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10 Best Restaurants In Squamish That Will Make Your Taste Buds Go Crazy

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Squamish, British Columbia is undoubtedly the outdoor recreation capital of British Columbia, a community rich in indigenous history, and one of the most picturesque places to live or visit. But, that’s not all it’s known for. There’s also the cuisine served up in a variety of Squamish restaurants dotting this beautiful community. 

Check out our list of the 10 Best Restaurants in Squamish you should totally try out the next time you visit.

10. Chef Big D’s Deli

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Looking for a comfortable, no frills, neighbourhood diner experience? Chef Big D is the locals’ favourite when it comes to simple, wholesome and tasty food, prepared fresh and natural.  They have some witty and friendly staff, and a very family-like vibe. The food portions here are huge and generous, and well worth the price. All their bread is baked in house, so it’s always fresh, and a large portion of their clientele is local which we all know means it’s worth a visit.

Their Crab Cake Benny’s are to die for. Really, we’re not kidding. Two poached eggs on crab cakes covered in hollandaise. It’s divine! Try their Veggie burger too, a local favourite with roasted red peppers, avocados, spinach feta and roast garlic mayo. With so many choices here, you’re bound to find something that tickles your fancy, and when in doubt, always go with their signature classic Cheese Burger, or the Chef’s club. 

Tip: Get a loaf of the house-made sourdough bread to go. 

What to order: Crab Cake Benny’s, Veggie burger, Cheese Burger, Chef’s club

Address: 38040 Cleveland Avenue Squamish, BC V8B


9. Wigan Pier

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Fancy a spot of Fish and Chips? How about some savoury pies? Wigan Pier has been the home to diverse British style cuisine for many years. Keeping it simple and elegant, Wigan Pier is known for their consistency in both flavour and quality. Super friendly waiting staff, a soothing atmosphere, and comfort food to warm your heart and soul, are all the reasons you should visit Wigan’s as soon as possible.

First up. Fish and Chips. With the perfect light batter, and freshly cut chips, wigan’s gives you a choice of Cod, Halibut or the Catch of the Day. Their pies are British to the core. With classics like the London Steak & Mushroom, Billinge Steak & Kidney Pie, Lancashire Hotpot Pie, Chicken & Mushroom Pie, Wigan’s authenticity will transport you into the old English countryside. 

What to order: Fish and Chips, London Steak & Mushroom, Billinge Steak & Kidney Pie, Lancashire Hotpot Pie, Chicken & Mushroom Pie

Address: 40340 Tantalus Way Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0

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8. Howe Sound Brew Pub

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The Howe Sound Brew Pub is much more than just your typical North West pub fare. It’s an experience like no other. Attached to the Howe Brewery and Inn, the Pub is an amazing stop to sample various locally produced beers and ciders, and enjoy freshly prepared food, (many of which have Howe beer in the recipe.) You can eat at the Brewpub, the restaurant or the Patio, and all have beautiful views of the mountains.

The Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl is a favourite here, along with the Brewpub burger and the Brewers Select Pizza. The Beer Battered Fish and Chips are worth a try, and so is their mouthwatering Coconut Panna Cotta. Having a brewery means the HSBP always has seasonal ales with various underlying flavours and some highly creative cocktails. A dream come true for beer lovers everywhere.

What to order: Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl, Brewpub burger, Brewers Select Pizza, Beer Battered Fish and Chips, Coconut Panna Cotta, ales, cocktails

Address: 37801 Cleveland Avenue Squamish, BC V8B 0A7

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7. Joe’s Pesto Woodfired Pizzeria

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Head on to downtown Squamish and try out Joe’s Pesto, an authentic New York style Pizzeria with pies baked in a traditional Neapolitan style woodfire brick oven. This spot has some of the friendliest staff you can find, amazing beer and cider on tap, and fresh handcrafted inhouse dough for the perfect crispy-on-the-outside and soft-on-the-inside finish any good pizza should have. With a choice of New york style thin crust, orthodox Neapolitan wood fire, or the gluten-free crust option, Joe’s is the place to go get your pizza pie.

Try their namesake pizza, Joe Pesto, a delightful combination of tomato and pesto sauce, seasoned roma tomatoes, basil, goat feta, garlic and mozzarella. We loved their Pearfect, with just the right blend of sweet and sour. It has caramelized pears, prosciutto, grana padano, soft goat feta with a balsamic drizzle. With over twenty varieties of pizzas most customers keep coming back to try them all. You should too!

What to order: Joe Pesto, Pearfect

Address: 38165 2 Avenue Squamish, BC V8B 0C4

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6. Timberwolf Restaurant

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Right on Highway 99, Timberwolf Restaurant and Lounge is home to a comfortable and unpretentious upscale dining experience. Friendly staff and amazing chefs combine to give you a wholesome family-friendly feel, and with great and generous quantities, Timberwolf is one of the places you should definitely stop by if you’re near Highway 99.

This spot claims that they have the best pizzas in the corridor, and not for nothing. Their mouth watering namesake Timberwolf Pizza, and their popular Make Your Own pizza are too awesome to describe. All the steaks here are aged for a minimum of 28 days for a more concentrated flavour, and they serve an all day breakfast special till 3 pm. 

