Plan an urban dining tour in Saskatoon and Regina
Saskatchewan’s two largest cities continue to surprise and impress with a full menu of familiar and upcoming culinary establishments. Here is a sampling of places to check out on your next urban dining tour in Saskatoon and Regina.
228 20th Street West
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Riversdale is home to a great lineup of restaurants, but Odd Couple stands out for the simplicity and deliciousness of its cuisine, which fuses Cantonese, Vietnamese and Japanese techniques with Canadian favourites.
Little Grouse on the Prairie
167 3rd Avenue South
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Part of the Grassroots Restaurant Group, Little Grouse on the Prairie has been known for its exquisite Italian cuisine and its rustic-but-sophisticated ambience. Diners can choose from the menu, but the best way to experience Little Grouse’s food is to order the four- or seven-course alla famiglia option, which offers a delicious sampling of the entire menu.
210 20th Street West
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Sometimes traditional diner food is exactly what you need. Located in Saskatoon’s Riversdale neighbourhood, Hometown Diner offers great breakfast dishes made with care and high-quality ingredients. Dishes range from a plate of bacon and eggs to the Ukrainian Brekkie and the refreshing Mediterranean Bowl. Throw in a honey lemon margarita and you’ve got yourself a proper weekend brunch.
423 20th Street West
Photo supplied by PrimalPrimal prides itself on creating time-honoured Italian food and handmade pasta using Saskatchewan heritage grains and meats. Owned by well-known Saskatoon restaurateurs Kyle Michael and Christie Peters, Primal was also featured on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants 2022.
Odla Restaurant & Market/Farm One Forty
801 Broadway Avenue
Photo supplied by Odla Restaurant & MarketArlie and Brett LaRoche of Farm One Forty teamed up with chef Scott Dicks to create Odla Restaurant & Market – a farm-direct restaurant and market – with a seasonal menu of delicious dishes. The restaurant emphasizes tradition, simplicity and sustainability – and the food is amazing.
POP Wine Bar
334 20th Street West
Photo supplied by Sik Pics ProductionsLooking for a unique natural wine to go with oysters or a charcuterie board? POP Wine Bar is one of Saskatoon’s newest and most exciting places to go for a light snack and a glass of bubbles in the Riversdale neighbourhood.
1205 22nd Street West
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Warning: Browsing the menu of Bannock Express will cause instant hunger pangs. Owner Rachel Smith moved to a new location in 2022 to accommodate her growing business, and it’s easy to see why when you try one of her breakfast sandwiches or chef specials. Her bannock-centric meals are satisfying and delicious.
Skye Café & Bistro
2903 Powerhouse Drive
Photo supplied by Skye Cafe & BistroLocated at the Saskatchewan Science Centre, Skye Café & Bistro offers an international menu made with locally grown ingredients. New chef Jssel Hysuik, formerly of Sprout Catering, is carrying on the café’s tradition of lunches, brunches and Friday dinners.
Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar
1925 Victoria Avenue
Photo supplied by Crave Kitchen + Wine BarPractically a Regina institution, Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar has brought fine dining and Saskatchewan ingredients to restaurant goers since 2006.
Italian Star Deli
1631 Victoria Avenue
100 grams of deli meat. 50 grams of provolone. Feta cheese, basil pesto, banana peppers, spicy house-made bomba spread and fresh, locally made bread. Put them together and you get Italian Star Deli’s “legendary” sandwiches. After 57 years, the Italian Star Deli has moved to a larger location, with specialty grocery items, ready-to-go meals, a hugely expanded deli section and an espresso bar.
1625 Broad Street/2072 Aurora Boulevard
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Caraway Grill offers exceptional Indian food at the edge of Regina's downtown, with an additional location in the east end of the city and one location in Saskatoon.
Homestead Bar à Vin
338C University Park Drive
There are wine bars, and then there’s Homestead Bar à Vin. Owner Josh McLean started the restaurant as a way of sharing his love of natural wine and fine cuisine.
100 - 2201 11th Avenue
Avenue Restaurant is a beautifully designed fine casual dining establishment in downtown Regina. Its carefully crafted cocktails and delicious food earned it a place on Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list.
3000 Wascana Drive
Photo supplied by Bar WillowBar Willow, located on the shore of Wascana Lake, boasts the best view in the city. From the restaurant’s expansive outdoor patio, enjoy the sunset over the Saskatchewan Legislative Building as you sample the extensive wine menu and snack on elevated casual fare.
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