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Keys Dining

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10 J Gagnier Street | Ptarmigan Inn, Hay River, Northwest Territories X0E 1G1, Canada
+1 867-874-6781
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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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96 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu has a good variety of dishes to choose from. I had grilled chicken with veggies. Nothing special about the flavor, but it was decent. Price was a little above average. Received good service.

Thank PBA03
Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A solid menu with good range of choices, the Keys is a great place for a romantic dinner or a family meal! Chef Danny always has great specials, service is fairly fast and the waitstaff is attentive and friendly. It is one of the more expensive places in town, but the quality is there too.

Thank Poul O
Hay River, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Keys Dining is always clean and the staff are friendly. The food is yummy and yes, it is expensive. This is always a good place to dine.

Thank Margaret J
Terry R, General Manager at Keys Dining, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, I am very happy to hear of your great experience with us at The Keys. We are very thankful for your kind words, they have been passed along to our Keys Dining staff and kitchen. We look forward to serving you in the future and if there is anything you need just ask. Thank you, Terry Rowe Operations... More 

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Hay River is a wonderful community. We needed a spot for breakfast, and two days later for lunch while camping and travelling in the area. The restaurant in the side of the atrium of the hotel could be in any city of North America: high ceiling, large TV, no windows, made you (sadly) forget the amazing town where we were.... More 

Thank MDO44
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We ended up eating at this restaurant for three consecutive mornings in a row. Their at day we ordered breakfast from the menu. The servings were huge, hot and delicious. The second day they offered a small buffet that was hot and fresh and the last day they offered a full Sunday brunch buffet that was worth every penny. Everything... More 

Thank 220jerryr
Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wife and I had an enjoyable dinner here . We arrived about 30 minutes before they closed but we're afforded good service by both our server and the hostess. Never felt hurried. Reasonable prices and decent wine and dessert offerings.

Thank Skclose
Hay River, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The Ptarmigan team with Danny always do a great presentation and food. It seems a little pricey but you pay for what you get. Try the prime rib or the deep fried battered locally caught white fish from Great Salve Lake.

Thank CanoeNorth
Hay River, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The food is okay but nothing to wow you. The prices are pretty expensive but that's what you pay in the north. They do an okay burger and salad but that's about it.

Thank oldgirl2016
Northwest Territories, Canada
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Keys blew us away on a recent trip to Hay River. It was a snowy blowy night and we thought it easier to eat at the restaurant in the Ptarmigan Hotel, recall it being pretty good, pretty average. WOW, what a great choice it turned out to be! The menu is really interesting, with lots of innovative selections. Our... More 

Thank SBK5212
Juaning C, Manager at Keys Dining, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us and I am so glad that you had a great time in our establishment. I appreciate your positive feedback and looking forward to have you again in the future. Sincere regards, Juaning More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We wanted to go out for a meal one day after doing our cooking in our trailer at the territorial park for a few days. We had a great meal here and I highly recommend this place.

Thank Yooper5
Juaning C, Manager at Keys Dining, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recommending our property to other travelers.i am happy that you enjoyed your meal and time with us and i'm looking forward to having you again. Sincere Regards Juaning More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 J Gagnier Street | Ptarmigan Inn, Hay River, Northwest Territories X0E 1G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Hay River
  • Phone Number: +1 867-874-6781

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