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Family-Friendly Summer Après in Canmore, Alberta

What's for Dinner?

After a day of adventuring everyone is going to be hungry.  Even on vacation the age-old question of, “Mom, what’s for dinner?” never stops. 

Luckily, Canmore, Alberta has an array of restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars that will satisfy any craving or the pickiest eater.

Here are five family-friendly places to grab a bite to finish your day off right.

The Drake Pub

Specializing in slow smoked Alberta BBQ, you can’t beat the mouthwatering comfort of brisket, pulled pork, chicken and steak when cooked this way.  The Drake doesn’t just feature BBQ, they offer all your classic pub grub from burgers and sandwiches to fish and chips.  With sweet offerings for after the main course and beverages to quench whatever you’re thirsting for from local, domestic, import and premium vendors, it’s a Canmore staple.

The tiered patio provides plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the mountain landscapes surrounding Canmore and hustle and bustle of main street.

Location: 909 Railway Ave. Canmore, AB T1W 1P3

View off The Drake Inn and Pub's patio.  View of Ha Ling and East End of Rundle mountain peaks great for a family dinner

The Grizzly Paw & Tank 310 by Grizzly Paw

A restaurant and micro-brewery, both The Grizzly Paw Pub and Tank 310 offer up traditional pub food with a flare.  From pizza to pasta, burgers and handhelds, elevated salads to a full steak dinner, whichever one you choose, they will deliver incredible food, paired with locally crafted beer and sodas.  That’s right, they brew award winning sodas.  Brewed as their beer, they utilize the glacial fed waters from the Canmore reservoir; you really are tasting the Rocky Mountains.  Served straight up or in a mocktail, this taste of Canmore is sure to hit the spot.

Location: The Grizzly Paw Pub – 622 8 St. Canmore, AB T1W 2B5                      

Tank 310 – 310 Old Canmore Rd. Canmore, AB T1W 0J7 

The Girzzly Paw Brewery's assortment of their locally crafted sodas, sitting in the river with mountains in the background.  Great option for family friendly beverage

Rocky Mountain Flatbread

With a farm to table philosophy, you can be sure that fresh, local, sustainable and organic ingredients are used to fill their menu of pizzas, pastas, salads, soups and desserts. 

They also pride themselves on being a 100% nut free location and cater to those who have a gluten-free, vegetarian and/or vegan diet.

With an open style kitchen, you can watch as the chefs prepare your dishes and cook in the forno-fired oven.  While you enjoy the entertainment, you have the option to choose from a variety of local Alberta and BC craft beers and ciders, wines and cocktails, as well as, Grizzly Paw Sodas.

Location: 838 10 St. Canmore, AB T1W 2A7

Forno-fired oven with a freshly made margarita pizza in the foreground.  Great for family dining.

The Wood

Offering an array of familiar favourites of burgers, sandwiches, steaks and salads they highlight “Life Choices” in their menu items.  This focuses on specific items that are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free not only for food, but for drink options as well.

Their rotating tap of Drafts, Meads, and Ciders make their Beer Flight a great option to try and taste new beers and local tastes.

Beer Flight with Rundle Mountain range in the background

Besides the food and drink, The Wood has one of the best patios in Canmore.  With views of East End of Rundle, Ha Ling, Ship Prow and the Three Sisters, to name a few, the views are hard to beat.  On top of that, their patio is dog friendly, so really the whole family can come and enjoy.

Location: 838 Main Street Canmore, AB T1W 2B7

View of Ha Ling from The Wood restaurant's patio in Canmore, Alberta
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The Georgetown Inn & Pub

A local favourite for Fish and Chips, this English style pub serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner.  From a traditional English breakfast, Scotch Eggs and Yorkshire Pudding to burgers, poutine, and salads, the menu choices will satisfy any craving.  We can’t forget to mention their famous dinner pies.  Choose between four varieties, paired with a fresh side, we know firsthand why they are famous.

Battered fish and chips served with fries and coleslaw.  Accompanied with a fresh lemon wedge and tarter sauce.  A refreshing pint on the side.
A Family-friendly classic

With keeping to English Style Pub, you can expect to have added options of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as a Scotch List and O’Doul’s.  Yet, they feature all the local, domestic, import and premium options.

With options of indoor and outdoor seating, the English Pub vibe runs through, complete with a red telephone booth.

Red telephone booth on the Georgetown Inn and Pub's patio

Location: 1101 Bow Valley Trail Canmore, AB T1W 1N6

With so many options of eateries in town, the above-mentioned places will hopefully help answer the question of, “What’s for dinner?” a bit easier and faster.

For more information on the local area of Canmore and Banff, AB, whether it’s more places to eat or for things to do, give us a call at 403-678-6535 or visit our Adventure Hub for activities.