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Tavern 1883

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709 9 Street
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This Canmore neighbourhood restaurant and bar features ‘proper’ Canadian comfort foods, a middle ground between fine dining and pub offerings. Fresh ingredients and housemade sauces elevate classic favourites like unique tacos, while naturally raised meat and in-season ingredients are used for weekend features. Tavern 1883 house-ground burgers are melt-in-your-mouth good. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also offered. Check online for daily features and events; seasonal specials are offered in winter.

Atmosphere & Accolades

Built from an early 1900s home with a new bar and copper roof, Tavern 1883 has a charming mountain cabin atmosphere. Winner of Where Canadian Rockies magazine’s Best New Restaurant 2014, it has also won awards for Best Burger and Most Unique Items on the Menu from Canmore’s newspaper.

Entertainment (10 pm to 2 am)

Open Jam Night Thursday; Live Music Friday; DJs and Dancing Saturday.

Menu Samples

  • Snacks: fried brussels sprouts; roasted garlic and eggplant hummus with warm pita bread; wings (buffalo, BBQ, honey hot, salt and pepper); homemade soup of the day; sweet potato fries; quinoa enchilada
  • Poutine (fries topped with fresh cheese curds and housemade gravy): choose from classic, chicken, duck liver pâté and truffle oil
  • Burgers (eggwash buns; gluten-free available): classic (Alberta beef, tomato jam, cheddar, double smoked bacon); chicken; wild boar; quinoa falafel
  • New Zealand Lamb Burger: herb goat cheese, pea shoots, lemon and mint aioli, iceberg lettuce, vine tomato on an egg wash bun
  • Tacos (corn or flour): choose from pulled chipotle chicken, Ocean Wise cod or grilled vegetable; add optional choice of side
  • Fish and Chips: beer battered Ocean Wise cod with housemade tartar and slaw
  • Vegetable Curry: mild coconut Masala curry with chickpeas on jasmine rice
  • Sous Vide Lamb Shank; Sous Vide Beef Short Ribs

Mains: $15 to $24 (lunch and dinner)

Drinks: wines $30 to $99 by the bottle, 38 choices, $7 to $13 by the glass, 21 choices; 20-oz pints on tap, 12 choices; $5.50 to $8 beer bottles (domestic, import, craft, ciders, coolers); $7 to $16 big beers (up to 750 ml)

Daily from 11:30 am (11 am on weekends)
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