Great Northern Cuisine

There are more than two dozen places to eat in Yellowknife. From street food and fast food to fine dining, there's something for every taste. Choose fresh fish, pulled from Great Slave Lake, muskox, buffalo, elk or steak, chops, pasta and salads. Several restaurants offer extensive international wine lists. Ethic selections include French, Italian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai and South American.


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Trapline Lounge

Whether you are from Yellowknife or just visiting for the first time, drop by Barkley's Lounge and relax by the fireplace in a comfortable and scenic atmosphere while enjoying your favorite beverage. Daily specials and friendly staff. In the Explorer hotel.

Mon to Fri - 2pm - 11pm

Sat - 4pm - 11 pm

Sun - Closed

(867) 873-3531

The Diner

The Diner is a convenient downtown restaurant, open early (7 AM) for breakfast and serving healthy, homestyle cooking. Their extensive menu features fresh local fish, western and chinese cuisine, and all-day breakfast. Their central location is within 5 minutes of the Yellowknife Inn, Northerlites Motel, Explorer Hotel and close to other downtown accommodations. The Diner is a longstanding part of Yellowknife's downtown community, and is decorated with many heritage photographs of the old mining community. Come enjoy the delicious meals that Yellowknifers have filled up on for decades!

Mon to Thur 7am- 6pm

Fri to Sun 7am - 8pm

Holidays 8am - 6pm

(867) 920-7770


Javaroma is an independent coffee business in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. Our Gourmet Coffee which is freshly roasted by our master roaster will tantalize your taste buds. Our Chefs prepare our foods afresh daily and upon order, and, don't forget our Teas which are the world's finest.

Mon to Fri 7am - 10pm

Sat 8am - 10pm

Sun 9am - 10pm

(867) 669-0725

The Lodge at the Village

A rustic-style establishment, The Lodge at Aurora Village serves northern Canadian cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. Try the local meats and fish of northern Canada – all delicately prepared from scratch – and pair your meal with one of our Canadian wines off of our extensive list for a memorable dining experience.

The Lodge is open seasonally from mid-August to early October and mid-November to early April. See our website for exact dates. Dinner reservations are required. Accepts bookings for private/corporate events and weddings year round.


L’Atitudes Restaurant and Mackenzie Lounge

The Yellowknife Inn is proud to offer two unique dining experiences for our guests. L’Atitudes provides guests with a warm and inviting sidewalk cafe atmosphere without the drawbacks of bad weather and noisy cars. Our chief offers daily lunch specials, along with full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, there is sure to be something for everyone. Mackenzie Lounge offers nightly specials, including Yellowknife’s best wings for only $3.00/dozen and half price Nachos every Friday.

(867) 873-2601

Trek Restaurant

We get asked regularly what makes a meal Canadian or comfort food.  Here is our philosophy.


We believe in hypersourcing - local ingredients on local restaurant menus - unfortunately in Yellowknife, our local resources are limited so we have to be a bit more creative.  We incorporate local as much as possible  but we also source across Canada. Ontario duck, Kitikmeot Char, Alberta Beef, BC Salmon etc.  Canada has great natural food resources so lets use them! Comfort is how we cook and our service philosophy - come home to home cooking!

867.873.TREK (8735)

Trader's Grill Restaurant

Superb steaks, a warm and relaxed atmosphere, friendly people and great service. Join us for a truly satisfying experience in a comfortable, casual and contemporary setting. Let us create a fun and memorable evening for you, your friends or your business associates. In the Explorer hotel.

(867) 873-3531

Twist Resto-Lounge

Twist is Yellowknife's only resto-lounge and is the top choice for an evening out in Yellowknife. With live entertainment several times a week, a fantastic drink menu and a wide selection of unique tapas, Twist is quickly becoming known as a top spot for the Yellowknife arts scene.

Mon to Wed 11am -12pm

Thurs & Fri 11am - 2am

Sat 5pm - 2am


Sushi North

Yellowknife's premier Japanese sushi restaurant! Sushi North's menu includes all of ones traditional favourites such as rolls, nigiri and combination meal sets of a quality just as good as any sushi bar on the West Coast, with minimal wait times. The restaurant overlooks Yellowknife's main street and hub of commercial activity.

