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“A bit of India in Dead Man's Flats” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Mad Dog Cafe & Market

The Mad Dog Cafe & Market
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, International, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Offering daily curry specials and samosas, along with homemade soup, sandwiches, other non-curry grab and go favorites, great locally roasted specialty coffees and organic teas, craft beer and regional wines, we hope you find our little cafe & market a great place to stop for a quick snack when passing by, a comfortable meal when meeting friends or family, or the place to go to buy all your favorite Mad Dog Products for your pantry or freezer. Here we now have our booking office and meeting place for our dogsled clients, a casual counter-service cafe with the food that we have become best known for at our markets, and a larger retail area interspersed filled with our own Mad Dog Quality Products and other local market favorites.
Canmore, Canada
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29 reviews
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“A bit of India in Dead Man's Flats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Would you expect to find fine Indian food next to the gas station at Dead Man's Flats? We wouldn't have if we hadn't read about the Junction House in the local paper. These people have been producing Indian food for the Canmore farmers' market and other outlets for some time, and now they have their own place. We visited before the official opening, but even then the food was delightful. Indian friends agree that it's nicely done and exceeds their expectations. There's more than curry available: you can have steak, pulled pork , burgers and that sort of thing. We had butter chicken and the daily curry, both really nicely spiced - to our hotness specifications - and tasty. Next time I want to try the Indian poutine.

Visited September 2012
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Ko Jum, Thailand
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“So happy to find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Came across Russel Donald wonderful spice kits at the farmer market in Canmore and wanted to purchase some more but was not going to be in town on Thursday so after googling his name to find out where else he sold, we were delighted to find he has The Junction house. Absolutely wonderful food, I cannot praise it enough. Our friends who are local to Canmore were also very happy not to have to travel far for fabulous Indian food. Both Russel and his wife were so very kind and welcoming, we will be returning for sure on our next trip to Canmore.

  • Visited September 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic curries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Visited the restaurant about 6 tImes during our stay in Canmore & tried all the curries. I've eaten loads of curries in England, lots of the on the 'famous' curry mile in Rusholme, Manchester, & I can say without doubt that The Junction House curries are by far the best I've ever had ! And don't get me started on the samosas - you've got to try the beef ones, absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend a visit, it's a great restaurant, with excellent food & a lovely relaxed atmosphere. I'll be back :)

  • Visited August 2012
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Canmore
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“Great addition to the Bow Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Super environment and food - the spicy dishes were nicely put together and good quality (that's what we tried). With just two visits the Junction House is in our top 3 restaurants between Banff and Canmore. If you live around here you have to try it, and if you are just visiting you will find it a great place to stop in for a meal. Dead Man's Flats is only 10 or so minutes from Canmore.

  • Visited August 2012
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Canmore, Canada
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“Authentic curries in the Bow Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Wow we have been looking for this experience for the last 8 years and Russell and Dawn have bought our desires within reach at last. Fantastic night out and the food was awesome. Well done we will be back for many more of your delicious recipes. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2012
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