Where to eat in Waterton Lakes
Update on Waterton: having just returned I found the Lampost is no longer operating out of Vimy's (was only there for the off season), thus there is no Lampost for summer 2009. Dinner at Vimy's was hit and miss in terms of food, but the service was very friendly.
The new place called Trapper's Grill (where the New Frank was for many a year) was okay, but served a very wilted salad.
Sadly Tuscana is gone, though the very similar Bel Lago is in its place. However, I did not eat there as I was afraid my kids would order the Nathan's hot dog - listed at $12; this seemed a bit much to me. If you are desparte for a Nathan's hotdog while in Waterton I unerstand it is only $8 at the golf club cafe.
We had the mandatory lunch at Zum's. I will give them points for remarkably fast service.
By far the best food I had all week was lunch at Pearl's (same ownership as Vimy's but across the street). Everyone in the party agreed that lunch at Pearl's is the best food and value in Waterton at present.
last time i was there (2002 or 2003), there was this AWESOME pizza place we went too. to be honest, i can't remember any specifics of the food, but I remember that place warmly so that must mean something. i'm not sure if it's the vimy's that manzo recommended, but i just remember the super comforting atmosphere, great service, and the beautiful woman who owned it (i think). it felt like home.
As of when we were down there a month ago, the Lamp Post has been temporarily relocated to the Waterton Lakes Lodge - in fact, I think it now takes the place of Vimy's (someone can correct me if I'm wrong). I don't think it's completely the same menu as when it was in the Kilmorey, but presumably, it's still the best for finer dining in the area.
We were in Waterton a few weeks ago and had a less than memorable dinner at Zum's. It was okay for breakfast, but I certainly wouldn't go back for dinner.
Vimy's is decent- we usually stay at the lodge and have at least one meal at Vimy's and it's never disappointed. This might sound like an odd suggestion, but the veggie burger at Vimy's is really good.
Waterton Pizza is quite good too- be careful about ordering too much because those pizzas are stacked!