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Glacier Bistro

111 Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
+1 403-859-2211
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible15%
3 weeks ago
“A light Lunch”
25 Jul 2017
“quick breakfast”
Open Now
06:30 - 21:30All hours
$$ - $$$
111 Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in the Glacier Bistro for a snack, as a late lunch. The young man who served us was very polite, but he was new to the job and did not have anyone with him to offer training. Our very simple order of two...More

Thank 1victor
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We bought 2 sandwiches, a muffin, a cookie and a brownie to take hiking with us. $28. The cookie wasn't bad. The sandwiches were gross - hard bread. The Italian salami was actually a sausage cut up - like a hot dog. The muffin was...More

Thank Lori034
watertonalberta, Manager at Glacier Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

We are so sorry you were unhappy with your food. We bake all our muffins daily and our sandwich are on fresh baked Italian bread and all have a shelf life of two days. If you are still in town i would be happy to...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

open early ( 630 am ) .. good for that early morning start up .. has some eats to get ya going without having to do a sit down meal

Thank Gerard V
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The Glacier Bistro in Waterton is a nice, quiet place. They serve Starbucks coffee, but provide their own sandwiches and other items. Breakfast there was quite nice. The breakfast sandwiches and beverages were tasty, and service was both friendly and responsive. They are open from...More

Thank cmhprh
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Kinda surprised to see a franchise in waterton.. but I needed my coffee fix before venturing off for the day. A little more expensive than regular starbucks in the cities. Waited close to 15 min for my latte... when it was ready, I double checked...More

Thank MsKerriZ
watertonalberta, Manager at Glacier Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

I am so sorry for your negative experience. Although there is no excuse for waiting so long i will say that all our staff just started and were all just trained by Starbucks last week. We got intense training on all hot beverages, cold brew...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

The food was pricey for a sandwich and a fruit cup and when we tasted it did not taste fresh. Very disappointing. We won't check it out again.

Thank johnmJ2594PN
watertonalberta, Manager at Glacier Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

I am so sorry you had a bad experience. I have passed this onto our chef as well as had a meeting with all supervisors & kitchen staff to ensure this never happen again.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is my other go to place in Waterton for breakfast. More of a coffee shop with some good breakfast options, as well as sandwiches

Thank brucewhite2015
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Best place in Waterton to get a coffee in the morning. Awesome to see that they carried my favourite, Pikes Place coffee. So good. Great place to wake up.

Thank brian h
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The waitress coughed into my coffee cup and then went to the back to fill it. When I brought it to her attention that she coughed into my cup she said she couldn't help it because she was sick. More training required on hygiene at...More

Thank sfitz10
watertonalberta, Manager at Glacier Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

I am truly sorry and embarrassed at your experience , that is not how we train our staff. I will be speaking to my crew and training them as we usually send them home right away when they are not well. I hope you will...More

Reviewed 1 June 2016

Stayed in Waterton for 4 days and checked out most of the eating establishments. Glacier Bistro can not be beat for a breakfast buffet. Gets you energized for the day's hikes in this beautiful part of the world. But what fantastic staff. Both morning and...More

Thank GazeboBkprs
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 403-859-2211
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There is something very exciting about being in the heart of Waterton Village and at the Glacier Coffee Bar, you get a front-row seat. Located right on Waterton Avenue, there is no better place to stop for a Starbucks coffee, a light snack or a full meal. You can enjoy your selections al fresco on our cozy patio deck, enjoy the ambience inside our bistro or choose from our take-out menu to eat it wherever you would like. Whatever you choose, our excellent menu will meet your needs from morning to night. We offer: freshly in house made sandwiches Hiker's lunches fresh made soups assortment of baked goods & healthy snacks breakfast wraps & sandwiches cappuccino and other specialty coffee drinks wine, ales and spirits baked desserts and goodies. Haagen Daz's premium Ice Cream Bars
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