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“Worth the Drive”

The Polebridge Mercantile
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

My husband and I work in Glacier National Park in the summer, and Polebridge is always a must visit for us.
Get a huckleberry bearclaw...I can't press this fact enough. It's a drive to get there, but after tasting the bearclaws, I would be willing to hike across the park for one.
In my hometown (Danville, IL), we have what I would consider the best bakery in the world, but the Polebridge Mercantile gives it a run for the money!
Last season, they ran out of huckleberries just before they became ripe for the season. I was really down when we drove up there only to discover they had no huck bearclaws. But, the guy working recommended I try a blueberry pastry that the were making instead of the bearclaws and it was amazing too!
My husband's personal favorite is the sticky buns. Very messy, but they are pretty wonderful.
Cookies: awesome. Homemade breads: amazing.

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Funky little general store is a great stop as you wend your way into the Northeast corner of GNP. The pastries are awesome-if you leave early to spend the day at Bowman or Kintla Lake, get one to eat for breakfast and a second one for a treat later in the day. Prices were pretty darn reasonable for those pastries as well.

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Reviewed 14 February 2014

Expensive but the only game town. If you need a restroom best keep going to the ranger station, they only have an out house.

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

A step back in time. A must stop while visiting Glacier National Park. Make sure you take the Camus Road to the ouutside North Fork Road. Don't let the dirt road prevent you from going. The road is kept in good shape with limited dust. The Merc is world famous for its wonderful wide selection of delicious bakery selections. You wil not be disappointed. Makes for a great stop on traveling to Kintla or Bowman Lake. While at the Merc pick up a copy of Volume 3 "Connecting Us To The Sun" which shares the early history of Poiebridge area and the west side of Glacier Park communities.

Thank gerry r
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

The Polebridge Mercantile is like taking a step back in time. Rustic, quirky and very much off the beaten path. It has some of the best bakery items you could find anywhere - bear claws, cookies, fritters usually with huckleberries. The sandwiches and rolls are also excellent. It is well worth the trip on your way to Bowman Lake or all the North Fork has to offer. Just slow down - the scenery is worth it and there is less dust driving on the dirt road it takes to get there.

1  Thank BigM0untain
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