About Echo Lake Cafe

Echo Lake Café was first established in 1960 by Dickie Conley and his sister, Betty. The restaurant had a few owners after the Conleys, then in 1996 Bob and Christi Young purchased it.


The Youngs spent time renovating the building and revamping the brand. They used the same logo and menu from Fire Sign Cafe, their first restaurant, which they owned from 1980-2020.


The couple reopened the new Echo Lake Cafe in June of 1999. Since that day, Echo Lake Cafe has been a go-to spot for locals and tourists alike. In 2019 the Young's daughter, Amy, and her husband, Mark, purchased half of the Echo Lake Cafe business. They are excited to carry on her parents vision and legacy!

From the Press


Daily Interlake

"Bob said he and Christi’s approach is to take basic food and elevate it a notch above the ordinary. It has been a winning philosophy"



"I tried this café in the foothills of the Mission Mountains and was blown away by the high quality of ingredients. Fresh-squeezed orange juice, wagon-wheel-size pancakes, real maple syrup, fresh fruit, oh, the list goes on and on." 

Flathead Living Magazine 

"Other sources of reviews, such as Facebook and Yelp, similarly reflect an eatery that is not only well-liked, but widely beloved. You don’t get that kind of love and loyalty by glossing over the details; you get it by being reliably good, seven days a week, each and every meal."