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Zum's Eatery & Mercantile

$$ - $$$
American, Canadian
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116B Waterton Avenue, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-859-2388
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Zum's resturant, on weekends, is like the spin cycle on your washer. There are so many people served there in a day it makes my head swim. Never been there when I did't have a short wait. There menu is extensive and everything I have ever ordered was prepared very well with one exception, "Toasted cheese sandwich". It is not... More 

Thank TessnMN
Coleman, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stayed in Waterton May long weekend 2016 - and had breakfast here 2 mornings. The food was good, and affordable! It was also nice that they were a joined to some shops - so you could go browsing while you waited for your meal - which wasn't long! A great place to stop!!! We will be back!

Thank paddockinncoleman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great atmosphere, great service, unique decor and very good location. At the right table, with a view of the lake.

Thank Arturo L
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

One of the few places open later in the season (closed thanksgiving) we ended up here for lunch and breakfast while in Waterton. We had burgers for lunch which were really tasty with great fries. We headed back from breakfast another day and got a proper Canadian welcome with a good coffee and endless top ups. Bacon, eggs and toast,... More 

Thank Jenny V
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We ate here from dinner and breakfast. I had chicken fettuccini Alfredo, huge portion but nothing spectacular as far as ingredients and flow our but it hit the spot. For breakfast I had French toast, I'm. It sure if the were out of thick sliced bread as it was end of the season but my french toast was made with... More 

Thank Helen O
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Zum's is an adorable place with just the food you'd expect. We ordered the fried chicken plate with fries and (a thimble-sized portion of) coleslaw. The chicken had a nice spicy kick to it, the fries were crispy and it was warm and cozy inside. They have a great little gift shop too!

Thank NetskieB
Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My Dad and I spent the night in Waterton October 7, 2016. We went to Zum's for dinner. There really were not too many options this late in the season. My Dad ordered their "world famous" fried chicken and I ordered the cheeseburger. There were 3 pieces of chicken, very small and dry. My Dad ordered the bake potato all... More 

Thank trelina
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

we ate 2 meals here and loved the food, the price was great and the interior of the restaurant is uniquely designes with lots of things to look at. A great spot for a quick meal or a awesome cup of java.

Thank Robyn6462
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Zum's as it really was one of the only places open for the October long weekend. We were delighted with the service and the food was great! Interesting eccentric decor, which I think adds character. Worth stopping by. My only regret is not buying a Zum's coffee mug.

Thank Angela S
Fergus, Canada
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The restaurant is full of interesting old things hanging on the walls and ceiling, the food is decent and the staff is great! Casual dining with a challenge... find the license plate from where you are from in Canada or the States!

Thank GottagowhileIcan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116B Waterton Avenue, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 403-859-2388

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?