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“Helpful staff but very average food”

The Iron Goat Pub and Grill
Ranked #15 of 124 Restaurants in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Canadian, Grill
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: eagle terrace
Calgary, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Helpful staff but very average food”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Ordered a burger which was small and cooked so much that it was tasteless. Salad was good. Great view and patio looked like an amazing place to have dinner on in the summer.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank 00_Kevin_00
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Drayton Valley, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good food, good venue”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Walked in on a Saturday evening and it was buzzing with people and Christmas parties. We sat at the bar and got a table after 15 minutes. Good service, good food and good prices. The live acoustic music was a bonus. I hope the management keeps him there as he is a major draw in my books. Easy listening music.

Don't miss out on this one!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank dieterg
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Saskatoon area
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Service, food sometimes in the tasteless zone”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

First off we went out for a special night together. We asked the girl at the front of our hotel to recommend a place. We ended up at the Iron Goat. Easy drive to get to, parking is a bit of a challenge to get to. Our server seated us right beside the fire place, wonderful! Ryan (from Manitoba) was right away to take our drink orders. When we asked for suggestions he knew his menu. We had the Seafood Grill, the Calamari was a bit on the bland side, although the Salmon was excellent! I had the Wildlife Meatloaf a combination of elk and venison. I do know wild meat and it was missing something, maybe a red wine sauce rather than a gravy. The desert was ok. Sweet Potato Cheesecake should make it pop. Missing some spices.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Casey2006
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Calgary
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Nice room, forgettable food and service”
Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Iron Goat occupies a fine, Canmore alpine style building with floor to wiling windows and a south facing view over the Bow Valley. Unfortunately, my burger was dry and the service was very tentative. Our waitress was very nice but was new and super nervous.

I have had much better Canmore meals at the Trough, the Silver Tip golf club restaurant and Crazy Weed.

Helpful?
Thank selmer
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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Just Okay”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I had been to the Iron Goat a little over a year ago and had nothing but good things to say so I was excited to go again. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a disappointment.

The service: The waitress didn't know what some of the menu items were. We asked about the signature beer and she could tell us nothing about it (type of beer, dark or light, anything???). We asked about the desserts and again she couldn't tell us. She had to go ask. The wait staff in a restaurant with this price point should know what the items on the menu are and at least some basic info about everything on there. Wine was forgotten until reminded. Drinks sat empty while we tried to flag her down.

The food: Again, it was okay. The bruschetta appetizer was lovely. The calamari was slightly over cooked and had very little flavor. The kobe oscar burger was slightly under cooked and still a bit pink in the centre.

The good: The views and atmosphere are great. They were also willing to accommodate my picky daughter by making her vanilla icecream with chocolate sauce for dessert when she didn't want to try any of the dessert offerings.

The bad: The hostess refused to call us a cab (her response was "HUH? We don't do that.) and insisted that we instead call long distance from our cell to get one. Someone, I think the manager, happened to catch wind of this when we were discussing it outside and apologized saying that the girl was only 14 and that we would talk to her. I would think this would be one of the key things to tell your hostesses on day one. Here's the house phone and here's how to call the people a cab.

Would we go back? No, probably not.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank peanutsmomcalgary
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