Eating out has looked a little different this past year, but that hasn’t stopped Medicine Hat from continuing to cultivate an amazing food scene.
Located on one of Medicine Hat’s oldest streets, North Railway, this retro bistro cooks up a wide range of cultural-inspired cuisine, from chicken penne asiago, to german-style thin crust pizza. As tunes from the 50’s play, food is prepared and served using fresh ingredients from local producers.
403 North Railway St.
Underneath The Mezz Bar & Eatery, in the basement, you’ll find Nineteen 11. This speakeasy lounge was inspired by the Prohibition Era, with its windowless, candle-lit atmosphere and live music. A high-end cocktail, whiskey, and scotch selection compliment the elegant menu during a night you won’t forget. Be sure to make a reservation for Nineteen 11 to receive the code to enter.
Two doors down from Nineteen 11, this dimly lit restaurant has gold-wired chandeliers that reflect pretty 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.
638 2 St. SE
Up the hill from Medicine Hat’s Historic Downtown, this 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. Catch the early-bird special in the morning. In the afternoon, enjoy salads made fresh to order, home-made soups, and the cheesiest cheeseburger you can imagine.
In Medicine Hat’s Historic Downtown, your eyes will widen as you walk into The Mezz. The imported Italian Chandeliers hanging from the tall, white-tiled roof add a delicate flair to this two-level bar and eatery. The original flooring from 1911 creeks as you walk toward your seat in the lounge or bar, and the original wooden staircase will lead you to the dining room.
This sports bar and eatery is found right off the Trans-Canada Highway, on the third floor of the Badlands View building. Enjoy the view of vehicles passing by and the taste of hearty meals and chilled beverages. This location features liquor and liqueurs from Grit City Distillery and also has a newly-launched menu.
Further down on South Railway Street, Grit City Distillery has The Tasting Room, which seats 33 people indoors with a patio to please. Connected to The Tasting Room is the distillery, where all the liquor and liqueurs featured on the cocktail menu are made. Try their cheesy ultimate pickle pizza or boursin and bacon burger, and taste an extraordinary cocktail featuring their house-made liquor.
Inside the Medicine Hat Lodge, you’ll be able to order the chef’s table-side carved tomahawk — a 26oz AAA certified ribeye, served with field green salad, choice of one vegetable, two starch and garlic sautéed wild mushrooms, with bourbon peppercorn and Argentinian chimichurri sauces, all made in-house at this steakhouse. The refined restaurant also specializes in premium-cooked scallops, crab, salmon, ribeye, sirloin, and lobster tail.
1051 Ross Glen Dr. SE