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Head Smashed-In Cafeteria

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Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
+1 403-553-2188
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good27%
  • Average30%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“bannock” (18 reviews)
“buffalo burger” (16 reviews)
“stew” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Canadian
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LOCATION
Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and clean. Food for all tastes, budgets, and cultures. Very authentic food including many buffalo dishes.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

we had the buffalo stew and bannock. It was very good and filling after the tour. My wife found one of the servers to be unfriendly.

Thank David S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Food ok but restaurant way too small for the amount of visitors ... took too long to be served and then there were no tables available...

Thank bestcp
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Based on other reviews I had high hopes. Unfortunately I found this to be very overpriced and the food quality was disappointing. The chicken fingers and buffalo burger were ok, but the regular burger was truly disgusting.

Thank Chad L
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

They serve a range of dishes with buffalo meat which are pretty tasty but otherwise the menu is pretty limited. Vegetarian options are a veggie rice bowl (mainly steamed rice and stir fried peppers) and a veggie burger.

Thank julesaround
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I arrived at the interpretive Centre after 11 and I wondered what my lunch options would be in the area when the Trip Advisor showed me some great reviews of the cafeteria right on site! I figured I was doomed to a...More

Thank BabyOnTheMove
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had lunch, it's pretty average food but the service was well organised and there was plenty to choose from- the Bison Stew was declared delicious and there was plenty of seating.

Thank gypsy039
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The cafe is part of the visitor centre and the food is cooked to order. The Bison based menu is particularly appropriate. Everyone in our party had the burgers and enjoyed them.

Thank MarpleTraveller
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We had a quick lunch here before seeing the site. We split an order of buffalo chili and bannock, which was a nice lunch for two.

Thank Doug E
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We tried the famous buffalo stew and chilli. While not discernable different from beef, the meals were tasty and reasonably priced. The only criticism is that the meals aren't exactly huge. Staff were friendly and got meals out in a very timely manner.

Thank RMH247
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Fort Macleod
  • Phone Number: +1 403-553-2188
Description
3 kilometres North of Fort Macleod on Hwy #2 North, then 16 km West on Secondary Highway #785.
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