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Posted May 31, 2024 by Name

Best Restaurants in Strathcona

Located just 10 minutes from Edmonton, Strathcona offers a delicious escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Nestled within the picturesque region are a number of unique eateries working hard to blend local ingredients, warm hospitality and culinary skill to create memorable dining experiences. With so many options, where should you start? Join us as we explore some of the best restaurants in Strathcona.

Dadeo New Orleans Diner and Bar

📍10548 Whyte Avenue

If you’re looking for a blast to the past, check out Dadeo New Orleans Diner and Bar. This 50’s style diner oozes retro charm with vinyl booths and mini jukeboxes at each table. Their ambiance mixes nostalgia with southern hospitality, allowing all patrons to feel welcome. They offer a variety of Cajun and Creole options - including specialty dishes for vegans, vegetarians and those who are gluten-free - all at a reasonable price. The most popular dish is their Po-Boy’s, which can only be described as mouthwatering, delicious and award-winning. They are open Thursday through Monday, welcoming both walk-in’s and reservations. Please note that it is an adult-only establishment.


📍8216 104 Street NW

A staple in Strathcona, MEAT is a locally owned and operated smokehouse. Celebrating its 10th year of operation, they have woven their way into the homes and hearts of both locals and tourists alike. From crafted cocktails to homemade sauces, there is always a perfect pairing for your meal. While the brisket, ribs and pulled pork are by far the most popular items, don’t overlook the chicken and waffles or desserts. No matter what you choose, you won’t be disappointed. The restaurant itself is very contemporary and spacious, accommodating parties of all sizes. Plus, what better way to enjoy some barbecue this summer than on a gorgeous outdoor patio? They’re open seven days a week from 11:00am to 10:00pm with later hours for the summer.

Sauce Modern Caribbean Cuisine

📍13655 St. Albert Trail NW

Whether you’re looking for a taste of home or looking to try new cuisine, stop by Sauce Modern Caribbean Cuisine. With a name inspired from a common Caribbean household phrase, they began conceptualizing the establishment in 2019 with the grand opening at the end of 2022. They serve authentic Caribbean food, including cod fish cakes, roti and even black cake as a seasonal dessert. They are especially known for the elegant and relaxing atmosphere, each detail representing aspects of the islands - from the sea to the lush grass and everything in between. On occasion, they welcome live entertainment though performances, conferences and much more. They are open Tuesday through Sunday with reservations available to book through their website.

Mill Creek Cafe

📍9562 82 (Whyte) Avenue NW

Mill Creek Cafe could be your next go-to weekly neighbourhood meet-up spot. A family-run business that’s been open for just over 20 years, this establishment offers a wide variety of breakfast and lunch options with locally sourced ingredients and bread made in house daily from scratch. With egg dishes, sandwiches, an always changing soup menu and even pizzas, you’ll never leave here hungry. They even host open mic nights and weekly music events. They are open seven days a week for your dining pleasure.