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Echo Lake Cafe

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1195 Swan Hwy, Bigfork, MT 59911
+1 406-837-4252
06:30 - 14:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Bigfork, Montana
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21 reviews
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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 10 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This charming little cafe is a throw back to simpler times! The quality, quantity and flavor of our food was outstanding and worth the wait of 20 minutes on a busy Saturday morning!

1 Thank lola750
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Country cabin inside and out. Everything was delicious. Eggs Benedict....Hugh tasty pancakes... chicken fried steak.... and even a burger for breakfast. Lunch and breakfast all day. Staff very courteous.

Thank Cindy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Cozy place, nice decoration. I ordered the Greek Omelette and it was delicious. Their home-fried potatoes itself is a reason to visit. One of the best breakfast experiences during our road trip.

Thank Juko M
Bigfork, Montana
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always excellent. They make all their food homemade with wonderful specials each day. They serve breakfast and lunch and all is really good...with many unique selections.

Thank jannorskog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ended up here for a girls' lunch while in Bigfork. Great soup (the clam chowder was incredible), salads and sandwiches. It was a nice atmosphere, even when busy. AMAZING service. A menu to accommodate several special diets, including gluten free.

Thank pamelarI179FL

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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, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • 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?