and the daily special, Hot Turkey dinner. The real prize for me was the Huckleberry Pie. Outstanding. A real mix... More 

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Ortonville, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

As a town, Polebridge is a unique find. Not an easy place to get to. You won't find much in Polebridge except a Mercantile (amazing baked goods), a Hostel, an entrance to Glacier National Park, and the Northern Lights Saloon. But, a visit is well worth the effort. While there, eat at the Northern Lights Saloon. It is housed in... More 

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Rochester NY
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I had been to the Merchantile in Polebridge a number of times, but never to the Cafe. There was a waiting line outside of the cafe. It seemed like there were many loyal customers. We were able to get a table inside, they also have outside tables. While the inside is small, we found ourselves talking with many of the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Totally worth the trek to Polebridge. The day was absolutely perfect, and they have plenty of seating outside in the shade. There is a full bar with plenty of beer ontap. If they don't have the one you want, they offer excellent substitutes. Had a buffalo burger with bacon and cheese, and my husband had the elk burger. Both were... More 

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Hamptonville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Roughly a 45 minute drive north of West Glacier, 22 miles south of Canada, and right in the middle of the most unique place I have even been. Rustic, outdoorsy, friendly, and unique describe this cafe & saloon, with outside dining right alongside the dirt road entrance gate to the far northern part of Glacier Park. This will remain one... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This place is phenomenal. Cool relaxed atmosphere. Food is first rate. Chef is amazing. The outdoor patio is so fun. Music some nights. Great service. Drinks are in mason jars.

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Sweetgrass, Montana
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147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Polebridge, Mt is just south of the entrance to the North Fork of Glacier National Park, way off the beaten path. Considering this, it is amazing how much traffic the place gets! But once you experience first hand the food and the service, you will quickly see why so many people come from miles around (and just down the road)... More 

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Danville
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The rustic cafe was excellent and people were very nice. Lots of people with families eating, socializing, and playing volleyball indoor and outdoors. Our family ate there multiple times in our 3 day stay in the North Fork area.

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Thank Foster0891
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I can't give enough of a positive review to the chef cooking pizza at the Northern Lights Saloon. I asked and all they said was his name was Marshall. Dang, son. Best pizza I've ever had and I could eat pizza for every meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Polebridge Loop, Polebridge, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Polebridge
  • Phone Number: +1 406-888-5669

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?