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Running Bear Pancake House

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538 Madison Ave, P.O. Box 465, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7703
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Description: Family Friendly Full service restaurant serving breakfast all day...
Family Friendly Full service restaurant serving breakfast all day. Homemade pies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, quick breads. Espresso drinks available, Box Lunches available. Breakfast 6:00am to 2:00pm Lunch 11:00am to 2:00pm
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  • 56
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  • 23
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Portions are good. Raspberry sayce gor pancakes was amazing. Service was good. Everything seemed clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Amber H
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Portions are good. Raspberry sayce gor pancakes was amazing. Service was good. Everything seemed clean.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Not a single worker was smiling in the place. The woman who cashed me out didn't even look me in the eye when she said "have a nice day" as she was turning away. The kids' meals don't come with drinks, so my son's 8 oz Apple juice was $2.85 extra. The buttermilk pancakes are good, but don't bother with... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We discovered this gem on our first trip to West Yellowstone almost 30 years ago. We've been back to the area about half a dozen times and this is the only place we eat for breakfast. The staff is friendly and efficient, even when they're busy (which is just about always). Even so, we've never had to wait very long... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I went to this restaurant and it was close. The sign said it's closed until April 4. That is the reason I give it one star. Everywhere it's published that they open at 6 AM and arrived here with a hungry stomach and they have a handwritten sign in the window... "Closed till April 4"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Friendly staff and a great breakfast. Everything tasted great and the portions were generous. We would go back again...

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Atlanta
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lots of locals were there so that's always a good sign. Friendly folks, fast service, great breakfast including pancakes. They open early which is a big plus and the prices are reasonable. We'd go back....

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had breakfast here twice during our trip to West Yellowstone. Service is quick and friendly, and we appreciated that they open at 6 every day. Try the breakfast sandwich! Only disappointment was the quick bread I ordered--it had obviously been heated in the microwave and one of the slices was hard as a rock. Don't bother. Everything else was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Had breakfast there twice. Wonderful baked goods. My husbands pancakes were the size of his dinner plate. Huckleberry syrup is yummy! Plenty of food and friendly wait staff.

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North Suburbs, IL
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Form the pancakes to the Sticky buns, this is by far the best restaurant in West Yellowstone, MT. Great service and comfortable surroundings. The prices are very reasonable and you get plenty of food! It is on one of the man streets in town and once you have had their sticky bun you will go back for more. We have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have eaten breakfast at Running Bear Pancake House at least six times. I have ordered a variety of thing and have never left unsatisfied. The food is good, the servers are nice, and the decorations are great! I always enjoy looking at the art that hangs on the walls. Their hot chocolate is some of the best I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 538 Madison Ave, P.O. Box 465, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  West Yellowstone
  • Phone Number: +1 406-646-7703

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Family Friendly Full service restaurant serving breakfast all day. Homemade pies, muffins, cinnamon rolls, quick breads. Espresso drinks available, Box Lunches available. Breakfast 6:00am to 2:00pm Lunch 11:00am to 2:00pm
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?