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Restaurant type

  • Pub,

Dishes

  • Breakfast,
  • Hamburger,
  • Vegetarian,

Products and Services

  • Beer,
  • Wine,
  • Liquor,
  • Live Music,
  • Darts,
  • Gourmet Food,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
10713 124th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H2
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The moniker may have its roots in the British Isles and the inspiration may have come from Texas, but when it comes to neighbourhood bars, there's no doubt Daravara is attracting patrons to its unique, laid-back experience.

Much of it has to do with the lack of thawed and microwaved pub grub on the premises. Instead, co-owner and chef Shane Loiselle, along with his partner, co-owner Pat Bourne, doggedly ensures that every food item is created right on the spot.

“The only thing we don’t really make here from scratch is bread,” he says. “Everything from the bacon to the turkey is fresh. My freezer in the back is about the size of a household fridge, so I don’t bring in much frozen product here. I even bring in fresh Alberta grade-A sirloin and grind it to make all the burgers from that. We also make all our sauces and ketchup from scratch, although we do keep a bottle of Heinz handy for the odd customer who prefers that.”

What's on the menu, which changes seasonally, is so popular that 60 per cent of Daravara's revenue comes from the food, with sales of alcohol comprising the remainder. Favourites include the novelty chicken heart appetizers (which Shane prepares as a form of popcorn chicken), honey garlic chicken wings, waffle club sandwiches and an egg-topped “dirty burger” that's in top demand during Daravara's weekend brunches.

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    a food truck with...

    a food truck without the wheels. Love Daravara. awesome community restaurant and pub. when it first opened, I remember thinking "this is a food truck without the wheels" and so it continues... except for the adult beverages. the burgers are great and the limited edition "Dirty Burger", only available on weekends are out of this world. the Popcorn Chicken Hearts are also amazing and this is the only place in Edmonton I think they're available. everything is great.

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    124 Street’s trendiest pub, Daravara’s big garage doors open to the street in summer and they also host an in-house smoker. Daravara plays with smoke for their meats and vegetables! Try the coffee and ancho rubbed brisket po’ boy, which is cooked over smoke (hot smoked), the house smoked wings, the smoked tofu taco or the smoked roma tomato sandwich.

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