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Echo Lake Cafe

1195 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911
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Ranked #3 of 45 restaurants in Bigfork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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93% Recommend
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English first
Mooreville, Mississippi, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

I know you think that anyone can cook an egg...and you are right, but these folks can put together a GREAT breakfast that always begins with the egg! I only ate breakfast there, with family, but we all were very pleased, right down to my grandsons. All five of us chose different menu items and we were all pleased with... More

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Cheyenne, WY
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We were in Kalispell for vacation and my daughter suggested this restaurant as it is one of her favorites. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast on their patio. Beautiful atmosphere, great service and outstanding food. If you go here you won't be disappointed. The portions are generous and flavorful. I had the half order of the crepe omelet and it was... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

Be prepared to wait...for good food. We visited Echo Lake Café twice on our vacation to Echo Lake; first on a Saturday afternoon (waited 50 minutes to be seated), and on a Monday morning (waited 10 min). The portions were large and food was freshly made. Nothing fancy-but definitely good. My daughters salad, though described in the menu as being... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

For those of us who live a fast paced life in the big city, slowing down and savoring the moment can be challenging. A great place to unwind, visit with friends and family, enjoy the beautiful scenery and the lovely gardens, AND have an awesome meal is at Echo Lake Cafe. This is not a place for a drive-by meal.... More

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Victoria, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Five of us arrived on the Tuesday before July 4th at about 8:30AM. We were shown to a table almost immediately but the restaurant started to fill soon after. Four of us ordered the two egg, two pancake, two sausage plate ($9.50). The pancakes were the size of dinner plates. One of our party ordered Joe's Special which was an... More

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Gilroy, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Open for breakfast and lunch daily. Sit inside or out. Had delicious cod tacos, split pea soup and burger w/ fries. All homemade and made to order. Local owners w/ good staff. A perfect spot to sit outside and just enjoy the view. Portions are large and worth the wait if there is a line.

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Tucson, Arizona
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109 reviews 109 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went for lunch with friends. We had to wait about 40 minutes to get into the place. We think it was because the food was basic but good. We were there for lunch and did some meal splitting. They were very accommodating. We enjoyed the meal.

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Red Deer, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had a good breakfast. We were grateful that we had order 1/2 orders the full size breakfast are huge. The service was ok, but nothing to write home about.

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Helena, Montana
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

great stop for home-maid dessert, potato fries or breakfast. great homey service too. early morning stop becuase they close at mid-day.

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Key Largo, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Thanks again TA reviewers for helping us find this great restaurant on our road trip. Very busy when we walked in, checked out all the meals on tables, everything looked so good it was so hard to decide what to have. Both meals were great and very large! The homemade muffins where fantastic. Could easily split a meal, but so... More

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