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Dancing Moose Cafe

3505 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H2, Canada
+1 867-669-8844
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“cinnamon buns” (13 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (15 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3505 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H2, Canada
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11 - 20 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the B and B upstairs and the breakfast in the cafe was included. We could order anything from the broad menu and did try different things each of the 3 mornings we were there. The breakfasts are delicious and generous in quantity...More

Thank 587Canuck
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I was really impressed with the layout and 'vibe' of this place. I sat outside, it was a beautiful day. I went down to the water and sat on the dock after my meal, such a nice place. The server wasn't really very knowledgeable, I...More

Thank Kellie E
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This place is set back from the road a bit in Old Town. We stopped in for coffee and were delighted with the food and service. My friend enjoyed her coffee and cinnamon bun and I had pea soup and bread. There is indoor and...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

great soup of the day. coffee was excellent. burger was delicious and the accompanying sauces were spot on.

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Very friendly service, nice view outside. Lots of locals go there. Delicious bannock and other baked goods. Great ambiance.

Thank Juliette144309
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to this cafe for a coffee whilst exploring Yellowknife on bikes. The location was lovely, right on the water in the Old Town with a nice deck and picnic tables to enjoy the sunshine (better view than Wildcat). The coffee was well...More

Thank PelicanPeyta
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Food pretty good but service largely ambivalent. Arctic char eggs Benedict flavourful. Crepes were kinda cold.

Thank RosieandLily
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Super-friendly folks at the Dancing Moose. We were travelling with a small dog, and they let us sit in the foyer for a coffee (no pets permitted in restaurants) on a cold morning. We went back for a breakfast on our last day (without the...More

Thank Peace_Parrot
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Brightest lightest restaurant I saw in Yellowknife. Very nice server (from Australia). Pretty inside and view over lake (covered in snow) outside. Good oatmeal and toast, reasonably priced. Coffee poor (I like Continental Dark strong coffee), I was going to go back for lunch but...More

Thank Woman_in_Toronto
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The Girl Who was in was rude at the moment we put a foot in... and got a lot worse after at the food service and didn't respect us when we gently ask her to get away so we can eat. My Benedict eggs was...More

Thank C4thv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
American, Cafe, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3505 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife
  • Phone Number: +1 867-669-8844
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Enjoy the ambiance of Old Yellowknife. In summer, dine outside on Yellowknife Bay under the midnight sun. In winter, inside, while checking out the Northern Lights. We are licensed, offer premium coffees & desserts, breakfast, lunch and supper. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9 AM TO 9 PM.
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