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Kickin' Caribou Pub

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Federal Road, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
Sat 08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Cobourg, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Stopped in after checking in for a bite to eat. Busy with live music. Food isn't cheap, but it isn't anywhere in the area. Great spot!

Thank Andrew B
Iqaluit, Canada
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

What a great place to go. YOLO challenge is that food plate with too much food and they Challenge you to eat it! If you do you get it free and a T-shirt saying you beat the challenge. Lots of fun at the Kickin' Caribou Pub. Live music and other fun things going on. The BEST Chicken Wings in town... More 

Thank NewSouth2410
Powell River, Canada
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703 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Well, by Nunavut standards this is pretty good. Go early for best service as when this place gets full it is packed and the busier, the portions seem to get smaller. Servers are usually really good and friendly, but as soon as you get to know them, they are gone. Food menu gets tired from offered too long, changes do... More 

Thank Teresa H
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236 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

I was disappointed with this place. Aside from the fact that its selection gets tedious after several nights in Iqaluit, there was no country food on the menu. Further service is excruciatingly slow even when the place is not packed. You'll need to show some initiative to get served. There's not much diversity in beer either. Food prices are okay,... More 

Thank NorthernWanderlust
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

To grab some light food or to change the pace from a meeting at the hotel or dining room. Great Place. Great Atmosphere

Thank mike1iron
Vancouver, Canada
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422 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

The food is pretty good and the service prompt and friendly. As one would expect in Iqaluit the prices make your hair curl - but they are the same as prices throughout Iqaluit. Music Thursday through Saturday and the local performers are quite ok

Thank jamesmorton
Belleville, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

I've eaten here a few times now, and its always interesting. The food is high quality, and you get your moneys worth which is hard to do in Iqaluit. The menu has several items, and the recommended are the Big Man Burgers and the Arctic Charr and Chips. The staff was super friendly, gave great recommendations, and always coming by... More 

Thank BrewingBrian
Ottawa, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

It's decent, but don't go here for food. They have a lot of items on their menu that are consistently not available. When I have ordered food, there's always items missing or if they are there it's burnt!

Thank Emma D
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

This is a nice pub that serves good and interesting food and carries, I believe, the widest selection of beers in Iqaluit. They often have local groups in for live music and do other special events.

Thank Darlene T
Iqaluit, Canada
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

The Kickin' Caribou Pub is based at Hotel Arctic (referred to by locals (and cab drivers) as The Nova). It's a small, cozy place with pub fare and friendly staff. Food prices are as reasonable as they get in Iqaluit. If you like poutine, this is my favourite (for those who aren't in the know: it's french fries covered with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Federal Road, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nunavut  >  Iqaluit
  • Phone Number: 979-4726

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?