Welcome to your guide to the Best Whistler Restaurants! Known for its amazing skiing and snowboarding opportunities during the winter months, Whistler is a magical town in BC that everyone needs to visit at least once.

Seeing upwards of 3 million visitors a year, it’s unsurprising that there are several restaurants dotted around town to feed hungry diners. Winter sports do build up a ferocious appetite, right?

Winter may be spectacular in Whistler, but our favourite season to explore the Best Things to Do in Whistler is fall with all the glorious colours! We’ve curated a list of over 40 of the Best Restaurants in Whistler that will suit all seasons and tastes.

This little mountain town boasts a number of world-class chefs and culinary geniuses. If you are looking for an exquisite dining experience, you will find a variety of options in Whistler. Or perhaps you are in the mood for a casual meal with friends after hiking, biking, or skiing. Split into distinct categories for easy reading, our dining guide will help you find the perfect choice to fit your cravings and price points.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into our Best Ever Guide to Whistler Restaurants!

The Best Whistler Restaurants Guide

Best Whistler Breakfast

Hot Buns Cafe

Hot Buns Bakery WhistlerIf you’re taking the Village Stroll, we recommend following the scent of fresh waffles, sweet and savoury crepes, cinnamon sticky buns, and delicious hot coffee. If you do, it’s likely to take you to the Hot Buns Bakery and Café.

We’re not skiers ourselves, but if we were headed to the mountain, we’d warm up first with a cup of Java and one of their bakery favourites. However, you don’t have to be a winter sports fan to enjoy the delicious goodies in this shop. It’s also a fantastic place for a full breakfast or lunch.

Although Hot Buns excels as a bakery, you won’t want to miss delicious goodies like their breakfast crepes, or tasty ham and cheese croissants and chicken and pesto. With its convenient location, friendly staff, and excellent menu options, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Hot Buns Bakery.

What to order:

Omigosh, those Cinamon Buns!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: #102B 4359 Main Street, Whistler, BC V8E 1B5

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Elements

Open for brunch each day between 9 am and 2 pm, Elements is one of the best restaurants in Whistler that serves classic brunch staples with Spanish flair. If you decide to dine here, make sure you arrive with an empty stomach. Seriously – there’s so much that you’ll want to try! With Traditional French Toast, Corn Fritters, and a selection of Benedicts a mere snapshot of what’s available, we can confirm that you’ll be spoiled for choice.

If you want to branch out from traditional brunch picks, why not explore the menu’s Frittata section? Baked with cream and fresh herbs, each one is a decadent, eggy delight that’s sure to quell any hunger you came in with! Meat lovers should choose the Double Smoked Bacon Frittata, whereas veggies will love the Tomatoes, Spinach, and Portobello alternative.

What to order:

Traditional French Toast, Benedicts, or Frittatas.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: #102B 4359 Main Street, Whistler, BC V8E 1B5

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Stonesedge Kitchen

Stonesedge Kitchen (Courtesy of Tourism Whistler / Abby Cooper/Gibbons)

With its rustic décor, craft cocktails, and beautiful outdoor seating area, Stonesedge Kitchen is one of our favorite breakfast places in Whistler. Don’t get us wrong – Stonesedge serves amazing après, dinner, and late-night meals. However, it’s the breakfast options that keep diners coming back! Kick back with a fruity Mimosa, strong cold-brew, or classic Americano, and then dive into the extensive brunch menu.

Keep things Canadian with the Farmers Breakfast Poutine (who doesn’t love cheese curds, right?!) or take things back to basics with the Traditional Breakfast. Featuring potatoes, chorizo sausage, and two eggs any style, it’s one of the best things on the menu by far. If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, go for the Belgian Liege Waffles or the House Made Banana Bread.

What to order:

The Farmers Breakfast Poutine, Traditional Breakfast, Belgian Liege Waffle, or House Made Banana Bread.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4122 Village Green #13, Whistler, BC V8E 1G9

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Winter Den

The Den at Nita Lake Lodge (Courtesy of Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova)

Lauded for its alpine cuisine, welcoming atmosphere, and seasonal eats, The Den at Nita Lake Lodge is the perfect spot for a relaxing cup of coffee and an unbeatable Eggs Benny. Oops – did we say an unbeatable Eggs Benny? We meant BOTTOMLESS Bennies! Served with country potatoes and a glass of fresh orange juice, you can quite literally eat Bennies until your stomach begs for mercy.

If Bennies aren’t your bag, try out the lighter Spa Breakfast which includes poached eggs, green chickpea hummus, kale, and tomatoes. For something sweeter, you can’t beat the iconic Blueberry Pancakes with a rich compote and whipped cream.

For the ultimate brunching extravaganza, pair your meal with a Breakfast Mimosa or specialty coffee. If you’re traveling with little ones, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s an exclusive menu for kids 12 and under. You know what that means – no more tantrums!

Perfect.

What to order:

The Bottomless Bennies or Blueberry Pancakes.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, BC V8E 0B2

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Southside Diner

Southside Diner Food
Southside Diner Whistler Restaurant

Sometimes, you’re just searching for classic comfort dishes that come in large packages. If you’re looking for hot food, big portions, and Canadian charm, then you’ll adore the Southside Diner. You may not find fancy dishes on this menu, but everything’s cooked to perfection and priced affordably (ideal for family vacations where you’re pinching pennies!).

