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Canmore Restaurants

This is a very tough page to write as everyone has their personal favourite restaurant or pub. Perhaps there is a great coffee place you love and look forward to revisiting. The trouble is we all have different tasted and lets not forget the budget! Sometimes you just want to relax and enjoy a pint or two with some nachos, but this may not dust the mustard on an anniversary or a special family treat! Establishments also change hands you can go one night and the food is superb and the next night you have something different from the menu and you don’t like it. Below you will find some ideas for some places you may want to eat or drink. No recommendations, just an idea of the kind of food and maybe a hint of the atmosphere. These listings are not in any particular order and we don’t take any commissions! Most can be walked to from Canmore Crossing. and we certainly recommend booking in advance if you feel you would like to visit any of the restaurants or pubs at busy times.

 

Blake

Location:
#810 Bow Valley Trail,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 1N6
​Canada
11:30am – late everyday
Phone: 403-675-3663
Web Site: http://www.blakecanmore.com

Blake offer a selection of smaller tapas type dishes, but not Spanish and unique blend of tastes and textures along with main dishes. From Tempura Cheese to a 34oz Porterhouse dinner, for sharing! The menu includes both Gluten free and Vegan options. Housed in an old refurbished garage the restaurant has a light and modern, atmospheric and  open plan space. Although Bake, doesn’t take reservations in advance and is on a first come first serve base. They do have a spectacular bar with wonderful views and a full drink menu, allowing you to comfortably enjoy your wait should a table not be immediately available. You may during the summer months, come across PD3 by Blake. This converted double decker bus parked on 8th Street, Canmore offer the similar scrumptious tastes.

Craigs’ Way Station

Location:
1727 Mountain Ave,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 2W1
Canada
6:00am – 4.00pm
Thurs – Mon 6:00am – 9.00pm
Phone: 403-678-2656
Web Site: http://www.craigs-way-station.com

A 10 minute drive from your condo. For more than 30 years Craig’s Way Station has been one of Canmore’s institutions. Wether you want a filling breakfast or a light salad this traditional family run café offers home cooked, lovingly prepared good honest food. Be warned, weekends, breakfast time, there will be a line up for sure! but there is a reason for that, it’s very tasty. On the outskirts of Canmore you can enjoy a stunning view and have a very affordable meal. If you want to go for an early evening meal,Craig’s stays open until 9.00pm and is fully licensed. With a kids menu, Craig’s should please all the family.

Crazyweed

Location:
1600 Railway Ave,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 1P6
Canada
11:30am – 10.00pm
Mon Closed
Phone: 403-609-2530
Web Site: https://crazyweed.ca

The Crazyweed, was established in 1997 is possibly a great choice for a celebration or special occasion as it offers fine dining and is a little more upscale, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your children. Using organically sourced produce when available. Don’t fill up on the started and main courses as you will miss out on the hand made deserts. One of the few restaurants where these delicious treats are made by hand. The wine list is extensive to say the least and has in excess of 200 labels to make a selection from. The menu is made up of “world cuisine” from pizza to a tenderloin tartare. If you have any special dietary requirements, please call ahead and the kitchen will do there very best to accommodate you.

Chez Francois

Location:
1604 2 Avene,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 1M8
Canada
Thurs – Sun 7am–2:30pm, 4.30–9pm
Mon – Wed 7am–2:30pm
Phone: 403-678-6111
Web Site: http://www.restaurantchezfrancois.com

As the name suggests Chez Francois has a taste of France about it’s menu. Not surprising considering the chef/owner Jean-François raised in Montreal. This is a good place to start your day, with over 70 Breakfast Brunch Menu Items served, you won’t be stuck for choice. The lunch menu ranges from the classic Poutine to Crêpes and in the evening the French theme continues, including Bouillabaisse and Pork au Roquefort. You will have views of the Rundle Range and Ha Ling Peak. while enjoying your meal and maybe a glass of wine.

Communitea Cafe

Location:
1001 6 Ave,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 3L8
Canada
Open: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Phone: 403-688-2233
Web Site: https://www.thecommunitea.com

Although the hours listed above are the opening times for the Communitea Cafe, it’s best to visit their web site for the lasted news as there are often exciting live music events, which go on later in the evening. You can also find some details by following us on Twitter @RIRcanmore. This child friendly cafe offers a selection of vegetarian and gluten free menus. Start your day with Southwest Tofu Scramble or for lunch how about a fresh spin on a Hawaiian classic Rainbow “Poke” Bowl.

Canmore Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue

Location:
629 8 St,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 2B1
Canada
Open: 5–10pm
Saturday 12–4pm, 5–10pm
Phone: 403-678-9886
Web Site: http://www.brazilianbbq.ca

Alberta beef: it’s what our province is known for. Canmore Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue source all of their beef from local producers and serve the juiciest cuts of aged Angus steak skewered and grilled the Gaucho way and complemented by some of western Canada’s best home produced wines. Canmore Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue, offers a take out service so if you want to curl up in front of the TV while enjoy some tasty barbecue look no further. From Sausage to Sirloin they have got it covered. A meal lovers paradise.

