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Head Smashed-In Cafeteria

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Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
(403) 553-2188
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The queue was very long but we had four hungry children so we persevered and ordered some fries. Couldn't believe how long it took to get our order. The staff were so disorganised and just could not cope with the number of customers.

Thank Jac N
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in at the cafe after touring the site and had lunch. The menu is not too extensive, but large enough to accomodate most tastes. The room isteself was pleasant and very clean. The ladies that made our lunch were courteous and the meals we ordered arrived quickly. I had chicken strips and spicy fires and my travelling companion... More 

Thank Susan C
Baton Rouge
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We all had lunch here when we visited the museum. Obviously it was very convenient, and lunch was just fine. We had cheeseburger, veggie burger, and a buffalo burger so we sampled a little of everything. Service was fairly quick, meal hit the spot, and we were able to move on pretty quickly to see the museum. Would eat there... More 

Thank SusieQBR
Dundee, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The café is a welcome respite - not sure what eateries there are nearby. Food is fresh and service is quick. We had hot dog and fries. Not too expensive

Thank SeemsTVL
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the buffalo stew and buffalo fries and both were tasty and delicious. A great way to try a new food for the first time. The cafeteria was clan and service was efficient.

Thank Betty18588
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the buffalo burger, and my wife thought the buffalo chili was quite tasty, although the price for the food ($16 for the burger and $12 for the chili) was a bit high.

Thank Murray W
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Check out my other review for Head Smashed-In. Food in here was really good and great value for money. If you go you must try the Buffalo Stew and Bannack. Excellent value and very tasty.

Thank Sheli M
Calgary, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We were served lunch during the guided tour of our group of 45 seniors. Our choices were Buffalo stew or chilli. Both were served with bannock, coffee, and jello desert. Reports That I heard were we all enjoyed the food. Service was efficient and friendly.

Thank Allan099
Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed the "buffalo" on the menu. The chef accommodated dietary requirements by making a lettuce wrapped "buffalo burger". The stew was hot and delicious. Bannock was fresh and warm. The chef came out at the end of our meal to ask how it was. Highly recommend taking in the "buffalo fare".

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133 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We had lunch here and the staff were friendly however the menu was not overallly exciting. Prices however were reasonable.

Thank Jenant143

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Fort Macleod
  • Phone Number: (403) 553-2188
3 kilometres North of Fort Macleod on Hwy #2 North, then 16 km West on Secondary Highway #785.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?