Top Crowsnest Pass restaurants to fuel your adventures in the South Canadian Rockies

Wondering where to eat in Crowsnest Pass? 

For a small community, the Crowsnest Pass food scene sure packs a punch! Whether you’re looking for a hearty post-hike meal, a pre-hike caffeine fix, on-the-go snacks, or anything in between, we’ve uncovered the culinary gems that will keep your taste buds as thrilled as your hiking boots.

Let’s dive fork-first into our top picks of Crowsnest Pass restaurants – and if you’ve been to any of these restaurants, tell us in the comments what you loved about it!

Where flavour meets adventure: Crowsnest Pass restaurants

1. Encounters Wine Bar – for an elegant dining experience

If you’re looking for an elegant dining experience, Encounters Wine Bar is a true gem in Crowsnest Pass. They serve delicious delicacies in an intimate setting and pleasant atmosphere – at great prices! If the weather’s nice, make a reservation to dine on their outdoor patio – all accompanied by great wine, of course.

2. Rum Runner – for comfort food in a fun environment

The Rum Runner is a staple in the community. You’d be hard-pressed to find a local who hasn’t eaten here, or been back for a second round. They’re known for consistently good service, and great comfort food. The Rum Runner boasts a uniquely funky atmosphere that adds an extra layer of character to your dining experience.

3. Limber Pine Steakhouse – for juicy smoked meats

This is the spot to go if you’re craving juicy smoked brisket, or any other smoked meats. That said, we also always enjoy their tacos, and their margaritas will have you ordering another. Our pick? Go for the brisket tacos and a side of cornbread.

4. The Pass Beer Company – for pizza and beer

Pizza and beer go together like mountains and hiking boots – everyone knows that. And everyone also knows that The Pass Beer Company is a great place for this iconic duo.

This local brewery serves craft beers paired with soul-warming wood-fired pizzas. You can also get locally-brewed kombucha here from Steep Peak Kombucha, offering a refreshing alternative for non-beer drinkers. The atmosphere is welcoming and family-friendly. You’ll often find live music performances and patio games to play.

5. Crowsnest Pass Golf Course – for the patio views

Great food? Check. Spectacular views? Check! The Crowsnest Pass Golf Course has some of the best patio views in town. They often have buffet-style meals and with its spacious layout, it makes for an excellent setting for large groups and functions.

6. Soo Blairmore – for Asian flare

With its extensive menu of Asian fare in the heart of Blairmore, Soo Blairmore is the spot to go for sushi and inventive rice bowls. Their menu items make great options for take-out, and their excellent service adds to the experience.

7. Spice Lounge and Pizza – for Indian fusion

Spice Lounge and Pizza offers a fusion of flavours, where traditional Indian cuisine meets wood-fired pizzas. You can get India-inspired specialties like tandoori chicken pizza and the classic butter chicken. They also have an extensive vegetarian menu.

8. Pure Country Bar and Grill – for Wing Wednesdays

Pure Country is hands-down known for its Wing Wednesdays, and they arguably have some of the best chicken wing flavours. Besides the wings, they also have great pizza. The tavern-style bar has an old Western look, with wood walls and antique décor, creating a warm, rustic ambiance.

9. Crowsnest Pass Pizza – for gluten-free pizza and customizable choices

Crowsnest Pass Pizza is found in the Kanata Hotel and have boast-worthy gluten-free pizza. They do have regular pizza too for those that like a full-gluten menu. Do you like designing your own pizza with your own toppings? We do too and this is what makes Crowsnest Pass Pizza worth a try. Their hours of operation make them a great spot to go after your adventure.

10. 5 Rivers Pizza – for delicious pizza with unique combos

The pizza combinations at 5 Rivers Pizza will keep you coming back to try a new one. You may even find that you try things you wouldn’t expect and find a new favourite, like the chicken, bacon and ranch pizza – a community favourite! They also have gluten-free options. Located in the mall near IGA.

Lunch and breakfast spots in Crowsnest Pass

1. Crowsnest Café and Fly Shop – for healthy bites and fly fishing expertise

This is a highly unique café and one of our favourites in town – half of it is a bright café serving drinks and healthy snacks and small meals, while the other is a fisherman’s dream, selling outdoor/fishing clothing and equipment, including a wide, colourful selection of fly fishing lures. They offer fresh organic and vegetarian specialties, and everything is made from scratch.

“Our homemade salsa and pesto are huge hits, our soups are very popular, and our simple selection of baked goods, especially the lemon zest date squares and gluten-free brownies, are a hit,” Susan tells us. “We have a unique combination of flavours for finicky palates, both human and trout.”

They have a loyal local following, a great atmosphere and very friendly staff.

The quaint and beautiful Crowsnest Cafe and Fly Shop.

2. Chris’ Restaurant – for impeccable service and an old-style diner vibe

The service and interior of this old-style diner are consistently impeccable. Serving hearty home-style meals, Chris’ is known for its feel-good food and value – they have bottomless coffee! What more needs to be said?

3. Cherry on Top Bakery and Koffie Shop – for crepes and kombucha

Cherry on Top has a variety of delicious baked good, but the standout for us are the crepes (they even have a gluten-wise option). This coffee shop and bakery has a great atmosphere, and you can also purchase locally-brewed Steep Peak Kombucha.

4. Cinnamon Bear Bakery & Café – for iconic cinnamon buns

If you need to carb up, Cinnamon Bear is the place to go, serving loaded sandwiches and renowned cinnamon buns. Their cinnamon buns are what they’re known for, but they also have a wide variety of delicious freshly baked goods.

5. Stone’s Throw Café – for local art and patio coffee

What’s unique about Stone’s Throw is the local art on the walls – it’s great to sip on some morning coffee and check out some of the paintings. They also have a nice outdoor patio, perfect for admiring the nearby Turtle Mountain.

Crowsnest Pass fast food options

  • Charley Biggs’ Chicken
  • Subway
  • Tim Hortons
  • A&W

Other food options in Crowsnest Pass


Locals rave about the pizza at this Italian restaurant, also serving pasta, Greek specialties, and mains like baby beef liver and perogies and sausage.

Golden Bowl Chinese

Serving Western-style Chinese food, the Golden Bowl is the spot to go for chow mein, noodles, stir fries, chop suey.

Ben Wong Restaurant

Ben Wong’s is a local hot spot serving Chinese food, in operation since 2006.

Other food options in the South Canadian Rockies

Are you visiting Waterton Lakes National Park? Check out our blog on where to eat in Waterton.

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