Whitefish fresh from Great Slave Lake is a specialty in Hay River and Yellowknife. Other fish entrees include Arctic char, pickerel, lake trout and northern pike. Dressed up with a sauce, cooked in a chowder or pan fried over an open fire, our fish is highly recommended. Char is sometimes served frozen and sliced thinly like smoked salmon – it’s delicious, too! Muskox and bison are often available. Tasty and not at all gamey, they are served as tender steaks, tasty stew or special burgers. Bannock, the northern version of a scone, is also popular, served like a roll or as a big flat pancake broken into pieces. At a local festival or feast you might be offered moose stew, bannock and home made dryfish or drymeat (dried, and often smoked, fish or meat), and in the far north, muktuk (whale blubber), all washed down with copious amounts of tea or coffee.
Northern food, fish, muskox or buffalo is often on the menu, in season, at the following restaurants:
The Keys Dining Lounge at the Ptarmigan Inn
Back Eddy Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant
Heritage Inn Dining Room
Yamouri Inn Dining Room
L'Atitudes Restaurant and Bistro
Coyotes Bar and Grill
Diamante, Fuego International Restaurant
The Trader’s Grill
Wildcat Cafe (summer only)
For a light snack in Yellowknife, try:
Javaroma – custom roast coffees, specialty teas, bagels, sandwiches and pastry, plus wireless internet. Northwest Tower.
Gourmet Cup – freshly brewed coffee, loose teas, sandwiches and gifts.
Le Stock Pot – Excellent selection of cheeses, deli items and locally made breads. Hot soup, panini and salads to take out or eat in.
Unique Dining in Yellowknife: Wildcat Café - Northwest Territories, Canada
Modern facility on the shores of Great Bear Lake in Deline. 12 comfortable rooms including two suites: one two-room suite and one suite w/kitchen. 32-seat full service dining room. Separate conference/meeting facilities with all equipment. Rates: Standard rooms start at $250; 2-bedroom suite $500; suite...
Come to Aurora Village to experience the aurora in comfort and safety. We are open everyday until April 7, 2012 for our Winter Aurora Season!! Simply the most popular Aurora-viewing Experience in the world!!! In winter and summer-fall, the highlight of your visit to Yellowknife should be none...
Dine in at Fuego for food sensations and a perfect atmosphere for lunch and dinner. Fuego’s menu changes seasonally to liven up your choices. Full of unusual ingredients and combinations that dance in your mouth, our dishes offer an excellent selection of classic cuts, wild game and fresh fish,...
On the Mackenzie River with views of the Mackenzie and Franklin Mountain ranges. New hotel with 29 rooms, accommodates 58. Private bath, TV, high speed Internet, wheelchair accessible. Restaurant, licenced bar. Non-smoking. Meeting rooms for up to 40 persons. Fitness and golf passes available for guest use.
Our wide range of entertainment includes live bands, deejays & dancing, and Pubstumper Trivia League Tuesdays. With the NHL Center Ice Package on satellite, and our many televisions including a monster 10- foot projection screen, Sam’s Monkey Tree Pub is "The Place To Be” for all hockey & sporting events
With a background in grocery retailing, Tony decided to try his hand at the other end of the food chain and opened TJ's Nut Hut and Coffee Shop in Yellowknife's historic Old Town in the fall of 2010 after launching a successful retailing/wholesaling nut business in BC.
Looking for a place to relax before or after dinner? Settle into Shivers, the coziest lounge around. Join us every Tuesday for Scotch Night, featuring special pricing on a selection of top-shelf scotches. Elegant dining room in the new Mackenzie Hotel. Open 7 days a week.
Open Monday to Friday 11am-1am; Saturday 11am-2am. Located in the Ptarmigan Inn. Serving fantastic meals as well as local Great Slave Lake whitefish. Don't miss the Doghouse Sports Bar, it's good to be in the dog house.
Well known for the breakfast and lunch menu, we also offer a Sunday Brunch Buffet. Try the daily special selected by our executive chef. Always prepared from the freshest and finest ingredients, you will enjoy any selection from the menu. Open Monday to Wednesday 7am-9pm; Thursday to Saturday 7am-...
Dancing Moose Cafe
Opened Spring of 2011, serving breakfast and lunch. Start your day with favourites like pancakes, eggs benedict, and a variety of omelettes. Lunch features a western menu including wraps, burgers, and fries.
Open from Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm.
A fine selection of custom roast coffee, specialty teas and beverages. Light snacks also available, bagels, sandwiches, wraps, pastries and dessert. Open mic nights each Saturday to entertain you. Stop by and visit one of Yellowknife's hot spots. Open 7 days a week.
The Mackenzie Valley Hotel serves the finest in Canadian and Chinese cuisines as well as a fine selection of Canadian and foreign wines and beer. We also serve pizza. Full banquet, catering and delivery services are available year round.
Open daily till 8:00 pm. Try our Signature Snowshoe Burger, or Buffalo Burger. Extensive menu.
Visit our Gift Shop featuring an excellent selection of Dene Arts & Crafts; located adjacent to the Cafe ~ open on Request.
Come and try our rice vermicelli bowls, rice and stir-fry combinations, pho noodles and much more. We're known for our friendly and quick service. Stop by for lunch or dinner Monday through Saturday, open 11 am to 9 pm.
Traditional Italian cuisine with a modern flair. Enjoy our cosy, casual dining room, located next to Sam's Monkey Tree Pub, in the Range Lake Mall. Open Monday to Friday, 11am-2pm and 5pm-11pm; Saturday 5pm-10pm.
Restaurant with view and cozy lounge in the Explorer Hotel. Trader's Grill features a diverse menu with many choices to please you. Exquisite Sunday brunch from 10AM - 2PM, reservations recommended. Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Also, enjoy the cozy and tasteful Trapline Lounge.
Yellowknife's oldest restaurant is an historic site, open in the summer only. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the deck, or in the quaint and original log building.
The Wild Cat Café is closed for restoration in the summer of 2011 and is expected to reopen in the summer of...
The best of the best in bistro tradition. Largest selection of single malt in Yellowknife. Awarded 2 Diamonds in AAA/CAA Travel Guide, US Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, three stars in Where to Eat in Canada 05-06.
31-room hotel built in 1997. Cocktail lounge, dining room, restaurant, meeting rooms, air conditioning, satellite TV, jacuzzis and more. Wheelchair accessible. Standard, deluxe or business suites, from $140. VISA, MC, Amex, EnRoute.