But don’t think you’ll be getting low-quality food because the prices are right – you’ll find just the opposite! Everything tastes wonderful, and the Canadian touches to the menu (like the Breakfast Poutine!) prove that this place knows how to be creative. Keep an eye out for the Big Ass Pancake – true to its word, this pancake fills the plate and is topped with Canadian Maple syrup.

We grabbed some delicious lunch to go to take with us to explore Nairn Falls and fell in love with the friendly retro vibe!

What to order:

The Breakfast Poutine or the Big Ass Pancake.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 2102 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2

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Best Whistler Pizza

Creekbread

Whistler Pizza Creekbread

You can’t visit Whistler without trying one of Creekbread’s incredible pizzas! Priding themselves on using nutritious ingredients with no nasty additives or chemicals, this restaurant in Whistler gives all of its pizzas a healthy spin. They make what they can in-house, but any ingredients that need to be outsourced come from local farms and vendors. Pizzas are made in their huge wood-fired oven, and you can either eat in or take your pizzas back to your accommodation for a more chilled-out experience.

You may not agree with pineapple on pizza, but Mopsy’s Kalua Pork pizza is one of the joint’s top sellers! If that doesn’t float your boat, try the Whistler Community Creekbread. Topped with caramelized onions, BC mushrooms, mozzarella, and pecorino cheese, you won’t be able to stop at a single slice! Speaking of slices, be aware that one Creekbread pie is large enough for two, so don’t be tempted to over-order.

What to order:

Mopsy’s Kalua Pork or the Whistler Community Creekbread.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler, BC V8E 0H1

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Pizza Antico

Whistler Pizza Antico

If you’re heading into Whistler Village, then we recommend stopping by Pizza Antico for its cozy atmosphere and super-cheesy dishes. We’d say that this restaurant was a mid-level Italian pick. So, while it isn’t extremely cheap, it won’t break the bank either!

To start, try the famous Arancini. Stuffed with tomato meat sauce and covered with caponata sauce, it’s a perfect way to prime yourself for the main event: pizza! The Caprese pizza is a fan favorite, but the Margherita Classica and Carbonara pizzas are also extremely popular. If you can’t decide, why not take a chance on the Pizza Del Giorno (Special of the Day)? Whatever you settle on, prepare to have a total carb hangover the next day! Hey, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

What to order:

The Caprese, Margherita Classica, Carbonara or Special Pizzas.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4369 Main Street #101, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Handlebar

Best Pizza Whistler Handlebar

Known for its incredible craft beers and pizzas, Handlebar is an après-ski spot that we can get behind! This is an excellent place to head to for an evening in Whistler, as it’s conveniently placed in the Upper Village and gives off a cozy, relaxing vibe that’s ideal for winding down after an active afternoon.

The menu is small and simple, and you can choose from crispy pepperoni pizzas and a red-hot spicy calabrese for something more intense. Pair your pizza with one of the many BC beers available on tap. The Small Batch Lager from Vancouver’s Red Truck Beer Company is popular, but we recommend Tofino’s Ethereal IPA for something stronger.

What to order:

A pizza slice and a great beer.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4557 Blackcomb Way #106, Whistler, BC V8E 0Y2

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Best Whistler Seafood

Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Araxi Restaurant - Oyster BarWe couldn’t make a list of the best restaurants in Whistler without including Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar. Why, you ask? Well, the place has been voted The Best Restaurant in Whistler by both Where Magazine and the Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards committee!

On its carefully curated menu, you’ll find several oyster varieties, Seafood on Ice, Dungeness Crab Potato Cakes, and the Miso Marinated Sablefish. Although we wouldn’t recommend this spot to anyone who hates seafood, it’s total heaven for fans of ocean fare.

What to order:

The oysters, Seafood on Ice, Dungeness Crab Potato Cakes, or the Miso Marinated Sablefish.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4222 Village Square #10, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada

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Joe Fortes Whistler

Joe Fortes Seafood and Chop House Whistler RestaurantsFor top-quality seafood in Whistler, simply pull up a chair at Joe Fortes! In our opinion, this is the place to be in Whistler for BC and Premium West Coast Oysters. Served ice-cold on a half-shell with dipping sauce and spicy ponzu, each succulent oyster is a taste sensation. Those here for the mains will appreciate the classic Fish & Chips, Joe’s Fresh Seafood Cioppino (for a smorgasbord of fishy treats), and the Potato Gnocchi.

If you’re taken by the flavors at Joe Fortes, then be sure to purchase a bottle of their famous Lobster Oil. Giving you the power to recreate the richness of most menu dishes at home, you certainly won’t regret slipping a bottle in your suitcase!

What to order:

The oysters, Fish & Chips, Joe’s Fresh Seafood Cioppino, and the Potato Gnocchi.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4417 Sundial Place, Whistler, BC V8E 1G8

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Best Whistler Classic Dishes

21 Steps Kitchen + Bar

21 Steps Kitchen BarWhen it comes to Canadian comfort food and amazing views of Whistler Village, you truly can’t beat 21 Steps Kitchen + Bar. This place has been a Whistler staple for years, and guests just love the relaxing vibe created by the warm décor, easygoing staff, and large windows. Considering the prime views, the food at 21 Steps is very reasonably priced. This makes it ideal for lunchtime pitstops or speedy dinners before hitting the hay.

If you’re looking for recommendations, go for the Garlic Chili Prawns or Bacon Wrapped Beef Filets. Both equally juicy, these starters will prime your palate for the main course. The standout dish is the Thai Vegetable Curry, but the Bolognese and Australian Lamb Chops also get plenty of love around here!

