Cuisine type

  • Fusion,
  • International,


  • Dessert,


  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Restaurant With Bar,

Products and Services

  • Restaurants,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
9420 91 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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Meet the owner

Frank Olson, co-owner of the Red Ox Inn, says that when he travels, and people ask about his restaurant, they’re often surprised that they’re already familiar with it. They might not have actually stepped into the small and cozy, yet sophisticated space in the Strathearn area of Edmonton, just off Connors Road. But they often recognize it from television.

That’s because in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, the Red Ox Inn was known to SCTV viewers as the Beef and Booze. Many skits featuring John Candy as Johnny LaRue or Joe Flaherty as Count Floyd were filmed inside the restaurant and in the area. That’s because the Beef and Booze was part of downtown Melonville, the fictional small-town setting of the seminal comedy show. “That street back then had a barber shop, anantique store and an upholstery shop. It was a little bit different,” says Frank.

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Tiny, intimate and cozy Edmonton restaurants

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If you’re a fan of fancy food in a casual but intimate atmosphere, Red Ox Inn is the place for you. The restaurant, which has been a part of the community for decades, holds 36 guests, so it’s never overcrowded. The menu is small but well curated, and the wine list is carefully chosen. They serve everything from duck and lamb to trout and gnocchi. Fun fact: The restaurant was also used as the setting for Beef and Booze in the comedy sketch show, SCTV, in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

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Practically an Edmonton institution, the Red Ox Inn, tucked away in Capilano, has been serving Edmontonians quality gourmet food for more than 15 years. Owners Andrea and Frank treat their customers as friends and provide a welcoming environment with stellar food. Their striploin is served atop house made barbecue sauce and comes with a delicious potato croquette, fresh mushrooms and broccolini.

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The cuisine here is really innovative; Sean O’Connor is an outstanding chef. The Red Ox Inn knows what it is and it’s been around for a long time. The décor is sweet and quaint. It’s the place we go when we want to have multiple glasses of wine and several courses. The beef tartare is delicious. It’s not traditional – that’s the nice thing about it. It’s an individual portion that is refined. It has thin wafers that almost look like potato chips sprinkled over the top. The way you eat it isn’t traditional but all the flavours mix beautifully.

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