In Edmonton for the July long weekend with my family and brother in law & family from Ont on their first visit
Hi: Looking for moderate priced places - non chain. I think Jack's grill, hardware grill and blue pear are out. Blue plate dinner looks interesting for brunch or dinner. any other suggestions - I think both families are good with chinese, thai and italian. A good wine list is also very helpful
I know it's a chain, but I really like it... When you are at The Mall I really like cactus club.
Delux burger bar there is also okay. (I like the grocery cart fries, but the burger patties tasted too much like meatloaf for me)
Downtown 107ave and 101st Thanh thanh is a good Vietnamese restaurant.
Jasper and 113st Sicilian Pasta kitchen (local chain) is pretty good. Large portions for price.
On Saturday Morning be sure to check out the farmers market on 104st and jasper ave. They have a bunch of super yummy food carts (the waffle cart is awesome!) and the Queen of tarts as well as the blue plate dinner serve breakfast inside their stores along 104st.
Haweli's has a dinner buffet on Sundays, I think. Bistro Praha
If you are here on the Friday, Sabor Divino has $15 lunch specials during the weekday. Dinner is good too but the menu prices are more expensive, unless you order the chef's special. Don't know if they will be open on the 1st.
Credo or Transcend for coffee and a pastry. Queen of Tarts if you want pastry or bread to bring back to your hotel.
The Marc has entrees around $20.
If you are willing to head into Chinatown you will be able to eat more cheaply and have options such as Boualong for Thai and Spicy Garden for noodles.