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111 Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
06:30 - 21:30
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Kalispell, Montana
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is my other go to place in Waterton for breakfast. More of a coffee shop with some good breakfast options, as well as sandwiches

Thank brucewhite2015
Vancouver, Canada
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Best place in Waterton to get a coffee in the morning. Awesome to see that they carried my favourite, Pikes Place coffee. So good. Great place to wake up.

Thank brian h
Red Deer, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The waitress coughed into my coffee cup and then went to the back to fill it. When I brought it to her attention that she coughed into my cup she said she couldn't help it because she was sick. More training required on hygiene at this business when you are dealing with food service. She did offer to get me... More 

Thank sfitz10
watertonalberta, Manager at Glacier Bistro, responded to this review

I am truly sorry and embarrassed at your experience , that is not how we train our staff. I will be speaking to my crew and training them as we usually send them home right away when they are not well. I hope you will give us another try to see how great our service is! More 

Takaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Stayed in Waterton for 4 days and checked out most of the eating establishments. Glacier Bistro can not be beat for a breakfast buffet. Gets you energized for the day's hikes in this beautiful part of the world. But what fantastic staff. Both morning and evening servers were so friendly and accommodating to my travelling convention's restrictive dietary needs. Well... More 

Thank GazeboBkprs
Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Went to buy a couple of sandwiches to take hiking. After being ignored by the staff, finally got served only to be asked for $26 two sandwiches and a cookie. They weren't even fancy sandwiches. Just ham and cheese. No thank you!! We won't be back!!

Thank philsurfbum
watertonalberta, Manager at Glacier Bistro, responded to this review

I am so sorry you did not get the best service as that is what we strive for. I will personally speak to our staff. I feel you must have been overcharged as our sandwiches are $8.95 and our large cookies are $2.50 unless you had added something else or drinks. I hope you will give us another try to... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

They have a somewhat captive audience with such a small village but on the whole the food is good qulaity and the service is very good too

Thank NomadicWolves
Lethbridge, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015

We were delighted with the total experience at the Glacier grill. The food was excellent, and our server couldn't have been more accommodating to us, especially with our 96 year old Mom. Sofia (?) took such good care to ensure Moms meal was to her satisfaction. Tim, one of the waiters also advised my sister of sights, etc. for her... More 

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San Francisco, California
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697 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We had an outdoor lunch here on their deck overlooking a part of Waterton Lake. The food was fine, not anything memorable. The waitstaff was congenial and competent. This may be one of the few places in Waterton where you can sit outside with a view of the lake.

Thank RodMcLeod
Calgary, Canada
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163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

A group of us ate breakfast off the menu (not the buffet). Service was painfully slow - servers, please just write things down so you don't forget or make a mistake. - it's okay, really! It was probably slower as we didn't eat the breakfast buffet either. Food was great, although options were limited - e.g. no variety of cereal... More 

Thank webster09
watertonalberta, Manager at Glacier Bistro, responded to this review

I am sorry but you are speaking of the wrong restaurant. We do not have a buffet. We are a Starbucks. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2014

If you go to Waterton you HAVE to eat here. Not just because the food is great and the staff are lovely and chatty and friendly but because you look out on the most stunning views while you eat. Loved it!

Thank fay w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 9
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Phone Number: 14038592211
There is something very exciting about being in the heart of Waterton Village and at the Glacier Coffee Bar, you get a front-row seat. Located right on Waterton Avenue, there is no better place to stop for a Starbucks coffee, a light snack or a full meal. You can enjoy your selections al fresco on our cozy patio deck, enjoy the ambience inside our bistro or choose from our take-out menu to eat it wherever you would like. Whatever you choose, our excellent menu will meet your needs from morning to night. We offer: freshly in house made sandwiches Hiker's lunches fresh made soups assortment of baked goods & healthy snacks breakfast wraps & sandwiches cappuccino and other specialty coffee drinks wine, ales and spirits baked desserts and goodies. Haagen Daz's premium Ice Cream Bars

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?