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Prairie Ink Restaurant

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3130 8th Street | At Circle Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7H 0W2, Canada
+1 306-955-3579
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Description: Prairie Ink: A bistro-style restaurant that started in 1996, as a...
Prairie Ink: A bistro-style restaurant that started in 1996, as a wholly-owned part of McNally Robinson Booksellers. Local: Whenever possible we use local produce and ingredients. We try to use in-season produce as much as possible to support local producers. Events & Entertainment: We have hosted over 5000 author events, featuring local, national and international writers, speakers and artists. We also have free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from 8:00-10:00 pm. Healthy Choices: We offer vegan and celiac friendly choices. Our baking and desserts are made in-house daily by our bakers. We use farm-fresh eggs from grain-fed chickens and Manitoba sourced menu items in season. Environment: Our take-out containers are enviro-friendly and compostable. Our UTZ coffee (an industry-led coffee certification program) ensures farmers are treated fairly.
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Set inside McNally Robinson bookstore, the ambience is warm and inviting. The London fog comes in a teapot that seems to never empty, it's delicious. Desserts and any other specialty drinks are amazing. Food has the artisan flare to it, so it's never a huge portion, it's just right! Sometimes there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2014
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Saskatoon, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

While on vacation with our family, we decided to visit for an early lunch as we have gone before and enjoyed the food. We had 4 adults, a toddler, and an infant. After being told it would be a 25 minute wait, we browsed the store to pass the time. After 30 minutes, one of our party went to inquire... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I am a regular but not because the food...they have decent coffee and free WiFi. ...etc...I go do some business administration from time to time there...the menu is not very down to earth...too many panzy like ingredients and the bread is disgusting and hard...the variety too is horrible...they took out the buffet which was awesome....some of the servers are better... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I visited this establishment a few days ago with my mother. I had the Fig and prosciutto pizza and a latte. The latte was good, but the pizza wasn't great. The flavours weren't balanced well. The fig overpowered the rest of the pizza. As a result it was over sweet and all the other flavours were lost in that. I've... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Met my daugter here for lunch....was excited to try the grilled cheese sandwich and pear and blue cheese salad. The sandwich was ok....I only ate half. Bread seemed stale and dry and onions were sub standard. The salad was the biggest let down.....I expected fresh pear in this however, the salad was merely a bowl of spring greens with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went to Prairie Ink to see our friends' singing trio perform and to have supper and a few drinks for a birthday in our group. We had eaten here before and the food was fantastic! The food this time was again fantastic, but the service was horrible. Many times we would be waiting for our waitress to come back... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My friend and I decided to stop in for lunch on a Friday. Now, we both know they serve amazing desserts, so we planned on making sure we chose something special after lunch. We had a slight wait as the restaurant was busy, but since it is located in a bookstore, we spent time browsing the new books. After being... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Set inside McNally Robinson bookstore, the ambience is warm and inviting. The London fog comes in a teapot that seems to never empty, it's delicious. Desserts and any other specialty drinks are amazing. Food has the artisan flare to it, so it's never a huge portion, it's just right! Sometimes there is a waiting list to get a table, I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife introduced Prairie Ink to me a few years ago after she had been travelling on business. The next time I was in Saskatoon I made a point of eating there at my first opportunity. One visit and I was hooked - I especially liked the pear salad. I have been back numerous times since and have had a... More 

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Battleford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This cafe/bistro/restaurant located in the McNally Robinson book store is always a pleasant place to have coffee, have lunch or go to for supper/dinner. The ambiance is cozy as opposed to cramped. The food is always good and the variety interesting. The staff are always pleasant and efficient. And yes, the prices are good - especially the wine. ( -... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We always seem to head to this restaurant as it has always been the right fit. Good for lunch, brunch and just coffee or a glass of wine. Bonus it is attached to McNally Robinson book store which has has lots to offer. Go buy a book or magazine and sit at the window seat for a relax on a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3130 8th Street | At Circle Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7H 0W2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Saskatchewan  >  Saskatoon>  > Nutana
  • Neighborhood: Nutana
  • Phone Number: +1 306-955-3579

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

Description

Prairie Ink: A bistro-style restaurant that started in 1996, as a wholly-owned part of McNally Robinson Booksellers. Local: Whenever possible we use local produce and ingredients. We try to use in-season produce as much as possible to support local producers. Events & Entertainment: We have hosted over 5000 author events, featuring local, national and international writers, speakers and artists. We also have free live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night from 8:00-10:00 pm. Healthy Choices: We offer vegan and celiac friendly choices. Our baking and desserts are made in-house daily by our bakers. We use farm-fresh eggs from grain-fed chickens and Manitoba sourced menu items in season. Environment: Our take-out containers are enviro-friendly and compostable. Our UTZ coffee (an industry-led coffee certification program) ensures farmers are treated fairly.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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