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Prairie Ink Restaurant and BAkery

Nutana
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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 - 11:00 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: Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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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
Tamgerine
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Saskatoon, Canada
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English first
Saskatoon, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Saskatoon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
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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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Regina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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109 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
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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Saskatoon, Sk
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29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My daughter and grand-daughter joined me for lunch at the "ink" and we had a very tasty and pleasant lunch. The younger ladies shared the Chicken quesadillas and enjoyed every bite. I had the quinoa and bean salad. It was super yummy, hoping to replicate for a salad potluck this week. Our waitress was efficient and pleasant. After lunch stopped... More 

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Regina, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

This is truly an experience, not just a place to eat. Everything is homemade and delicious and the menu is unique. The setting is delightful since it's part of a huge bookstore so you can eat and then browse. Service is excellent. I'll always come back to this place.

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Battleford, Canada
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179 reviews 179 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Looking for a great place to have a pleasant lunch or afternoon tea/coffee break or evening meal with occasional live entertainment or possibly a book signing? If so, this is the place to go in Saskatoon. Just search out McNally Robinson Books on 8th Street, East. The menu is varied, really great and reasonably priced. On our last visit, I... 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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