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Echo Lake Cafe

1195 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911
406-837-4252
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Ranked #4 of 46 Restaurants in Bigfork
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Painesville, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stayed in Kalispell are at a relatives and this is there GO TO place to take their houseguest for breakfast, well worth the drive.

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Chicago, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Long wait on Labor Day Monday. Seated in a small room with other large tables made for difficult conversation. Pecan waffle pretty plain though friends did like their omelets. Burrito omelet and others were rated really good. Service was fair. They do offer a pager if you want to sit outside. There is outdoor seating. I would recommend coming here... More

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West Simsbury, Connecticut
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175 reviews 175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Friends recommended this place to us and what a great find! I enjoyed a breakfast burrito and could not finish it. The eggs benidict was also outstanding. The staff was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere lively. All in all it was an outstanding way to start the day!

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Montana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The hostess was rude and almost surly when we arrived and checked in for a table. She later made a rude disparaging remark about us while we were waiting (over an hour) for a table. Child's meal was served over 15 minutes after everyone else's. All of the staff seem very unhappy and none are friendly.

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Bozeman, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Whenever we are in the Big Fork area we like to have breakfast at Echo Lake Cafe. So today on our way back home we stopped by, and as usual it was busy. We waited 40+ minutes for our table and at least that long for our food. Only complaint is they could have told us the kitchen was backed... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Couldn't resist the eggs and vegetable potatoes - covered in cheese! Beautiful outdoor patio with water feature, great service, great baked goods. Very satisfying on all levels.

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Cleveland, OH
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stopped for breakfast while staying in the area and made it our last stop on our way out too. Very good meal with variety on the menu. Definitely would come here again!

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Helena
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Cold, wet, and hungry on a motorcycle ride from Libby, MT heading for Helena, MT. Stopped in at the Echo Lake Cafe...got nervous when I saw a FULL parking lot BUT walked in was seated in less than 2 minutes, handed hot coffee from a very cheerful waitress, ordered and had hot food in less than ten minutes! And the... More

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Seattle, WA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped in the next day after driving by and seeing the crowd on our way to Jewel Basin for hiking as they close at 2pm. Cute little place, however the food was a huge miss. My husband ordered the grits and sausage - sausage was charred and food arrived lukewarm. I ordered the country eggs bene, also a miss as... More

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

I'm so sorry you had such a poor experience at our restaurant and hope you try us again, as you say maybe it was just an off day. I have talked to all of my managers and none of them remember talking to you let alone saying "breakfast is really hard to do and deliver a hot meal" which we... More

Red Deer, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The price isn't awesome but the food and place is! Love it there. We go every time we are at the cabin!! :)

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