At the confluence of prairie and mountain lies Great Falls. Home to a vibrant community, the city is also resting point for road-trippers and truckers, making for a collection of good food. Here is our list of the city’s 10 best places to grab breakfast or brunch.
With a no frills decor that hasn’t changed in years, 2K’s is a local haunt with huge portions and cheap prices. Typical diner eggs are made to order, along with homemade cinnamon rolls and biscuits ‘n gravy. For a filling side to any breakfast, order the house pancake that is bigger than the plate. The counter and small dining room are lined with locals until breakfast ends at 11:00am, at which point 2K’s one-pound burgers offer a massive option for the late-risers.
2K’s Kafe, 406 3rd Ave S, Great Falls, MT, USA +406 727 2053
Lippi’s old-fashioned revolving pie case is both display for the tasty homemade desserts, and a mark of how long this local spot has been around. House-cooked breakfast is served all day, offering big plates and small bills. The pork chops and eggs are a Lippi’s speciality, with the option to cover the accompanying hash browns in gravy for only a dollar more. Owner Cathy Kuether makes her own chokecherry syrup, perfect for lathering onto a stack of house pancakes. In a modest and simple space, Lippi’s provides a quality Montana breakfast.
Lippi’s Kitchen, 705 Central Ave W, Great Falls, MT, USA +406 761 4546
The O.P. is a local bar that includes casino machines and a liquor store, making it the last place you would expect to find a quality breakfast. Though if you brave past the patrons playing slot machines in the dark, hazy interior, you will be justly rewarded with hearty eggs and hash browns. O.P.’s portions are so notoriously large that they offer a 1/2 breakfast option. The chicken-fried steak and eggs is cheap and served with hash browns and gravy. Even the heartiest of eaters will have breakfast and leftovers for a cheap price. O.P. also serves one of the best Bloody Marys in town. Where else can you play the slots, buy a case of beer and enjoy a delicious breakfast?
The Other Place, 1200 9th St S, Great Falls, MT, USA +406 761 1694