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Echo Lake Cafe

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1195 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911-6308
+1 406-837-4252
06:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:30
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This charming little cafe is a throw back to simpler times! The quality, quantity and flavor of our food was outstanding and worth the wait of 20 minutes on a busy Saturday morning!

1 Thank lola750
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Country cabin inside and out. Everything was delicious. Eggs Benedict....Hugh tasty pancakes... chicken fried steak.... and even a burger for breakfast. Lunch and breakfast all day. Staff very courteous.

Thank Cindy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy place, nice decoration. I ordered the Greek Omelette and it was delicious. Their home-fried potatoes itself is a reason to visit. One of the best breakfast experiences during our road trip.

Thank Juko M
Bigfork, Montana
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always excellent. They make all their food homemade with wonderful specials each day. They serve breakfast and lunch and all is really good...with many unique selections.

Thank jannorskog
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ended up here for a girls' lunch while in Bigfork. Great soup (the clam chowder was incredible), salads and sandwiches. It was a nice atmosphere, even when busy. AMAZING service. A menu to accommodate several special diets, including gluten free.

Thank pamelarI179FL
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you want good food and friendly staff, this is the place. We ate here in Sept. 2016. We had a good time a very good breakfast. I do also think the coffee could be better. We will come back.

Thank Woody's Honda
Vero Beach, Florida
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in Montana and anywhere else I've been, make sure to choose the fresh muffin , you can get toast& English muffins anywhere . Great service & food, these folks have it going on. Do your self a favor if your in the area, you will not be disappointed. Recommended to us by a legendary local fishing & hunting... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We drove out of the way to eat at the Echo Lake Cafe, and am I ever glad we did. I had the Eggs Benedict served with the very best hollandaise sauce I have EVER eaten. It was beautifully plated, absolutely delicious, and fairly priced. I asked the waitress about it and was told it was made fresh every morning.... More 

1 Thank Terri B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Our bill for breakfast for four was $100 not including a tip. We only go here when we have company as it's just to expensive.

Thank Laura Y
Robert Y, Owner at Echo Lake Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Laura, We really do appreciate customers like you that order the best of what we have to offer and it sounds like you must have ordered multiple drinks and side orders each as well. But the 100.00 comment you made is way off from what the average party of 4 spends in our cafe. Our menu items vary from... More 

Miami, Florida
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I can't say how many times I've eaten here but we never travel to Bigfork without making time to have a meal at the Echo Lake Cafe. I like riding bikes to get there because I eat so much I feel better combining it with some exercise. It doesn't matter what you get but I love the patty melt, the... More 

1 Thank SBHTravels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1195 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911-6308
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: +1 406-837-4252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?