Poutine and Donairs! Places to Eat Canadian Fare in Saskatchewan
If you’re Canadian, you’ve probably developed a love of certain dishes that are specific to Canada. Foods like poutine, bannock, and butter tarts. How about Nova Scotian lobster rolls, Montreal-style bagels, and smoked meat, donairs, Saskatoon berry pie, peameal bacon, and ketchup chips? The list of uniquely Canadian deliciousness goes on and on.
And if you aren’t Canadian, this list should intrigue you! You’re really missing out, and if you get the chance, take a trip and go try it all for yourself. If you happen to find yourself in Saskatchewan, check out the restaurants mentioned below (in no particular order) because they all specialize in serving the best of Canadian fare.
Lively, friendly, and affordable. These three words describe Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Bar in Saskatoon perfectly. Named after and owned by the former Canadian professional ice hockey player, Wendel Clark, the restaurant has a large menu, and diners offer up high praise for numerous dishes. Favorites include the traditional poutine (house cut fries piled high with fresh Quebec cheese curds and topped with gravy), fish n’ chips (“light and flaky,”) Captain Crunch (Clark’s nickname) wraps, Montreal smoked meat sandwiches, crispy yam fries, Wendel Clark burgers, blackened chicken and brie sandwiches, and chicken wings. The food is known to come out quick and hot. Plus, Wendel Clark’s has a cool atmosphere with tons of TV screens so you can watch whatever big game’s playing. It’s also clean and bright, and the service is impeccable. So the next time you’re craving it, go grab your gravy-smothered poutine at Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Bar – you won’t be disappointed!
Man, you should just see how many types of poutine are available at Tommy’s Speakeatery in Regina. There’s classic, Italian, smoked meat, buffalo chicken, Mexican, and curry chicken – wow! And the vibe at this pub-like restaurant is just great – all the locals adore Tommy’s and visit repeatedly. The servers are fun, knowledgeable, and all in, which really makes the customer experience a special one. When you enter the door at Tommy’s you feel as though you’ve been “instantly transported to a place filled with fun people and fantastic food.” And the food is exceptional – customers especially love the tacos (“it’s taco heaven,”) schnitzel, apple-filled empanadas with ice cream and bourbon sauce… you get the idea. If you want to see what’s is all about, meet me there and we’ll get the Mexican poutine together; yum!
Another Canadian favorite is donairs, which you can definitely get at Selena’s Donair in Prince Albert. Donair pizza and lamb or beef donair pita wraps and lamb or beef donair platters… you get the drift. And the restaurant’s customers eat it right up! The ingredients are fresh, the prices are reasonable, and the food is tasty – what’s not to like? And if donairs aren’t your thing, you might prefer Selena’s meat-lovers pizza (“a hit! Our GO-TO for pizza,”) the “best poutine in Prince Albert!”, the chicken shawarma (“delicious,”) or the crispy fries. The portions are generous, and the employees are friendly and warm. Donair craving? Selena’s Donair might just hit the spot for you!
More poutine! Joe Beeverz Canadian Pub in Yorkton has all different kinds. In fact, there are 16 different varieties (16!), including perogy, blackened steak n’ parmesan, donair, and bacon lovers. Sporting a typical pub-like atmosphere, Joe Beeverz has big booths that make it easy to comfortably hang out with friends and a large bar surrounded by 10-15 TVs so you can easily watch the game. The portions are generous, and the staff is welcoming and knowledgeable about what’s on the menu. Food fan favorites include the buffalo chicken poutine, burgers, beer (the pub provides amazing playoff beer specials btw), and fish n’ chips. So if you’re in search of a place to watch the game while you kick back with friends and eat amazing poutine, Joe Beeverz Canadian Pub is just your place.
Continuing the Canadian pub theme, there’s also Pete and Roy’s Canadian Pub in Rosetown to consider too. Show up on Wednesday and enjoy wing night. The pub offers a ton of different sauces and rubs for your wings (some are even gluten-free) – diners love the lemon pepper. And then of course there’s the Canadian fare. Namely, poutine with your choice of protein piled on top (bacon, ham, turkey, chicken, BBQ pulled pork, chorizo sausage, steak strips, taco beef, fried egg, you name it.) You can also choose to layer on a variety of vegetables (mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, green peppers, and so on), sauces (sour cream, smokey BBQ, ranch…), and cheeses – yum! Coupled with excellent service, a fun atmosphere, and lots of friendly locals, Pete and Roy’s Canadian Pub is a winner!