What to order:

Garlic Chili Prawns, Bacon Wrapped Beef Filets, Vegetable Curry, Bolognese, or Australian Lamb Chops.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 10-4433 Sundial Place, Whistler, BC V8E 1G7

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Caramba!

Caramba RestauranteServing up European-inspired food, local beers, and unique cocktails, Caramba! is all about giving the people what they want! Owners Jay and James Pare believe that the perfect dining experience should be casual but exceptional, and this approach is reflected in both the restaurant’s service and its food. The vast open kitchen also allows diners to be part of the hustle and bustle, while the artfully prepared food shows that these guys value quality ingredients and seasonal flavors above all else.

Standout dishes include the Truffle Funghi Pizza, Caramba Burger, and Linguine Frutti Di Mare. However, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with anything you pick! If you have room for more, the Caramelized White Chocolate & Coconut Cheesecake is divine. To settle your stomach, take things down a notch with a Caramba Coffee or Mulled Wine.

What to order:

The Truffle Funghi Pizza, Caramba Burger, or Linguine Frutti Di Mare

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4314 Main Street #12 Plaza, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Peaked Pies

Peaked Pies WhistlerWhether you’re a true-blue Aussie looking for a taste of home or a Whistler native searching for the best pies in town, Peaked Pies have got you covered. This nifty restaurant specializes in handmade Australian meat pies, and they’re known for perfect crusts, delicious fillings, and signature runny gravy.

If you’re wondering what makes these pies ‘peaked’, it’s their unique structure! On the bottom, you’ll find a classic meat pie, then creamy mash, then mushy green peas, then the gravy! All pies are baked daily, so the freshness factor is through the roof too.

Their scrambled egg and hash brown Rise & Shine pie is a great way to start the day, but we think their lunch and dinner pies are where the magic happens. For the ultimate meaty pie, try the Sausage Roll of Traditional Aussie Pie. For veggies, the Vegetable Medley, Spinach and Ricotta, and Mentil Lentil pies will rock your world. Whatever you choose, be sure to snap a photo for the memories – you’re unlikely to see another pie quite like it on your travels!

What to order:

The Sausage Roll, Traditional Aussie, Vegetable Medley, Spinach and Ricotta, or Mentil Lentil Pies – sorry, we couldn’t choose!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 105-4369 Main Street, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Basalt Wine and Salumeria

Basalt Restaurant in WhistlerFor glorious patio dining and great views of Whistler Village, be sure to head down to Basalt Wine and Salumeria. This place is all about seasonal ingredients, so expect a slightly different menu each time you visit. Don’t worry though – there will always be a staple charcuterie board, excellent bread, and delicious Mediterranean oils for you to enjoy!

We’d say that the food and drinks at this restaurant are basically on par. So, it would be rude not to order a glass of wine or a signature cocktail! The team is enthusiastic about wine, and guests can expect provincial BC wines and a few international favorites to choose from. To bookend your meal, enjoy an Aperitivo and Digestivo for the ultimate Italian experience!

What to order:

A charcuterie board and a couple of great cocktails!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 13-4154 Village Green, Whistler, BC V8E 1H1

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Hunter Gather Restaurant

Hunter Gather Restaurant in Whislter

It’s no surprise this restaurant gets the great reviews it does. If you embrace the mountain lifestyle and enjoy going out with friends to indulge in locally made foods–not to mention wonderful craft beer and wine–you can visit Hunter Gather to fill up on tasty Canadian fare for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

We found the ambience cosy and casual and were pleased to discover it also features a very cool outdoor patio. Don’t leave without sampling the expertly cooked smoked salmon or lamb shoulder. If you’re stopping for lunch, try the cooked falafel wrap or have some good maple waffles, both of which are popular favourites.

This friendly tap house is also an ideal choice if you just want some fresh juice or great-tasting donuts. In operation since 2017, this local eatery even has warm, relaxing decor, and the staff are friendly and accommodating all year round. At Whistler restaurants like Hunter Gather, you can expect terrific service, great food, and enjoyable company.

What to order:

A smoked brisket sandwich with a beef flight!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4368 Main St #101, Whistler, BC

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Cure Lounge and Patio at Nita Lake Lodge

Nita Lake Lodge Restaurant

There’s no better way to experience Whistler than at the Cure Lounge and Patio, which overlooks stunning Nita Lake in all its glory. We stumbled onto this little slice of heaven while taking our dog Brandy to a nearby offleash park. This lakeside eatery offers fires in the winter and cool breezes in the summer, both of which come with an incredibly beautiful view of the surrounding mountains, and, of course, of Nita Lake.

The burgers simply can’t be topped, but I’m sure when we return we’ll try one of the other great menu items, such as the Kuterra Salmon Burger or the Tomato Burrata flatbread, both of which come highly recommended. Whether you’re searching for a light snack, the best burger in the world, or a meal to make you waddle out the door, this restaurant has something to fit the bill.

Because we travel with our fur baby, Brandy, we also have to share that this restaurant is distinct in another way: it features a “dog bar,” at which Brandy had her own little bed. The photo opportunity was priceless. Ultimately, the Cure Lounge and Patio at Nita Lake should easily make anyone’s list of top restaurants in Whistler.

What to order:

The Cure Burger, of course!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 2131 Lake Placid Rd, Whistler

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Earls Kitchen

Earls Whistler

The scenery couldn’t get better at this Earls in Whistler, so if you like a room with a view, this establishment is a fantastic choice. Often described as an upscale, sophisticated dining experience, Earls specializes in globally inspired menu items, local craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails. Whether you go for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or happy hour, you’ll find numerous menu options to suit your preferences.

