As the snow begins to fall and you start to consider your holiday plans, you can map out and support the local eateries in Battle River Country. Make a holiday food tour part of your itinerary, and experience some of the best steaks in Alberta, a variety of authentic international cuisine, and several restaurants with relaxed family settings.
Ribstone Creek Brewery
A 25-minute drive southeast of Wainwright brings you towards Edgerton, a small village on, well, the eastern edge of Alberta. It is also home to Ribstone Creek Brewery, where they brew small-batch beer with big flavour. The brewers invite you to visit for a tour: they’ll show you around the facility while giving you a look into their processes, Edgerton’s history, and of course will let you sample the goods
The Lager is their cornerstone beer which you can always get on tap at the brewery and local restaurants, with other rotating flavours also available. After a day of holiday shopping, or time outdoors in the snow, you can try either Ribstone’s Old Man Winter Porter, or their Pirate Pirate Black IPA- both beers will warm you from the first sip.
The Honeypot Eatery & Pub
Wainwright’s Honeypot Eatery & Pub has been a local family-owned institution for over 40 years. And people keep on coming back because The Honeypot keeps things fresh in more ways than one. This lunch and dinner spot created a warm and comfortable place to enjoy a meal through consistent updates to their interior and exterior with renovations and additions, and menus made of local Alberta beef, honey, and dairy products.
From the menu of comfort food, some highly recommended dishes include The Honeypot’s slow-baked BBQ Bacon Meatloaf (for dinner), their Memphis Bowl (for lunch), and their feature cheesecakes (for dessert).
Park & Trestle Pub and Restaurant
Located in the historic Park Hotel, the Park & Trestle Pub is a historic venue with a lively atmosphere. You can catch daily lunch and dinner specials from Park & Trestle, Karaoke Nights three days a week, and if you’re truly searching for a fun night out, you can wait until weekend nights when the pub becomes a club. The friendly vibes at P & T are perfect for a date night, birthday celebrations, or any occasion that calls for good food and drink.
The casual pub food menu includes entrees of burgers, sandwiches, pasta, and steak; and to get a little of everything, you can order their Barbeque Chicken and Ribs with three sides included.
San Marco Pizzeria
The menu and specials are in constant rotation at San Marco Pizzeria. But no matter when you visit Wainwright’s Italian eatery, you are guaranteed a menu of pasta, seafood dishes, and hearty mains like steak and chicken.
Sushi Monster is the only place in Wainwright to eat authentic Japanese cuisine and sushi. You’ll find the relatively new and locally owned eatery in the Springs Motor Inn where they are open 6 days a week.
Stop here for coffee, snacks, and a little bit of shopping. After browsing Jack’s shelves of unique gifts and wares, sip a fresh coffee or try a bowl of refreshing greens.
Long Branch Trading Company
For something quick and made with quality, Long Branch is a refreshing selection of lunch items, hot coffee drinks, and daily meal specials. Their latest winter feature is a smooth Eggnog Latte.
Edgerton Oasis Hotel & Cafe
Stop in at the Oasis for a homecooked lunch any day of the week or catch some local entertainment on the right night! Their food includes a hearty selection of soups, sandwiches, steaks, and more.
1979 Sports Bar & Grill
A cozy gathering place for drinks and snacks. Enjoy a local Ribstone Creek from the tap and grab your pub favourites from their long list of Appetizers. Staying for the game? 1979 Sports Bar & Grill also serves up salads, entrees, handhelds, a steak menu, and desserts.
A family restaurant with a menu of homemade comfort food that will leave your whole family filled. Fireside serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and are known around Wainwright for their selection of wild game burgers.
Lak Buffet House
The lunch and dinner served by Lak Buffet include a wide variety of cuisines. Your plates can be topped with a combination of Sri Lankan, Indian, Thai, and Canadian dishes.