We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Old Grouch

$$ - $$$
Canadian, American
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
87 Bridge Street, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0, Canada
+1 403-823-5755
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 38: English reviews
Dundurn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to Calgary and we needed a place to have lunch, so after a quick search on the net we decided on Old Grouch. The review we read said "don't let the exterior deter you" and that was spot on. The place does look a little downtrodden but we decided to give it a go...we're very glad we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bruce_Pyett
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
Level Contributor
91 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This place looks like a dump from the outside. Cheap letters for advertising in the window etc.. The inside is slightly more encouraging. Limited menu, strange decor and average service makes you want to second guess your decision to eat here. We decided to stay. I ordered a burger, no cheese and I requested a toasted/warmed bun. It came cooked... More 

Helpful?
Thank NoshTraveller
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Even tho our cousin googled restaraunts in drumheller and this was the top vote, we weren't sure it was even open when we pulled up! But it really was and we're so glad! Run down in a beautiful way , there's lots to look at while you're waiting. They make two kinds of holubsti (cabbage rolls), both with meat and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank paula j
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This diner is in a little broken down house on the side of the road on the corner you turn on to get to the museum when coming from town. It is owned and run by a spicy older couple and the food is great. Like 'Old Grouch' said "It won't be fast but it will be good'. Homemade fries... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ilana H
Level Contributor
141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The place is very different. Lots of stuff to look at. The service was good. I had a burgher and fries, coffee and a cinnamon roll. The burgher was good I enjoyed it. The cinnamon bun was awesome I really liked it. I would come here again.

Helpful?
1 Thank Victor G
Eastern Ontario
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped at Old Grouch's place becsuse it was suggested in the Alberta travel book. The food was good and not expensive.

Helpful?
1 Thank stefonik
Fort St. John, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Ineresting experience. I was a bit wary of eating here at first because of the appearance of the restaurant. But the food was very good of its type. The restroom left a bit to be desired in terms of cleanliness. Service though was very friendly and efficient.

Helpful?
1 Thank e p
Drumheller, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The menu does change depends on what she is preping for the day but deliscious,down home cooking.cozy atmosphere

Helpful?
2 Thank smdmac2016
lousana ab canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Stopped there for lunch and had the best sandwich of my life. The couple running the place were so friendly I mite as well have been at my mothers place.

Helpful?
2 Thank ted f
Prince Albert, Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Wonderful couple who run this place, good food! It is a small place, not fancy but great to talk with the owners.

Helpful?
1 Thank NY2Cuba

Travellers who viewed Old Grouch also viewed

 

Been to Old Grouch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Bridge Street, Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Drumheller
  • Phone Number: +1 403-823-5755

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Grouch staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?