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Laughing Horse Lodge

Milemarker 71.5, Hwy 83, Swan Lake, MT 59911
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Swan Lake
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Californian
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Dining options: Reservations
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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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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203 reviews 203 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Heading to Northwest Montana to enjoy the outdoors, the mountains, Glacier National Park and the "Last Best Place"? Take the Swan Highway (83) South from Bigfork to the little town of Swan Lake to experience the best food in the region. This place would be a big success in any city but to settle in for a great meal in... More 

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Bigfork, Montana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Thank you Kathleen for the wonderful experience! Perfect meal, great atmosphere and not to forget the wonderful dessert. Thanks for the wonderful evening. ( we even enjoyed a fellow diner that got up and played the piano and sang, so special) Looking forward to returning to the horse.

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Great Falls, Montana
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our first time eating at this restaurant with friends who have a nearby lake house and we couldn't have had a better experience. The chef and proprietor, Kathleen, is very hands on with the food and the guests, and you really feel that you are dining in someone's home. The most amazing part of the meal was a beautiful curried... More 

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Carrollton, tx
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We had small kids with us because we were staying at the lodge. But if you can manage to come without your little ones you will love it even more. My 6 yr old ordered a bread basket with goat cheese spread, she loved it. My littlest is a junk food junkie, so he would only eat potato wedges but... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Laughing Horse Lodge and Restaurant at Swan Lake is a real gem in an unexpected place. Food is served on the first floor of the lodge or in the back patio, my favorite spot. Who would expect to find food of this quality along Highway 83 in a spot that is not really a town. The menu offers several... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have had a few meals here while visiting Swan Lake. The food is excellent. Service is slow but hey I was on vacation. The owner/chef is great. I have had breakfast and dinners here. Nice open area out back to eat or inside.

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Bozeman, Montana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a reservation and were not impressed with the service. I ordered a steak, which was not very good and my husband had fish. The prices were high and the food was underwhelming. I liked the seating area and flowers around the place but will not return.

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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, Contemporary, Eclectic, Californian

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