Tekarra Restaurant

4.2
53 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, Wild Boar, free run chicken, and Arctic Char. 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Canadian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:00am; Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(780) 852-4624
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Beer, Cocktails, Wine
What 53 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Food was well presented and most importantly the food tasted amazing. We both love food and finding nice places to eat in jasper was really difficult. Finding this restaurant was a god send, delicious, would highly recommend.

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JB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great dinning experience just outside the town of Jasper. Good food and attentive service.
I will definitely dine here again

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent and original food, good wines by the glass, friendly service

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The facility was quite chilly.
We had some issues with the food-very salty but the staff were accommodating.

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N
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good food and nice place. Kids can dine as well and they have a kids menu and paper on the tables to colour on and crayons. Bison short ribs were amazing. Friend chicken was good too. Baked brie was good but not as good as the rest. Kids spaghetti and meatballs was good too. Service was ok. Would dine again.

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KE
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food!! we loved it so much went back a second night and my husband had the same thing again.

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S
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food! Some of the best of our trip to Canada.

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JB
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Flavor abounds with entrees. How many restaurants use black garlic---unbelievable flavor! Overall, could have been our best dinner in Jasper.

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KE
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great great dinner. It was for a special birthday dinner. So good we are going back tomororw on our last night.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We had a nice pair of salads, a tasty trout fillet, a disappointing steak, and some very good lemon curd, along with a very good bottle of Canadian white wine. The waitress was excellent, the atmosphere lodgey. However, all this was way overpriced. Wouldn't return and didn't recommend to friends visiting Jasper.

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c
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice restaurant, the beef is FABULOUS!!! very nice staff and ambiance, fabulous food

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f
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time there and it never disappoints ! Highly recommend adding to your Jasper vacay!

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DJ
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and great service at Tekkara Lodge just outside of Jasper. Go early and enjoy the spectacular river valley views!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the best meal we had in the Canadian Rockies! It's a hidden gem! Very creative and delicious menu and service was spot on! Will definitely be coming back the next time we visit!

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D
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Restaurant situé à l ‘extérieur de la ville de Jasper à proximité de la rivière Athabasca.
Repas excellent, présentation soignée. Nous avons demandé d’avoir les recettes sans Je vous recommande la salade de choux de Bruxelles à partager et la brochette de bœuf et comme dessert la tarte au citron. Un plaisir pour le palais.

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KB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal at Tekarra. Never would we have this small restaurant, tucked away in the woods, would offer the spectacular, locally-sourced, food that we enjoyed. It was a wonderful experience.

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Food was AMAZING. Can’t wait to hopefully come back in the future...

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great and the food was very tasty with numerous options you wouldn’t find on many menus.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this unique little cabin feel. Food was excellent! The craft cocktails were incredible.

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A
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and we were not disappointed. We have been coming to Jasper for years and cannot believe that we had not eaten at this little gem until the other night. To put it clearly, the food was absolutely outstanding. I had the bison short ribs with the "bacon jam," to die for, highly recommend. Both the apple strudel and the chocolate tart for dessert were impeccable as well. The best way I can describe this place is high quality dining with a quaint, whimsical charm. Each table was adorned with fresh flowers and a brown paper tablecloth complimentary with crayons for those interested in soaking up the whole experience. In top of that the service was fantastic as well. Cannot say enough great things and we will definitely be back!

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DT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This dining experience is a must. With its rustic aumbianc, great service and unique cuisine, this makes for a memorable occasion.

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l
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was actually very poor food quality. Big disappointment. You need to get it together

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FF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, loved the view the service and the food and drinks. I can hardly wait to go back.

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J
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant food in Jasper! We loved the trout dinner and brussel sprout appetizer.

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LR
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They had a beautiful presentation. The food was unique and had special flavors.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tekarra is always a delight. Culinary treat, exemplary service and wonderful ambiance. A must, and certainly proud to showcase Canada.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal in Jasper - our favorite!! Food was excellent and wonderful service. Number one here in our book.

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KP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was tasty but expensive and a slightly over complicated menu with lots of optional/chargeable extras including being charged extra for adding cheese to spaghetti. Service was slow and lacking attention to detail (eg no wine cooler for white wine; not clearing starter plates before presenting the main course).

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Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Very under-staffed , We waited for 2 hours for main courses. Food was tasteless and incredibly over-priced.

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RE
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect! Beautiful setting, decor and menu items. Every dish was a work of art and the ingredients were fresh and beautifully prepared. It felt very welcoming and relaxed. Thank you to all the amazing staff.

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CN
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my girlfriend went too Tekarra restaurant for our 4yr anniversary and it was outstanding. From more than fairly priced drinks, great music that works with the scenery and fantastic food Id say this was easily our best pick for a special occasion dinner that we've had so far. 100% recommend this place

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CA
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went twice during our week in Jasper. We celebrated our sins birthday there. Loved sitting at waters edge before and after dinner. Nice bear talk too by volunteer. Then we saw a bear family.

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PG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good, tasty food : we had the duck and mushrooms to share for appetizer then the trout and the bison meatballs with pasta as entrees. Chocolate pie and lemon curd for dessert.
Good experience, overpriced though.

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m
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

What a great time we had at the Tekerra lodge Restaurant. Great atmosphere for the mountains and the waitress was friendly and very busy. You can't be a big hurry but the food was very fresh, and tasty. Highly recommend the Lemon Curd dessert and the Apple Strudel . We both had the trout as we had been wanting some ever since we had arrived in the Rockies and this was the first place we found it! Very good.

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C
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cozy outdoor seating with a nice view. Went with the shared plates and appies over main courses. Poutine and bison meatballs were excellent but we did not like the brussel sprout salad, almost no flavour. Will visit again if in the area.

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Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Rustic restaurant with well spaced tables, good service and well crafted food. Save room for the lemon curd dessert!!

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CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal at the Tekarra Restaurant, food was excellent and so was the service. We would definitely visit again and would certainly recommend it to a friend.

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E
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Contrary To certain reports the food was not that refined. Lousy music not suitable to the site. Very expensive compared To other sélected restaurants we attended in Alberta. The addition of extra costs to each suplement such as parmezan cheese ( not brought to the table) is somewhat ridiculous in view of the amount charged to each meal.

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BS
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location of restaurant connected with lodging on the river. Assortment of local game meats and fish
3 of us had the trout, and 1 the chicken. All enjoyed, nice piece of fish with quinoa and veggies. Also had the baked Brie for appetizer- needed a bit more bread to finish cheese. Speciality non alcoholic drinks were enjoyed. Desserts were excellent, apple strudel and lemon crude. Overall very enjoyable evening.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food we’ve had in Canada, hands down. Our server Ang was so friendly and helpful, couldn’t recommend more.

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