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Running Bear Pancake House

538 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758-9525
+1 406-646-7703
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
538 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758-9525
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place opens super early so we came here for takeaway coffees, muffins and banana bread before heading into the park to catch the sunrise. Delicious freshly baked muffins, packed in to-go boxes with plenty of butter to spread in. Also must try the varieties...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kmm1610
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reliable breakfast in no frills setting. Bacon eggs pancakes, etc. good service. Crowd depends on time of year

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 770MaryB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for breakfast with my family. They were very busy with elbow-to-elbow seating. The food was good and staff friendly but there was a long wait due to the crowd.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nomad13887735126
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Ate Breakfast here one time. It was crowded, but we did not have to wait to be seated. We both had Pancakes, of course. Both food and service were very good. Our Server was from Bulgaria and she did a very good job. If you...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank webbfoot
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We always stop here when going thru Yellowstone because we love their boysenberry pancake syrup and have to stock up, We also like their breakfasts. We both had the Morning Glory. Unusual and good. Mini burgers, poached eggs over rice with gravy. We would order...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Leslie F
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had the French toast made with homemade bread..excellent. Came with warm syrup. Busy place so go early.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank C P
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere here is very homey and the food was very yummy! We were so glad we stopped here before heading into Yellowstone!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Savoryt
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We had breakfast there and you want to get there early. The place is packed because the food and service is so good. Make sure you eat here.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Marilyn E
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Every time I come to West Yellowstone I have breakfast here and this time was no different, and I'll probably eat here again tomorrow. I'll just order something else. I had my usual, eggs over medium (nice), canadian bacon (somewhat tough), toast, and the huge...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jimfromjackson
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

We were probably here for at least an hour. We had to wait quite a while for our food. My husband and I both got biscuits and gravy which we didn’t really care for. Biscuits were very floury and gravy was just ok. We are...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ssuder
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Patricia R
May 13, 2018|
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Response from Bruce B | Reviewed this property |
Well, I was not specifically looking out for your issues during my visit so I suggest a call directly to them if you wish to query them on meal preparation.
Alyssa T
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Kelly B | Property representative |
Yes we do offer Homemade Pies with Homemade crust.
Judy R
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Kelly B | Property representative |
Old Faithful is 30 miles from West Yellowstone. Drive time depends on traffic and animals.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758-9525
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  West Yellowstone
  • Phone Number: +1 406-646-7703
  • E-mail
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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