In Kalispell, find gourmet burgers, including Montana bison, elk, and yak at Hop's Downtown Grill. 406 Bar & Grill is your classic American dining spot with a big tapas menu. Visit Bonelli's Bistro for Italian with a Mediterranean influence, and ScottiBelli's Ristorante Italiano for a more elegant menu. Sykes Diner is the place to go for a slice of pie, and locals love the pizza at Moose's, a true Montana saloon. New to downtown is Blue Samurai Sushi, owned by a fresh fish maestro.
In Whitefish, Tupelo Grill serves creative Southern cuisine and fresh seafood, Latitude 48 fuses traditional and contemporary trends, and Cafe Kandahar is the fine dining option at Whitefish Mountain Resort village. Choose between Wasabi and Indah for sushi, or Ciao Mambo and Abruzzo Italian Kitchen for the best firestone pizza and house-made pasta.
In Bigfork, Showthyme Restaurant's menu offers elegant and creative American, while Moroldo's Ristorante Italiano is authentic Northern Italian, and Schafer's Restaurant is known for sophisticated dining overlooking Flathead Lake.
Distilleries & Breweries
And don't forget the local distilleries and breweries: there's more than ten in the Flathead Valley, including Kalispell newcomers SunRift Brewing, Bias Brewing, and Vilya Spirits.