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Buffalo Cafe | Whitefish, Montana

Food or Drink, Restaurant

The Buffalo Cafe has been a favorite Whitefish meeting place for locals and visitors since 1980. Homegrown specialties riff off a central theme: Heaping plates of potatoes, eggs, chorizo, and tortillas, a unique Mexican-Montana blend.

Charlie and Linda Maetzold are in charge until 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is served until closing.

In 2008, the Maetzold sons, Andy and Alex, opened the Buffalo for dinner after winning a beer and wine license lottery. For the first time ever, the Buffalo is open for dinner. It was a bit of a shock to the locals, but Whitefish folks are a resilient bunch and they soon adjusted.

Owner Charlie Maetzold is the chief cook for breakfast and lunch. Then you're likely to find him in the mountains in the afternoon. – courtesy of Buffalo Cafe

Driving Directions

Downtown Whitefish - 514 3rd Street


6:30 - 2:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday. Dinner 5-9 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Seasons and Months Open

Year Round