Dining & Apres in Whistler
Come for the snow, stay for the food!
With over 170 restaurants encompassing every ethnic option under the sun, Whistler's culinary scene is sure to impress. Seafood, Italian, French, Mexican, Japanese, fusion… take your pick, and be sure to arrive with an appetite. While most restaurants can be found within the village walk, hidden gems can be found venturing beyond the village or hidden behind hotels. Making a reservation is always recommended to ensure the best experience.
Food: 170+ Establishments - take your pick!
Brunch: Stonesedge Kitchen, Alpine Cafe
Bakery: Pure Bread
Coffee: Lift Coffee, Mount Currie Coffee
Patio: Dusty's, Longhorn Saloon
Beer: Handlebar, Coast Mountain Brewery
The culinary cornerstone in the heart of Whistler Village, Araxi enjoys a long held international reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. As an early pioneer of farm to table dining, Executive Chef James Walt's seasonally focused menus celebrate the excellence of locally sourced ingredients. Walt’s innovative and skillfully executed dishes–from savoury starters through delicious desserts–deliver intelligent compositions and unforgettable flavours.
The Rimrock Cafe
Having won #3 Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Canada from Trip Advisor in 2017, The Rimrock consistantly offers Whistler's best fish and game. A three course menu features fresh local seafood cuisine curated by the epitome of professionalism in the industry. A true west coast experience.
For a fun night out with friends, Sushi Village never disappoints. The fusion Japanese cuisine boasts an upbeat atmosphere, excellent sushi, and the infamous Saki Margarita (if you’re with a big group of friends, ask about the Dumbo!). House favourites include the Spicy Agedashi Tofu, the Chicken Karaage, and any of the House Special Roles!
21 Steps Kitchen & Bar promises great modern comfort food and generous portions at modest prices. Enjoy a bright atmosphere and local art while overlooking the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and whistler village from their second floor (21 Steps high exactly). Don't miss out on their delicious desert and cocktail menus.
Great for a casual dinner with family or friends, Creekbread serves up deliciously gourmet and organic woodfired pizza. With daily features and the option to split you pizza option, everyone is sure to be satisfied. Hot tip: while the restaurant doesn’t take reservations, you can call in to put your name on the waitlist and receive a time estimate for seating before your arrival.
No peak-to-creek lap is complete without a visit to our favourite après: Dusty’s Bar & BBQ. Located at the base of creekside, the vibrant pub hosts live local talent all season long and an awesome patio for spring. Their infamous BBQ nachos is perfect for sharing with friends after a long quad-burning day on the hill. No time to Creekside? Merlin’s is Dusty’s sister bar; same digs, differenct location. Seriously: don’t miss the nachos.
Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)
Restaurant by day, bar by evening, and club by night: The GLC has it all. Walk off the gondola and up the stairs to a scenic patio overlooking the heart of Whistler. A Whistler classic offering tapas, pub grub, and pitchers.
Another gem hidden at the heart of the Whistler scene is the Crystal Lound in Crystal Lodge. The cozy and intimate lounge is a great spot to catch a game on a big screen. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4-6 every day, or stop by for one of their open mic, karaoke, or live music nights.
Dubh Linn Gate
Because every town needs a classic Irish pub accompanied by good old Irish vibes. Ski right up to the patio and warm up by the outdoor fires. Enjoy a Steak and Guinness pie, more Guinness, and live music while watching the rest of mountain ride by.