Top 5 places to eat in Yellowknife Canada!

There are so many things to eat in Yellowknife Canada! While we waited for the night at Sean’s Guesthouse to catch the Aurora, we would head out to Yellowknife City to check out some recommended places to dine. So here are our findings from that trip!

Top 5 places to eat in Yellowknife Canada

1. Museum Cafe @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Museum Cafe @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Museum Cafe @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

Address: 4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, NT
Opening Hours: 11pm to 2pm (Mondays to Fridays ONLY – Closed on Weekends and Holidays)

Lamb and Pita Bread $15
Lamb and Pita Bread $15
Fresh Whitefish $17
Fresh Whitefish $17
Beef Brisket Sandwich $17
Beef Brisket Sandwich $17

Everyone in Yellowknife would recommend to you to dine at the Museum Cafe at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre. And they’re right! But wait a minute, don’t you go to a museum to see exhibits? Well, the museum has free entry and some of the exhibits are rather interesting (ala making of a moose boat) BUT the highlight is really the Museum Cafe. The working class from the city would make their way to the museum just to have lunch. That says alot about the food here.

IMPORTANT: But before you head over, remember that the Museum Cafe is only open during lunch hours from 11pm to 2pm – during WEEKDAYS ONLY. Eventhough the museum is open during weekends, the Museum Cafe is not. So remember the opening hours to avoid disappointment!

Together with Wanxin, we tried the white fish, lamb and beef brisket as well as the desserts of cheese cake and carrot cake. All of which were excellent! But we strongly recommend the beef brisket sandwich. The beef was tender, flavourful and had bits of the fatty parts which we love. Don’t miss it!

2. Sushi North

Address: 200 4910 50th Franklin Ave, Yellowknife, NT,X1A2R2 Canada
Opening Hours: 11:30am to 7pm (Mondays to Saturdays ONLY – Closed on Sundays)

Sushi North
Sushi North
Arctic Char Nigiri $11
Arctic Char Nigiri $11
Special Set - Chirashi $15
Special Set – Chirashi $15

To locate Sushi North, you have to be sharp. It is actually located on the 2nd level and the entrance is a really small door on the first level. But once you’re there, you’ll be treated to possibly the best sushi you can find in Yellowknife. We’ll always recommend going for the special set. You’ll get a variety at a great price. This time, we had the chirashi special set and the sashimi was fresh and sweet!

3. NWT Brewery Co and Woodyard Pub

NWT Brewery Co and Woodyard Pub
Inside NWT Brewery Co and Woodyard Pub

Address: 3905 Franklin Avenue Yellowknife NT X1A 2S6
Opening Hours:

Monday 5pm-11pm
Tuesday-Thursday 1130am-11pm
Friday & Saturday 1130am-1am

Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Wings $17
Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Wings $17
Draft Beers $8.75
Draft Beers $8.75
Nachos $21
Nachos $21

If you’re looking for a place to chill with locally brewed beers, great food and a casual atmosphere, NWT Brewery and Woodyard Pub is the place to go. Watch out for the portion of the nachos, good for 2 to share! The best nachos we’ve had? Macho Nachos at Elvez Philadelphia!

4. Goldrange Bistro

Gold Range Bistro
Gold Range Bistro

Address: 5010 50th St, Yellowknife, NT, X1A 1R7
Opening Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Port Cutlets $11.95
Port Cutlets $11.95
Fish and Chips $13.50
Fish and Chips $13.50

To be honest, the food at Goldrange Bistro isn’t really that good. However, you do have a wide variety here. You can choose from diner breakfasts, American classics (burger and fries) and even Chinese/Vietnamese cuisine. Also, the portions are huge!

5. Javaroma

Cappucinno $4.75 each @ Javaroma
Cappucinno $4.75 each @ Javaroma

Address: 5201, 50th Avenue, Suite 101, Yellowknife NT X1A 3S9
Opening Hours: 9am to 10pm

While we were in Yellowknife, we noticed that many places close at 7pm. Since Aurora chasing typically takes place during the wee hours of the morning, we were looking for places that open till 9 or 10pm. Javaroma offers that option and is a great place to chill after a day of shopping and dining about town.

Bonus Recommendation

Sean's Guesthouse Smoothies - Best Smoothies in Yellowknife
Sean’s Guesthouse Smoothies – Best Smoothies in Yellowknife

Sean probably makes the best smoothies in the whole of Yellowknife (possibly even Canada)! But unless you’re staying at Sean’s Guesthouse, you’ll probably not have an opportunity to try it. So, why not stay at Sean’s Guesthouse the next time you visit Yellowknife?

Before we go, we would like to say that there are other great restaurants like the Wild Cat Cafe and Bullock’s Bistro in Yellowknife. Unfortunately, Wild Cat Cafe was closed while we were there and we read about a pretty bad review by the Toronto Star about Bullock’s Bistro.

Tell us more about the top food that you have tried in Yellowknife Canada in our comments section below!

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