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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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“french toast” (76 reviews)
“blueberries” (19 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
538 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758-9525
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 4 of us. I got the trout breakfast (photo included) and I am devastated that I didn’t find out about this place our first morning here. I would have been every morning. Unfortunately, they closed for the “season” today and won’t open back...More

Thank Lesley L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great, the atmosphere was quaint, and the food was GREAT! So much so, we wanted to return for dinner but sadly, they are only open for breakfast and lunch. Which means we’ll visit one last time for breakfast before departing West Yellowstone!

Thank paula c
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The meal was amazing. The French toast tasted like a beignet. The staff was friendly. And the locals pile in the place for breakfast.

Thank Sissy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our snowmobiling days here and it did not disappoint. Such a nice mixup from the typical hotel breakfast!

Thank simplysarahphoto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Here is an excellent spot to catch a great breakfast! Pancakes the size of a small pizza, great omelets and super sides. Fast, friendly service and great menu selections. Cozy ambiance and good prices. The Running Bear will keep you fueled up past lunch!

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here for breakfast. They were very busy. The food was delicious, worth the wait. The service was really good also!! I will return here again.

Thank reilers1988
Reviewed 8 February 2018

LOVED our breakfast here! We went after the Yellowstone Half Marathon, so I'm not sure if the crowd is always that large, but it was packed. We didn't have to wait too long to be seated, and service was quick. It's a cute place with...More

Thank fiorile833
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

We walked here from our hotel. We all ordered our dishes and they were all perfect and hot. The atmosphere was cozy and it smelled great. We were a large group and we got seated right away. All of our food was great and hot....More

Thank Achung70
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I wanted to find a diner that locals eat at, not a huge tourist trap. Running Bear Pancake House is the place to have great service, wonderful food and relaxed atmosphere. If you go to West Yellowstone go to Running Bear and have the trout...More

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Delicious breakfast at the Running Bear Pancake House. Very busy, we were happy to get a table. I was reading Trip Advisor recommendations late at night and was set on visiting this place, when lo and behold- it was right across the street from our...More

Thank crmission
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Alyssa T
28 January 2018|
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Response from Kelly B | Property representative |
Yes we do offer Homemade Pies with Homemade crust.
Judy R
24 February 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.
Jess V
2 September 2016|
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Response from Jennifer B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they do. Sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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
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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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