Daily rituals, such as “Seafood Sundays,” and “Steak Wednesdays” only add to the fun, as this allows you to visit when “your” food is being featured. We also thought the epic happy hours at this bar definitely lived up to their reputation and the staff couldn’t be friendlier.

As Steve and I are both past employees of Earls, we loved visiting the Whistler Earls and of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without it.

What to order:

Earls Chicken Biryani and the Truffle & Steak Tortellini

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4295 Blackcomb Way unit 220/221, Whistler

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Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills Whistler

A nice relaxed vibe, friendly service, and great food are why Buffalo Bills remains a favourite nightspot amongst Whistler patrons. Sometimes referred to simply as, “Bills” by locals, there’s always something fun going on at this restaurant and bar. The younger crowd loves it, but people of all ages are always found chowing down in this friendly, lively atmosphere.

Buffalo Bills has created an environment that welcomes a broad range of personalities. Therefore, whether you want to dance the night away, hide out in your own booth, play pool with someone you just met, or catch up on the game score, you’ll be comfortable at this establishment.

In operation since 1997, Buffalo Bills terrific cocktail menu and pub-style food are a winning combination, and we’re convinced you’ll have a great experience, regardless of what your holiday plans are. Sometimes, Whistler resident DJ Peacefrog is there, and plays everything from top 40s to old classics and even takes requests!

What to order:

Whatever gets you dancing!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4122 Village Green Whistler

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Beacon Pub and Eatery

Beacon Pub & Eatery

Nestled in the heart of Whistler, the Beacon Pub and Eatery is known for its fun and boisterous atmosphere, outstanding beer, and some of the best appetisers in Whistler. It would make the radar for its sheer variety of breweries alone. If you’re looking to get away from the same old, same old, this may be your new go-to place.

This establishment excels at comfort food, and I have to recommend the poutine, as well as the southwest chicken burger and the Mediterranean falafel wrap.

The service is excellent, and food and cocktails are served remarkably quickly, even when the place is packed. In our opinion, this makes it one of the best restaurants Whistler has to offer.

Just FYI, though, this restaurant asks that patrons respect a ninety-minute window when possible to allow others to dine. Of course, that’s plenty of time to have dinner, or to visit the eatery as your starter bar before heading into a night of fun.

What to order:

The garlic truffle fries are a must-add appy regardless of what you order.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4154 Village Green #7, Whistler

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Tapley’s Pub

Tapleys Pub

If you’re looking for a great place to fill up on hot wings and watch an exciting sports game, Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub is ideal. This establishment has the distinction of being Whistler’s first pub, and it embodies Whistler’s atmosphere to the max. A favourite of locals for decades, visitors also have a fantastic time in the warm and comfortable ambience served up by Tapley’s.

Whether you’re craving pizza or poutine, you’ll find a broad range of beer to accompany it, from international favourites to local craft beer. Burgers and wings are very popular here too.

We enjoyed the many different games streaming simultaneously, giving you the option of watching just one or keeping up with various scoreboards. If you’re searching for a casual sports bar where you can just be yourself, Tapley’s is an excellent choice.

What to order:

The perfect place for a pint and a pizza.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4119 Golfers Approach, Whistler

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Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub

Dubh Linn Irish Pub Whistler

An eatery that celebrates Guinness beer, the Dubh Linn Gate Pub is a great place to satisfy your hunger and soothe your soul. If you’re a fan of Irish dry stout, lively music, classic Irish fare, and delightful people, you’ll find that this establishment is one of the best restaurants in Whistler.

Twenty-four draught taps and a menu featuring traditional favourites as well as original signature dishes round out the choices. Fish and chips and cottage pie are two failsafe options, but really anything on this hearty menu is unlikely to disappoint.

Of course, our ears perked up when we realized that this restaurant was featured on the Bring Fido website, due to its wonderful dog-friendly section, located at one end of the patio. Brandy was thrilled and so were we. The patio is heated, by the way, so you can enjoy yourself like it was summer, even if it’s winter.

What to order:

Go for the classic Irish Pub fare – Bangers & Mash.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4320, 170 Sundial Crescent #170, Whistler

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Umbrella Bar

Restaurants in Whistler Views

Umbrella Bar (Courtesy of Tourism Whistler / Justa Jeskova)

Not mentioning the Umbrella Bar when speaking of Whistler restaurants is downright criminal. We can’t imagine why visitors would choose to sit inside if the weather is at all agreeable when instead they could enjoy a glorious 360° view of some of the world’s most beautiful scenery.

Located at the Roundhouse Lodge, the Umbrella Bar is a weather-dependent outdoor bar, and you simply won’t find a better patio anywhere. You’ll be surrounded by stunning mountain views, and you can choose shade or bright sun locations.

Inside, cafeteria-style food awaits, as well as a broad range of beer and wine that is impressive for a smaller place. They even offer a gluten-free lager and other allergy-friendly food and beverage options. This great little place is definitely worth your time!

What to order:

The U-Bar Caesar!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler

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Nicklaus North – Table Nineteen

Nicklaus North Restaurant in WhistlerNicklaus North Resort and Golf Course is home to one of the best Whistler restaurants, and once you visit Table Nineteen you’ll see why. Serving international favourites, unique signature dishes, and intriguing cocktails, this establishment’s globally balanced menu has something for everyone.

