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Head Smashed-In Cafeteria

Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
+1 403-553-2188
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good27%
  • Average31%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“bannock” (17 reviews)
“stews” (7 reviews)
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American, Canadian
Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They serve a range of dishes with buffalo meat which are pretty tasty but otherwise the menu is pretty limited. Vegetarian options are a veggie rice bowl (mainly steamed rice and stir fried peppers) and a veggie burger.

Thank julesaround
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I arrived at the interpretive Centre after 11 and I wondered what my lunch options would be in the area when the Trip Advisor showed me some great reviews of the cafeteria right on site! I figured I was doomed to a...More

Thank BabyOnTheMove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch, it's pretty average food but the service was well organised and there was plenty to choose from- the Bison Stew was declared delicious and there was plenty of seating.

Thank gypsy039
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is part of the visitor centre and the food is cooked to order. The Bison based menu is particularly appropriate. Everyone in our party had the burgers and enjoyed them.

Thank MarpleTraveller
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We had a quick lunch here before seeing the site. We split an order of buffalo chili and bannock, which was a nice lunch for two.

Thank Doug E
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We tried the famous buffalo stew and chilli. While not discernable different from beef, the meals were tasty and reasonably priced. The only criticism is that the meals aren't exactly huge. Staff were friendly and got meals out in a very timely manner.

Thank RMH247
Reviewed 6 May 2017

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 2 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 8 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
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American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
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
3 kilometres North of Fort Macleod on Hwy #2 North, then 16 km West on Secondary Highway #785.
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