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Healthy Haven Cafe

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14305 US HWY 2 East, Essex, MT 59916
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere and staff (all from a single family) of this restaurant are delightful. We enjoyed the food, which was prepared right before our eyes.

Thank homeconn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner while driving from east glacier to west glacier. The host was extremely helpful, giving us tips on places to visit. The food was absolutely delicious!! It looked like family run place and the atmosphere was really warm and welcoming! Highlights of our trip to glacier!

Thank Arathi G
Franklin, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Great food! Loved their use of local ingredients. Huckleberries were in season & we tried both their huckleberry lemonade (slushie-like) & huckleberry pie. Loved it. Our entrees were wonderful--bison burger cooked on the grill, chicken dishes with a locally-made sauce & pasta.

Thank Wendy S
Cottage Grove, Oregon
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Homemade and healthy. Only complaint is that as an owner operated cafe they need to close to get a day off!!

Thank solotripping2014
Saratoga Springs, New York
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a family run restaurant and the service is good. Everyone is nice and polite. The food though is average at best with nothing special. If you are truly hungry and need a place to eat right away, this place is OK but otherwise, I would suggest driving down the road (Rte. 2) about 5 miles to the Izaak... More 

1 Thank David48562
Breckenridge, Colorado
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122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Cozy, friendly family run business. Nice selection on the menu. The dinner rolls are to die for! No alcohol served.

1 Thank HeidelbergSummer
Port Charlotte, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Multi generation family cooks and serves. Very service oriented. Great place to eat whether you are staying at the motel or traveling through.

2 Thank PTL2010
New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The breakfast buffet includes coffee, homemade cakes (the huckleberry coffee cake is amazing), cereal, oatmeal, biscuits, omelets, and belgian waffles all homemade at the inn

1 Thank M H
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Family owned with Dad and kids waiting tables, Mother does the cooking. Really nice to find a family ran business rather than corporate America establishment. . Ate here for dinner and breakfast.

1 Thank PaulBettyJustice
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

One would expect that the menu would be loaded with vegetarian and vegan options, but none were available. This restaurant is a Healthy Haven in name alone. The menu was loaded with the usual artery-clogging meat dishes, but nothing for the truly health-conscious. The motel and restaurant appeared to be clean, but the proprietors were neurotic about the potential of... More 

5 Thank BruceMoosedotCom
Randy M, Owner at Healthy Haven Cafe, responded to this review

Before we remodeled our rooms at the Inn on the same property, we allowed dogs in our rooms. During that time, it took more time to clean the room so it would be acceptable to guests that did not have dogs with them. After all our rooms were fully remodeled and set up with expensive quilts with bed skirts, we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $29
Vegetarian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14305 US HWY 2 East, Essex, MT 59916
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 406-888-5720
Located 20 miles from West Glacier, centrally located between East Glacier and West Glacier. While you gaze into Glacier National Park, the cafe will satisfy your taste buds with home-style meals. Start your day with a fresh breakfast buffet. We will help you finish your day with a home cooked meal for dinner, topped with a slice of huckleberry pie made fresh from Grandma.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?