Dining in Saskatchewan

• A WorldWeb.com Travel Guide for Saskatchewan, Canada.
A land of immense boreal forests, vast prairies and numerous pristine lakes, Saskatchewan is a place where various peoples and cultures have come together to create not only a fascinating past but a vibrant and exciting future. While visiting its many and sometimes remote communities, Saskatchewan’s visitors will have the opportunity to experience the diverse culinary delights its people have to offer.

REGINA & AREA

The province's capital city, Regina, does not disappoint with its multiplicity of dining choices. Whether visitors are looking for their favourite family restaurants or to broaden their horizons with something a little more exotic, they will find it in this prairie city. A popular location for playing, shopping and dining, downtown Regina has over 70 eateries to choose from. Visitors with special diet requirements or who like to mix it up can try restaurants such as the Casa Latina, which offers Latin and Dominican fusion cuisine, or the Green Spot Cafe, which serves a wide variety of vegetarian dishes and beverages as well as offers a gluten-free menu.

Driving along Regina's main thoroughfare, Albert Street, travellers can access the most popular fast-food joints and chain restaurants like the tapas bar La Bodega. This street also features a number of popular independent eateries such as the Afghan Cuisine Family Restaurant, which offers Saskatchewan-grown, Halal-butchered meat. On the southern stretch of Albert Street, near the Regina International Airport‎, many noteworthy dining establishments can be found, such as the Skara Steakhouse, which has been offering some of the finest steaks in the area for over 35 years.


Regina's nightlife continues to provide visitors with an assortment of choices at which to wrap up their day. In addition to numerous pubs and lounges, sports enthusiasts can drop by the Press Box, one of the city's many sports bars, while music lovers will want to visit the Pump Roadhouse nightclub, known for its energetic party atmosphere and live country music.

SASKATOON & AREA

A cultural gem set amidst the prairies, Saskatoon is home to rich and varied dining experiences. Visitors can try ethnic flavours found in Latin American, Vietnamese, Mexican, Greek, Indian, German and Mediterranean restaurants (to name but a few), while traditional western fare is served in restaurants such as barbecue joints, steak houses, fast-food outlets and family restaurants.

Downtown Saskatoon not only features abundant eateries but also offers diners the chance to stop and enjoy local street vendors and musicians or take a stroll along riverside trails. Downtown restaurants range from popular coffee shops and cafes to convenient fast-food chains to zesty Cajun restaurants such as Crawdaddy's Louisiana Bar and Grill.

After getting off the plane at the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport, travellers will have little difficulty finding a restaurant to satisfying their hunger. Many dining establishments can be found near the airport on main drags such as 51st Street East or near Circle Drive. Situated just off Circle Drive, the Victorian Steak and Seafood House is known for its delicious cuisine set against an elegant backdrop. Across the South Saskatchewan River along Broadway Avenue are a number of eateries, including the exceptional French bistro Calories Bakery and Restaurant, which serves regularly changing dishes made from local ingredients. Also located on the south side of the river, along busy Eighth Street East, the trendy Manos Restaurant and Lounge is an excellent example of Saskatoon's thriving nightlife and offers the hip, young crowd a chance to schmooze while sipping designer cocktails and martinis.

SOUTHEAST & SOUTHWEST REGIONS

Estevan, located in Saskatchewan's Southeast Region, is one of Canada's sunniest cities and features a variety of dining opportunities, including coffee houses, fast-food joints and Chinese restaurants such as Jenny K. The city is also home to a number of pizzerias like the Tower Cafe, well known for its gourmet pizzas. Travellers to the region will also find a number of eateries in the community of Weyburn, including restaurants that specialize in seafood, pizza and steak, such as Pump Jack's Saloon and Steak House. Visitors will find a relaxed, easy-going nightlife in the area's local nightclubs, bars and pubs, including the micro-brewery Moose Mountain Brewing Company located in Kenosee Lake.

Set in the open prairies of Southwest Saskatchewan, Moose Jaw provides diners with variety beyond traditional prairie fare with the opportunity to choose from a number of ethnic foods, including Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, Greek and Thai. Moose Jaw's nightlife takes the form of friendly neighbourhood pubs and lounges such as the vintage-themed Silo and the Grain Exchange pub. Travellers to Swift Current will also discover ample dining choices. This urban centre features everything from ice cream parlours like Hazey's Coffee Shop and Ice Cream to sushi establishments like Miso House, as well as favourite comforts such as Chinese restaurants, fast-food outlets, pizza joints and family restaurants.

EAST CENTRAL & WEST CENTRAL REGIONS

A large urban centre in East Central Saskatchewan, Yorkton features a variety of ethnic and western fare such as Chinese, Mediterranean, American and Canadian. Home to a thriving Ukrainian community, the region boasts many fine examples of this culture, including the Country Crossroads restaurant located in Wakaw, which serves dishes like cabbage rolls, borscht, sausages and perogies. Diners can stop for a coffee and freshly baked goods at the local Watrous Bakery and Coffee Shop or pick up a slice of pizza at Double Best Pizza in Melville. Travellers in the region will also find plenty of restaurants serving burgers, ribs and steak.

Rich in Métis and First Nations history and traditions, the West Central Region is home to a number of authentic aboriginal dining experiences such as the eatery Pahkwesikan located in North Battleford. North Battleford is also home to a variety of other restaurants, including Italian and Vietnamese restaurants, cafes and bistros, fast-food joints, pizzerias and even dinner theatre put on by the Battlefords Community Players. One of the region's larger centres, Lloydminster offers visitors a number of different culinary choices, from steakhouses like the K C Steakhouse to live music clubs like the Singing Waitresses Café. While in Kindersley, travellers may wish to stop for a pint at a sports bar such as the Game On Sports Bar and Grill. Other commonly found eateries in the area include bakeries, coffee shops, Chinese restaurants and family restaurants.

NORTHERN REGION

Covered in limitless, untamed boreal forests and untouched lakes, Saskatchewan's scenic Northern Region offers adventure and a surprising variety of dining experiences. Prince Albert, the area's largest city, offers travellers choices ranging from cosy coffee shops to elegant restaurants such as Amy's on Second. Located on Lac La Ronge, the community of La Ronge is a common stop for many holidaymakers in the area. While visiting, diners can choose from a number of eateries, including several cafes and bistros like the Evergreen Restaurant located at the La Ronge Hotel. While most of the towns in the region are found in remote locations, many provide hungry travellers with a choice of fare, from pizzerias to coffee shops to Chinese restaurants.

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