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River Cafe (The Restaurant on Prince's Island Park)

25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
403-261-7670
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Ranked #28 of 2,946 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $104
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
Neighborhood: Northwest Calgary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Couldn't be in a more beautiful location, nestled in princess island park, it's surrounded by trees and beside the river and passerbys. You can rent a picnic filled with delicious goodies and take it out to the park.

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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There is no getting around the high end prices at the River Cafe, however it is worth it many times over. The restaurant is located on Prince's Island, so named because the Prince family used it as a place to take logs out of the river and saw them up to build early Calgary. The restaurant is the only building... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Located on the picturesque Prince's Island ,the River Cafe serves well prepared food featuring local and Alberta produce, meats and poultry. The service was good and although the venue is not necessarily set up for young children, the staff cheerfully did their best to accommodate our needs. We have been there several times and have never been disappointed. It is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited over the xmas break . We like the eggs Benny and French toast. Quite tasty. Side order of sausage is quite pricey for one sausage . It's a little pricey but food quality is high. Would go again for sure .

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is a very nice place and the food is good. Relaxing atmosphere. After having lunch or dinner you can take a walk around Prince Island and it is really worth it.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We had an expensive meal that was okay for a wayside cafe. Poor service and undercooked vegetables. Seemed like a restaurant that was resting on its laurels.

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Calgary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The setting on Prince's Island is really beautiful. Great place to go on a summer day especially if you can get a table on the patio. Food is excellent, but the prices are really quite steep.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I hadn't been to River Cafe in years, and in the last year had a chance to go four times: anniversary lunch, private corporate function, lunch and dinner. Getting to the restaurant is fairly easy, walk towards the park from the Sheraton hotel, over the bridge, and to the left. In the winter, the path is usually clean, but beware... More 

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Innsbruck
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165 reviews 165 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Excellent Canadian dishes and wine. The setting on the island in a nice wooden lodge is Canada at its best. Spoil yourself and enjoy a visit.

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Okotoks, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

The food was outstanding and presented beautifully. The location was very scenic. Great service and decorated very nicely inside. The wine was expensive, half bottles were approx $30 and a full one ranged from $44 upwards. Would I go every week - no but as a treat or special occasion, definitely. A great find!!

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Additional Information about River Cafe (The Restaurant on Prince's Island Park)

Address: 25 Prince's Island Park, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R1, Canada
Phone Number: 403-261-7670
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northwest Calgary
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 104
Cuisine: Contemporary

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