Patrons have come to expect wines made from British Columbia grapes and fresh, farm-to-table food items every time. Whether you’re hungry for fish and chips, pizza, steak, or seafood, Table Nineteen has it on the menu.

In its lakefront setting, surrounded by towering mountains, the scenery is legendary. We think you’ll be impressed with the refined culinary experience you’ll have at this restaurant, while enjoying a sense of familiarity with the staff and management. More like a second home than a clubhouse, Table Nineteen even lets you share plates!

What to order:

The Halibut Fish & Chips with a beer!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 8080 Nicklaus North Blvd, Whistler

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Best Whistler Fine Dining

Bearfoot Bistro

Restaurants in Whistler Bearfoot BistroIf you’re on the hunt for the best fine dining restaurants in Whistler, then Bearfoot Bistro should be at the top of your list of spots to try. As you might expect with a high-class restaurant, the prices are high. You certainly get what you pay for though! With Northern Divine Caviar, Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin, and Braised Veal Cheeks on the menu, the food here is fancy.

Bearfoot Bistro has chefs Melissa Craig and Scott Penfold at the helm, so you can expect excellent mains and delicious pastries that will blow your mind. If you still have room in your budget after entrees, order the Quannah Dark Chocolate Sphere. Spiced with orange blossom and spiced prunes, it’s a total knockout!

To make your night one to remember, head to the Ketel One Ice Room for vodka shots. Kept at a very chilly -25 degrees Fahrenheit, this bar offers a unique experience that shouldn’t be missed.

What to order:

The Northern Divine Caviar or Braised Veal Cheeks.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4121 Village Green, Whistler, BC V8E 1H2

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The Rimrock Café

Are you a surf ‘n’ turf fan? If so, then you need to head to The Rimrock Café for the best fish and game in Whistler! Known for its outstanding service and lovely rustic atmosphere, this is a great place to settle in for a relaxed evening in town.

We highly recommend starting with the Raw or Cooked Oysters and then moving on to the Rack of Lamb, Mixed Grill, or Rib Eye Steak. Don’t forget to add lashings of peppercorn sauce and Rimrock’s signature Lobster Mashed Potatoes for that land meets sea taste!

The menu isn’t large, but it speaks to the restaurant’s commitment to bold flavors and ethically sourced ingredients. If you’re stuck on which wine to order while you’re here, ask your friendly servers for advice! Pairing the right wine with meat or fish is crucial, so don’t be afraid to speak up!

What to order:

Oysters and any of the meats!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 2117 Whistler Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B2

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Wild Blue

Wild Blue Restaurant in WhistlerA new kid on the block with regard to Whistler eateries, Wild Blue is fine dining at its best. We think we should also mention that Vancouver Magazine referred to this unique restaurant’s opening as the most important one for Whistler in a decade. That’s some kind of recommendation!

We suspect the top reviews and reactions to this great new dining establishment may have something to do with the restaurant partners, including people such as award-winning chef, Alex Chen, and Neil Henderson, the latter of whom is also an award winner in the field of restaurant management. Additionally, Executive Chef Derek Bendig brings decades of knowledge and experience to the table regarding French and European culinary arts.

Focused on elevated Pacific Northwest fare, sustainable seafood, and local-sourced ingredients, celebrated menu items include sablefish, salmon, Angus reserve tenderloin, and Japanese A5 Wagyu. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel like royalty, and the atmosphere is somehow hip and sophisticated at the same time. In the summer, you can have fun dining al fresco on Wild Blue’s awesome outdoor patio.

What to order:

If you haven’t yet tried Sablefish, it’s a buttery, delicate gourmet fish that will melt in your mouth.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4005 Whistler Way, Whistler

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Hy’s Steakhouse

Hy's Steakhouse Whistler RestaurantBoasting warm décor, excellent service, and 65 years of experience in the steakhouse biz, we felt that Hy’s Steakhouse certainly deserved a spot on our list of the best restaurants in Whistler!

As soon as you step into Hy’s, you know you’re in an upscale dining spot. With its velvet chairs, low mood lighting, and perfectly pressed tablecloths, you’ll know you’re in the big leagues now! Although this may make it sound pretentious – it’s not. You’ll feel completely at ease!

To start, order the Cheese Toast for Two or French Onion Soup with Parmesan and Emmental. Then, turn up the heat with one of their 28-day aged steaks (this is the minimum aging time, we might add!). The Porterhouse is always a crowd-pleaser, but the more delicate Filet is also a great choice. If you don’t fancy steak, then why not try the Beef Wellington or tableside Steak Diane? For a post-dinner show, order the Bananas Foster that’s flambéed with dark rum!

What to order:

The Porterhouse or Filet Steaks and the Bananas Foster for dessert!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4308 Main Street, Whistler, BC V8E 1A9

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Sidecut Steakhouse

Sidecut SteakhouseIf you’re looking for perfectly grilled meats, a gorgeous wooden interior, and traditional mountain delights, then you need to dine at Sidecut Steakhouse while in Whistler. It has long been considered one of the best restaurants in Whistler thanks to its farm-to-table approach to cooking.

At this Four Seasons Resort gem, expect incredible salads, fresh seafood from the Pacific, and prime hand-cut steaks. This place is undeniably classy, and its sleek, contemporary dining room reflects the rather eye-watering menu prices (we promise it’s worth it!).

