10 Best Drumheller Restaurants To Enjoy

Drumheller is one of the best places to travel in Alberta. With fantastic hiking opportunities, prehistoric sights, and canyons big enough to take your breath away, there are plenty of things to do in Drumheller.

It’s the perfect small town to visit and enjoy. You are bound to get hungry between the Royal Tyrrell Museum and wandering among the hoodies. When you do, check out one of these amazing Drumheller restaurants!

Amazing Drumheller Restaurants

Au Croque Monsieur Cafe

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Au Croque Monsieur is an adorable and authentic French bakery in downtown Drumheller and is one of the top-rated Drumheller restaurants. Baked goods are made fresh by hand every day and include a variety of sweet and savory treats.

There are crepes, pastries, cakes, soups, sandwiches, and delicious croque monsieurs. I love picking something up here before setting out on an Alberta hike. Each looks (and tastes) like a work of art, and there are vegetarian options too. The beverages are just as beautiful with a few high-quality coffees and tea drinks carefully made.

It’s a perfect stop for breakfast or lunch in this delightful Alberta city. The ambiance is simple and rustic, and a lovely little patio is also out on the street. 

Bernie and the Boys Bistro


Bernie and the Boys Bistro is one of the best Drumheller restaurants around. They’re known for serving 100% Alberta beef burgers and offering 75 handcrafted milkshakes.

It’s also home to the famous Mammoth burger, which has a 24-ounce patty, and the Blair Wing Project, which are spicy wings you need to sign a waiver before eating. The menu is extensive so there are plenty of less extreme eats available as well, including a variety of subs, pizzas, wraps, steaks, and seafood. We loved looking through all the unusual milkshake flavors, like lavender, habanero lime, and buttered rum. 

Vietnamese Noodle House

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The Vietnamese Noodle House is a family-owned establishment with various traditional eats on a menu full of hearty and homemade meals. A few western-style dishes managed to make their way on, and there’s even an ice cream parlor inside, which feels surprisingly quirky.

They’re famous for their pho, but the Beef Noodle Soup, Char-Broiled Chicken, and Satay Banh Mi Sandwich all deserve an honorable mention. It has a casual and homey feel, a no-frills spot where the fantastic fares speak for themselves. It’s often filled with local families chowing down and feels like the hidden homey hangout in Drumheller. 

The Old Grouch

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A cozy cafe by name, this spot sure fits the bill. The eclectically decorated interior creates a funky and unique feel unlike anywhere else. Its claim to fame is homemade comfort food, and its craveable fares are sure a fan favorite in Drumheller.

They offer all locally farm-grown products and bake bread fresh every morning. It feels like stepping into Grandma’s kitchen, with a simple selection of classic fares such as perogies or subs. The Grouchosaurus Burger here has also earned a rave reputation.

It’s the type of place that attracts a lot of regulars, and everyone seems to know each other’s names. Charming and kitschy, the Old Grouch is an iconic institution in this Alberta town. 

Vintage Tap House

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This casual neighborhood pub is set in downtown Drumheller and truly offers something for everyone. It’s a great spot to gather with loved ones for a light lunch, delicious dinner, or simply a snack and something to wet your whistle.

There are big screens, so the favorite sports are always playing, and the fares far surpass your average pub grub. Everything is handmade from scratch, using fresh ingredients to create elevated modern comfort foods. The Jambalaya is a crave-able favorite here. There are eight taps, two of which pour local craft drafts, and the happy hour is always a good time. 

Pizza 249 

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This is the place to go for the best authentic Italian food in Drumheller. It’s a simple, straightforward space serving up all the familiar fares in the form of pastas and pizzas. It’s a family-run spot that’s been an integral part of the foodie scene in the city for over 20 years.

The dough is all made by hand daily, and fresh, local ingredients are used in a classic old-school style. They even have some vegetarian and gluten-free options. The Hot Tamale, Donair, and Canada pies are really something special. 

Sam’s Kitchen

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Sam’s Kitchen is the perfect spot for phenomenal Indian cuisine in Drumheller. It’s a no-frills establishment, and with minimal decor, it offers a simple and cozy atmosphere. Don’t let the unassuming ambiance dissuade you. The food here is astounding.

Various authentic dishes are on the traditional and flavor-packed menu, from curries to kormas to masalas. The Butter Chicken comes highly recommended here, as does the Beef Vindaloo and Lamb Madras. Each main dish automatically comes with a heaping portion of rice, so you don’t need to order any extra, though you’ll probably want to stock up on the garlic naan. 

The Roll

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The Roll is a hidden gem of Drumheller, serving up some amazing Japanese food and Korean BBQ. It’s also a vegan-friendly dining destination. The environment is vibrant and lively, with bright colors and warm woods adorning the walls. If you go hungry, opting for a bento box is a great (and delicious) deal.

The sushi rolls range from classic to creative, and the bibimbap is to die for. Everything tastes fresh, with lots of tasty traditional dishes to choose from. 

Yavis Family Restaurant

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Yavis has a significant history in the area, as the first named “family restaurant” in Alberta. Today, it’s fourth generation owned and maintains much of its old-school charm. It has a homestyle menu with meals for every time of day, making it one of the best restaurants in Drumheller.

The inside has a simple and quaint diner feel. The Prop Room Lounge on-site is a laid-back bar area serving up spirits and is perfect for watching the big game or shooting some pool. You’ll find plenty of fried favorites to start or to share here.

The options seem endless, with many pastas, hearty sandwiches, burgers, and steaks. It’s great for large groups, and the portions for the price can’t be beat. 

Asteroid Crater

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For a quick bite with a welcome side of kitsch, try the Asteroid Crater Cafe in Drumheller. The menu includes burgers and classic Canadian sides like poutine, gravy, and grilled cheese. There are vegetarian burgers and Foothills Creamery ice cream for dessert if you save any room.

The Impact Burger and Taco Burger are both popular picks here. Everything is home-cooked and made fresh to order. It can get busy on the weekends, but is always well worth the wait. There’s a shady deck with some tables and chairs to eat in, or you can take it for a picnic in the park nearby. It’s truly a summer staple in Alberta. 

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3 thoughts on “10 Best Drumheller Restaurants To Enjoy”

    • Hi Garret! Thank you for your happy comment – comments like these are what keep our community positive 🙂

      I did not realize we had to be from Drumheller to comment on great restaurants. Also, if you would like to take the time to suggest a few restaurants instead of leaving a meaningless comment we would be happy to check them out and possibly include them. Have a nice day!

  1. Thank you for making this list, comprehensive with a variety of foods from other cultures as well! We are looking forward to hitting as many of these spots as possible and to support local businesses


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