October 18, 2016
By Where writers
Restaurants in Canmore pair food with great prices, open kitchens, international tastes and mountain views.
Pub Lunch Specials
Georgetown Inn Pub: This pub with mountaineering memorabilia offers a daily lunch special for $12. “Each chef comes up with their
own creation,” says chef Derek Hanson.
The Grizzly Paw Brewing Co.: On Fridays, the $15 lunch feature is often built from “unique fresh ingredients from the Canmore farmers’ market,” says chef Ross Hanson. “We’ve found fresh figs for our fig and goat cheese pizza.”
Rose & Crown: The daily $10 sandwich with homemade soup and side is the best pub lunch deal in town. Buffalo chicken, ham ‘n’ egger, and turkey, Swiss and bacon are regulars.
At Aroma, Chef José Castillo and host Laura Matamoros showcase real Mexico City-style dining; go elsewhere for Tex-Mex or fast food. Here, everything is made from scratch. “Good food takes time,” Matamoros says. “We want our guests to relax and enjoy a traditional experience.”
Chefs at Work
At some of Canmore’s favourite restaurants, the open kitchen is a key ingredient. Diners enjoy the Masterchef ambience, and chefs do too. “I love an open kitchen,” says Jan Hrabec, Crazyweed’s owner and head chef. “It gives you a personal connection with your guests.”
Murrieta’s general manager Aaron Parker says his culinary team appreciates “the opportunity to feel like they’re part of the night.” The end result? You watch dishes being prepared to delight both the eye and palate.
Best for Mountain Views
The Wood’s huge patio is the perfect spot on sunny days, while the Rose & Crown’s deck overlooks Policeman Creek. See Rundle East, Ha Ling and the Three Sisters from both.
SandTraps boasts a three-tier patio with panoramic Rundle Range and 9th green views (we love the water fountain). At Stoney’s you can admire the pond, fairway and Mount Lady Macdonald view through big windows or from the cobblestone patio.
The patio at Wild Orchid in Canmore’s hotel district has a great Rundle Range view. Or for a view of the Three Sisters, The Iron Goat’s big south-facing patio offers a stunning vista of the iconic peaks. Try their west-facing upstairs deck, too.
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