What’s cooking in Medicine Hat? You’ll be thrilled to know.
The city’s food scene displays a well-established, active culture in all its variety. With over 80 restaurants, our cuisine can satisfy any craving. Whether you’re looking for a memorable culinary experience or a quick bite to eat, we’ve got your back… and your taste buds!
Our international options will surprise you with their diverse, authentic flavours. The recipes served here have often been handed down through generations, from across the globe to your table. At the same time, you can find talented chefs offering unique spins on their cultural traditions.
Case in point: Thai Orchid Room, a local staple that has set the local standard in service and consistency for over two decades. Their menu features genuine family recipes from Northern Thailand while presenting fresh, intriguing ideas to the more adventurous patron. The staff are friendly and eager to ensure you find something you’ll enjoy.
If you’re looking for sushi, an excellent spot in town is Takumi, a well-dressed little hole in the wall on 8th Street NE. Besides serving crispy gyoza, bento boxes and fresh sashimi, they’re also dishing up a few mouth-watering ramen options. Any menu item will have you coming back for more.
For Central American flavours, try Izote Latin Cocina, a small Salvadoran eatery downtown packing a big punch. The restaurant was started by another local family wanting to share their heritage with our corner of the world, and the results are delicious. If you’re not sure what to get, the pupusas are superb. And their drink specials are a perfect way to end your meal with a sweet, authentic touch.
Looking for a quick lunch? Medicine Hat has some great restaurants and cafés serving fresh, local ingredients. For a bright and creative atmosphere, check out Inspire Studio, Gallery & Cafe, located downtown on 2nd Street. The open, sunlit space features art made by local painters, including Maureen Newton, one of the sisters who own the café. Across Finlay Bridge on 3rd Street NE, The Zucchini Blossom Market & Café serves fantastic, fresh paninis, soups and salads in a beautiful, modern café. They also offer unique tea blends served in locally-made pottery.
Out on the west end of town, Skinny’s Smokehouse has grown from a little lunch spot into a full-fledged restaurant serving classic BBQ that everyone can enjoy. Locals love the rustic atmosphere and friendly staff. Their sandwiches will have you licking your fingers and wishing you had room for more. And don’t worry vegetarians, they haven’t left you out in the cold! The Magic Mushroom sandwich will make your omnivorous friends look on enviously. Finish off with a signature, smoked cocktail to make the outing extra special.
Another local favorite for dinner is Medicine Hat Brew Co., located at the north end of the city with a refreshing view of the surrounding prairies. Besides brewing their beer, they’ve also focused on elevating pub fare, like freshly baked pretzels, house-made pasta and locally grown strip loin steak. Whatever you choose, a stop at Brew Co. is a terrific way to get a taste of what Medicine Hat has to offer.
These are only a few of the many beloved establishments known in the Hat. There are so many talented people here creating exciting dishes able to please any palette. So what are you waiting for? Have a seat. Your table is ready.