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“Fabulous Building and View but Awful Food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Iron Goat Pub and Grill

The Iron Goat Pub and Grill
703 Benchlands Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3G9, Canada
403-609-0222
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Ranked #21 of 103 Restaurants in Canmore
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Canadian, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: eagle terrace
Calgary, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous Building and View but Awful Food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

The building itself is beautiful, made with log and timber construction. The restaurant has huge floor-to-ceiling windows that give an incredible view of the surrounding mountains. The food however, was quite bad.

We ordered the panfried calamari, BBQ smoked wings, and Kobe lobster burger, and none of it was very good. The panfried calamari was particularly bad, very slimy and basically inedible (the sever kindly didn't charge us). The wings were so-so, with extremely large pieces of meat (freakishly large), making the surface sauce-to-meat ratio all wrong. The Kobe lobster burger had no visible or tastable lobster meat, the patty was quite fatty, and the bun was stale.

Our sever was quite friendly and helpful, however. We were grateful that she didn't charge us for the calamari.

The place has huge potential, given the beautiful building and location. However, they need a new menu and cook! We won't be back until then.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great meal -served quickly and with friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

They make their own beer - need to say more? Limited but focused menu means they make a few things very well.

Visited February 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great food & view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

We go to Canmore regularly but never know about "The Iron Goat" as it's on the "other" side of the highway, away from the Main St area of Canmore. Glad someone told me about it as it's a beautiful big timber frame building, big fireplace and an incredible view of the Three Sisters and surrounding mountains. (Has an outside patio which will definitely use come spring or summer). The service and the food was really good as well. Will definitely go back and have dessert next time as everyone else was indulging and they looked scrumptious.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canmore, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“best patio in canmore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

the food is pretty good, little pricey but the views from the patio are why i go there. one of my favourite places to relax with friends and have a few drinks after a great day of mountain adventures

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Edmonton, Canada
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“The food was kind of average. It is a nice room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We went up with friends. It is a nice large restaurant. The food was kind of average though.

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