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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

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    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
Echo Lake Cafe- small but good

Echo Lake Café has some of the best food in the area. My husband and I especially love breakfast. The Vegi Benedict is to die for and the regular Benedict is also good. Can get 1/2 a serving or a full. The Spinach Salad for lunch is special. Their home make dressing really makes this salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Peg P
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Bigfork, Montana
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bigfork, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Echo Lake Café has some of the best food in the area. My husband and I especially love breakfast. The Vegi Benedict is to die for and the regular Benedict is also good. Can get 1/2 a serving or a full. The Spinach Salad for lunch is special. Their home make dressing really makes this salad special. The restaurant is... More 

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bigfork,mt
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

it's ok- I've been here several times. It's not really anything to write home about. It's just....OK. Don't expect anything out of this world, and you won't be disappointed. I think people get excited about it because they give you large portions. I would rather have good quality rather than a bunch of average food- but thats just me. If... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I do need to note that our food is fresh, homemade, and of quality ingredients. Most of the food we serve is hand prepared, from scratch, without preservatives. Just read this list: all our muffins, coffeecake, cobblers, biscuits, banana bread, chorizo sausage, corned beef hash, blue-raspberry sauce, refried &... More 

Bigfork, Montana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This restaurant is a busy place in the Winter and worth the short wait !! they have a Smoked Salmon Omelet that is not to be missed!!

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Bigfork, Montana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Echo Lake Cafe offers wonderful local atmosphere combined with great home cooked meals, breakfast and lunch only. During the summer outdoor seating offers views of the Swam range. Can be crowded, especially during the summer months, as it's an extremely popular location with both the locals and summer tourists.

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Lethbridge Alberta Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a resident ( part time) this is one of our favorite places for breakfast or lunch when we are heading home great menu fresh everything local extremly helpful people Great food Great local place

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great friendly service even when full - and for midweek in Nov the fact that they were slammed speaks volumes. The creamy artichoke soup was great. The enchilada special is a crowd pleaser and the Rhonda sandwich is worth a return visit to try even more of the menu.

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Big Sky Country
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129 reviews 129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Our meals were wonderful. They offer a varied menu and daily specials, with breakfast options served during both breakfast and lunch. Large, delicious portions were served. I had the grilled turkey sandwich, which includes jack cheese, green chile on sourdough with a side of fries and cranberry. Excellent choice! Luckily, we were catching up friends passing through town and had... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was an awesome breakfast. Good variety on menu, lots of omlets and scrambles that are loaded. Pumkin pancakes were delicious. Got there at the right time, when we left there was a line outside waiting.

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Bigfork, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For years my wife and I have been enjoying Sunday breakfasts at the Echo Lake Cafe. We have never been disappointed by the food or service we have received. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing, and there is the option of outdoor seating when the weather allows. Their menu is varied, and they offer great scrambles. On Sunday the coffee... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Echo Lake Cafe is without a doubt the best breakfast spot in the Flathead Valley. I imagine lunch is too.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?