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The Garden Bar

American, Bar, Pub
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451 Electric Ave, Bigfork, MT 59911-3642
+1 406-837-9914
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

While staying on Echo Lake we found this pub to be where many locals eat. You order food by the kitchen and they give you a number and bring your food to you. The burger and fries I had was tasty and plentiful while my hubby enjoyed his fish and chips. Kids can eat here til 8:00 p.m. We sat... More 

Thank TwoAs
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Went here on the recommendation of a local. It's the kind of place that you walk in and say, I wish we had one of these at home. It was pretty quiet on the day we went at lunchtime, we were the only guests upon entering and there were 10 people, including our group of 5 when we left. Why?... More 

Thank TheToastOfTheTown
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. No indication of servers, had to order food and drinks at separate locations inside. Patio was OK. Staff acted bored and not friendly. Biggest complaint was no credit or debit cards They take cash or checks ATM available. Food was ok. Wanted 2 steak sandwiches but they only had 1. Had burger instead. Learned our lesson to... More 

Thank Dick G
Strathmore, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We loved the vibe in this place. The décor and atmosphere are very small town USA and the outdoor stage is great!! It could use a dancefloor. Bartenders were fast and friendly and we never had to wait long for a drink even though the place was packed :)

Thank followyourarrow85
South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The bartenders were friendly and it was easy to get a drink. We had a great time on their very large patio, playing basketball with the locals! This was one of the more fun times of our trip...only wish there had been live music playing on the stage, but what can you do!

Thank travellintime1974
Santa Barbara, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a typical bar type setting. However, the food is wonderful! Note that you have to order food and beverages separately; which I feel is odd. However, it is a great experience!

Thank travelfreak903
cannon falls, mn
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Food is expensive in Big Fork. We happened upon this bar on the main street during lunch when other restaurants had lines of people waiting. It isn't fancy, but boy was the food good, and very reasonable. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank falije
Butte, Montana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Good food but crappy service. Not sure they like their jobs. Cool atmosphere. Reasonable prices as well. Opened later for dinner

1 Thank foursts
Missoula, Montana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The Garden Bar is a must-stop anytime I get to Bigfork. The back area is the perfect place to unwind with a beer.

Thank LonghornLady406
Hamilton, Montana
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Not fancy by any stretch but they have some great decor. Their burgers and sandwiches are delicious and well priced. You can't beat their Bloody Marys or their Caesars. Keep in mind that they do NOT take credit cards or debit cards, but they do have an ATM on site. The staff was very friendly and the outdoor seating is... More 

Thank cdajen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 Electric Ave, Bigfork, MT 59911-3642
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: +1 406-837-9914

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