I love Fernie.

Fernie’s picturesque historic downtown set in middle of the mountains significantly enhances the vacation vibes.

I had a chance to share Fernie with my oldest daughter recently and wrote up a whole guide including activities to do, where to stay, and 3-day and 5-day itineraries in the post “Best Things To Do in Fernie”.

Eating out in Fernie is an experience in itself with many options to choose from authentic ethnic options to a nice pub for Après with a craft beer.

My taste buds were blown away by the food experience. This resulted in the need for Fernie restaurants to have a post of their own to be highlighted in the way they deserved.

Chilango Fernie restaurants

Best Fernie Restaurants You NEED To Try

Breakfast and Lunch Fernie Restaurants

Big Bang Bagels

We enjoyed lunch at Big Bang Bagels and the 795 positive reviews on Google did not disappoint. The bagel joint is one of the Fernie restaurants that is worth a visit for breakfast or lunch.

They have a variety of “made-in house” bagels that you can have plain, with cream cheese or as a bagel sandwich! If you are short for time then you can order ahead of time online!

Side note: It was a running joke with my daughter that I am a terrible food photographer because I start eating the food since it looks so delicious and THEN remember to take photos.

And so… these two photos are screen shots from a video I took because I couldn’t stop from tasting the Avolauncher that I am still craving to this day.

What we ate:

They have heavier bagel options with bacon, eggs and the full works but I tried, and thoroughly enjoyed the Avolauncher with Avocado, herb and garlic cream cheese, sprouts and spinach. It was delicious. 

I raved about it to my husband Cam over the phone, and for about a week afterwards.

I love that they easily accommodated Etta’s request to have a plain bagel with jam on the side along with a side of bacon.

Find their menu here.

The Lost Boys Café

Lost Boys Cafe Fernie Alpine Resort

Enjoy lunch or a mid day drink with an incredible view of mountains at the top of the Timber Express Quad at The Lost Boys Café.

Located at Fernie Alpine Resort, the café is only accessible to skiers and snowboarders that enjoy blue or black ski runs since there are no easy runs down the mountain.

What we ate:

The hearty bowl of chili with a bun alongside a latte hit the spot after a morning of riding. The kids grilled cheese and homemade chips were quickly devoured by Etta alongside a hot chocolate with a mountain of whipped cream topped with sprinkles.

Find their menu here.



Chilango Fernie restaurants

Chilango fuses authentic Mexican dishes with a modern atmosphere. True to authenticity, the name Chilango refers to people living in Mexico, bringing the culture to the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Located off highway 3, the restaurant is easily accessible if you want to avoid the bustle of the downtown strip in the evening.

What we ate:

Etta and I called our dinner at Chilango our “fancy” dinner. The staff really helped make our experience and brought out a “fancy” ginger ale decorated with blueberries along with my perfectly balanced margarita.

For an appetizer, we enjoyed the tortilla chips with an assortment of salsas of various spice along with guacamole.

For dinner, I combined a classic mouth watering fish taco with an appetizer of Ceviche served with a side of tortilla chips.

Etta wasn’t sure she would enjoy the restaurant and was worried about the food she would be served. Her worries were soon lifted when she devoured the two plain beef tacos and the side of veggies.

Along with a side of melted chocolate, the mouth watering churros were the perfect way to end our night. Chilango is one of Fernie’s restaurants you NEED to check out.

Find their menu here.

Himalayan Spice Bistro

Himalayan Spice Bistro Fernie

Enjoy genuine Indian food in the restaurant or grab your food to go at the Himalayan Spice Bistro located in Downtown Fernie. They have everything from kabobs, curry’s, and a variety of sides from naan bread, roti, samosas, and pakoras.

We grabbed take out from Himalayan Spice Bistro after driving the 8.5 hours from Regina, Saskatchewan to Fernie.

What we ate:

himalayan restaurant

To start, we enjoyed a pair of savoury vegetable samosas. For our entrée, we shared the beef Kadai curry simmered with caramelized onions and bell peppers along with a side of basmati rice and garlic naan bread.

Find their menu here.

The Loaf

The Loaf Fernie

Brunch, lunch, or dinner, The Loaf has a curated selection of gourmet Mediterranean dishes on their menu from breakfast bowls, omelettes, eggs benny to Neopolotan pizza, pasta dishes, and burgers.

Local craft beer, cider, and wine is available to pair with your meal or simply enjoy over one of their appetizers after a day of exploring outside. 

For a fun night out, enjoy their fondu dinner by reservation on Thursday and Sunday nights.

What we ate:

Pizza was on the menu when we ordered from The Loaf.

We could have shared a pizza but I knew we were both hungry. Etta will always choose peperoni and I wanted to try one of their specialty pizzas.

It was a tough choice for me between the Roquette with crispy bacon, prosciutto, tomato sauce, fresh tomatoes & mozzarella, topped with arugula & grana Padano and the Mediterranean Pizza adorned with olives, goat’s cheese, red onion, roast peppers, and spinach. 

I did not regret my choice to choose the Mediterranean Pizza and enjoyed the balance between the flavours.

Find their menu here.

Best restaurants in Fernie

Want to learn more about Fernie and all the fun activities to do? Learn more about our experience in Fernie in the post “Things to do in Fernie”.

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