The Drake Pub

3.6
28 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue

Top tags:

Casual
Great Beer
The Drake passionately believes in slow smoked Alberta Style Barbeque. All in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
We believe that you are what you eat, so we take pride in hand prepared menu items, using quality ingredients that we pair with locally made sauces, and slow smoking them to perfection. We don’t hurry in bringing you the best of Alberta Style Barbeque and ensure that what we put on your plate, has been given the time it deserves. Located on Main Street in Canmore, AB., and proud to be locally owned and operated, we are the gateway to your Rockies experience. With endless panoramic mountain views from our three patios and garden space, we offer visitors a vibrant nightlife, and a fearless attitude, as we strive to combine the best of the Mountains and Prairies. Please note that due to government regulations we are only able to offer patio seating at this time .
We invite you to visit the Drake to Eat. Drink. Local.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 28 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.6based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
3.4
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

Appetizers arrived at the same time as the main course. Ruins the whole point of an appetizer. Felt like we were being rushed to finish and get out.

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RobertMac
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great table outside. The wait staff was attentive and chatty. It was a nice evening.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

By far worst server we have ever experienced. Had to end up asking a different server to help us get out First drinks (finally got there after our appetizer arrived) and had to chase another different server down for a 2nd drink. Nice place and great atmosphere but brutal server experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Server didn’t seem too happy to be there.

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vipBrendaR
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The service was outstanding. However, the food was dried out (particularly the ribs). It was a rather disappointing and over priced.

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LucyD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We love the Drake! We made a reservation to be sure we would get a table. When we got there they sat us at the worst table right by the outdoor speakers while people with no reservations were getting really good tables. Food was amazing and the views incredible. Just look after those who take the tine to book.

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DavidB
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The Drake was closed down due to a COVID-19 outbreak but OpenTable failed to notify us. Good thing earlier in the day, we walked by and noticed that everything was closed.

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JessK
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Great place to take the family it was not quiet so perfect for kids. Food was good for kids as well. Value for food is good. Their special was “smoked ribs” but they were definitely not smoked and were not fresh. If you got a table by the window the view is nice and in the summer it’d be great on the patio. Not somewhere I would return to eat but maybe a drink or appy!

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KathyM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

SMOKEHOUSE!! Need I say more. Ribs and Brisket were tender and delicious! Servers were attentive and pleasant. 10% off food order if you present your hotel key. Family of 3 ate and bill was less than $70.00 including drinks. Would definitely go again.

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AshleyS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

The food was absolutely terrible. Completely inedible.

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Jimijam
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere. We had the lemon pepper wings. The wings were huge and hot and perfectly seasoned! Way beyond impressed!!

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Donovan
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

Beef brisket was dry and lacked flavour. Not moist and tender at all. My partners pulled pork was alright as well, it lacked flavour besides being drowned in BBQ sauce and it could have been more moist. Overall an alright experience, was hoping for better.

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RichardW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent customer service and adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols. I would recommend this venue.

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Mariah
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Steak night. Food was delicious. Service was great.

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rjs035
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

It was very busy and not enough staff. The waitress was trying to keep up but having difficulty. Gravy missing from the order but charged for. Second beer didn't end up coming until too late. Food tasted good though. Saturday evening so understandable, likely just need more staffing.

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Julie
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We were a little stuck as it was Valentine's Day and we decided to extend our stay another night. They did not have any draft available to start with, but the guys made other choices. Then after we ordered they told us only one of the two that ordered ribs could have them. Then they came back again and said the second person would need to order something else as they were sold out. That was a bit of a let down especially to find out after it had already been ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

Service was terrible and the restaurant was not busy. Food was over cooked and over priced.

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vipHCoughlin
Edmonton
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very covid friendly! Amazing service. Delicious food and drink options.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great Place!

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vipElizabethA
Montreal
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Waitress was somewhat annoyed and rude, food was underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place for a bbq and drinks.

SG
SeanGt
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Standard pub grub
Nothing fancy but food was good staff were friendly
I would recommend a visit

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vipMarlainaH
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great views on the patio and delicious BBQ! Great spot in Canmore to visit.

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JessieH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best restaurant ever, drove home and then realized we wanted to go back again and made the drive back up. will be back again. the servers are awesome and the drinks are so cool. loved it

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The portions were small and the waitress was not friendly or helpful. We were a bit dissatisfied. The quality of food was mediocre.

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vipAshutheKitten
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Patio is nice

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Shea
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drake pub was super accommodating, they have a fabulous happy hour drink special and a great patio. Our server was super friendly and gave good service. She was from Quebec and super kind (sorry forgot her name). Thank you!

FAQs

The Drake Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 675-2206.

The Drake Pub is rated 3.6 stars by 28 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.