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Dancing Moose Cafe

3505 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H2, Canada
+1 867-669-8844
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“cinnamon buns” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (21 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3505 McDonald Dr, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2H2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for lunch. A small place and the food was okay. Parking was a challenge for sure. The highlight was getting a huge cinnamon bun on our way out which was an afternoon snack. Very yummy!

Thank ABM223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A tasty veg pannini option. Beautiful locale in old town next to a lake. Wonderful service. I would definitely go back

Thank Arun B
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here. Service is good. Food is average +. Great view of the lake. Would I eat here again? Yes. If it would have been warmer we would have sat outside on the patio

Thank brendab1958
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Sadly we booked this place for Fathers Day with all our family. We got there and the doors were locked with a sign in the door that they didn’t have staff which left us with no other reservation available at other restaurants. Biggest disappointment ever!...More

Thank Lizlanenwt
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We noticed the place on drive by and decided to pop in. Sure glad I did because I just ate the best Cinnamon bun I have ever had. Fluffy, not too sweet, buttery, great amount of raisins and nuts. Did I say this was best...More

Thank Ross D
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Arctic Char Eggs Benedict! Delicious breakfast and excellent coffee, plate includes home fries and a fruit cup. Good value. Friendly and efficient service. Our waitress was a photographer and as a bonus gave us tips on how to capture the aurora borealis on camera. Windows...More

Thank Daian H
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Breakfast is great. Dancing Moose Cafe serve local catch fish. I tried the White Fish Fritata just like salmon with eggs benedict. Huge serving and surprisingly taste good. Must try with refillable coffee.

Thank leemeann
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is a quaint cafe on the bay of Great Slave Lake. The food was mediocre and so was the service. The eggs had runny whites on two of our orders and we asked for dry toast, which came buttered so ask for well cooked...More

Thank greatwhiten0rth
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Super delicious food. I️ would recommend the buffalo burger. We ate here for breakfast and lunch. They were both delicious and they had the most delicious gluten free bread. The staff is super friendly and accommodating as well.

1  Thank Raquel I
Reviewed 6 February 2018

They staff/owners are very friendly. The food is amazingly great. Its definately someplace you want to experience and you will love it

1  Thank Debbie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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