It’s been awhile, but this is quite the year so far! I’ve been trying to find random places to stop and eat at, and Drumheller area was where the weekend cruise lead me to. Although this wasn’t the place I wanted to stop at, it was a fantastic and funny place for a quite burger and fries here at Asteroids just South of Drumheller in Rosedale!
I stopped here for a Pluto Bacon Cheeseburger thinking a Juno burger would be too small for me. These burgers are massive and they make it fresh to order so it does take a few minutes. I wished they had milkshakes here but it was unnecessary!
With the burger, thinking the fries would be like a fast food fry amount, their Large Fries come in a huge bowl! It was massive and crazy but the fries did taste great!
I told some old co-workers about this cruise and he asked me if I’ve tried Diana in Drumheller. I said I’ve been past it a million times, and stopped in once but I wasn’t feel great. So now I know more history about this, I’ll have to plan a return trip!
163 Centre Street
We made it to Drumheller again as we really like going to Royal Tyrrell Museum and usually when we go there, we need to eat, either before or after we go to the museum. This time, we decided to stop at Gus’s Corner Restaurant basically located in their downtown. It’s pretty easy to find with lots of parking.
For this dinner, we had ordered their House Lasagna which came in a big individual sized dish with layers of lasagna and baked to awesome! This lasagna had tons of meat sauce and cheese throughout, and of course cheese on top.
We also ordered their Chicken Club Wrap with crispy fried chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato and cheese in a wrap, served with fries on the side. The fried chicken was really good – not greasy but crispy and juicy! It was quite a refreshing wrap and I enjoyed it!
Overall, we had a magnificent time here! The food was great, the service was minimal, but we didn’t need anything. The prices were at par with other places around town – so we had no complaints!
Gus’s Corner Restaurant
15 3 Ave W
We actually didn’t know what to do one weekend and we were in the North end of Calgary when we suddenly remembered John Catucci on You Gotta Eat Here featured a place in Drumheller called Bernie & the Boys Bistro, so we decided to drive out there just for lunch! We got there and it’s on the side of downtown Drumheller where we’ve never ventured off to, so we’re glad this gave us an excuse to go to this side!
Once we got in, I knew immediately I wanted a Strawberry Milkshake, so I ordered one and my husband ordered an Almond Milkshake! Their milkshakes are awesome and made the good old school way! Thick and creamy and loaded with flavour! It brings me back to the past with such milkshakes!
We ordered some wings to share and we decided to try their Smokin’ Wings and it was smokin’ hot! For some reason my husband thought the hot wings are the “screaming or liquid magma or even their blair wing project”. I honestly think it’s hotter than their “hot” wings! It wasn’t just hot tasting either which made these wings awesome. They were spicy and extremely flavourful! They were so good – we ate it all up, even though our mouths couldn’t handle it!
I ordered their Hawaiian Burger which was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! It was juicy and delightful! Tons of toppings but didn’t take away from the burger taste or experience. It was like a Hawaiian Pizza in a burger, with ham, pineapple and cheese with some pizza sauce! It was a great experience!
My husband ordered the NY Steak Sandwich which was very tender piece of steak, cooked to perfection and seasoned well. There’s nothing we can find to say negatively about this – so it was a great experience!
We love this place and like John Catucci says, “You Gotta Eat Here!”!! Even if you just stop in for a milkshake or just wings or something, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
Bernie & the Boys Bistro
305 4 St W
Touring Alberta some more recently and we found ourselves hungry during a late lunch hour in Drumheller. We originally wanted Vietnamese, which was closed, but we found Diana Restaurant right on Centre Street (basically Main Street), so it was easy to find with lots of parking.
We went inside and got seated in a booth and we looked around – couldn’t help but giggle as it was decorated with everything “Asian” and kind of retro actually! This place totally feels like a family restaurant as it appears there was only 1 person taking care of the front of the house and 1 in the back. Service was still really good and the food came out relatively fast. I wasn’t feeling 100% so I wanted something less greasy, so I opted for their Wor Wonton Soup which had quite a few wonton in the bowl — around 12 of them! I’m afraid to talk about the taste as I know I lost some tastebuds from not feeling good! If I had to say something, it would be that it was really quite good!! It just needed a little salt or soy sauce.. or even hot sauce!
My husband loves pork chop and he jumped to the opportunity to have pork chop. It was called Grilled Pork Chops off the menu, and it’s what it sounds like! We were just surprised that it came with 2 giant slices. Of course, I had some to try as well, and it tasted pretty good! Well seasoned, well cooked and it was still tender and juicy.
Overall, we enjoyed our little stop here! It was quite fun and the atmosphere was pretty neat! Not your traditional Chinese food, but as it says outside “Western Chinese”!
388 Centre St
We found ourselves visiting Atlas Coal Mine this one weekend out near Drumheller, AB and afterwards needed to find some food. We ventured to Drumheller downtown and found a corner lot pub & grill called Vintage Pub & Grill and figured it would be a great place for us to eat before heading back home!
We seated ourselves by the window and it was a large place with pool tables and all! The service was excellent and very attentive, even when it got busier towards the end of our stay!
I really didn’t know what to order, so I ordered myself a Pulled Pork Sandwich with fries and gravy. Everything was super delicious, even though it’s not the best fries ever, there was something special in the gravy that made me eat it all up anyway! It’s like there’s 5-spice in the gravy or something, but the extra oomph was awesome!
My other half ordered the Chicken Parmesan which was actually better than ever expected! The chicken parm was cooked perfectly, still juicy and tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. The sauce was not runny or watery and it was just an amazing meal!
Overall, this was an amazing meal, and it wasn’t because we were hungry that made this place great — it was actually great! We were thinking about bringing our friends out here when we return to Drumheller next year!
Vintage Pub & Grill
30 Railway Ave W