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Yellowknife is renowned for its vast wilderness, incredible fishing, vibrant indigenous culture and most recently, it’s beer and food. To celebrate the opening of NWT Brewing Company, Northwest Territories first and only brewery, we’ve put together a self-guided tour of the best food and drink stops in the ‘The Knife’, check it out below…
Dancing Moose Cafe is located in Old Town right on the edge of Great Slave Lake. Their whole menu is great, but their eggs Benedict are a great place to start. Sit back and take in the northern landscape while a wood-fired fireplace burns in the dining area. The Bayside B&B is located upstairs and is a cool spot to stay — but book well in advance as it’s often fully booked.
Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun from 7.00 am to 4.00 pm
Address: 42691 Cabot Trail road
Call: (867) 669-8842
Close to The Dancing Moose, Bullocks Bistro is a truly a gem of Yellowknife. This restaurant is as famous for their fish and chips as their unique atmosphere, which involves an old timber-framed log cabin completely plastered with photos of friends and customers. The fish is caught fresh from Great Slave Lake and is usually served by someone delivering a bit of sass.
Hours: 4:00PM – 9:00PM
Address: 3534 Weaver Dr
Call: (905) 492-5088
If you want something a little more hardy than local fish, The Wildcat Cafe is as good an option as any in the city. Owned by the city of Yellowknife and located within a historical cabin (similar to Bullocks), The Wildcat has a bison burger that will change your life.
Hours: Open end of May until end of August
Address: 3504 Wiley Rd.
Call: (867) 873-4004/ 873-8850
The Woodyard is a brewpub adjacent to Northwest Territories first and only brewery, NWT Brewery. The local beers are incredible but the food also shines here. Service is quick and friendly, the atmosphere is energetic, and their menu is always changing and evolving so the drink and dining experience is always fresh.
Hours: Mon: 5pm-11pm, Tues-Thurs: 1130am-11pm, Fri: 1130am-1am, Sat: 1030am-1am
Address: 3905 Franklin Avenue
Javaroma serves up some of the best coffee in Yellowknife. Being an independently owned coffee shop, their beans are freshly roasted by a master roaster, and their meals are made fresh daily. Located downtown, it might not be the best location to watch the Northern Lights. But simply take a stroll out onto nearby Frame Lake or Jackfish Lake and take in the dancing skies.
Address:5201, 50th Street
Call: (867) 669-0725
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