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Running Bear Pancake House

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538 Madison Ave, 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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Early start & great breakfast

Open early, we had a delicious meal with coffee long before the rest of the area was stirring. Service was great and it is clearly a popular locals spot as well. Price is reasonable. Great images of running bear adorn this place inside and out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Googol323
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Open early, we had a delicious meal with coffee long before the rest of the area was stirring. Service was great and it is clearly a popular locals spot as well. Price is reasonable. Great images of running bear adorn this place inside and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wow!!!! The food was so good. The service was awesome as well. The portions are huge and fresh made to order. Love everything about this place. Well worth the wait. A breakfast must. You will not get a bad meal here. We have been coming for a few years and the quality of food and service is consistent.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Totally yummy, tons of food for everyone. The value is there. My family loved the breakfast, lunch and dinner, sometimes having breakfast for dinner... A must eat place, but come hungry.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

10:30 Sunday morning, late June in West Yellowstone. It was no surprise this place was busy, and the "help wanted" sign in the window was definitely warranted. We were seated elbow-to-elbow with the family at the next table, and we took care of details like switching out a chair for a highchair ourselves. The hostess and servers were clearly doing... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

They open at 6 am - portions are very large - served on oval platters - food is hot and fresh. Great selection. Prices are reasonable too. We ordered breakfast and also ordered box lunches to take into the park. The lunches were brought half way through the meal so no waiting. Lunch consisted of a deli sandwich, chips, apple,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a delicious breakfast and the service was friendly and the wait was reasonable. The pancakes were fluffy and the meals were not expensive for the area. The fruit bowl was huge and fresh, though a little pricey, as was the coffee and juice. The biscuits and gravy are not one of their specialties.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went for breakfast. The staff was very warm and friendly. And most importantly the food was very good. The pancakes were excellent.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Impressed with positive reviews, we went to breakfast at Running Bear Pancake House. Although the place was far from crowded, our waitress took 10 - 15 minutes to give us menus. When we saw her again, the question, "Can I substitute egg whites?" sent her off to investigate, unfortunately, to never return. She was next spotted across the next room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I recently visited Yellowstone and stayed in West Yellowstone. We went to a couple of breakfast places and the food was by far the best. I loved it. The place can get a bit crowded and our server had her hands full but that was kind of a given being that it's their peak season. Overall, it's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Took 30 minutes for them to take our order and then another 45 minutes to get the food. The food was ok. Had the Mexican Skillet and Eggs Benedict. Even though skillet says there is no meat, there was, which for me is ok but not a vegetarian unknowing. I have had much better.

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Additional Information about Running Bear Pancake House

Address: 538 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone Number: +1 406-646-7703
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  West Yellowstone
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 538 Madison Ave, 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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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