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30890 Us Highway 2, Libby, MT 59923-3135
406-293-4000
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8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gem on Highway 2

Driving from Idaho to Kalispell on Highway 2 doesn't provide a lot of options for lunch. Fortunately in Libby, one of a handful of places with food choices on the route, there's the Last Straw Café. I wouldn't call it great, but it's a little gem out in the middle of the Nowhere neighborhood. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
OregonJohn97338
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Dallas, Oregon
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Dallas, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Driving from Idaho to Kalispell on Highway 2 doesn't provide a lot of options for lunch. Fortunately in Libby, one of a handful of places with food choices on the route, there's the Last Straw Café. I wouldn't call it great, but it's a little gem out in the middle of the Nowhere neighborhood. It's a fairly small nondescript diner,... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Last Straw cooks up one of the best burgers in the whole Inland Northwest! Casual atmosphere and attentive service make it one of Libby's best cafes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On our way to Glacier, we stopped at the Last Straw Cafe and were pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness and decorations of this establishment. My partner had a breakfast which included eggs, hash browns and biscuit. He enjoyed his meal immensely. I had the BLT with sweet potato fries and it was great. The service was excellent and the atmosphere... More 

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Libby, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a cute, country-decorated lunch place with a pretty good menu. It seems to have a high rate of turnover with the wait staff, so you often get someone who is new, slow or forgetful. The cooking is okay for Libby, but no great shakes in a bigger metro area. We used to eat here often, but the last... More 

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Libby, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We hoped for a simple lunch. Husband ordered the cheeseburger with fries. The bottom bun was slathered with garlic butter? No pickles but tones of sliced cukes. Burger itself was big but too big. It was more like a small meatloaf. On top was a bunch of blue and feta cheese. Is this what you expect when you order a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stopped by on the way out of town. Looked like a neato place to eat. I had the haystack....WOW! That was awesomeness for my mouth! I will definitely come back...one negative is the corned beef hash....a LOT left to be desired there...hope they change the supplier or the recipe...only negative I have tho...keep up the great work...

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Ordered wheat toast and got burnt 9 grain. Ordered crispy hashbrowns and got soggy burnt ones. What's with the charcoal? The owner also degraded one of the workers in front of others. Not cool.

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Libby, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The food here is excellent, nothing fancy but most menu items are made from scratch. It's a small place with a cute rustic décor, service is acceptable given the fact only one person runs the front of the house, winter hours are limited so go early during the off season. It's a nice alternative to the typical fast food joint... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If I can go out for lunch during the week, this is one of my top choices. I love their Harvest Burger with Spinach Tortellini soup. I used to get it with the emu patty but they've replaced that option with Longhorn a couple of years ago. Longhorn has more flavor than the Angus patty but I'm not sure if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

A nice surprise for this area. I'm in Libby about twice a year or more and this is the eatery I stop at. Remember tho they close at 4 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30890 Us Highway 2, Libby, MT 59923-3135
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Libby
  • Phone Number: 406-293-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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