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Laughing Horse Lodge

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American, International, Contemporary
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Milemarker 71.5, Hwy 83, Swan Lake, MT 59911
406-886-2080
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Mostly organic. Always fresh. Totally delicious... Intimate, fine dining...
Mostly organic. Always fresh. Totally delicious... Intimate, fine dining without the attitude. Exceptional service and value. Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday, May - October. Special FreeFall Tuesday Chef's Table events and catering.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great quiet meal and chef

We stopped here on a lark, choosing to stop for the sake of finding rest. What a surprise! This is a great restaurant, a fascinating owner and chef, and a jewel that we will purposefully return to. Every entre (yes, we looked at other entres as they were brought to other tables) was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
BozemanPaul
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a lark, choosing to stop for the sake of finding rest. What a surprise! This is a great restaurant, a fascinating owner and chef, and a jewel that we will purposefully return to. Every entre (yes, we looked at other entres as they were brought to other tables) was delicious.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We experienced a wonderful meal! A sophisticated menu with fabulous service. It is such a gorgeous setting near Swan Lake. You don't have a lake view but you can just walk across the road and voila...there it sits in all its glory. The wine list is fabulous. We are vegan/vegetarian and it totally worked. I suggest to call ahead if... More 

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Johannesburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We camped nearby at Swan Lake Trading post and they recommended this spot for dinner- we were blown away by the amazing food and service. Kate, the owner/chef is a well-travelled master in the kitchen and we dined on Ahi steak and Angus sirloin. A little pricier than the usual in the area, but streets ahead of the others, and... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Fantastic place to go for dinner!! There are two very friendly yellow labs wandering around giving the place a homey feel.

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Lakeside, Mt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very unique dining experience. Food outstanding. Great service. Food is original and organic, and has cabins in the back for visitors. Great get away with wonderful meals.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The Breakfasts are to die for, the dinners are divine and the deserts will keep you coming back. My favorite desert is the chocolate cookie in the cast iron pan. I think of this all year!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When staying in Bigfork, we heard about the Laughing Horse and were wisely warned to make reservations for weekend dinner. We LOVED the experience. It is a unique atmosphere, dinner was exceptional, and the owner (awesome Kathleen) was the icing. We consider it a great find. During dinner we found out about a special peach pancake breakfast Kathleen was preparing... More 

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Bigfork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Cozy and good brunch experience - make sure that the restaurant is open before you drive over there.

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Clovis, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

When you drive up to the unpretentious Laughing Horse Lodge, it feels like you should be tying your horse to the hitching post out front. But inside, great things are happening with the food, the menu, the wine list, the presentation, and the charm of owner/chef/entertainer Kathleen. How this place stands out in the middle of Montana!!! To start, a... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Definitely make reservations. Plan on a leisurely meal. Dress is casual, but the food and wine available are exquisite.

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Address: Milemarker 71.5, Hwy 83, Swan Lake, MT 59911
Phone Number: 406-886-2080
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Swan Lake
Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Milemarker 71.5, Hwy 83, Swan Lake, MT 59911
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Swan Lake
  • Phone Number: 406-886-2080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary

Description

Mostly organic. Always fresh. Totally delicious... Intimate, fine dining without the attitude. Exceptional service and value. Open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday, May - October. Special FreeFall Tuesday Chef's Table events and catering.

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