Calgaryism’s List of Best Restaurants in Canmore, Alberta
If you live in the Calgary Metropolitan Area (CMA), chances are that you’ve made a trip out to the mountains at least once to enjoy one kind of activity or another in the beautiful Rockies.
It takes no longer than an hour to reach the stunning mountain peaks safely, and with several outstanding restaurants located in towns along the way, you’ll never have to worry about getting a good meal when far away from your usual eat-out territory.
The mountain town of Canmore is the first stop along the Trans-Canada Highway before reaching places like Banff, Lake Louise and Sunshine Village, making it a popular spot for grabbing a bite to eat on the way.
We highly recommend checking out any one of these best Canmore restaurants the next time you plan to stop in and do exactly that. Also check out these 3 Things to Do in Banff, Alberta.
- Address – 1600 Railway Ave
- Phone Number – 403-609-2530
Located on Railway Ave, Crazyweed is one of the most easily accessed restaurants off the Trans-Canada Highway. It also just happens to be one of the best restaurants in Canmore!
Established in 1997, Crazyweed is renowned for using locally sourced ingredients – including its very own garlic and strawberries grown on the roof – to create its eclectic menu that also offers vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options. See Calgary’s Best Gluten-Free Restaurants.
Inside you’ll find a very clean, contemporary ambiance with a massive open kitchen, comfortable seating and mountain views to top it all off. There’s even a patio space for spring and summer months – the perfect place to enjoy a wood fired pizza, Icelandic fish dish or house ground burger amid the beautiful Rockies.
RECOMMENDED DISHES: Vietnamese porkball sandwich, wood oven roasted brussel sprouts, forest mushroom pizza, steak tartare “revisited”, Icelandic cod, grilled Thai chicken.
Crazyweed even has an impressive 22-page wine list to boot filled with every kind type of wine from every country imaginable. No wonder this place is one of the best Canmore restaurants!
Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue
- Address – 629 8th Street
- Phone Number – 403-678-9886
Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue is one of Canmore’s best restaurants that also has a location in Calgary (#100 – 5920 Macleod Trail SW).
Staying true to the all-you-can-eat Brazilian style of dining, meals include made-to-order side dishes and a help-yourself salad bar to compliment the skewered meats that are carved tableside by churrasco chefs.
Inside you’ll find an eclectic ambiance with warm colors, wooden floors and some neat décor that includes family photos from the Rodrigues family (restaurant owner) in addition to silhouettes of cowboys and horses.
RECOMMENDED DISHES: garlic top sirloin, Spolumbo’s gaucho sausage, beer & herb chicken wings, parmesan beef, honey mustard lamb. Gaucho’s lunch and dinner specials are phenomenal as well, so don’t forget to ask!
Top off your all-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue meal with one of several Brazilian cocktails. We absolutely loved the mojito and Caesar guacho.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.
- Address – 838 10th Street
- Phone Number – 403-609-5508
On the west side of Canmore’s downtown is one of best local destinations for pizza lovers – just ask the locals!
If you are familiar with Calgary’s well known Famoso chain restaurant, then getting acquainted with Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.’s dining style and menu options should be a walk in the park.
Flatbread pizzas are this restaurants specialty. With more than 15 different choices, it’s hard not to find one that you and the entire family will like. Besides flatbread pizzas, there’s a handful of different soups, salads, pastas, appetizers and desserts.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. focuses on using high-quality local, organic produce, free range organic meats and Ocean Wise seafood’s in their made-to-order menu options. Gluten-free, vegetarian and kids’ menu options are also available.
RECOMMENDED DISHES: bruschetta, caprese salad, spicy pepperoni, bow valley bbq chicken, margarita kalamata, Bolognese, New York style cheesecake.
Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. even has frozen pizzas for sale just in case you want to take some delicious handcrafted flatbreads with you. Don’t miss one of the best restaurants in Canmore for pizza!
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