The Buffalo Cafe was first established in the early summer of 1979 in Big Fork Montana by Charlie and Linda Maetzold.  After several years in Bigfork, just before the birth of their first son Andy, Charlie and Linda packed their things and moved to the small ski town of Whitefish, Montana where they opened the Buffalo downtown and never looked back.  Over the years, the Maetzold family grew to include their second son, Alex.

The Buffalo Cafe has been family owned and operated by the Maetzold Family and for over 30 years, Charlie and Linda have worked hard to create one of the best breakfast and lunch establishments around. The Buff has since been voted “Best Breakfast in Whitefish” 6 of the last 8 years along with awards for “Best Lunch” and “Best Burger”. Now Alex and Andy are working on keeping it that way for the next 30 years

In May of 2008, after graduating from the University of Montana, Andy and Alex found their way back home to Whitefish and took on the challenge of opening the Buffalo Café’s first dinner operation-and the Buffalo’s Nightly Grill was born. Over the last few years, the Buff’s Nightly Grill has been awarded “Best new restaurant” and “Best Dinner on a Budget”. The Grill features a unique dinner menu but keeps to the same philosophy as always–home cooked food, made fresh and served with a smile.

Please stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner and take part in helping us do what we have always done-welcome our guests, both old and new, to join in sharing good food with family and friends.

Thank You!
-The Maetzold Family-

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