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Wildcat Cafe

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American, Cafe, Canadian
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3904 Wiley Rd, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6, Canada
+1 867-873-4004
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Today
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place got caught serving Frozen Perch from Kazakhstan as Great Slave Lake Pickerel ($33). That tells you pretty much everything you need to know.... you can look up the article yourself, it made the CBC News.

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Thank Tyler D
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149 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was a cafe at one time, but has long been closed. Now, it is simply a historical site, see the attached plaque.

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Thank rnathan
Switzerland
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188 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Cafe is in a really nice, really old building. We went there for lunch and it was good food. We ate a buffalo wrap and it was delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful, even when we ordered all the meals with special wishes.

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1 Thank Nicoleri
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I came here for a late lunch and it was quite busy with a group tour just coming in shortly after us. The waiter was friendly, answered our questions, and took our order. Our food came in a timely manner. I had the bison burger, which i liked quite a bit. The meat was juicy and flavourful, just the way... More 

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1 Thank Smaku
Lower Sackville, Canada
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was our first meal in Yellowknife. We went for the historic location. Service good, food average. Nice atmosphere.

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1 Thank benandwob
Lebanon, Missouri
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Good food and cold beer and not too bad of prices for this far out of the way place. It's small so we shared a table which we enjoy as it gives you a chance to meet other people. Not as rustic on the inside as I had imagined, but that's not bad. Very friendly and helpful.

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3 Thank Eric G
East Coast Canada
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184 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We ate brunch on the patio and had the bison skillet. It was approx $20 per plate and it was delicious! The historic aspect of the restaurant really made the visit though and worthy of the 5 rating. Service was great. Beautiful view on the patio (picnic tables). If you go to Yelloknife, you should definitely plan to try this... More 

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2 Thank EastCoastCanada
Fredericton, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I recently visited wildcat. The historical significance of the restaurant was not lost on me. A knowledgeable waitress explained some of the history which she made a point of knowing of the building explaining that the wild cat had been restored twice since the original design. Once in the 1970's and once in the last few years. A wonderful landmark... More 

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2 Thank sandy J
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

very nice restaurants with a simple menu. they had a bit of a scandal with the origin of their arctic char, but we had smoked char and char eggs benedicts. yum

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1 Thank dreperron
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We just stopped in while browsing old town for appetizers and beer on the patio, but a lovely spot, beautiful old building, menu looked great and I had the fish tacos which were lovely!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3904 Wiley Rd, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2N6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Northwest Territories  >  Yellowknife
  • Phone Number: +1 867-873-4004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?