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.