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Echo Lake Cafe

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1195 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911-6308
+1 406-837-4252
06:30 - 14:30
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Brookneal, Virginia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited Echo Lake Cafe back in 2015 when I was visiting the Flathead Valley alone. I told myself I would take my wife there if ever we had the chance. Having moved here in February 2017, I just took the opportunity to share breakfast with my wife there. It was just as good this time around. I had Joe's... More 

Thank Andrew E
Peotone, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even the light breakfast eater will be super pleased with this choice. service was awesome, left full and ready for the day. Smiles

1 Thank Matrim13
Bigfork, Montana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Echo Lake is a local mainstay and a must go place for a great breakfast. Sporting the best breakfast in the valley (IMHO) and a great friendly staff, this is the place we take all of our out of town friends when they come to visit us !!!

1 Thank Steven K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is always a must stop for breakfast on our way home from Bigfork. Food is always great, as well as the service.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Santa Rosa
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for late Breakfast/Brunch. I had the veggie spuds and a fruit bowl. The spuds were delish! And the fruit bowl is huge. They even eliminated the melon for allergy reasons. Hubby had the large stack of pancakes and they're LARGE! He had one of each type (buttermilk, buckwheat and while wheat) They all looked fluffy and he only just... More 

1 Thank Sheila P
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We have been going here every summer for years. I have always had an outstanding experience with service for breakfast and lunch. The eggs benedict are the best anywhere, according to my hubbie, who orders it whenever possible. I love the Greek salad and the Greek omelette. But, i don't think you can go wrong here. Sandwiches are very good.... More 

Thank Susan4u
Bigfork, Montana
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I've been eating at this great restaurant for almost 10 years. Excellent service, homemade food, but if not timed right can be very busy. Egg Sandwich and Black Bean burger are favorites, but surprisingly the chicken teriyaki wrap is a new favorite. All the food is delicious and big portions. Nice kids menu too!

1 Thank KLSFKS
Bigfork, Montana
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

From breakfast to salads to sandwaches to burgers....you can't miss. Best Hollandaise sauce ever. The breakfast crapes are to die for. I always ask for extra Hollandaise....very decadent dish.

Thank mjp383
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is one of the if not the local favorite for breakfast and lunch. I only eat breakfasts there because after 9 the wait is too long. Try to be there by 8 if you can. If you can't ,be prepared to wait. At lunchtime you may need to wait 45 minutes or more for a table. It depends on... More 

Thank bmac1260
New York, New York, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop in your trip to the Bigfork MT area. From the Cowboy Benedict and Bakers Benedict to the daily muffin the food is great and filling. The staff is always lovely too. Can't wait to come back during 4th of July.

Thank Dillon P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1195 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911-6308
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: +1 406-837-4252

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