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Reviewed January 25, 2022

After enjoying the exhibits and tour of the cultural center we were ready for some lunch. We enjoyed salmon chowder and Bannock. It was the best salmon chowder I've ever had!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 27, 2021

Had no expectations going in and was pleasantly surprised at the food here! Short menu, but good quality food and friendly service. Salmon chowder with fry bread, bannock taco (venison chili on fry bread) both excellent. Reasonable prices as well.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2020

Stopped here for lunch after taking an enjoyable tour of the cultural center. Tasty food with friendly staff members, dining area is amazing structure. Loved my tasty seafood chowder with the Banock bread.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 24, 2020 via mobile

Locals secret, hidden gem. Delicious food, beautiful building, friendly staff. Affordable and peaceful. If you're looking to stop for a coffee and treat, or for lunch - don't miss the Thunderbird Cafe. Their salmon chowder is the best I've ever had, which is served with...a big chunk of bannock. I also love their coffee and bannock donuts. Forget the chain restaurants and coffee shops, this place is the real deal.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

You will not find this restaurant at the Whistler Village or the Plaza. It is hidden away in the confines of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre and it is a Gem of a restaurant in Whistler. It is located on the ground floor of the...Cultural Centre and serves the traditional flavours of the First Nation’s recipes. We tried the Salmon Chowder with Bannocks (the traditional bread of the Squamish First Nation peoples), and Wild Salmon Salad and both the dishes were well prepared and good to taste. Burgers and muffins were also available with salmon and veal fillings. The service was good and courteous and the food was served to our table. Prices were very reasonable. We enjoyed our meal and would recommend a visit to the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to enjoy the exhibits, guided tour, gift shop and finally the a meal at the Thunderbird Café.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

Had lunch there while visiting the museum. I ordered the venison stew which I thought was tasty and a little different from ground beef. We also ordered the salmon salad and that went down well.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019

We enjoyed the delicious Salmon Chowder and traditional Bannock bread during our trip to the centre. Lots of organic teas and coffees as well as sandwiches and specials. Would definitely return.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

After enjoying the visit in Squamish Cultural Center, I've got hungry. There is a Cafe on lower level, which offers great lunch type food. I've ordered the salmon panini, great salmon sandwich with green salad. The second meal was salmon chowder. The food was so...good!!! I love it. I recommend this cafe. RomanPMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

The whole experience was very nice We ordered a bannock elk salami and bison pie with salad on the side and they were both very yummy. Service was exceptionally friendly Apart from being able to experience the Cultural Centre there is also a small shop...worth checking out for lovely giftsMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

Lovely to start the tour here with a nice snack (or meal), very friendly staff. Plenty of choice and freshly prepared.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

we went here after the museum visit and had a very good snack and coffee and came back a couple of times later and found it was a real hidden gem

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Good tasty food after a visit to the Lil'wat culture centre. Meals are of good size and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

We heard the food was delicious so on our way through Whistler, we decided to make the stop. Such a great choice. The staff are very friendly and brought the food right to our table. Salmon is always the choice and we were not disappointed!...The Salmon Corn Chowder has such a wonderful flavour and the babies ate it up! I had the Cedar Plank Salmon Salad and the taste is amazing! It suited the salad. We could have just sat there all day drinking the fair trade coffee.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Excellently presented cafe on the ground floor of the cultural center. The food was delicious, I can't remember the name of the desert I sampled but it was fantastic!! Great cozy place to enjoy the ambience of the cultural center. Bravo!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

I have eaten here several times for lunch or a mid-day snack and am always pleased with the freshness, flavour and appearance of the food. The cafe offers a modern take on traditional first nations food. And it seems that it is still one of...Whistler's best kept secrets as there is always a table to be had and friendly service. Check it out.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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