We may have missed a few of your favourite spots, so we’ve decided to do another blog on the best truck stops eats in BC and Alberta.
A COVID-19 update: Restrictions have been changing quickly so please be aware of what the rules are in the area you’re in. The following options are available for take-out, with some offering patio dining on nice days and in some circumstances, dine-in is still available.
Located just off HWY 43 next to Bezanson General Store
Lefty’s Café believes that “simple ingredients prepared the home-style way, equals great food.” Open since the 90’s, Lefty’s is a favourite among the trucking community for its homestyle menu and generous portions. They have a loyal customer base due to their quality and consistency. The menu is wide, providing endless options – but we recommend trying their deep-fried pickles!
Open daily from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
116 6a Street
(located on Highway #43 right next to the Giant Beaver Sculpture)
Beaverlodge Restaurant is a family-friendly diner with a variety of food and drinks, offering an all-day breakfast menu and wing nights every Monday and Thursday. They serve salads, pastas, pizzas, burgers, and have great choices of sides such as waffle fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries or baked potatoes.
Open Monday -Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:30 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Sun: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Ernie O’s Restaurant & Pub
Fox Creek, AB
118 Highway Avenue
Ernie O’s Restaurant & Pub lists their daily specials on Facebook so be sure to check it out if you’re in the area! They specialize in dishes such as the whole wheat seafood pizza with alfredo sauce, Manhattan clam soup, Jamaican jerk meatballs with rum caramelized pineapple – not to mention their homemade bread. We are itching to try the pizza quesadilla!
Open daily from 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Casual
Locations across Canada
There are Mr. Mikes all across the country and you can click the link above to find the closest location and current restrictions. They serve great steaks, burgers and pasta – but their dessert menu will get you through the doors first.
Hours vary by location.
Calgary at 219 – 16th Avenue NE
Edmonton at 5151 Calgary Trail NW
Red Deer at 131 Leva Ave
Peter’s Drive-In is an institution in Alberta. They have been around since 1963 cooking up burgers and fries the old-fashioned way. The menu is classic with great prices. Their milkshake selection is vast and you can combine up to three flavours, resulting in over 4,500 combinations!
Open 10: 00 am – 10:00 pm in Edmonton and Red Deer
Open 10:00 am – 12:00 am in Calgary
3711 Alfred Ave
The slogan of the Roadhouse is “comfort food well-travelled”. They pride themselves on comfort foods influenced from around the globe, always using locally sourced, quality ingredients. There are also many vegetarian and gluten-free options available. We personally love how they call their Slow Roasted Pork Belly Bites “meat candy”!
Open Thursday – Sunday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
#1-111 Oriole Rd
Amsterdam Restaurant focuses on breakfast and lunch. Everything is made in-house and from local ingredients. They are known for their Dutch Crepes that can be savoury or sweet, and they boast a great selection of sandwiches, too.
Open daily from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
2810 33rd Street
Rosalinda’s is a popular local spot that has a Trip Advisor “Certificate of Excellence”. Customer reviews rave about their affordable prices, great quality food, large portions, excellent service, and great coffee. They offer freshly baked goods, traditional Canadian breakfast and lunch options, as well a take on a Filipino-Canadian breakfast.
Open daily from 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Let us know if you have any great features to add to the list or any must-try items! We hope you’re managing well and finding delicious options during COVID-19.