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Tekarra Restaurant

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147 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Canadian
Welcome to our "cabin in the woods", Tekarra Restaurant, Jasper's fine dining experience since 1952.

Chef Dale Nutt, and owners Mike and Cyndi Day, created a menu inspired by regional products such as Alberta bison and AAA beef, free run chicken, and Catch of the Day. Our appetizers feature small and shared plates and follow the same theme with meat and cheese boards, house smoked trout, and bacon jam.

Our service team are here to ensure you have an enjoyable, relaxing dining experience. Cheers!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 147 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBuzzEvents
Palm Springs
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Family Get Together. I would like to thank the staff for their patience as we were late for our reservation, we got lost getting there. Service was prompt once we were seated. There was a large table next to us that was very loud but it was happy loud and they left soon after we arrived. We appreciated the care for our grandkids, 8 & 10 regarding the kids menu. We have been there before and absolutely loved our food/experience, everything. I have also hosted clients there and been very happy with the food and service. The only thing I might say about last nights meal was it was not our best there. We are thinking that with it being the last night of the season the kitchen may not have had all of the resources on hand as they would in the full season. We hope everyone there has a good winter and we hope to be dining with you again next year!! Take care, and stay healthy.

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AndrewH
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great service!!! Very classy restaurant and well worth the visit!!

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CathyK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around. Variety of options from cocktails to food and desert. Would definitely go back.

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BirchN
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After a day of great hiking we ordered one plate of the special; salmon on a bed of risotto. We combined this with the beet-pecan salad. This was a perfect combination that was perfectly prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

The signature dish (Bison ribs) were the main reason we came here. Unfortunately they were out of them and obviously that was disappointing. The food, staff etc were all great.

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ColeJ
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to eat in jasper if your looking for a fancy delicious meal

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PAULD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing , no matter what you order . Be prepared for a flavor explosion .

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Iluvfood
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Bison short ribs were exceptionally good. Nicely presented

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BrettM
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have started dining at Tekarra Restaurant over the last 3 or so years. Food is always fantastic with a menu you won't find anywhere else.
Ambiance is good too.

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AlexS
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and ambience. Food was delicious, local, and fresh. Good selection of starters and mains. Would gladly eat here again!

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NiamhM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Waitress was very nice, could not fault the service. Food was very poor.

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IanN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food, very friendly and super convenient if you’re staying on site

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Calgary
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere! The lemon curd was outstanding. Great presentation and soooo delicious!

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TomF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food, great location just out of town. The atmosphere is so nice.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Server was terrible, clearly did not want to be there very short and curt with us,one word answers. Food mediocre at best, three of us ordered the same entree pork tenderloin, meat was tough and dry way overcooked last person had bison ribs tasted old and reheated carrots were wilted. Bartender was excellent, we surly would not recommend this restaurant

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AnitaP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Venue was lovely, service was great. We came for the Elk to find out it was no longer available. No “catch of the day” available. Our food and drinks were not terrible but nothing special about it. Had a higher expectation of the food quality.

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Tomster
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We each had one of the daily specials. Both were outstanding.

Tekarra Restaurant
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review of Tekarra restaurant. Our kitchen crew is super creative and we're lucky to work with them. We'll pass along your positive feedback.

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LeahL
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was very pleasant at Tekarra to sit outside and be served a delightful meal by a very friendly and nice server!

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CalvinM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our meals, but, I having the spaghetti with bison meat balls should in my opinion have come with garlic bread or a bread roll of some kind. The price of the pasta dish was a little too much as it was served. Further more, a bread roll is normally traditionally served at the start of the meal in most restaurants at your prices. Also a 5 ounce glass of wine is rather expensive to say the least. The food we had was delicious.

Tekarra Restaurant
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you for the constructive feedback. With the number of gluten free preferences we only serve bread if it is ordered. Our wine list features only premium wines by the glass. Our spaghetti with bison meatballs and black garlic tomato sauce is 26.99 while the vegetarian version is 18.99. Glad you found your meal delicious.

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Josh
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience2

Worst service I have ever had in a restaurant at both breakfast and dinner service. At breakfast 1 server for 9 tables, he was overwhelmed. At dinner 2 servers and it took 30 min to get a drink, 2hrs 15 min total for dinner. Never came to check on us once. Took 30 min just to pay. Do not go here.

