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Where To Eat & Drink Like A Local In Whistler

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Whistler is the ultimate getaway for Vancouverites. It’s only a scenic 2-hour-drive away from the city and it has a plethora of things to explore in every season of the year.

Plus, it boasts a ton of awesome eateries with the bustling village and mountain peaks as the backdrop.

But to explore Whistler through a local’s eyes, check out these hidden eateries that the Whistlerites flock to.

Where To Eat & Drink Like A Local In Whistler


HandleBar Café & Apres


The newly opened eatery prides themselves on being a place for the locals. They specialize in local craft beer and tasty German-inspired street food. They’re a spot for local mountain bikers to head to after a long day on the trails. Their menu has hot pretzels, fried pickles, crispy Brussel sprouts, currywurst and a schnitzel sandwich, just to name a few. They’re also known for their impressive selection of craft beers, with always something new to try. Check it out at 106-4557 Blackcomb Way.

The Southside Diner


The small but always packed diner is the place to go when in Whistler. Enjoy comfort food at its finest, such as eggs benny, a breakfast poutine, burgers, meat loaf, baked mac-and-cheese, and chicken pot pie. Grab some eats at 2102 Lake Placid Road.

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Cinnamon Bear Bar & Grille


Dig into a hearty breakfast and some traditional pub grub at this popular joint. Although it’s located in the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa (4050 Whistler Way), a lot of locals gather here for a meal and some drinks.

El Furniture Warehouse


A casual-style restaurant with a full bar serving up delicious burgers, tacos and wings. All of their food is only $5. Try some of their yummy starters, including: maple bacon potato skins, BBQ stacked ribs, or perogies with chipotle mayo. Their dessert menu has mini donuts and fried apple pie, need we say more? It’s located at 4314 Main Street.

Merlin’s Bar & Grill


This is where the locals go for mountain-high nachos and the best beers on tap. Their menu includes: poutine, pulled pork tacos, spicy rockfish tacos, a veggie quinoa burger, a smoked meat sandwich and much more. Try it for yourself at 4553 Blackcomb Way.

What eateries do you like to hit up when in Whistler? Let us know in the comments below!


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