For a melt-in-your-mouth steak, check out the Wagyu Black Label Flat Iron. For something slightly larger, try the Bone-In Striploin. What we love about this place is that the farming location for each cut is listed on the menu, so you’ll know whether your meat came from Alberta, Idaho, or Nebraska! You may be full to bursting, but don’t leave without sampling the Dark Chocolate Souffle or Infinite Chocolate Layer Cake.

What to order:

Any of the steaks and a decadent chocolate dessert!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC V8E 0Y4

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Best Whistler International Restaurants

La Brasserie

La Brasserie Restaurant in Whistler

Looking for something a little different? Visit La Brasserie Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and indulge in tasty cuisine whilst enjoying the establishment’s James Stewart Sculpture Gallery decor. This restaurant excels at international dishes, and you’re almost certain to find the cooked-to-perfection French onion soup and the seafood pasta highly palatable.

If arugula salad or a club sandwich are more up your alley, you won’t be disappointed, and the bacon and salmon can’t be beat! This fun, trendy eatery features breakfast menu items such as yoghurt and granola, breakfast pudding, or fancy toast.

No matter what drink you have in mind, La Brasserie can probably provide it, from cappuccino, juice or soft drinks, to delicious wines and draft beer. The lovely atmosphere and unique decor of this restaurant are both very pleasing, and the staff consistently shows courtesy and pleasantness to guests.

What to order:

Try a new spin on spaghetti with Mémère’s Spaghetti!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4232 Village Stroll, Whistler

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IL Caminetto

IL Caminetto Restaurant in Whistler

This newly renovated restaurant is a failsafe choice if you like Italian fare even a little. We think it’s the perfect option if you’re searching for a fresh, new experience to add to your arsenal of Whistler restaurants. You’ll be impressed with celebrity chef James Walt, who puts a local, modern spin on classic Italian food at this sophisticated, urban eatery.

The menu essentially blends local flavours and artisanal flair with traditional Italian dishes. Whether you want a simple bowl of minestrone or a classic five-course Italian meal to leave you in a food stupor, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed with IL Caminetto. Of course, the wines are exceptional, and the ambiance in this lovely, white-tablecloth establishment can’t be beat.

Keep an eye out for their specials, which allow you to pair the perfect wines with your entrées for a very reasonable price. The service is also exceedingly helpful and courteous at this delightful restaurant.

What to order:

You might not find a more satisfying steak in town with this grilled 38oz Angus Porterhouse!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4242 Village Stroll, Whistler

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Bar Oso

Bar OSOWith its top-tier tapas, smooth marble bar, and awesome mood lighting, Bar Oso is one of the best restaurants in Whistler for a date night. Start your evening with some delicious House Baked Bread, before indulging in a charcuterie board for two. Then, get the party started with a selection of tapas plates. The Pintxos on skewers are excellent, and you can’t go wrong with the Ceviche Mixto or Octopus “Jorge” Style (expect lots of garlic and paprika!).

Food is king here, but you don’t want to sleep on Bar Oso’s wonderful drinks menu. Offering several rotating taps, BC craft beers, ciders, and a selection of Sangrias, there’s plenty here to turn an average night into one to remember.

What to order:

Anything from the tapas menu!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 150-4222 Village Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Red Door Bistro

Melding classic French food with a touch of Canadian charm, Red Door Bistro is one of the best restaurants in Whistler for a rich and satisfying meal. Located near Creekside, this ever-popular spot is almost impossible to dine at as a walk-in. Booking out up to three months in advance, we highly recommend calling ahead to avoid disappointment!

The food is incredibly refined, and the BC Halibut and Alberta Wild Boar are fan favorites that always fly out of the kitchen. If you’re a vegetarian – never fear! The Lemon and Asparagus Risotto is one of the most delectable items on the menu. Should nothing take your fancy on a first visit (unlikely!), you’ll be pleased to know that this bistro cycles menu items frequently to take advantage of seasonal ingredients.

Don’t forget to try out their extensive wine list before leaving. This place may be on the smaller side, but they know how to curate excellent wines!

What to order:

The BC Halibut, Alberta Wild Boar, and Lemon and Asparagus Risotto.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 2129 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, BC V8E 0N4

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Alta Bistro

Alta BistroAnother French favorite that’s been a big hit with the Whistler locals is the Alta Bistro. Serving up seasonal French cuisine in a modern space, it’s been rather difficult to get a reservation here since it opened. However, if you manage to snag one, then you’ll be able to order everything from the Signature Elk Tartare (weird and wonderful!) to the monstrous Alta Cheeseburger. The burger is made with Pork and Bison meat, layered with cheddar sauce and served with fingerling potatoes. Sound bougie? Well, it is!

If you’re looking for something to round off your meal, why not try out the cheesy Cheddar Beignet in place of a traditional cheese board? For something sweeter, the Affogato made with coconut ice cream and lavender-infused brandy is sure to put a spring in your step.

What to order:

The Elk Tartare, Alta Cheeseburger, Cheddar Beignet, and Affogato.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 104-4319 Main Street, Whistler, BC V8E 1B1

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La Cantina

La Cantina Urban TacosWhen it comes to authentic Mexican street food, nobody does it better than La Cantina. The tacos are a total steal and come in at just $3.70 a pop. Although they recommend around 4 tacos per person, you can probably get away with just a couple if you have a smaller appetite. Meat eaters should try the Baja Fish or Pork Cochinita Tacos for rich flavors and a dash of Pico de Gallo, while veggies can indulge in the sweetness of the famous Jackfruit Tacos. Come on, who doesn’t love chipotle sauce?!