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DanielleB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had braised boar belly and bison ribs. The boar belly melted in your mouth, every bite was amazing. The bison fell off the bone, delish. The sauce to die for in both dishes. Had lemon curd for dessert which was the perfect pairing to end. Price very much worth this exceptional experience, ambience romantic, great service!

Tekarra Restaurant
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you so much for the 5 star review of Tekarra restaurant. This has been a very trying season and we are grateful for the positive feedback.

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Korena
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place to eat! Love that it’s a quieter place to enjoy a meal without the music blaring and out of the way of the hustle bustle.

Tekarra Restaurant
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thanks for the 5 star review. Tekarra restaurant is located 1km south of the townsite but it feels very remote. Our large patio and open concept dining room provides plenty of distancing but remains warm and comfortable. Thanks for dining with us.

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EthelP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We love trying out local restaurants and tasting not so common meat.

My husband had the Bison BBQ, my 4 year old, the Nori Trout Roll and I had the Spaghetti and MeatBalls.

My son enjoyed the Nori Trout Roll, the crunchiness was the winning factor for him.
My pasta was yummy with the Bison and Wild Boar meatball as the special factor. It was a bit soupy. Serving size is great!
Husband enjoyed the taste and serving portion of his meal. The ribs itself could be a bit softer but the mashed potatoes and the veggies that came with it was absolutely yum!

Overall, the meal was a bit on the pricey end but for a special night/meal, this is a very nice treat. Staff were very polite. They were very conscious that their guests are mostly visitors and made the experience a bit extra by extending help, chatting and even informed us that there was wildlife walking on the other side of the restaurant so that we can come and take pictures :)

We had the chance to walk over the lookout and enjoy the view of the Athabasca River. It was a nice after-dinner treat to take in the view while we talk about the nice experience at the Tekarra restaurant.

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Moemel
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Tekarra Restaurant. It’s like a hidden gem just outside Jasper. The menu choices were limited due to the Covid, but still had plenty of choices.
Would highly recommend this place.

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ChrisT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere and good service. We were very happy with everything.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was unbelievably delicious.
Service was slow but friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had the salmon dinner feature which was delicious and creative.

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HIsaac
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Located south of the Town of Jasper, where Athabasca and Mioette rivers meet.

Do not underestimate the quality and boldness of the dishes. Delectable bison short ribs to sushi inspired Trout roll. Be sure to ask about the catch of the day.

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Andrea
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Having dinner at Tekarra was a great experience. The food was excellent, the service friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was casual but beautiful. We ate outside on the patio as it was a nice warm evening, and we enjoyed everything from our appetizer to our dessert and liqueur coffees. We enjoy trying dishes with local ingredients and different types of meat, like the elk and bison entrees. Outstanding flavours and a great fine dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance

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GlendaS
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and wonderful outdoor views. Tekarra did a great job complying with covid guidelines.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wow !!!
Really nice discovery :)
You should definitely try it !!

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BrandyB
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought my family to dine at the Tekarra Lodge Reatauraunt while in Jasper. The food was delicious, our server was friendly, helpful and attentive. The ambiance was excellent too! 5 star all the way.

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vipLuvGoodFood
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food is always very good although the menu is somewhat limited. Also, I was not comfortable with the social distances between tables. It was generally fairly good but the table next to me was not 2 meters away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good service. Quaint simple patio. Quiet spot. Simple menu. Prices were reasonable. Good service and quick. Nice setting by the cabins.

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JaneenS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious, arrived in a good amount of time. Waitress was polite and helpful. Just felt as we were nestled in the mountains that the restaurant could have been a bit less “open”, with some quiet areas or dividers. Very good overall though.

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BryanM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Almost every year we try to honour our marriage by refreshing in Jasper , with our anniversary supper at the Tekara Lodge Dining . We celebrated 47 great years and we once again were not disappointed. The food is always excellent in the preparation , taste and portion . The rustic ambiance and quiet atmosphere is always a pleasure. We missed the lamb this year but the food was fabulous. Already looking forward to next year and hopefully many more opportunities to enjoy similar experiences at Tekara lodge .

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food! Went there 2 nights in a row- very impressed!

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JoshC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Small menu. Most things had eggs. Would be nice to have more non-egg meals and kid friendly meals.

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BillW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our 3 breakfasts at Tekarra Lodge. The staff was friendly, the food was tasty and the enviroment was rustically appealing. We were unable to down load the app since we dont have an I phone. Suggest a paper menu for that senario.

FAQs

Tekarra Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 852-4624.

Tekarra Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.