Mon to Sat 11:30am - 7pm

(867) 669-0001

Black Knight Pub

Come and join your friends at 'The Black Knight Pub', the only Scottish pub in Yellowknife. Live music on the weekends!

open Mon to Sat - 11am - 2am

Closed Stat holidays


(867) 920-4041

Yellowknife Tours

About Yellowknife Tours
Come experience world-class Aurora Borealis viewing in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. We are the only guides in the Northwest Territories to offer services in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. With over 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, our award-winning guides will make you feel at home in the far North. We’d love to show you the North!

867- 444-8179

Dancing Moose Cafe

The Dancing Moose cafe is a gourmet experience nestled in the heart of Yellowknife's historic Old Town. Featuring an expansive waterfront veranda, delicious menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and frequent live musical entertainment, the Dancing Moose is a delicious and relaxing place to unwind and enjoy a moment of epicurean bliss!

(867) 669-8842

Wildcat Cafe

The Wildcat Cafe is a popular summer restaurant in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada that first operated between 1937 and 1951. In the 1970s a new generation of concerned citizens lobbied for its protection. It was soon renovated and reopened as a functional restaurant in 1979. It is one of Yellowknife's most popular tourist attractions. Closed in 2011 for repairs, the Wildcat Cafe reopened in June 2013 with the addition of a new outdoor deck.. Open for lunch until 10 pm nightly.

(867) 873-4004/ 873-8850

Diamante Restaurant

Located next to Sam’s Monkey Tree Pub in the Range Lake Mall, Diamante Restaurant offers “Traditional Italian Cuisine with a Modern Flair”.

Come enjoy our cozy, casual dining room. Newly renovated, you’ll find Diamante Restaurant a truly comfortable and satisfying dining atmosphere. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and hearty Italian meals are sure to please any appetite. The welcoming atmosphere is perfect for a quiet dinner, for two, with old friends, with new friends, business meetings, anniversaries, birthday parties or large events. The dining room seats 70, and is also available for private functions.


(867) 920-4914

Smokehouse Cafe

Smokehouse Café in Yellowknife is a Northern comfort buffet-style dining location in Old Town. Located on the top of the hill in N'Dilo, with a spectacular view of Back Bay.  Lunches and suppers have a varied menu including (daily) home-style soup, hot entrées (including vegetarian), salads, vegetables, desert, juice, tea and coffee.  The menu will suit the most discriminating palet with a price tag to please the wallet. Open Monday to Friday for lunch and supper. The Cafe doubles as a culinary school to prepare chefs to work in the mining world. 

Mon to Fri - 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Come one, come all, come often before we turn out the lights.

(867) 873-6439

Gourmet Cup

Gourmet Cup Beverage Station is your destination for delicious premiere teas and coffees in Yellowknife’s YK Centre. Available both by the cup or by the pound, any of our organic teas or ground in-house coffees are nice pairings with our homemade cookies or muffins. We also offer sandwiches, salads and an assortment of gift and office packages for the coffee fanatic in your life.

(867) 873-8782

A La Carte Catering/Ledge Cafe

The Ledge cafe is a breakfast/lunch cafe inside the Legislative assembly of the NWT. Serving up a delectable assortment of fmade-fresh sandwiches, wraps, soups, bagels, egg sandwiches, omelets and other delicious meals, this cafe is affordable, cozy and a convenient stop on a tour of a capital park area, legislature or museum.

A la Carte Catering offers a wide variety of different meal and refreshment choices guaranteed to make your next local meeting or event a success!

Mon to Fri 8am to 4pm.

(867) 669-2256

Sam's Monkey Tree

A cornerstone of the Yellowknife social scene, located in the Range Lake Mall, the Monkey Tree Pub has much to offer. Known as the most hospitable pub in town for nearly two decades. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff, considerate servers and welcoming management will make you feel right at home.

Our wide range of entertainment includes live bands, deejays & dancing, & Pubstumper Trivia League Tuesdays. With the NHL Center Ice Package on satellite, and our many televisions including a monster 10- foot projection screen, Sam’s Monkey Tree Pub is "The Place To Be” for all hockey & sporting events.

Mon to Wed - 11am -1am

Thurs to Sat - 11am - 2am

Sunday- Closed

(867) 920-2971