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Dancing Moose Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Canadian, Contemporary
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3505 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H2, Canada
+1 867-669-8844
08:00 - 21:00
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Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A cozy setup, we squeezed the six of us in and enjoyed a good selection of brunch style options. The service was friendly and attentive. I had the eggs beni with Arctic char, delicious. Like most of the good places in Yellowknife, be prepared to wait a few minutes, appears to be always busy. Not open after 3pm, at least... More 

Thank BJCamada
Fox Creek, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Slightly mixed experience between myself and 3 friends. Overall was a pretty good breakfast, filter coffee is recommended as I had the capucinno which wasn't amazing and an omelette that need the centre cooked a little better. Everyone else was pretty happy so I think I just got unlucky. Staff are friendly.

Thank Pipsmith14
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and wonderful service! The staff was so friendly and the crepes were especially tasty! Would totally recommend.

Thank Lea L
Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here as I was walking around in the winter. It was a nice place to warm up and the cinnamon buns were very delicious! I would definitely try coming here for a meal next time!

Thank Mieke27
Tempe, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food, nice location. a small place but worth the wait. Call first to verify opening/closing times as printed text and websites can differ from actual operating times for non- B&B guests. Otherwise relax and have a nice meal with a view.

Thank Kim M
Gananoque, Ontario
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a locally owned and operated restaurant down on the waterfront. There are good eats for a fare price with excellent service to match. In the winter you can enjoy the majestic winter beauty during the day and on some evenings enjoy the dance of the northern lights. During the summer you can enjoy the warm summer lake shore... More 

2 Thank YKHusky
Yellowknife, Canada
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Awesome service!! Great food Great price. Had fried Whitefish and soup. The Chef made a mistake and gave me fries for a bonus with no charge!!

2 Thank wallaceasmith
Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in early one morning for a quick breakfast before heading to the airport. We were certainly impressed: great service, great coffee and reasonable prices. We will certainly return to this little gem in Old Town.

2 Thank Marky9909
North Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service and the food was great. There is local art all over the walls (for sale) and it all comes together to form a quintessential Northern Experience. Definitely recommended.

2 Thank BlodynCymraeg
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stopped by on our last day in Yellowknife since we had heard such great things and we were not disappointed. It is a fairly small place with a nice view of the Great Slave Lake. The Arctic Char Eggs Benedict was fantastic and The Works Omelette was filling and flavorful. The wait staff was attentive, but not overbearing, and... More 

2 Thank Mallory W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
American, Cafe, Canadian, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3505 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife
  • Phone Number: +1 867-669-8844
Enjoy the ambiance of Old Yellowknife. In summer, dine outside on Yellowknife Bay under the midnight sun. In winter, inside, while checking out the Northern Lights. We are licensed, offer premium coffees & desserts, breakfast, lunch and supper. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 9 AM TO 9 PM.

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