If you want to have more control over your dish, why not opt for the make-your-own option? You can order burritos, wraps, bowls, and quesadillas with your choice of proteins and veggies for a taste you’re bound to love.

One more thing – don’t leave without trying one of their iconic Lime Margaritas. With its salted rim and rich citrus flavor, it’s an absolute must-try!

What to order:

A portion of tacos or the make-your-own option!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 129-4340 Lorimer Road, Whistler, V0N 1B4

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Sushi Village

With its traditional setup, classic flavors, and reasonable prices, it’s unsurprising that Sushi Village has turned into one of the best restaurants in Whistler since its inception in 1985. Serving excellent Nicole rolls, the spicy Hot Volcano roll, and the unique KFC roll (featuring deep-fried chicken and avocado!), you’ll find everything from traditional flavors to fusion fare here. Don’t miss the Traditional Japanese Gyoza or the iconic Seaweed Salad while you’re either!

Thanks to its casual atmosphere and proximity to the slopes of Whistler, this is the perfect place to retire for an evening of wining and dining after busting out some incredible ski runs.

What to order:

Basically anything, but the Nicole rolls, Hot Volcano rolls, and Japanese Gyoza are standout dishes.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4340 Sundial Crescent, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Best Whistler Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants

The Green Moustache

The Green MoustacheWhether you live in Whistler or are just here on a flying visit, The Green Moustache will see you fueled up with organic, plant-based dishes that are good for you and the planet. Opting for a zero-waste approach, the owners of this healthy hotspot aim to create delicious meals that are made with local ingredients. We highly recommend trying the Hearty Veggie Stew (who doesn’t love chickpeas, squash, and yams?) or the Rise ‘N’ Shine Wrap if you’re after something filling.

If you’re on the hunt for treats, give the No Cheese Cheezcake or Caramel Date Square a whirl. Both are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan and make use of dates and maple syrup for a super-sweet kick! Whatever you order, you can feel good knowing you’re detoxing and keeping the world green.

What to order:

The Hearty Veggie Stew, Rise ‘N’ Shine Wrap, and a dessert.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 122-4340 Lorimer Road, Whistler, BC V8E 1A5

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Tandoori Grill

Since its opening in 1997, Tandoori Grill has been serving delicious veggie-based dishes to the people of Whistler. Although you’ll find chicken, lamb, and fish dishes on the main menu, this place prides itself on authentic Tandoor cooking and an excellent selection of bread, rice, and skewers that are ideal for meat-free diners.

The Vegetable Pakora is a great place to start, and cheese lovers will appreciate the creamy goodness of the Paneer Pakora. Then, we suggest diving into the Dal Makhni or Vegetable Korma. If you want to dial up the spice on any of your dishes, just ask your server for a higher spice rating (they work with numbers 1 to 5 to measure this). This will turn any dish from mild to super-hot!

What to order:

The veggie starters, Dal Makhni or Vegetable Korma.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4368 Main Street #201, Whistler BC V8E 1B6

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Naked Sprout

Naked Sprout CafePerched right in Whistler Village, The Naked Sprout is a haven for health nuts. Offering a selection of organic foods, juices, and salads, this locally owned restaurant will fill your tank with the good stuff. Although the food here isn’t exclusively plant-based, it offers a wide selection of soups and sandwiches for vegans and vegetarians. Sourcing most of its ingredients from local businesses and organic farms, every dish here does good and tastes even better!

While you’re here, we highly recommend trying out some of their raw desserts. The Solfeggios are vegan, sugar-free, and gluten-free, making them the ultimate guilt-free treat! If you’re looking to fill up before a day in the mountains, try out the famous Breakfast Sando or Voluptuous Oats to keep you going until lunchtime.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4433 Sundial Place #1, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Best Coffee in Whistler

Ed’s BrED

Ed's Bred Organic SourdoughIf you’re heading to Creekside, then you’ll want to stop by Ed’s BrED for an organic cup of coffee and a baked treat. Believe it or not, this is one of the best restaurants in Whistler that’s entirely plant-based and vegan-friendly. So, if you’ve been looking for a delicious breakfast spot that keeps the environment in mind, then you’ve found it with Ed’s. Oh, and did we mention that they’re partnered with Trees for the Future? This means that one tree is planted for every cup of coffee you buy!

Food-wise, the Sourdough Toast is to-die-for, but we also suggest trying out the famous Cinnamon Bun and Pemberton Carrot Cake before leaving. Both heavily spiced and super flavorful, it’ll be hard to have just one!

What to order:

The Cinnamon Bun or Pemberton Carrot Cake!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 206- 2067 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, BC V8E 0B6

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Mount Currie Coffee Company

Mount Currie Coffee Company is regarded for its excellent espressos, relaxing atmosphere, and beautiful mountain views. All coffee is sustainably sourced, making this an ideal pitstop for eco-lovers in Whistler. Although coffee is the main draw here (you’ll understand after taking a sip of the Heavyweight Espresso or half-caf After Hours brew!), you can also fill up for a day on the mountains with one of their Paninis or Breakfast Burritos.

If you need something to keep your drinks warm on the mountain, why not check out the company’s insulated tumblers? Able to keep your coffee perfectly toasty on the trails, it’s sure to prove a worthy investment!

What to order:

A cup of coffee, Paninis, and Breakfast Burritos.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 103-4369 Main Street, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Ecologyst

EcologystIf you’re adapting to a gluten-free, vegan, or vegetarian lifestyle, then you’ll appreciate everything on offer at Ecologyst. This popular café uses sustainably sourced ingredients across all its baked goods, making it one of the most eco-conscious restaurants in Whistler! Enjoy the delicious baked goods from 200 Degrees Bakery (the sourdough is a must-try and delicious with East Van Jam!) and excellent coffee from Victoria’s Bows x Arrows.

