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Dancing Moose Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Cafe, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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3505 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H2, Canada
+1 867-669-8844
08:00 - 21:00
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Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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52 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brightest lightest restaurant I saw in Yellowknife. Very nice server (from Australia). Pretty inside and view over lake (covered in snow) outside. Good oatmeal and toast, reasonably priced. Coffee poor (I like Continental Dark strong coffee), I was going to go back for lunch but nothing I saw for lunch appealed. I think they serve breakfast items only until 11... More 

Thank Woman_in_Toronto
Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Girl Who was in was rude at the moment we put a foot in... and got a lot worse after at the food service and didn't respect us when we gently ask her to get away so we can eat. My Benedict eggs was overcooked (Never ask how I wanted it) and the plate was cold...

Thank C4thv
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food and great service. They made room for a drop in with large group and the service was fantastic.

Thank AdventureFox
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this Cafe in the winter, and with the wall of windows it was a very scenic setting. Located along the shore with a view of the Lake, I am sure it must be a gorgeous spot in the summer with the outdoor patio and seating area. I had the Crepes (filled with ice cream and covered with berry sauce)... More 

Thank Katherine V
Yellowknife, Canada
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Had traditional eggs Benedict. Very good. Service was not so hot. Only received one glass of water. Never got s refill or asked if I needed anything. The breakfast was awesome but service was not. There were only two other guests in the restaurant no excuse for waitress.

Thank wallaceasmith
Fremont, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Try the got chocolate and the cinnamon buns. The service is amazing, everyone so friendly and welcoming. Great example of Canadian hospitality. Loved it!

Thank sbessega
Courtenay, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A popular lunch stop offering delicious freshly prepared food but be prepared to wait for a table as it gets busy - but worth the wait

Thank SandJ_FunTimes
Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little cafe in Old Town. Nice view over the lake. Soup was definitely home made and with the homemade bread,good for a very cold day. Cinnamon Buns was fluffy and sweet yummy! Good prices for what you get. Would definitely go again

Thank ViG67
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

A cozy setup, we squeezed the six of us in and enjoyed a good selection of brunch style options. The service was friendly and attentive. I had the eggs beni with Arctic char, delicious. Like most of the good places in Yellowknife, be prepared to wait a few minutes, appears to be always busy. Not open after 3pm, at least... More 

Thank BJCamada
Fox Creek, Canada
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Slightly mixed experience between myself and 3 friends. Overall was a pretty good breakfast, filter coffee is recommended as I had the capucinno which wasn't amazing and an omelette that need the centre cooked a little better. Everyone else was pretty happy so I think I just got unlucky. Staff are friendly.

Thank Pipsmith14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
American, Cafe, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3505 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife
  • Phone Number: +1 867-669-8844
Enjoy the ambiance of Old Yellowknife. In summer, dine outside on Yellowknife Bay under the midnight sun. In winter, inside, while checking out the Northern Lights. We are licensed, offer premium coffees & desserts, breakfast, lunch and supper. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9 AM TO 9 PM.

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