I just spent a few days in Saskatoon, and here are some of the hilights of my trip:
Schryer's BBQ - Fantastic BBQ, better than Big T's or Palomino in Calgary. The pulled pork and ribs are very moist, and we loved the fries, cornbread, etc. It's also very reasonably priced. Besides being a restaurant, they sell vacuum-packed ribs and other items from a cooler. The smoked cheese is tasty, although it isn't the highest quality to begin with (think supermarket brand mild cheddar).
Jin Jin Cuisine Dumpling (?), on 20th Street - don't let the location scare you away. Through the plywood door awaits authentic and interesting Chinese food, with a focus on house-made bao. We had the five-spice beef (tender marinated brisket), and some steamed leek bao. I want to sample the whole menu.
Amigo's - We went there to see a band but were treated to surprisingly good Mexican food (although not as good as Las Palapas, which I missed out on this trip).
Fine Art Cafe - The food wasn't anything special (I still preferred my soup and sandwich at Cafe Vivant, RIP), but the price was good, and the building is in such a nice location. I'm sure I'd love a seat outside during the summer
Clarence Avenue Market - At first glance, this looks like a run-down urban grocery like LP foods in Calgary, but it's so much more. They smoke meat in-hose, offering sausages, jerky, smoked porkchops, smoked turkey, and other items. They also sell local products like Aunt Kathy's perogies (blueberry!) and preserves I can't remember the name of.
I was very disappointed with Freddie's Fifties Diner. My husband and I went there not long after it opened and thought the food was great. We raved about it to a lot of people and decided to take some family members from out of town there for a treat. Things have gone downhill in the past 6 months. The food was HORRIBLE, the burgers were all bun no meat, fries very undercooked, the milkshakes were all canned whipped topping. We ended up spending over $100 for 6 people and feeling like heels for recommending the place. Save your money and buy some burgers from the grocery store.
Clarence Avenue Market is near my Mom's in S'toon and it seems I always end up doing an emergency run there and come back with a bunch of extra stuff. The perogies are good, especially when served with the in-house kobassa. And the smoked chicken is amazing. The local jam, particularly the saskatoon jelly, good.
Also love the candy racks. They alway seem to have obscure candy I haven't seen in years.
Schryer's Smoked BBQ Shack
2830 Millar Ave, Saskatoon, SK S7K, CA
Jin Jin Cuisine
416 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M, CA
632 10th St E, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0G9, CA
Fine Art Cafe
702 14th St E, Saskatoon, SK S7N 0P7, CA
Clarence Avenue Market
516 Clarence Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7N 2C9, CA
Schryer's - 2830 Millar Avenue, Saskatoon, SK
Jin Jin Cuisine - 416 20th Street W, Saskatoon, SK
Amigo's - 632 10th Street E, Saskatoon, SK
Fine Art Cafe - 702 14th Street E, Saskatoon, SK
Clarence Avenue Market - 516 Clarence Avenue S, Saskatoon, SK