Harvest Cafe

Location:
718 10 St #2,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 2A6
Canada
Monday – Friday: 8.30am –3pm
Saturday – Sunday 8.30 –4pm
Phone: 403-678-3747
Web Site: https://harvestcafe.ca

Please don’t let everyone know, but on a Sunday around 9.30 the cinnamon buns come out of the oven. One of our “must go to” events in Canmore on the weekend. The Harvest Cafe is a very busy spot and is close enough to the condos to get the cinnamon buns home still warm! If you would rather eat breakfast out, then this is another Canmore gem. Sunrise Wrap consisting of: Scrambled eggs, fresh mango salsa, spinach, avocado & mozzarella cheese in a grilled tortilla, is just one of the signature breakfast dishes and for luck, why not try CURRY Chicken Curry Wrap. A grilled tortilla stuffed with oven roasted chicken breast, spinach, mozzarella cheese, apple chutney & our homemade curry mayo. Mmmm! There is also an extensive children’s menu.

Elita Restaurant

Location:
104-743 Railway Ave,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 1P2
Canada
Open: 10.00am –10.00pm
Phone: 403-609-2613
Web Site: http://www.elitarestaurantcanmore.com

Elita Restaurant offer breakfast and evening meal service, along with take outs for relaxing at home, but don’t miss out of the south facing patio and those wonderful mountain views. Elita, has a quiet and intimate atmosphere with some great home cooking. Frontier Egg Burrito for breakfast maybe or an evening meal of Sautéed chicken or beef with vegetables in pesto sauce, olive oil, white wine and organic herbs. Elita are also able to offer a selection of vegetarian and Gluten-Free options and some great plates for younger members of the family.


Hogshead

Location:
721 8 Street,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 2B6
Canada
Open: 10.00am –10.00pm
Friday – Saturday 10.00am –12.00am
Phone: 403-675-0500
Web Site: http://www.hogsheadcanmore.com

The Hogshead, was started by a group of Bow Valley friends and family members in 2014. They wanted to create a great meeting place to enjoy the company of good friends, family and great locally sourced food. Breakfast, served from a very civilised 10.00am! has a selection of Benny choices along with with more traditional breakfast fair. The wonderful selection doesn’t stop at breakfast, with both lunch and evening menus,Spicy Chorizo or maybe Roasted Veggie flatbreads. The menu changes based upon what is available to us in season around the valley so no reason not to revisit. You can accompany your food with a wide range of beers and wines.



Iron Goat Pub & Grill

Location:
703 Benchlands Trail,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 3G9
Canada
Open: 11.00am –11.00pm
Phone: 403-609-0222
Web Site: http://www.irongoat.ca

Initially you may think the Iron Goat Pub & Grill is an imposing building, but once you got through the massive front door, you will receive a warm and friendly welcome from one of the serving team. You can just pop in, for a beer and a plate of nachos  or enjoy something more substantial from the pub style menu, but please ask the server for vegetarian and gluten—free options, When open, the large patio has excellent views of the Vow Valley. It’s certainly recommended that you book at busy times and this a very popular patio. You may also consider the Iron Goat as an option for your wedding catering needs.


Aroma Mexican Restaurant

Location:
101-837 8 St,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 2B3
Canada
Open: 11.00am –10.00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8.00am –10.00pm
Phone: 403-675-9913
Web Site: http://www.aromamexicanrestaurant.co

No prizes for knowing the type of cuisine at this restaurant! Aroma Mexican Restaurant was opened by Chef José Castillo with his wife Laura in 2009 They say ” two crazy Mexicans, with no English and no clue about business in Canada, but with four hands, good experience, our family’s recipes, lots of passion, roots and traditions, hard work and lots of innocence, we did it.” The home made dishes are fresh and traditional with a Mexican beer in your hand and black Beans on a crispy corn tortilla wit slow cooked Pork Carnitas, topped with sliced lettuce, sour cream, feta cheese, red onions, pickles, and fresh salsa on the side. What’s not to like! Oh and don’t forget the home made deserts.

Chef’s Studio Japan

Location:
709 8 St,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 2B6
Canada
Open: 4.00pm –10.00pm
Phone: 403-609-8383
Web Site: None

This intimate Japanese restaurant is only a few yards from main street (8th) Canmore. With a wide range of dishes from traditional sushi like Raw White Tuner or California Rolls. Although the restaurant is not particularly Japanese in decor, the welcome is a warm one.

Graze Food & Drink

Location:
717 8 St,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 2B2
Canada
Open: 11.00am –12.00am
Phone: 403-675-5550
Web Site: http://www.grazecanmore.ca

Graze Food & Drink, With a selection of beers on draft this is a great place to take friends for a drink or two or enjoy one of graze’s cocktails. If you don’t want to move on to one of Canmore’s many dining options, then fear not! You may fancy a light bit of Calamari or the interesting titled Perogies on a stick. There is also a great choice of burgers and sandwiches if you need something a little more substantial.

Spice Hut Canmore

Spice Hut Indian Cuisine

Location:
1310 Bow Valley Trail,
Canmore,
Alberta
T1W 1N6
Canada
Open: 11.00am –10.00pm
Saturday – Sunday 12.00am –10.00pm
Phone: 403-609-9997
Web Site: http://spicehutcanada.com

When you just need a little bit of heat in your food. “Our menu offers the gamut of made-from-scratch East Indian cuisine” From tasty Pakora and Samosas though to a full east Indian Mango Chicken Curry you are bond to find something to tickle your fast buds. Although Spice Hut is not unique to Canmore with six family owner restaurants it offers a fine selection of traditional dishes. If you are looking for a venue for a party a 10% discount is offered, but please ask before booking. You can also enjoy these dishes in the privacy of your condo with a take out service.

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