The cafe tends to run a list of seasonal specials, so keep an eye out for pumpkin pie-themed treats during fall, and delicious hot chocolates during the holidays. Whether you’re just looking to warm up après-ski or want to settle in and people-watch for an afternoon, Ecologyst promises to be a perfect base.

What to order:

A warm cup of coffee and a slice of sourdough toast!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4338 Main Street #125, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Camp Lifestyle and Coffee Co.

Camp Lifestyle and Coffee Co. is a modern, relaxing spot in Whistler that produces perfect cups of coffee every time – seriously. They use top-rated 49th Parallel coffee beans for a rich, full-bodied flavor in their regular roasts and rely on Single Origin beans that are constantly rotated to keep their Espressos fresh. If you enjoy their beans, you can purchase some before heading out!

They’re primarily a coffee house, but Camp also offers a selection of artisanal bakes from local vendors. So, whether you fancy a slice of cake or a delicious cookie, you’ll be able to have it alongside your impeccable brew. Don’t be afraid to visit a couple of times during your vacation – they’re open daily, after all!

What to order:

A cup of their famous coffee and a sweet treat!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 1066 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, BC V8E 0S8

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Best Whistler Treats

Purebread

PureBread WhistlerIf you adore baked goods, then you need to visit Purebread before leaving Whistler. This place serves up everything from fresh bread to incredible cookies and decadent Blueberry Lemon Loaves. We love heading here for breakfast before heading out on the slopes, but it’s also an excellent lunch spot for a Ham and Cheese Croissant or moreish Spinach and Ricotta Puff.

Should you want to recreate the Purebread experience at home, keep an eye out for their frozen section. Stocking classic favorites that can be reheated in the oven, you can take a slice of Purebread with you when you leave this beautiful Canadian town.

What to order:

A slice of the impeccable Blueberry Lemon Loaf or the savory Ham and Cheese Croissant!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 122-4338 Main Street, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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COWS Whistler

Whistler Ice CreamCalling all ice-cream lovers! COWS Whistler is here to bring you the finest scoops in all of Whistler. Not only does it have friendly staff on hand, but you’ll find more funky ice cream flavors on its enchanting menu than any other BC spot.

As you may feel overwhelmed by choice, we highly recommend trying the Black Angus Forest and Caramoo Apple flavors to start. For something more classic, you can’t go wrong with Chocolate or Chunky Chocolate Mint.

Ice cream is the company’s focus, but you’ll also be able to purchase their sweet and salty COW chips! They may not sound instantly appealing, but these potato chips covered in creamy milk chocolate are a tasty treat that will change the way you snack forever!

What to order:

Any of the scoops or a packet of COW chips.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4314 Main Street Unit 1, Whistler, BC V8E 1A8

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Crepe Montagne

Crepe Montagne serves up delicious savory meals, but this Whistler hotspot is better known for its sweet crepes! Gloriously thin and topped with everything from apple and cinnamon to hazelnut butter, these decadent crepes are certainly something to write home about. If you go gaga for fondue, be sure to try out their famous Belgium Dark Chocolate Fondue too. Served with marshmallows, banana, kiwi, orange, apples, and strawberries, you’ll cover every color of the rainbow with this dish!

Just a word of warning before you visit – this restaurant is walk-in only and takes no reservations. Therefore, you’ll want to either get in early or pop in late for the best chance of securing a spot!

What to order:

A sweet crepe or the Belgium Dark Chocolate Fondue.

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4368 Main Street #116, Whistler, BC V8E 1B6

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate

Located just moments from the Whistler Village Gondola, Rocky Mountain Chocolate is the perfect spot for an après-ski treat and they are best known for their wonderous toffee and chocolate apples. After being covered in a thick layer of sugary goodness, these apples are then dunked in everything from M&Ms to almond chunks. If you’d like to split your apples between multiple people, ask the friendly staff to cut them into slices!

For something slightly less indulgent, pick up one of their signature chocolate truffles or delicious ice creams. Whatever you order, you’re sure to be heading back before you return home!

What to order:

One of their incredible coated apples!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 4293 210 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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Great Glass Elevator Candy Shop

Whistler Candy ShopFeel like Charlie Bucket and Uncle Joe as you visit Whistler’s very own Great Glass Elevator Candy Shop! While we can’t promise that you’ll run into Willy Wonka, you will find sugary delights covering every wall of this store. The décor is the first thing you’ll notice when you walk in; with balloons, pinatas, and lines of jellybeans along the walls, this place is a total panacea for kiddos.

In addition to the signature jellybean wall, you’ll find British chocolates, retro candy, gourmet popcorn, and specialty sweets. Just one word of warning – prepare for kids (and adults) to be bouncing off the walls with the guaranteed sugar rush from this place!

What to order:

Jellybeans and gourmet popcorn!

Visit this Whistler Restaurant:

Address: 115-4350 Lorimer Road, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

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We hope that this list of the best restaurants in Whistler has been helpful for your après-ski and brunch planning!

Whether you need an excellent place to stop for a coffee or simply want to try out some traditional Canadian fare, there should be plenty on this extensive list that piques your interest!

Do you have any recommendations for restaurants in Whistler that shouldn’t be missed? If so, let us know in the comments below!

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