12 BEST Golden, BC Restaurants You Should Try

Searching for a bite to eat at one of the best Golden, BC restaurants after a day out exploring the mountains? Golden is a small town, and while it doesn’t have as many restaurant choices as nearby Banff or Canmore, there is surprisingly quite a bit on offer for a rugged mountain town. Let’s dig into the best restaurants in Golden BC.  

The Best Restaurants in Golden, BC


Reposados in Golden BC

Reposados is Golden’s newest restaurant and is the first place you should head after enjoying all the things to do in Golden. Established by two local Golden women, Reposados was born when they realized Golden, BC was missing a little spice.

They bring a fresh and unique twist to traditional tacos and only use the freshest produce to create mouth-watering dishes. Everything is made fresh daily, and you can truly taste it when you take a bite of a burrito here. We were initially drawn here because of the healthy-sounding menu. I mean halloumi avocado bowls and crispy yam burritos? Yum! We were expecting it to be good, but we didn’t know it would be simply divine.

Reposados are located right in the heart of downtown; it’s hard to miss. Although their indoor dining is small, they have a great outdoor seating area with domed seating in the cooler months! We loved eating here after a fun day at the Golden Skybridge.

Eagles Eye

Eagles Eye Restaurant - kicking horse

Open year-round, dining at Canada’s highest restaurant is one of the best ways to spend a lunch or dinner. Perched atop the mountains at 2300 meters (7,700 ft), this is one of the best places to dine in Golden. If you’re skiing, you can’t miss Eagles Eye at the top of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, but even if you’re not, all you have to do is take the Kicking Horse Gondola up, and you’ll find yourself right at Eagles Eye.

We recommend heading here for lunch to enjoy the stunning views around you. On a weekend day in the winter, it’s best to make a reservation as this place is popular!

Jita’s Cafe

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Jita’s Cafe is a small vegan-friendly restaurant in Golden that dishes great curries, wraps, soups, and other essential lunch items. You can eat here at an affordable price, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for something quick on a budget.

Jita’s is open every day except Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Don’t hesitate to try their staple chickpea curry! After you are done, head to the bakery next door for a treat.


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Eleven 22 is an upscale eatery that creates modern comfort food for all. Some of their most loved dishes are Stilton Fondue, Duck’s Sheperd Pie, and Ratatouille. Eleven22 has an inviting atmosphere that will make you instantly fall in love, it’s the perfect cozy place to have a meal before heading back to your cabin in Golden.

If you arrive early, from 5-6pm, you can enjoy the early bird special, which is three courses for $25. Make sure to get your hands on the pina colada cheesecake.

Red Tomato Pies Ltd

Red Tomato Pies Ltd

Red Tomato Pies makes the best pizzas in Golden. This is a tiny joint that, if you blink, you’ll miss! Right on 9th Avenue, this is where you should head if you want a takeaway pizza after a day skiing at Kicking Horse.

Choose from any of their handcrafted pizzas, or build your own! The pizza creations are all unique. Golden isn’t a big town, and everything shuts down pretty early. Thankfully Red Tomato Pies are open until 11pm and midnight on weekends!

Whitetooth Bistro

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Located downtown, next to Reposados, is Whitetooth Bistro. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and have a very extensive menu for each meal.

Whitetooth Bistro has been a staple of Golden for over 15 years and prides itself on dishing up meals for every palate. Seriously, do you want Asian cuisine tonight? Or how about a veg friendly yam burger? Or perhaps you are craving a juicy steak? All of these items and more are available at Whitetooth Bistro.

You probably think that a place that tries to have it all can’t be that good. But we were amazed at every dish our group received, all unique, different, and exceptionally tasty.

Bear & Bone Burger Co.

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Bear and Bone is located right off Trans Canada and doesn’t look like much when you are just passing it from the busy road; however, it’s one of the best Golden, BC restaurants you can try.

Bear and Bone specializes in homemade, locally sourced hamburgers and other homestyle classics with a family restaurant touch. So whether you are in Golden on a ski trip, or if you just passing through between Revelstoke and Banff, one thing is for certain – if you are craving a burger, this is the place to stop. Stop in on a Wednesday and enjoy wing night – $5 off per pound of wings!

Rockwater Grill and Bar

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Rockwater in downtown Golden is the liveliest place to have a beer and burger in all of Golden. Not only do they have live weekly music performed by amazing artists, but they have great seating, including patio seating right on the Kicking Horse River – great for summer!

Rockwater hosts many events including comedy acts, folk music, and punk rock night. Some of their classics are lobsterish roll and the crispy chicken club, and the duck poutine is also worth a go!

Nagomi Sushi

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When we first visited Golden, we didn’t think we would find good sushi in this small town. Thankfully we were wrong! Rolls at Nagomi sushi are basic, but delicious. Don’t come expecting a plethora of roll creations like you are in Vancouver, but the prices are affordable and Nagomi will fix any sushi craving you may have. Perfect for takeout in Golden!

Papa Bear’s Kitchen

Papa Bear's Kitchen

If you want a laid back place to grab a tea or coffee after a cold winter day in Golden, Papa Bear’s Kitchen is a great choice. Open for breakfast and lunch, they serve up light bites like the Green Kale Crunch and Summer Zest salad, as well as hot sandwiches! Our personal favorite is the Garlic and Herb Mushroom Melt!

Bluebird Cafe

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Bluebird Cafe is just outside Downtown Golden and is where you should head in the morning when searching for that morning cup of joe and cinnamon roll. Everything used at Bluebird Cafe is environmentally friendly, including; biodegradable take-away cups, cutlery, and containers. They also bake all their muffins and pastries daily. 

Bluebird Cafe is named after the perfect bluebird day in Golden, one where you can take to the mountain bike trails or snowmobile adventures. Because they know the Golden community is an active bunch, they have a plethora of grab-and-go items! We like to come here to grab a sandwich from their grab-and-go, knowing it will be a delicious lunch on a hike in Yoho.

Wandering Fern Cafe

Wandering Fern Cafe

If you’re looking for a fantastic cafe to go to in the morning to check your emails, head to Downtown Golden and pop into Wandering Fern Cafe. Wandering Fern is owned by a Golden local who takes great pride in making the best coffee from ethically sourced, locally roasted organic fair trade beans from around Central and South America.

If you get here early enough you’ll be able to score some delicious scones and other pastries as well. If you’re a bit more peckish, they also have breakfast bites like different avocado toasts and organic oats bowls.

Hopefully, this helped you determine what Golden, BC restaurant to try today!

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