What to order: Timberwolf Pizza, Make Your Own pizza, steaks

Address: 38922 Progress Way Squamish, BC V8B 0K5

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5. Mag’s 99 Fried Chicken and Mexican Cantina

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Mag’s 99 does two things really well. Fried Chicken and Mexican Food! This isn’t your typical fast food joint where you get your order in five minutes. Everything at Mag’s is made on order. They use the freshest ingredients and take great pride in never using frozen meat, chicken or fish. The food at Mag’s is delicious, highly affordable and has generous portions in each serving.

The fried chicken is crispy on the outside and juicy inside without being greasy. The tostadas are a delicate combination of both sweet and savoury. What we yearn to sink our teeth in is their most popular dish, the magnificent Chimichangas, which are so good, you’ll want to take some home with you, and you should! If you’re really really hungry then go for the Burrito Maximus. Like the name says, it’s huge and delicious. 

What to order: fried chicken, tostadas, Chimichangas, Burrito Maximus

Address: 1257 Commercial Way, Squamish, BC Squamish, BC V8B


4. Watershed Grill

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For all the picturesque scenery that Squamish has to offer, the Watershed Grill goes a level up with a restaurant on the shore, and a patio right over the river.  This unique waterfront setting has customers returning faithfully for not only the amazing scenery but also for the fresh and wholesome food here. Friendly staff, draught beer on tap, quality food and a cozy atmosphere, and perfect pics for the Gram. What more can one ask for?

The two popular burgers here are the Wildeye Salmon Burger and the signature River burger. You can’t go wrong with either. A firm favourite is the Creole Jumbo prawns with a rich creamy tomato sauce served with garlic bread. Craft, draught and imported beers, fine wine and an assortment of cocktails are always available to pair with your meals.

What to order: Wildeye Salmon Burger, River burger, Creole Jumbo prawns, beers, wines, cocktails

Address: 41101 Government Road Brackendale, BC V0N 1H0

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3. Copper Coil Still & Grill

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Cajun comfort food at its finest! Copper Coil is the spot to go for some wholesome authentic Creole cooking. From Pulled Pork to juicy briskets and po’ boys, they have them all. With an amazing selection of beers, food to warm your heart, and a cozy atmosphere, the Copper Coil combines the flavours of Louisiana with the culinary riches of the Pacific Northwest  to give you a place to not just unwind and relax with friends and family, but also feast like royalty.

All the food here spells comfort. But, we highly recommend their slow-smoked beef brisket and their juicy pulled pork. Get a Motley Q burger with Triple A-grade chuck, or their famous Blackened Chicken with Cajun spice. Combine the Cajun Mike Mac and Cheese with some smoked brisket, or try the New Orleans Jambalaya for some authenticity. Top it all off with their signature Drunken Berries Cheesecake, with triple sec soaked berries. They also have a great selection of beers on tap with a unique cocktail selection for the more adventurous.  

What to order: slow-smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, Motley Q burger, Blackened Chicken, Cajun Mike Mac and Cheese, New Orleans Jambalaya, Drunken Berries Cheesecake, beers, cocktails 

Address: 37996 Cleveland Avenue Squamish, BC V8B 0S8

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2. The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar

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Right beside the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway in downtown Squamish, the Salted Vine is all about fresh, sustainable and seasonal ingredients, a skilfully arranged drinks menu, and modern-country farmhouse décor with upscale dining. This super cool spot provides a modern and divine taste of the Pacific Northwest, with highly trained staff and top quality chefs.

For the table we recommend their Oysters in a half dozen, fresh bread with a unique lemon butter, and the Charcuterie. For starters, get their beet salad with goat cheese, or their fresh seafood platter. Move on to Salted Vine’s famous Mushroom Risotto, Confit Duck, or their premium grilled steaks. Finish off with a classy Pavlova or White Chocolate Panna Cotta. 

Tip: Check out their classic after dinner cocktail selection.

What to order: Oysters, beet salad with goat cheese, fresh seafood platter, Mushroom Risotto, Confit Duck, premium grilled steaks, Pavlova, White Chocolate Panna Cotta

Address: 37991 Second Avenue Squamish, BC V8B 0R2

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1. Fergie’s Café

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On the banks of the Cheakamus river, with an amazing riverside setting, is Fergie’s Cafe, one of the best breakfast and brunch restaurants in Squamish. Just show up, write down your name, take a walk and enjoy the serene landscape and their delightful staff with text for your table. Fergie’s also uses locally sourced products, so expect everything to be fresh and made in-house. 

For meat lovers, the Pulled Pork Hash is calling for you. Smoked BBQ pork, hash browns, sunny eggs and aged cheddar, all combined for an experience that will make you come back for more. Their greatest crowd puller is the Dubliner Benny, an exquisite combo of bacon, poached eggs, and cheddar, served on the softest buttermilk biscuits you can imagine. Order a soothing coffee or beer and sit by the rushing river.  

What to order: Pulled Pork Hash, Dubliner Benny, coffee, beer

Address: 70002 Squamish Valley Road Squamish, BC V0N 1H0

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That wraps up our list of Best Squamish Restaurants, and we hope you get to try them all on your next stop there. But, don’t forget to drop in at the Best Breweries in Squamish too. Because, why not right?

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