Top Choice Diner in Southern Alberta

Chuck Wagon Cafe

Housed in a tiny red barn, the legendary Chuck Wagon Cafe feels much like the homestead kitchen it is – it draws hungry diners from miles around. The enormous, all-day breakfast of smoked hash, triple-A steak and eg…
Modern American in Banff Town


Banff gets hip with a microdistillery to complement its microbrewery, plying spirits (gin, vodka and whiskey) and beer made from Alberta's foothills' grain. It all goes down perfectly with a mesquite beef hoagie, fi…
Cajun in Edmonton


An unexpected summoning up of the Big Easy in the frozen north, this retro diner – complete with red vinyl chairs, chrome kitchen tables and a jukebox – whips up Cajun calamari, oysters, jambalaya and southern fried…
Burgers in Banff Town

Eddie Burger & Bar

Eddie's are not your average burgers. His love for the patty has inspired him to create large, crave-worthy burgers, from the usual classics to specialties like the elk burger with avocado and Gouda. Add to this a h…
Burgers in Calgary

Peter's Drive-In

In 1962 Peter's opened its doors and locals have been flocking here ever since to a largely unchanged menu of super thick shakes, burgers off the grill and fries that make no pretense of being healthy. It's a true d…
Diner in Edmonton

High Level Diner

Popular for its weekend brunch and sticky cinnamon buns, this cheerful diner is frequented by students, neighbors in the know and the odd hipster. Specials like Ukrainian Thursdays and Short Rib Saturdays keep thing…
Diner in Drumheller

Bernie and the Boys Bistro

Bistro it isn't, but Bernie's is a small-town, family-run diner that replenishes appetites with hearty gourmet burgers and legendary milkshakes. Join the queue.
Modern American in Jasper Town & Around

Inn Restaurant

The local Best Western hotel is not always the most obvious stop for fine dining, but Jasper's has established an eating offshoot regularly touted by locals as one of the best in town. That said, it'll take a long h…
American in Jasper Town & Around

Papa George’s

Almost as old as the park, this stalwart has been in business since 1925, and something about the original rock fireplace, salt-of-the-earth service and comfort food with no surprises still rings true. The menu take…
Barbecue in Banff & Jasper National Parks

Mad Trapper's Saloon

Barbecue joint with some cafe items at the top of the Sunshine Village gondola. Also open in the summer.