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The Mad Dog Cafe & Market

120 1 Ave, Dead Man's Flats, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W4, Canada
+1 403-609-3671
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“samosas” (17 reviews)
“curry” (22 reviews)
“butter chicken” (10 reviews)
Closed today
British, Canadian, Indian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 1 Ave, Dead Man's Flats, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W4, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Mad Dog Cafe has the best beef stroganoff I’ve ever tasted! They also have a wide range of samosas and salads. Definitely would be back in 2019!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank iamtobioye
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Very relaxed and casual dining experience. If you like great East Indian Food and you like some spice in your food, then this is the place to go. Just a walk from Yamnuska Suites. They also have food that you can take home to heat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dee S
DawnDonald, Owner at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you Dee for your kind words! We look forward to hopefully seeing you again.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Arriving just 45 minutes to closing, the Mad Dog offered lots of food options and friendly staff. Ordered from the kids menu and the food was basic, good, enough. Nicely decorated and saw people get served even after the "Closed" sign was posted. In a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Travel-2-Dave
HedgieAlberta, Owner at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hi Dave, Thank you your for taking the time to leave us a review, we love hearing customer feedback. We are glad to hear you were happy with our food options. Due to the area and limited restaurant options we do always try to help...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

I wouldn't visit this restaurant again. We walked into the restaurant and reviewed the menu, let's just say the name doesn't match the cuisine. East Indian, perhaps, but not the best quality. Naan bread is actually a pita bread disguised as naan. The butter chicken...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jenn A
HedgieAlberta, Owner at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hello Jenn, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. We pride ourselves in the many great reviews we have had and always strive to improve our service. We appreciate feedback in all...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We searched around Canmore to try something which we have never tried before. We could not agree so drove on to Dead Man's Flats and found this fantastic restaurant. We could not have been more pleasantly surprised. We did not know how to go about...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peter R
HedgieAlberta, Owner at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hi Peter, thank you for your feedback! We love to hear how our customers feel about our food and great to hear your wife loved our homemade chutney's. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it is much appreciated. We hope...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018

The mango Lassi was so good. The food was delicious. Can't wait to go back to try again. They have an interesting menu that would suit all tastes.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chad R
HedgieAlberta, Owner at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thank you Sheryl. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 30 July 2018

I have been driving by this place for over 25 years and never stopped until yesterday. I always thought this place was a drinking establishment. Nothing wrong with that except that I am always heading out in the morning to go hiking, biking, touring. So...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dan M
HedgieAlberta, Owner at The Mad Dog Cafe & Market, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Hi Dan, I am glad you finally stopped in! We hope to see you again. Maybe the next time you head out on a hike! Dawn

Reviewed 11 July 2018

An amazing meal in a restaurant with atmosphere and friendliness. Mostly East Indian food but Gaylord to North American tastes.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gerry P
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The spectacular drive from Calgary to Canmore takes you past this delightful cafe in Dead Man’s Flats. Upon opening the door the delicious aromas greet you, and the warm and friendly staff are keen to help. The surprise......along with some fabulous looking sandwiches, scones and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Wshiresd
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We were staying in Dead Man’s Flats for the week. We ate there twice and brought some curry home with us. I might have eaten there every night if it had been open! Comfortable atmosphere, good food, and friendly people.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Nadine4864
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
9:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 1 Ave, Dead Man's Flats, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore  >  Dead Man's Flats
  • Phone Number: +1 403-609-3671
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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.
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