Best Whistler Restaurants For Every Budget
As Whistler’s reputation as a world-class ski resort has exploded over the past number of years, local restaurants have also kept pace. Whistler is now home to a smorgasbord of different cuisine and epicurean delights. This guide will show you Whistler’s best restaurants for every meal and budget.
Budget - Gone Eatery
Tucked away in the bookstore in the village square, you’d be forgiven for missing this hidden gem. Gone Eatery is the best Whistler restaurant for hearty breakfasts at a very reasonable price. From 6:30 am until midday you can fill up on a classic breakfast, grab a breakfast roll to go or treat yourself to a delicious Morning Glory muffin. Gone Eatery has a great selection of vegetarian breakfasts, as well as some vegan options too.
Must try - Gone Classic Breakfast - $11.25
Mid-Range - Dusty’s Backside
Located right beside Creekside Gondola is Dusty’s Backside. Dusty’s Backside has been one of Whistler’s hidden gems for a number of years now. With a selection of sandwiches, french toast, and classic breakfasts, there's something for everyone. Their breakfasts are filling, tasty and available from 7 am to 11 am. The perfect start to a day on the mountain!
Must try - BELT+C Sandwich - $9.95
Mid-Range - Wild Wood Pacific Bistro
Ask any local where serves the best eggs benedict in Whistler and they’ll all say the same thing - “Wild Wood!”. Wild Wood has been a Whistler favourite since opening its doors in 2002 and continues to delight their customers with their west coast inspired menu. Adding all this to a relaxed environment and comfortable surroundings, Wild Wood is a great place to get your day started.
Must try - Eggs Benedict Benny of the Day - $15
Splurge - Elements
Easily the most sought after breakfast in Whistler, Elements has an exciting menu of locally sourced food. Head Chef Dom likes to inject exciting seasonal dishes into their extensive breakfast menu. Reservations are not accepted and tables are seated on a first-come-first-served basis. As it is one of Whistler’s best restaurants, it can get busy, but trust me, it’s worth the wait!
Must try - Haida Gwaii Dungeness Crab - $19
Budget - Ingrid’s Cafe
Ingrid’s Cafe is a bustling little cafe in the heart of the village. They have a varied choice of salads, sandwiches, and burgers on their menu. All their sandwiches are made to order and they have a great selection of daily specials. For all the vegetarians and vegans out there Ingrid's might just be the best Whistler restaurant. They have a great choice of tasty garden burger, filling falafel burger and more.
Must try - Freestyle Wrap - $13
Mid-Range - Dusty’s Bar & BBQ
After a great day on the hill, Dusty’s Bar & BBQ is the perfect spot to grab lunch. The large, iconic, wooden building has been a firm favorite with locals for decades. Dusty’s Bar & BBQ is a family-friendly casual restaurant with fantastic BBQ options and a great selection of sauces and rubs for your chicken wings.
Must try - Premium Canadian Pork Ribs - $21
Mid-Range - Stonesedge
If you’re looking for a great lunch spot with friends then you have to check out Stonesedge. With beautiful decor and a large, varied menu Stonesedge is a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike. There’s also an extensive bar and experienced bar staff on hand to serve up one of Whistler’s best caesars.
Must try - Salmon Bagel - $19
Splurge - Crêpe Montagne
Tucked away on Main Street is a little slice of Paris in the shape of Crêpe Montagne. There’s a wide selection of savoury and sweet crepes, and even fondue and raclette. The crepes are authentic and bursting with flavour. Crêpe Montage has a wonderfully intimate setting with great views into the kitchen.
Must try - Cordon Bleu Crêpe - $25
Budget - Samurai Sushi
Whistler’s most popular sushi restaurant and recently voted “Whistler’s Best Take Out” by readers of the local newspaper ‘Pique’. Samurai Sushi has a large menu of authentic Japanese cuisine at an affordable price. Order the Samurai Special and let the chef give you a sample of the best items on the menu.
Must try - Samurai Special - $10
Mid-Range - 21 Steps
With some of the best views of The Village Stroll and modern comfort food, 21 Steps is an ever-popular choice. 21 Steps is well known for its cozy atmosphere and perfect ‘date-night’ setting. After your dinner, you can continue your evening with drinks upstairs at The Attic. The talented bar staff serve expertly-made cocktails and pour local, craft beers all night long.
Must try - Fresh Trout - $29
Mid-Range - The GLC Bar & Grill
The GLC Bar & Grill has won ‘Whistler’s Best Patio’ for the past number of years, and it’s easy to see why. Looking out over Skiers Plaza at the base of Whistler Mountain, it’s a brilliant spot for people watching. There’s a great selection of burgers, fish and salads on the menu. And when dinner is finished head on into the bar and catch a live band or DJ.
Must try - Ahi Poke Bowl - $20
Splurge - TheRimrock Cafe
Simply put, The Rimrock Cafe is one of the finest dining experiences in all of Whistler, if not BC. Head Chef Rolf Gunther has worked all over the world and brings his vision of impeccable game and fish dishes, expertly paired with wine, to Whistler. The wooden interior and soft lighting make this the perfect restaurant for special occasions.
Must try - Rib-eye - $49
With so many options you can use our handy guide to find the best restaurants in Whistler.