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The Palette Cafe

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International, Pub
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734 9th Street West, #4, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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Wonderful lunch spot

Love the ginger lemonade, all of the sandwiches are delicious, kale chips are a must! desserts are delicious; love to bring friends here

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Love the ginger lemonade, all of the sandwiches are delicious, kale chips are a must! desserts are delicious; love to bring friends here

Thank covingtonLouisiana
Friona, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My husband and I were driving from West Glacier and checked Trip Advisor for a restaurant for lunch. The Pallette Cafe came up as #1 and didn't disappoint! We split the Roast Beef sandwich and the Pear Salad. The sandwich had hot beef, beet horseradish spead, and blue cheese. The salad had candied pecans, goat cheese, and excellent greens!

Thank Liz G
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Loved this place! Food and service were great. We arrived there about 20 minutes before closing time and the staff was great despite getting customers so close to closing time.

Thank AmyR8894
Kalispell, Montana
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I really really love the Palette. I have been many times and have never been disappointed. They have wonderful variety and a lot of options for vegetarians like me! I also had the most delicious scone ever here - milk chocolate toffee. In fact, I wish I were eating one now.

Thank megan e
Rio Vista, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband had an easy choice here as they had vegan foods. We both got the Thai bowls with peanut sauce. His had to full and mine had chicken and it was topped with a peanut sauce that was just the right amount of spice. I took a star off because it was so noisy and the noise reverberated off... More 

Thank Crt1943
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to Glacier since the reviews were favorable. Tried the wasabi bowl and the Vietnamese sandwich. Only ok. Lacking flavor. The bowl was certainly a healthy choice but mushy and anything billing itself as wasabi flavored should have a kick. Should have trusted the local who said " fairly flavorless stuff" think hippy tibetancoffee house

Thank Acooper913
Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We stopped at the Palette Cafe based on reviews searched up while heading to the Kalispell airport after our week in GNP. Delicious Sandwiches, bowls, salads and soups. Excellent options on the menu and a lot of care goes into finding great flavors and combinations. Everything was super fresh and super flavorful. Limited hours- 9-2pm during the week... the cafe... More 

Thank Leslie J
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Split a great wrap with a friend when I was in Columbia Falls, Mt while I was visiting Glacier National Park. The food is very creative, in a very good way! I had the Beef/Beet wrap that had a horseradish mayonnaise sauce on sliced roast beef and shredded beets (instead of pickles)!! Great combination. To drink I had a Brazil... More 

Thank skipdx
Whitefish, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stopped off at the Palette again and had 1/2 a sandwich and some kale chips. YUM! Excellent - yet again! AND - so affordable! People were very friendly and made me want to go back again! Thanks!

Thank m10465
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on the strength of other trip advisor reviews and we're not disappointed. The ginger lemonade was awesome. We had the blt and the cherry salad and both were delightful. Each bite was full of flavor. A great stop in the way from kalispell to Glacier!

Thank Natsfan24

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 734 9th Street West, #4, Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Columbia Falls
  • Phone Number: 406-897-2019

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: International, Pub
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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