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Echo Lake Cafe

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1195 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911
406-837-4252
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place for Breakfast!!!

I own a B&B here locally, so it's very rare that I can go out for breakfast. But when I do get out, during the off season, Echo Lake Café is the place to go! I especially enjoy the different baked goods that change daily! There is nothing you can order on the menu that isn't warm and delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Kalispell, Montana
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Echo Lake before on three or four occasions and the food has been good American style food. Huge portions with average presentation, but a decent enough place for breakfast. We went for lunch on 31 August. My wife ordered a Ranch Scramble and when it was served it was stone cold. The waitress tried again... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I own a B&B here locally, so it's very rare that I can go out for breakfast. But when I do get out, during the off season, Echo Lake Café is the place to go! I especially enjoy the different baked goods that change daily! There is nothing you can order on the menu that isn't warm and delicious!!! Great... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is our usual stop when we are back in Bigfork. Everyone in our family has a favourite dish and we are never disappointed. It's always good and delicious. When you arrive in the summertime, be prepared to wait. It is worth the wait. The hollandaise sauce it spot on... Just like my mothers (creamy and flavorful with a little... More 

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Dover, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had breakfast here as were we passing through the area and were pleasantly surprised! a very large breakfast menu with a number of really unique offerings aside from the usual fare. I had the crepes filled with eggs and veggies and covered in a delicious Hollondaise sauce - to die for! Humongous portion, had to take half of it in... More 

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This charming little restaurant gets pretty busy. That is how you can tell that the food is really really good. I ate here as a party of five and all of us very much enjoyed our food. A couple of us were vegetarians and were pleased to find a good array of choices! The veggie burger rocked. So did the... More 

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Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were told by the owner of the cabin we were staying at that breakfast at Echo Lake Cafe was a must! He was right! You could also tell there were a lot of locals there, which is usually a good sign. We ate there twice during our stay in Bigfork, MT and were completely full both times. The food... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Wow, we were driving along looking for a place to have breakfast and noticed this place with the parking lot overflowing--Good sign. What a great decision it was. In addition to the food they also have a nice patio area (in which we ate) and nice grounds and benches for people that are waiting. We can't say enough about the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Portions at the Echo Lake Cafe are staggering for little Europeans, but oh my! What delicious food! Very organized wait list, efficient handling, and above all, the delicious taste of truly homemade food. This establishment deserves every bit of its statewide reputation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were looking for a place for lunch on our way to Glacier and by chance happened upon the Echo Lake Cafe. What a wonderful find!!!! The grilled chicken sandwiches were excellent. They also served breakfast through the lunch hours. They did close at 2:30 p.m. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are heading through Bigfork, MT

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were recommended to come here by locals and I can see why, the food was very good. However our server was short, never smiled and seemed super inconvenienced by us. We had our 2 small children and so I ordered their meals right away and politely requested for them to be brought out as soon as they were ready... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1195 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: 406-837-4252
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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