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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
Closed now
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Tue 08:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Nice staff and delicious food. We stayed in Old Town nearby and this was our go to place for breakfast or lunch. I had the waffle one day and a fish and chips another day. I recommend them both but the local fish was my favorite.

2 Thank Sarah M
Hong Kong, China
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194 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

When planning our trip to Yellowknife, I had included Dancing Moose on our list of cafes to visit given all the good TA reviews. We were in Yellowknife for a total of 4.5 days. Every single day we drove to Dancing Moose cafe (with the exception of Monday because as per their website, they are closed), but in fact there... More 

2 Thank jeni_hk
Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I absolutely love this place. In fact, my only complaint is that they are not open for dinner. Having said that, I recently had the opportunity to visit this lovely little cafe for lunch while on business in Yellowknife. The cafe is on the main floor of the Bayside North Bed and Breakfast. The dining room itself is small, with... More 

2 Thank BigJimSportsCamper39
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We went there on Monday morning, they open until 11am on Monday, the service was really good, and we had some great waffle and bagel, the fruits were not that fresh, but we just ignored that.

2 Thank AnnaOntheMountain
Long Island, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Great Sunday brunch with Eggs Benedict and Cinnamon Bun French Toast. Friendly waitstaff. Right across the street from Old Town Glass Works.

1 Thank Meg N
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I had 2 breakfasts here while I stayed in the B&B - both excellent! When I stopped at the visitor centre entering Yellowknife by motorcycle I told the young girl there where I would be staying and quickly she said "You're going to like it!" The place was bustling for lunch and dinner which is always a good sign to... More 

1 Thank elcanaco
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Went there based on TripAdvisor reviews! Excellent service and the food was delicious. I ordered the omelette (forgot the name, but it's similar to the western omelette). Food arrived quickly. Went there during the week around noon. It was quiet during my visit and was able to pick a water view table. Cinnamon bun was absolutely delicious. A bit expensive... More 

1 Thank Jenny T
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I've taken two visiting family members out to eat here. Neither of them are very into "northern" fare like fish or moose so this is a nice place to take someone with a cozy atmosphere and comfort food. The food and the soups are excellent. Love all the art on the walls and there is a nice view of the... More 

1 Thank Toni A
Manila Philippines
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132 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at bayside bed and breakfast for 4 nights, and got complimentary breakfast in their restaurant,the Dancing Moose cafe. Each of our breakfast meal was delicious. The waiter was very nice too. We had a lunch in one time and had pickerel fish. It was good but not great. The Pickerel fish that we had at the Bullocks Bistro... More 

1 Thank bensy
Boulder City, Nevada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Awesome Eggs Bennie, staff and service were excellent. The atmosphere is great and the girls keep the coffee cups full. Beautiful view of the Great Slave whether it is summer or winter.

2 Thank ronpetel

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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