Yoho National Park Restaurants
Dining choices in Yoho National Park are limited, but the following two choices are highly recommended.
Why is this important? The internet is overflowing with restaurant review sites, most of which are filled with content supplied by the restaurants themselves (although you’re never told that) and then opened to user comments. On this site, at every restaurant you see this symbol, you can be assured our review comes from personal experience. We live here. We dine out here. We have no affiliation with any of these restaurants. They have not paid to be included. We recommend them simply because we feel they are the best places to dine in town.
Cilantro on the LakeAddress: Emerald Lake Lodge
Open: daily 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. mid-June to Sept
Prices: dinner mains $25 to $39
Overlooking an arm of Emerald Lake, Cilantro on the Lake is a casual cafe featuring magnificent views from tables inside an open-fronted, log chalet to style building or out on the lakefront deck. The menu is varied–you can sit and sip a coffee or have a full lunch or dinner. Starters–such as thick and creamy corn and potato chowder–are all less than $12, while mains range to $39. The cafe is part of Emerald Lake Lodge, which also includes a more formal but historically attractive dining room where dinner dishes such as grilled caribou with raspberry black pepper sauce ($36) are served daily from 6 p.m. This restaurant is also open year-round for breakfast and lunch, or choose the more casual lounge bar and sink into one of the comfy couches with an abbreviated but still appealing menu.