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111 Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Takaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Stayed in Waterton for 4 days and checked out most of the eating establishments. Glacier Bistro can not be beat for a breakfast buffet. Gets you energized for the day's hikes in this beautiful part of the world. But what fantastic staff. Both morning and evening servers were so friendly and accommodating to my travelling convention's restrictive dietary needs. Well... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Went to buy a couple of sandwiches to take hiking. After being ignored by the staff, finally got served only to be asked for $26 two sandwiches and a cookie. They weren't even fancy sandwiches. Just ham and cheese. No thank you!! We won't be back!!

Thank philsurfbum
watertonalberta, Manager at Glacier Bistro, responded to this review

I am so sorry you did not get the best service as that is what we strive for. I will personally speak to our staff. I feel you must have been overcharged as our sandwiches are $8.95 and our large cookies are $2.50 unless you had added something else or drinks. I hope you will give us another try to... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

They have a somewhat captive audience with such a small village but on the whole the food is good qulaity and the service is very good too

Thank NomadicWolves
Lethbridge, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were delighted with the total experience at the Glacier grill. The food was excellent, and our server couldn't have been more accommodating to us, especially with our 96 year old Mom. Sofia (?) took such good care to ensure Moms meal was to her satisfaction. Tim, one of the waiters also advised my sister of sights, etc. for her... More 

1 Thank sheila2646
San Francisco, California
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584 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had an outdoor lunch here on their deck overlooking a part of Waterton Lake. The food was fine, not anything memorable. The waitstaff was congenial and competent. This may be one of the few places in Waterton where you can sit outside with a view of the lake.

Thank RodMcLeod
Calgary, Canada
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157 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A group of us ate breakfast off the menu (not the buffet). Service was painfully slow - servers, please just write things down so you don't forget or make a mistake. - it's okay, really! It was probably slower as we didn't eat the breakfast buffet either. Food was great, although options were limited - e.g. no variety of cereal... More 

Thank webster09
watertonalberta, Manager at Glacier Bistro, responded to this review

I am sorry but you are speaking of the wrong restaurant. We do not have a buffet. We are a Starbucks. More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you go to Waterton you HAVE to eat here. Not just because the food is great and the staff are lovely and chatty and friendly but because you look out on the most stunning views while you eat. Loved it!

Thank fay w
Reno, Nevada
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We ate here twice in two days. Healthy choices and great fish. Service is wonderful and great views of the lake. The Starbucks is also next door:0)

Thank Ohminihaha
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We went here for breakfast on 8/28/13 because we saw the Starbucks sign. The breakfast and lunch items were all premade in the open counter - and way overpriced. We opted for coffee and a blueberry muffin - it was just ok. No refills for the coffee either. Wont go again.

Thank laura1040
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Stopped in for the burger & beer advertised outside. At 1st we thought it would be smoky and not good. Surprise, cold beer and good food and affordable especially for that area!

Thank N2nature

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $9
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Waterton Ave, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Waterton Lakes National Park
  • Phone Number: 14038592211
There is something very exciting about being in the heart of Waterton Village and at the Glacier Coffee Bar, you get a front-row seat. Located right on Waterton Avenue, there is no better place to stop for a Starbucks coffee, a light snack or a full meal. You can enjoy your selections al fresco on our cozy patio deck, enjoy the ambience inside our bistro or choose from our take-out menu to eat it wherever you would like. Whatever you choose, our excellent menu will meet your needs from morning to night. We offer: freshly in house made sandwiches Hiker's lunches fresh made soups assortment of baked goods & healthy snacks breakfast wraps & sandwiches cappuccino and other specialty coffee drinks wine, ales and spirits baked desserts and goodies. Haagen Daz's premium Ice Cream Bars

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?