1. Route 99 Diner
Route 99 has a nostalgic air about it, with kitschy décor of street signs, license plates and albums covers from stars from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones. The menu offers something for everyone, specialising in large portions of your favourite comfort food at reasonable prices. Make sure you leave room for one of their classic milkshakes!
2. Tzin Wine and Tapas
Easily one of Edmonton’s most beloved restaurants, Tzin offers an intimate dining experience in a chic wine bar. The tapas menu is every changing and original, and the welcoming atmosphere only encourages sharing. We suggest you try the mushroom tart, chicken and grits and the delicious paella on offer.
Sorrentinos is a well-known group of restaurants scatted throughout Edmonton, known for serving delicious Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist. Choose any of the eateries to enjoy the finest dining in the city – you can even participate in a cooking class so you can take your favourite dish home with you.
One of the most popular restaurants in Edmonton, Meat is your one-stop for an authentic BBQ experience. A locally owned smokehouse, the restaurant specialises in ribs, pulled pork, steak and much more. The communal table style encourages you to get to know your neighbour- go for brunch and enjoy sharing plates and boozy coffee.
5. Blue Plate Diner
Situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton, Blue Diner is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its welcoming, colourful ambience and unique comfort food. The menu is eclectic and offers many vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, both at very reasonable prices.
6. Situation Brewing
This is a must for craft-beers aficionados. Not only are all beers they serve brewed on-site, but you can take a look at the brewing room from a massive window outside. Then once you're in, you can relax at one of their long high-tables, comfortable couches in the corner, or at a formal table. You'll find it in the trendy Old Strathcona area.
Regarded by many to be the best Italian in Edmonton, Uccellino specialises in modern, but simple, Italian food. All ingredients used are either grown locally or imported from Italy - and the wine list of 100% Italian.
8. RGE RD
If you want a taste of locally grown western Canadain cuisine, then there's nowhere better than RGE RD. All ingredients are sourced from farms and small-scale producers across Western Canada, and their menu reflects the season. Their extensive wine menu is also predominantly Canadian (with only a handful of international additions).