Treat Dad to Edmonton’s best steaks this Father’s Day

Dads are a tricky bunch to thank. What do you get them? A card? Socks? A firm handshake? While those are good options, how about you treat him to a darn good steak instead? [Image credit:]

Tom Goodchild’s Moose Factory

4810 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5H5

If the name alone doesn’t scream “Dad,” the menu certainly will – it has an entire page dedicated to steaks. A whole page! Oh, and sauces and sides and surf options and, oh God, your mouth is watering. There’s no shortage of beer and hard liquor, either. Plus, your dad will feel right at home with the cozy atmosphere, complete with a fireplace.

Vons Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

10309 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1X3

Well-known for its oyster-shucking (a buck a shuck most of the week), Vons also makes a mean steak anyway you like it, with a reasonable variety of cuts and abundance of sides. Oh, and to help the conversation along, there’s a swath of drinks, including a bacon caesar. That counts as a vegetable, right?

Acme Meat Market Ltd

9570 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 0K2

Your dad put a little bit of work into you, so why not put a little work into his steak? Even if he’s picky about his cuts, ACME will make it happen. Warm up the barbecue, then swing by and grab a nice striploin, rib eye, rib steak or – well, seriously, there’s so much to choose from, why not just stop by? There’s a reason everyone in town raves about ACME.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

9990 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1P7

Yeah, it ain’t cheap, but neither was raising your ungrateful butt (or so I’m told). With great service and no shortage of melt-in-your-mouth cuts, this chain has been a favourite of dads and salesmen impressing clients for years. Just a heads up, though: Book ahead.

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

9929 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H6

Struggling to get along with your dad? Perhaps it’s time for the two of you to bond over some meat sweats. The phrase “limitless table-side carvings” tells you everything you need to know about Pampa – there’s meat. So much meat. There’s a salad bar, as well, apparently. If you’re looking to sleep away the afternoon, it’s running a Father’s Day brunch promo.


10643 123 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P3

Treat your dad to some local awesomeness, with food sourced from farms within a reasonable distance of Edmonton. The menu constantly changes, but you can always rely on quality, original concoctions with flavours that reflect just how darn fresh everything is. And, the drinks? There’s enough beer and hard liquor combos to make the old man happy. It’s “Range” Road, by the way, not “Rage.”

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Not every Dad is Ron Swanson; some don’t do the meat thing, and that’s awesome. Whatever his reason – maybe he’s a huge fan of George Stroumboulopoulos and follows anything he does – thank him for being your dad by taking him out for an awesome meal. [Image credit: Patterson]
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