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Want restaurant recommendations close to River Cree Resort

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Want restaurant recommendations close to River Cree Resort

I'm going to be in Edmonton this weekend, 4 days/3 nights. Looking for restaurant recommendations near the River Cree Resort.

Specifically, I am looking for:

*More lunch/dinner recomendations than breakfast

*No sushi or Indian food

* Midlevel to upscale places (Not a food snob, but saw that Subway was rated the #1 restaurant in Edmonton. I can find a Subway, or Earl's or anything like that on my own). I LOVED the Hardware Grill on my last visit, but not all recommendations need not be that spendy or fancy.

All input's appreciated, thanks!

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1. Re: Want restaurant recommendations close to River Cree Resort

When I initially looked at the Restaurant page, Subway was in the #1 spot. After I made this post, it now appears not to even be in the Top 20. Not sure what I clicked initially, but apologies for any confusion.

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2. Re: Want restaurant recommendations close to River Cree Resort

There isn't much that is near River Cree other than chains, so I'll just give you general recommendations, assuming you have a vehicle. My first choice would be The Blue Pear

http://www.thebluepear.com/

I have listed a number of others, avoiding downtown, and most are easy to get to from River Cree.

http://www.theredoxinn.com/

http://culinafamily.ca/mill-creek/

http://www.jacksgrill.ca/

ETA - You can get more recommendations on VUE, which has an annual "Golden Forks Award", or from the foodies at chowhound.

http://www.vitabellarestaurant.ca/

Edited: 21 April 2010, 09:14
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3. Re: Want restaurant recommendations close to River Cree Resort

River Cree is quite isolated, so you need to drive about 5-10 minutes to get to the nearest restaurants that aren't in the hotel. My favorites in the area are Koutouki Greek restaurant (a locally owned mini-chain with 3 Edmonton locations) and the Homefire Grill. Homefire Grill is similar to a mid-range chain restaurant like Earl's or Moxies, but with a bit of an Aboriginal flavour (there's bannock and lots of bison on the menu).

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4. Re: Want restaurant recommendations close to River Cree Resort

The Cactus Club at West Edmonton Mall might be a good place for you to try. Similar to Earls in terms of decor and type of menu. Also not too far to drive from River Cree Casino!!

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5. Re: Want restaurant recommendations close to River Cree Resort

Sage restaurant at the River Cree Casino itself is quite good, but pricey for the amount of food you get. Reservation required always

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6. Re: Want restaurant recommendations close to River Cree Resort

If you head north on 170th Street, towards West Edmonton Mall, there's a few restaurants you could try.

Ric's Grill, 17520 100 Ave, is a small chain, you have one in Calgary, but maybe you haven't tried it yet? I think there are some variations among them too.

Chop, 17635 Stony Plain Road, (at the Sandman Inn) is also a small chain, but it is not in Calgary yet.

Sawmill, 9504 - 170 Street, a local Edmonton steakhouse chain.

Homefire Grill, 18210 100 Ave, a local place. Really nice atmosphere.

West Edmonton Mall has quite a few places, but I'm not too familiar with them. A lot of chain places, but a few unique ones too. You have to put up with navigating the mall. For me it's not worth the trouble just to visit a restaurant, but if you are already at the mall there could be something you'd like to try.

wem.ca/#/…Restaurants-and-Pubs

All of these are within about a 15 minute drive from River Cree. Have fun!

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7. Re: Want restaurant recommendations close to River Cree Resort

Thanks everyone!

We made it to Sawmill, Culina Mill Creek, Taste of Ukraine, Monty Pizza (rated #1 most popular on here) and Tap 25 (right at the River Cree).

Appreciated all the input.

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