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The Mad Dog Cafe & Market

120 1 Ave, Dead Man's Flats, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W4, Canada
+1 403-609-3671
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“samosas” (11 reviews)
“curry” (17 reviews)
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British, Canadian, Indian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
120 1 Ave, Dead Man's Flats, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've driven past this place a hundred times and finally stopped in for some take away. The first thing I noticed was my order was missing two beef samosas. The butter chicken wasn't at all buttery or creamy. On closer inspection it also didn't contain...More

Thank W W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is easy to miss as you drive towards Canmore, but don't. Stop in. The folks there are passionate about the food they create, and it shows. Delicious. A definite Indian influence. Plenty of flavour in their dishes. Also a pretty unique gift shop....More

Thank CalgaryHat
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a surprise in this tiny ?village. A quiet, interesting place for an evening meal, actually the only place for an evening meal. Service was warm and friendly. A fairly small menu but interesting and very tasty. The platter we chose was enough for two...More

Thank Pauline O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to their Friday Indian Banquet Buffet and were not disappointed. This was the best indian restaurant we ate in in Canada. The lemonade, lassi and chai were good too.

Thank Jaxx100
DawnDonald, Owner at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review! So happy you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your trip as well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove up for dinner based on the reviews we saw and weren't disappointed. The food was excellent. The curry of the day was fantastic and the butter chicken poutine was amazing. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice clean, out of the way place to stop for a nice meal and a beverage. Specialty coffees and teas.... A pretty extensive menu and a lot of curries and chutneys. All home made and pretty good. I'm not a huge fan of exotic spices...More

Thank WorldTravelsTandJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent restaurant in an unexpected location. friendly service, wonderful indian food in a very attractive restaurant.

Thank teewye
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I drove out to this adorable restaurant during the Canmore Uncorked event a couple weeks ago. We tried their 3 course meal special and were blown away by not only the taste but the creativity incorporated into the dishes we tried. This...More

Thank 44Andy44
DawnDonald, Owner at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

I am happy you enjoyed the uncorked menu! We enjoy this event as we get to try out new dishes and we really had fun with it. We will be offering the pasta as a regular special now and selling it frozen from our freezer...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

...you find off the beaten track. Mad Dog serves wonderful curries and other dishes in a funky and friendly environment. Try the Three Curry sampler platter - avoid the overpriced places in Banff and eat hers!

Thank DavidMJKelownaBC
DawnDonald, Owner at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Good food, great atmosphere, excellent service. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Dessert was out of this world delicious.

Thank jacksonweatherbee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 12
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 1 Ave, Dead Man's Flats, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore  >  Dead Man's Flats
  • Phone Number: +1 403-609-3671
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Offering daily curry specials and samosas, along with homemade soup, sandwiches, other non-curry grab and go favorites, great locally roasted specialty coffees and organic teas, craft beer and regional wines, we hope you find our little cafe & market a great place to stop for a quick snack when passing by, a comfortable meal when meeting friends or family, or the place to go to buy all your favorite Mad Dog Products for your pantry or freezer. Here we now have our booking office and meeting place for our dogsled clients, a casual counter-service cafe with the food that we have become best known for at our markets, and a larger retail area interspersed filled with our own Mad Dog Quality Products and other local market favorites.
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