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Head Smashed-In Cafeteria

Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
+1 403-553-2188
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good28%
  • Average26%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
14 Sep 2016
“trying something different”
7 Sep 2016
“Buffalo meat great to try.”
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American, Canadian
Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was wonderfully friendly, but this entire cafeteria truly shouldn't be anywhere near this amazing world-unique magnificent museum. The food quality is so poor that it is absolutely astounding that it is even considered serving to the public. This is really bad inner city...More

Thank metaungulate
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We had toured some of the exhibit before deciding it was time for lunch for which we were very excited about as we were visiting from Ireland...the exhibit was just AMAZING and then we walked into the cafeteria and we may as well have been...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 15 September 2016

had the buffalo burger and also the buffalo chili with bannock. the burger had cheese and bacon that helped with the usual dryness of buffalo a very lean flavourful meat. the chili was great lots of meat and spice flavour.

Thank mawt101
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Limited choices, but the focus is on the use of buffalo. Veggie option available. Had buffalo burger - good sized serving and juicy meat. Fries okay. Husband had buffalo chili which was spiced, but not too hot. Poutine was cheese curds and gravy variety -...More

Thank 517nancyg
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had to have lunch here because they served buffalo stew and bannock! How often do you go somewhere and the food fits the exhibits? It was good but salty. The poutine is also big enough to share! The staff was very friendly and service...More

Thank r0adtripjunkie
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I'm vegetarian and was glad to see a veggie burger on a menu where buffalo obviously reigns supreme. Friends who tried the buffalo chilly, however, stated that it tasted no different than chicken!

Thank moju72
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Had lunch here after touring the museum. I had the buffalo chili and it was excellent. My husband had the stew and he really like it also. The Bannock bread is huge. They also have many other selections so it would appeal to most people....More

Thank Mickey A
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for food before the Buffalo Jump tour. There was quite a line and a limited menu, so we decided on the chili which was ready. It was $8.95 CD and came with a hunk of bread. It was extremely good. The buffalo...More

Thank Rottman
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Disappointing. No view even though it would have been spectacular if not obscured by wall and glass blocks. Food was ok but too expensive for the simple meal we had.

Thank Olivia W
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Nevermind the dismal atmosphere of the fluorescent lighting, 80s maple country chairs, and dingy furnishings in general, I think my bison stew actually had weiners in it. The Bannock was alright but I didn't think it was authentic having been clearly made with white refined...More

Thank Karen P
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American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
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Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Fort Macleod
  • Phone Number: +1 403-553-2188
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3 kilometres North of Fort Macleod on Hwy #2 North, then 16 km West on Secondary Highway #785.