Best Restaurants in the South Canadian Rockies

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s Best of the Mountains 2023 ballot, where readers voted for their favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains near Calgary.

Overlooking Waterton. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock.


The Taco Bar

In the mountain town of Waterton lies The Taco Bar, a little Mexican oasis in the Rockies. Freshness is the name of the game here, from the salsas to the fresh meats grilled daily — once the restaurant runs out for the day, that’s it. Pray you get to try this fast-casual restaurant’s specialty, award-winning guacamole with its take on Mexican street food like burritos and tacos with a variety of fillings.

320 Wind Flower Ave., Waterton Park, 403-915-2294,



The Rum Runner

7902 20 Ave., Coleman, 403-562-7552,


The Lakeside Chophouse & Wine Bar

101, 111 Waterton Ave., Waterton Park, 403-859-2211,


Royal Stewart Dining Room at the Prince of Wales Hotel

AB-5 Waterton Park,


Zum’s Eatery & Mercantile

116 Waterton Ave., Waterton Park, 403-859-2388,

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