About Us

rileys-about1Designed to delight folks of ALL ages, Riley’s will score a touchdown, basket, hole-in-one or homerun whatever the season with the tastiest of dishes. Enjoy brick oven-fired pizza, in house wood smoked baby back ribs, cherry wood smoked steak sandwich, Kobe Angus burgers, fabulous salads or wings with over-the-top creative sauces! Pair your fare with a choice of 8 cold brews on tap or a cocktail of choice and your favorite sports team showing on our hi-definition wide screen televisions and you have a family-friendly environment that’s always a winner any night of the week.

rileys-about2In the summer, dining on the patio is a favorite of our customers who have been coming to Riley’s from far and near for over 13 years. The warm breezes, long days and fantastic views of Flathead Lake are the perfect accompaniment to tasty meal with family or friends. In the colder months, who wouldn’t savor a night out, a local brew on tap and a brick-oven fired delicious pizza? No worries, there are smaller portions for the wee ones.

Family, friends, great food and sports are the magic combination for making memories and what better place to do that than at Riley’s on Flathead Lake in beautiful Woods Bay, Montana? Visit us. It’s the best tailgate party ever and we’ll do all the work. Enjoy!

Riley’s located at the Top of Woods Bay, overlooking Flathead Lake.


Owner Profiles

Search the Flathead Valley in Northwestern Montana and you won’t find three more diverse owners than Rob Wink, David May and Casey Engel. “We’re like the odd couple of the restaurant business, only there’s three of us,” says Rob.

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Rob Wink
Rob Wink, real estate developer, has spent the past 30 years creating luxurious Montana lifestyles in exceptional settings. Now Rob is ready for a new venture. “I wake up every morning thinking about where I am going to eat,” he muses. Rob enjoys the experience of dining out and knows what a dining experience should be—superb food and a marvelous social experience. That is exactly what he is striving for at Riley’s. An exceptional dining experience, a place to bring friends and family and the finest food.
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David May
David May, a long time Bigfork restaurateur, is the business manager of the threesome. He tunes the restaurant business like a fine violin and makes it all happen, flawlessly. As the owner and chef of the Bigfork Inn for a number of years, David understands consistency and quality. Day in and day out, David makes Riley’s flow and function, always keeping the diner’s desires and needs at the center of the operation. “A restaurant full of satisfied guests whose expectations have been exceeded is my everyday goal,“ he says.
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Casey Engel
Casey Engel hails from a family of restaurateurs. You may recognize him from Many Springs at Yellow Bay on beautiful Flathead Lake. The youngest of the group, Casey is the executive chef and creator. In fact, you may not see him at all because he is in the kitchen designing and preparing fabulous culinary delights that he has crafted from scratch with his staff of excellent chefs.