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Eva Gates Homemade Preserves

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Address: 456 Electric Avenue, Bigfork, MT
Phone Number: (800) 682-4283
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A great place for a special occasion...

Showthyme is fine dining with amazing service. The food is consistently good, especially if you are looking for a special night out. Many friends say this is their favorite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Patti C
Bigfork, Montana
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Bigfork, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Showthyme is fine dining with amazing service. The food is consistently good, especially if you are looking for a special night out. Many friends say this is their favorite restaurant in Montana. I wouldn't go that far, but it is a fine place to eat a lovely and excellent dinner. Their specialty is toothfish, which is outstanding. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

If you're downtown Bigfork Eva Gates is a must see. So charming and friendly. The best Huckleberry Preserves and syrup. I like to buy the baking mixes also. Great gifts to send at Christmas.

Thank Kk V
Wichita KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A real lovely store with all sorts of homemade foods. The gift baskets are a great way to thank hosts or to celebrate.

Thank luv2travelwichita18
Kingwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Being in the Flathead Lake area for 5 days you find yourself craving Flathead Lake cherries and Swan Lake huckleberries. My wife was looking all over for cherry jam to take home. We found everything we couldn't find anywhere else a Eva Gates Preserves.

Thank PiccyKingwood_Texas
Bigfork, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The preserves that are produced in the Eva Gates kitchen have been sent to almost every state in the country over the past fifty years or so. They have consistently been a favorite of ours. The huckleberry flavor is particularly good on ice cream, but is also tasty on toast. These jams and jellies have proven to be great Christmas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We first went to Eva Gates 20 years ago, and it has not changed. We have traveled all over the U.S., and these are the best preserves we have ever had. It's fun to walk around Bigfork, but it wouldn't be worth the trip with this shop.

Thank OregonTraveltoes
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Very cute shop lots of great Montana charm. Tons of huckleberry inspired spreads and gifts. The person working there when we went was Eva's granddaughter - only in Montana!

Thank Gnocchi19
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

I have been going to Eva Gates since the 60's--though they have updated the building. It is a stop we make whenever in the area--the blackcap jam and syrup is fantastic! They do need to update their website that says they are open 7 days a week tho!

Thank BBMT
Turlock, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

This shop uses local fruit to make a terrific huckleberry jam. It is worth the visit since the preserves are made on site. Lots of interesting things to purchase in the gift shop. The business hours are not posted. Make a second trip or order the products on-line.

Thank rocklvr03

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