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allieboy Apr 7, 2007 03:31 PM

My groom and I are taking my parents (89 and 87) to victoria and the canmore area. We are looking for NON upscale places to eat in both areas. We're staying at the Rocky Mountain Ski Lodge in Canmore. Hope it's nice!
Thanks in advance for your help. We want to make this a great trip for my folks.
Allieboy

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  1. CookieGal RE: allieboy Apr 8, 2007 07:01 PM

    There is a great little bistro in Canmore called Sage, It's in an old railhouse (i believe) they have a nice brunch as well as dinner. I would also suggest Mountain Marcato on main street for nice grilled italian sandwiches, salads and soups. Also the quarry is nice a little more upscale. And my favorite rest in canmore is Murietta's which is pricey but casual.

    1. jubilant cerise RE: allieboy Apr 19, 2007 06:30 PM

      By non-upscale do you mean casual?... and what do they like to eat? Here's a few Victoria recommendations:

      Ferris' Oyster Bar and Grill is my first choice and is a fave with us local residents. There's a fair selection of non-seafood dishes among all of their offerings. They're open all day from around lunch well into the night, later than most places (11pm I think). The fries (potato and yam - yum!) are fried in peanut oil, just in case anyone has an allergy to peanuts.

      Milestones on the Inner Harbour is good too. Again, a wide variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the past, I wouldn't have considered eating at a chain restaurant but since my brother-in-law is one of the chefs we've had several family get togethers there and I've been quite impressed.

      There's also a few pubs in the downtown core if you're looking for comfort food. Some a little pricier than others, like the Irish Times but the food is quite good. They have live music on a regular basis, the kind that I think belongs in a pub: acoustic, folksy/traditional and jaunty (and definitely not bar band rock). Across from the Irish Times is the Garrick's Head Pub. They have a really awesome pulled pork sandwich made with Strongbow cider.

      Hope this helps! If you have more specifics about food preferences I can try to suggest other places. And I' sure others will have great suggestions too. :)

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