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Cafe Kandahar

Thoughtfully Constructed Cuisine

Serving thoughtfully constructed cuisine inspired by classic and modern influences. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and Wine Enthusiast Award of Unique Distinction. Listed as one of two "Best Restaurants" in Montana by Frommer's Montana & Wyoming: "Chef Andy Blanton has raised the stakes in the Whitefish culinary scene..." A 2011 James Beard Foundation "Best Chef: Northwest Semifinalist".


Dinner: 5:30-9:30 pm

Cafe Kandahar and the Snug Bar are open for the Summer and Winter Seasons. Summer season begins mid June and ends in late September. The Winter Season begins in mid December and ends in late March.

The Cafe (main dining room) will be open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday starting at 6:00 pm with the last reservation at 9:00 pm. The Snug Bar will normally be open seven days a week from 4:00 pm till closing. When open the Snug Bar will offer the bar food menu from 5:00 pm to closing. For Christmas Eve, Christmas Night, and New Years Eve and New Years Night we will be opening earlier - please call for details.

Chef Andy will be featuring various tasting menus with choices for each course. Call for specifics and details.

Cafe Kandahar has distinguished itself as the premiere dining destination in Northwest Montana. Be prepared for an unparalleled dining experience, located inside Kandahar Lodge at Whitefish Mountain Resort. We look forward to entertaining you!

Cafe Kandahar has been a cornerstone of Whitefish dining for the last 28 years. The restaurant is located inside the beautiful Kandahar Lodge, in the heart of the village at Whitefish Mountain Ski and Summer Resort, a mere 25 miles from majestic Glacier National Park. Our main dining room commemorates the beginning years of Whitefish Mountain with wonderful black and white photographs of the proprietors and skiing legends that helped build (then named) The Big Mountain Ski Resort during the 1950's. Our tradition of fine dining and efforts toward continued culinary excellence characterizes Cafe Kandahar as a premier dining establishment, a distinction recognized by travelers and locals alike.