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.


Bullock's Bistro

Bullock's Bistro is Yellowknife's most famous restaurant, situated in a historical landmark building in Yellowknife's scenic Old Town, and serving up delicious fresh fish from Great Slave Lake. Voted the best fish and chips in Canada by Reader's Digest magazine, Bullock's is beloved by locals and visitors alike, and its walls are decorated with the glowing testimonials of thousands of people from diverse locations all around the world. All sauces, breads, dressings and breading are made in-house with secret recipes, earning this Bullock's a reputation for culinary excellence that has stood the test of time for over two decades. All-in-all, Bullock's is a can't-miss destination for any visitor to Yellowknife.

(867) 873-3474

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

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

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 Kilt & Castle Pub

The Kilt & Castle Pub is a bar and restaurant including the main floor Irish pub (The Irish Kilt) and an upstairs restaurant (The Castle).


(867) 766-5458 / (867) 445-3565

Epic Grill

The Epic Grill, the café at NWT’s Legislative Assembly building, offers Filipino cuisine distinguished by its bold combination of sweet (tamis), sour (asim), and salty (alat) flavors. Other offerings include soups, sandwiches, salads, desserts and specials. Ask about the the Silog – a breakfast speciality combining meat with eggs and rice.


The café is a convenient stop located just minutes from downtown Yellowknife for visitor’s to the Legislative Assembly building or the nearby Prince of Wales Heritage Centre.

0800 – 5:00PM


Owner/Operators: Dorothy and Joselito De Leon

Telephone: 867-688-1878

(867) 669-2256

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

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


Mark's Family Restaurant

Open 7 days a week and located conveniently in the heart of downtown, Mark's family restaurant is the place to go in Yellowknife for delicious Chinese food! Buffet and catering available!

(867) 873-3309

YK Eats

Think of this page as more restaurant listing than critical review, but for a small city, Yellowknife has a remarkable number of eateries. It’s just one of the ways the place punches well above its weight.


Just visiting? You should know it’s hard to find servers and overhead items like rent and electricity are incredibly expensive in Yellowknife. This equation often spits out sub-standard restaurant service paired with sky-high prices. But as most locals know, against the odds, there are still plenty of places serving great grub. Loosen your collar and the slow service won’t kill you, either.


Whether you’re in town for a few days, been here a while, or were born on the Ingraham Trail, here are a few culinary options. We’ll be updating this section regularly, so email info@vergecomms.ca to recommend your favourite spot for the next installment.



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

One of a Thai

Authentic Thai food!! During the winter months we are in the Curling club & during the summer months we are in our Mobile food truck :)

We specialize in catering business meetings, birthday parties, banquets.. you name it, we can cater it! Also, we are open to the public from Monday to Friday 5pm to 10pm and on Saturday 1130am to 8pm

(867) 445-8258

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

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

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.


World Shore Lunch Championship

On June 6th, 2015, the top chefs, fishing guides and lodge cooks in the North will gather at the Northern Frontier Visitor Centre in Yellowknife for the second annual World Shore Lunch Championship event! In this event, teams compete to cook the best fish "shore lunch" dinner, which will be judged by both a panel of experts and the hungry audience! Participating teams are encouraged to bring props, costumes and decorations to help showcase their business to the attendees. This event also features live entertainment, a kid's corner with fun activities for families, a beer garden with fun activities for grown-ups, a live and silent auction, and of course, the obligatory non-fish option for those wierdos who don't like fish (BOOO!)

There is no fee to participate; instead, you simply purchase tickets which can be redeemed for fish, appetizers or beverages. Each purchase of four food tickets will earn you one vote ticket - which you can use to vote for your favorite chef in order to help them claim the coveted prize of World Shore Lunch Champion Chef!

(867) 873-4262

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

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 and lunch, 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

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