Local Eateries in Medicine Hat

Food & Drink

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Casa Amigos Cantina

Listen to live music almost every weekend at this bustling spot in downtown Medicine Hat. With a flavourful food menu that features a salsa flight, and an exciting drink menu that features a tequila flight, you won’t have to book any flights for an authentic feel for Mexico.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

D’carlos Pasta House

Reserve a date night inside this romantic pasta house, and be sure to call a week in advance. Offering a ‘build your own pasta’ menu, the owner and chef cooks every dish with detail and passion, inside the Italian inspired patio atmosphere. 

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Jj Kitchen

Jj Kitchen Korean Food opened in 2022, after owners Jane and Brian attended Medicine Hat Farmers’ Markets for two years and were encouraged to open a storefront eatery. A weekly rotating manu is featured, with ready-to-take-home kimchi and baked goods.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Ralph’s Texas Bar & Steakhouse

Located in the prairies, an authentic country-feel steakhouse is a must, and the owners of Ralph’s partner with local producers to serve 100%, Alberta-raised steak. Have an evening dinner in the steakhouse, and then join the bar where a dance floor is featured, where live music is often hosted.

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Redwood Steakhouse & Bar

This refined restaurant is located in the Medicine Hat Lodge, where a casino and spa is featured. After a day visiting Medicine Hat, indulge in perfectly seared steaks and premium-cooked scallops, crab, salmon, ribeye, sirloin, and lobster tail.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Rustic Kitchen + Bar

For the last 20 years, Chef Chris has created a menu at Rustic Kitchen + Bar  that features Albertan ranchers and greenhouses. He drives two hours for his elk to meet the owners of North Fork Ranch, and over two hours to Ewenique Farms to pick up his lamb. To complement the mains, seasonal vegetables are sourced from the greenhouses in Redcliff. Along with the farm to fork produce, absolutely everything on the menu is made from scratch.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Sammy’s Kitchen + Bar

Chef for 37 years, Sammy opened Sammy's Kitchen + Bar in downtown Medicine Hat in late 2022. Learning from the best of chefs throughout her years in Korea, while cooking for the Korean Embassy, India, and Calgary, Sammy has developed her culinary skill and now serves the Medicine Hat community fine dining cuisine. 

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Takumi Japanese Restaurant

Chef SeHo specializes in steaming ramen, fresh sushi, and so much more that will have your curious taste buds ordering a feast. Over 27 years, he’s cooked in Seoul, San Francisco, Tokyo, and, in 2012, he opened his restaurant in Medicine Hat. 

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Thai Orchid Room

On the south side of the city, this restaurant brings comfort while you treat yourself to mouthwatering, family recipes from Northern Thailand. The menu displays a wide array of authentic, skillful, and exceptional cuisine that’s bound to pique your interest.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

The Clubhouse at Paradise Valley

Owner and Chef Sourav has managed kitchens and curated menus in India, Toronto, and Banff National Park. He also competed on the Food Network Canada television show, Fire Masters, with his episode airing in May 2023. From splendid appetizers, light meals, fresh salads and sandwiches, and premium entrees, The Clubhouse at Paradise Valley satisfies cravings for tasteful food, and is great to indulge before or after a game of golf at Paradise Valley. 

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

The Hat’s Olive Tap

You’ll find over 75 quality oils and balsamics inside this exquisite, Tuscany-themed taphouse. Owner Carmen has a passion for creating wholesome and nutritious dishes, with sustainability at top of mind. There is a list of creamy soups, pressed sandwiches, and fresh salads made with Alberta-farm chickpeas, locally-grown produce, and the high-quality oils and balsamics featured in the taproom. 

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

The Mexican Hat

The Mexican Hat’s brick walls invite you into this colourful, small space with big food portions. The menu is full of authentic Mexican cuisine, from a salsa bar, to enchiladas, tacos, and burritos.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

The Whiskey District

On the third floor of the Badlands View building, this eatery is found just off the Trans-Canada Highway. Bask on the raised patio, with its one-of-its-kind view of the Saamis Tepee and of people traveling by on the Highway.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Tracy’s Place the Chocolate Shop

Nearby Medicine Hat’s Historic Downtown, this Betty Boop-themed diner will bring you back in time while you enjoy a classic breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, omelettes, and french toast can be ordered from the large menu, along with burgers, salads made fresh to order, and home-made soup.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Sabai Infusion Restaurant

A dimly lit restaurant with gold chandeliers that reflect beautiful patterns on the walls. Authentic Thai cuisine is served on a bed of rice or noodles. From curry bowls to pad thai, your tastebuds will come alive with each and every bite of a perfectly saucy and seasoned dish.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free


Annegret’s Fine European Chocolates 

Owner Annegret mixes and molds silky chocolate using her very own recipe year-round, and in the summer she adds 10 gelato flavours to the mix. Everything is made in-house and from scratch, by Annegret herself.

Dairy-Free Available | Seasonal

Camp Ice Cream 

Serving annual and seasonal flavours handcrafted in-house, you can order by the scoop with a waffle cone, or fill up on a pint. One dollar from every pint is donated to camps across the province.

Dairy-Free Available | Year-Round

Moose & Squirrel Bistro

An outdoor Bistro with by-the-scoop, milkshakes, ice-cream floats, sorbet mojitos, and a full food menu. Check in to see what their dessert theme of the week is, and who will be playing the main outdoor stage. Ice cream is made by Foothills Creamery.

Dairy-Free Available | Seasonal

RJ’s Convenience Store

Alberta-made ice cream from Foothills Creamery is served at this convenience store. Order a classic scoop with a cone, or add it to your slushie. If you browse around, you just might spot some hard-to-find snacks and candy.

Dairy-Free Available | Year-Round


A classic ice cream spot since 1984, Swirls is a place where you park and stroll up to the window and order. With 75 flavours to choose from, you’re sure to find a nostalgic favourite or the excitement to try a new one.

Dairy-Free Available | Seasonal

Cafés and Bakeries

Poolhouse Café & Roastery

This vibrant café roasts freshly-imported beans from all over the world to perfection, using a roaster from the ‘80s. The beans can be ground and bagged to suit your home brewing machine, or sit inside and enjoy a cup. Let yesterday’s frets and today’s concerns ease away into gentle waters at Poolhouse Café & Roastery.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Station Coffee Company

A hip shop with exposed brick walls and an always buzzing espresso machine. The baristas have some impressive creations up their sleeves, including The Root Beer Godfather, a chilled concoction made up of local Hell’s Basement Brewery’s root beer, two shots of espresso, and a little bit of cream.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Inspire Studio, Gallery & Café

A bright and roomy gallery which showcases the original artwork of a variety of local artists, you’ll find comfort food like sandwiches, delicious homemade soups, freshly roasted coffee, specialty tea ‘bible’, and in-house made desserts.

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Café Verve

As you walk towards the baked goods, admire the local art gallery on the walls. Time is taken to steep tea, blend lattes, brew coffee, layer sandwiches, simmer soups, and bake treats at this modern café.

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

MT Nest Café & Market

A fresh pastry, hot coffee, and a pop of colour is the specialty at this market and café. A spot with a full lunch menu, and where you can find sweet macarons. 

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

Zucchini Blossom Market & Café

For two decades, this market and café has prepared bright-coloured meals that feature Southeast Alberta-grown ingredients, and is located in one of Medicine Hat’s most historic neighbourhoods. 

Options Available: Vegetarian | Gluten Free | Dairy Free

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