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Running Bear Pancake House

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$$ - $$$
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538 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7703
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved having lunch at Running Bear Pancake House! After seeing the #2 rating and the location just down the street from our snowmobile rental shop (High Mark Rentals), we decided to stop in for a warm lunch after a morning in the snow. I had an amazing open-faced turkey sandwich, and my partner had a country-fried steak with hash... More 

Thank imwhannderful
Jacksonville, Florida
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch one day and got the chicken & swiss sandwich with fries. The chicken cutlets were dry beyond belief, inedible, so I sent it back. The fries were nice and crispy, and they graciously brought me a new chicken sandwich that was juicy and tender. Thanks for making it right. Oh and their hot chocolate is really... More 

Thank FoodieOnTheSide
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is only my opinion and you might think different! It's definitely the place to have a breakfast in West Yellowstone but one of the reasons would be it is almost the only place of this kind there... Their portions are really big! Omelettes are good (especially if you make your own). But pancakes are very average, almost tasteless. The... More 

Thank Mbykova
Northfield, Illinois
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great breakfast menu, very friendly and quick service. It was excellent choice to compare with standard hotel continental breakfast. Would highly recommend!

Thank Ted S
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't recommend breakfast at Running Bear strongly enough. A great Montana breakfast at a reasonable price and staff who didn't make us feel like tourists in a tourist town!!

Thank Julian B
Mickleton, New Jersey
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate here and were very satisfied. I thought the staff was very friendly and the food was good. I felt there was a lot to offer. I tried the trout and 2 eggs, eggs are standard for me, the trout was bland, not sorry I ordered it, I was trying something new. I understand all the good reviews, Running... More 

Thank beth l
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had a large group and they were more than accommodating with us. We ate well and found it to be a very good value

Thank BMandJS
Sexau, Germany
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We stayed in West Yellowstone for four nights and had breakfast here twice, even though breakfast was included at our hotel! Hopefully that will show how great we found this place. Extensive menu with lots of egg-based things and pancake-based things, sweet and savoury. The staff were really smiley and cheerful and the food was well priced. The perfect, filling,... More 

Thank TS87
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Hotel had no breakfast so we chose this. Short wait, place was full. Good service, good food for both my vegetarian daughter and me. Prices were standard, in and out back to Yellowstone.

Thank mark s
Colbert, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We ate breakfast here since our motel didn't provide breakfast. It was very reasonably priced and was fabulous. It is located on the west end of town. The locals eat here. Great service!!

Thank Jeanette B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 538 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  West Yellowstone
  • Phone Number: +1 406-646-7703
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?