By Afton Aikens
It was a year of casual restaurant openings in the Canadian Rockies, and Tavern 1883’s award winning house-ground burgers (beef, elk, lamb, tuna and quinoa) got us hooked. Built from an early 1900s home, the Tavern has a charming mountain cabin atmosphere and a fun, welcoming vibe with live music twice a week and a DJ on weekends.
Tavern 1883’s menu features “proper” Canadian comfort foods—a middle ground between fine dining and pub offerings. Fresh ingredients and house-made sauces elevate classic favourites like tacos (think duck paired with pear and ginger chutney). The menu also offers vegetarian and gluten-free options. The restaurant’s suppliers provide naturally raised meat and in-season ingredients for entrée-style weekend features.
709 9 St, Canmore | 403-609-2000 | tavern1883.com
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