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Swan River Inn

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360 Grand Dr, Bigfork, MT 59911-3611
+1 406-837-2328
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Maybe something to do with the feedback? The restaurant business is not for everyone. We also had some not-too-enjoyable meals here, mixed in with the stylish ambiance and gorgeous views.

Thank RiverDays
Lethbridge Alberta Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Despite being censured by the health department and hearing promises by the owner to clean the place up we dedided to give it one more try no service until we asked kids serving tables who could not place orders for liqour or wine because they were under age The owner trying to be the cook and waitress (she is elderly... More 

1 Thank truthteller68
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Did not experience the food...didn't stick around long enough. Was greeted rudely by the waitress complaining she was the only one there, a comment we heard no less than 5 times along with, "IM DOING THE BEST I CAN" Only 4 tables were occupied with 2 people. 30 minutes later we got one of ours drinks.. a bottle beer with... More 

1 Thank James M
Bigfork, Montana
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We only went there once and the food was nothing exceptional, It took us over a hour to get served dinner. This was on a nite when there was ony 6 people in the place

1 Thank robinnit
Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We discovered BigFork and the Swan River Inn on our way to Glacier National Park. We sat upstairs overlooking the lake, very pleasant. After reviewing the menu, decided on the the "Captain's Platter" which was similar to a cioppino. It turned out to be one of the best, if not the best, such preparation that I have experienced. Lots of... More 

Thank Marie W
Helena, Montana
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

All of the food is incredible, but the buffet is spectatcular. They have the best variety of well displayed foods. It is worth the money.

Thank planetearthtour
Clarksville, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 12 June 2013

A YEAR out from our wedding, we signed a contract with these people reserving their rooftop space for our reception. We also put down a substantial deposit. I received a rude, short, and very curt email a MONTH ago, almost four months to the DAY of our wedding that they double-booked the space and that we would be moved to... More 

Thank Jamie W
Dayton, Ohio
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2013

I have read the reviews of others about this restaurant. Many are not complimentary. I wonder if they really were at the Swan River Inn. We have eaten here on our annual business trips to the area for about three years. We find the eclectic interior of the restaurant charming. The wine bar friendly and relaxing. The view wonderful...even in... More 

1 Thank David H
Missoula, Montana
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Reasonably good food, really cruddy interior. Been there twice, once for a company function, and once with friends. Not sure how I feel exactly, but it isn't a place that ever comes to mind for a deisrable choice to me.

Thank D H
kalispell, montana, usa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012

we were there on a group event and i had the filet minion. the meat was tender but a little undercooked and the sauce was way too peppery. it had been bacon wrapped and there was a toothpick completely impaled in the steak to the point where you couldn't even see it. i cut into the steak and found the... More 

Thank montanalocaleater

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Restaurant Details

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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Grand Dr, Bigfork, MT 59911-3611
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bigfork
  • Phone Number: +1 406-837-2328

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