For a small town tucked into the mountains, Jasper has some exceptional dining experiences.
From fine dining to incredible patios with Rocky Mountain views, there’s something for everyone. Here are some of the best restaurants in Jasper.
In the summer, there's no comparison to the aptly named The View restaurant, which overlooks the shores of spectacular Maligne Lake. Recent upgrades make it the patio of choice in the Canadian Rockies. On the menu at this upscale spot, you’ll find regionally sourced ingredients, including sustainable seafood options. Popular items include the Rocky Mountain steelhead trout and the grilled Alberta beef tenderloin.
The Raven Bistro
Head to this Mediterranean-inspired bistro for brunch, lunch or dinner. At The Raven Bistro, you’ll find carnivores and vegetarians can peacefully co-exist thanks to a variety of equally delicious veggie-centric and meat-focused menu items. If you’re the sort who likes variety, it’s easy to make a meal out of their tapas plates or the fondue for two. Standout entrees include the elk osso bucco and zusketti verde made with fresh zucchini noodles and arugula pesto.
This family-run restaurant still rocks a charming 70s vibe — head to L&W when you’re craving comfort food. Begin with zippy calamari before settling into Greek favourites like lamb chops and spanakopita. With a pizza menu, charcoal grill, seafood dishes and pasta, ordering is no simple task.
Authentic lives up to its name with creative cocktails concocted with spirits sourced from nearby craft distilleries. The regional focus extends beyond the drink menu to its shareable appetizers, hand-pressed Alberta beef burgers and delicious mains. If a campfire isn’t in your future, save room for their dessert s’mores.
Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen
From start to finish, it's hard to beat the atmosphere and menu at the Maligne Canyon Wilderness Kitchen. Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park’s most stunning and accessible natural wonder, is situated mere steps away from this buzzy restaurant. This spot boasts a flavourful and smokehouse-inspired menu that excels at all things barbecue — think brisket, pork ribs and a sharing platter with all the trimmings. There's also a great selection of local beers, some items available as grab-and-go and and a roaring fire and fire tables on the patios.
If it weren’t for the elk that occasionally stroll by, you’d almost think you were in Italy when dining at Famoso. Thin crust is the name of the game at this Neapolitan-style pizzeria kitted out with a 900ºF oven. Share plates, soups and salads round out the pasta and pizza-heavy menu.
Situated inside the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre, Hearthstone Lounge serves up thoughtful dishes highlighting the history and bounty found in the Rockies. Begin with traditional Cree soup before moving onto the plains burger or flavourful fireside chicken. Treat yourself to a decadent chocolate fondant before calling it a night.
Jasper Brewing Co.
At the end of an invigorating day in the great outdoors, nothing quenches your thirst quite like a refreshing craft beer. Ales, stouts, IPA and Hefeweizen are all on tap at this gastropub. Pair them with elevated classics such as elk meatloaf or sage and walnut pesto pasta. Families are welcome.
Jasper Pizza Place
It’s worth coming to this popular restaurant on Jasper’s main drag (Connaught Avenue) for its rooftop patio alone. While thick crust pizzas used to be their specialty, the addition of a wood-fired oven means thin crust lovers can have their pie and eat it, too.
This romantic dining room at The Pines overlooks the shores of Pyramid Lake and delivers unobstructed views of Jasper’s iconic Rocky Mountains. The recently revamped menu draws inspiration from Canada’s waves, woods and prairies and is focused on fresh and local. So, you can expect Alberta classics like bison tenderloin and tartare. Don’t miss the s’mores dessert, which is smoked chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker and local gelato.
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