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“Bad value, bad service, bad food.-”
Review of The Drake Pub

The Drake Pub
Ranked #59 of 126 Restaurants in Canmore
Price range: US$6 - US$17
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Located in down town Canmore, in walking distance to all shops, galleries, candy stores. The Drake is Canmore’s premier live music venue and a favorite for dining, sports and enjoying happy hour taking in the views from the patios. Our Albertan pub menu is complimented with a wide selection of local craft beers, wines and cocktails. Great Food, Great Fun. Welcome to the Drake!
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Never again.
Severely overpriced, horrible service and won't return. Yes, they were hopping - it was busy. But not so busy that the hostess couldn't even say hello. What we got was us seating ourselves. Some menus were dumped on our table and it was a looooong time before someone got back to us for drinks. When someone finally showed up, it took another forever for the drinks to show up. The food we ordered (a mix of appetizers and entrees, no dessert) was slow in coming, boring and really unremarkable for the price. ....and it took forever to show up. No one came back to see if we needed anything, to refill drinks but they sure kept clearing the table - taking a dish away here, a plate there, a glass here, condiments, one little bit at a time until we were left with nothing on the table. I guess we were done?
THEN, we waited yet another bit of forever and ended up begging for our bill so we could get out of there. All in all, not worth the price and the service was horrid.
In a town like Canmoe where there are almost hundreds of different restaurants to choose from, your service had better be excellent. These guys failed.

Thank Mcnotmac
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Special offer during Canmore Uncorked Food and Drink Festival - April 3-12, 2014 -- --$19 for 3 courses with three 1/2-pint beer pairings - what a deal!

-friendly service
-food uneven in quality, but good value for the price, and inventive dessert-adequate for a casual meal with beers
-appetizer - 3 slices of enchilada with a zesty fresh sour cream dip - good
-main - pulled bison tacos -ok, nice wild mushroom pilaf to accompany
-main - seared Alberta lake trout - full fillet - slightly overdone for my taste
-generous serving of done-just-right vegetables
-dessert- fried ice cream with berry compote and whipping cream - good
-dessert -- my dessert was quirky and I applaud the chef for offering it --- birch syrup-glazed tater tots with whipping cream and vanilla custard -- i just had to try it -- an oddly pleasing mix of salty and sweet tastes

Thank chinookgal
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Living in a mountain town has its limitations, especially with food. A good pound of wings and an amazing sauce is very hard to find. When I had to drive to Canmore to visit my bank branch, I was hoping to find a place with good wings and was recommended the Drake Pub
I ordered my pound of wings sauced with the hottest they had. When I saw yam frites on the menu, I had to get those as well. Yam frites were an amazing choice, huge serving of yam frites and exceptional chipotle mayo dip. The wings however were not anything special. The sauce wasn't nearly as hot as I thought it would be and a few of the wings were cold. For the price I paid for the wings, I was not impressed with what I got. Having not had a good pound of wings in weeks I was disappointed.
The atmosphere isn't special, generic pub décor. I did go around early dinner time (3:30pm) and it wasn't very busy. The service was good except for the fact that I sat at the table for 15mins after I had finished and I had to ask for the bill. One huge thing (in my opinion) was that there was a fly flying around me and my food when I was eating. Theres nothing like trying to enjoy a meal while also trying to swat a fly away...
This place might be a good place to go to for late nights drinks, but I wouldn't recommend going here for a simple meal.

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Thank TJW87
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

It's exactly what you need in a local pub... good menu, quick service, friendly staff. It's also in a great location with access to everything. Bar prices are totally reasonable too.

Thank DonAngStewart
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

this place has amazing energy. decent food, and always great entertainment. casual , fun, dancing is the norm . no one is out of place and no need to dress up.

Thank rosemary m
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