Original T’s restaurant has been a mainstay in Sundre for over 25 years. Originally called ‘Trendies’, the restaurant was sold a few years ago but then bought back by the original owners under the new name Original T’s (original Trendies!)
It’s a family-friendly restaurant with a nice little patio and a pretty varied menu. The very friendly chef/owner Chris was checking in on all the tables during our visit which I thought was really nice—very personable!
Rachel’s aunt lives in Sundre and before even mentioning where we’d be eating, had actually recommended we try Original T’s and in particular, the Almond Crusted Sole. Rachel ended up ordering perfectly coked sole which came with a delicious mushroom leek sauce with vegetables. Chef Chris recommended to me the Phyllo-Wrapped Salmon, which included spinach and red peppers, topped with a creamy dill sauce.
It also happened to be Wing Wednesday when we went to Original T’s, so we shared a great plate of salt and pepper wings! Our meal at Original T’s was my favourite of our Sundre trip! Highly recommend.
Just down the road from Original T’s is a newer restaurant called Cedar’s Pub. This pub is part of the Original T’s family, and includes a backyard alley patio too! This is a pretty casual spot and we were pretty full after our delicious dinner at Original T’s but grabbed a few drinks from Cedar’s Pub and caught the end of the Stanley Cup Finals during our visit.
Cedar Pub’s menu is primarily focused on a nice selection of thin crust pizzas and burgers. If we had been hungrier we definitely would’ve tried more dishes but we opted to share just the Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wontons in a blue cheese ranch dressing. This was also quite good, but we thought overly sauced lol.
Due to our schedule, we weren’t able to try Kodiak BBQ’s BBQ menu BUT we can confirm their breakfast french toast is amazing (super light, very fluffy, perfectly sweet with an even spread of egg!)
For its BBQ items, Kodiak BBQ uses two 22-foot smokers for their meats. Depending on the day you’ll find different cuts, like pulled pork, ribs, slow smoked beef or BBQ chicken. You can also take home BBQ by the pound! We hope on a return Sundre visit to try the BBQ!!
If your schedule allows, make sure Kodiak BBQ is a lunch stop.
Another great spot for patio eats in Sundre is the Sundre Golf Club!
We had the best service at the Sundre Golf Club and really tasty chef’s homemade soup of the day which was a hearty and flavourful bacon, corn and potato soup (with lots of bacon and potato chunks!)
The Sundre Golf Club does a well-priced $12 soup and sandwich combo deal. We shared their Thai Chicken Bites with sweet chili sauce (generously portioned and generously sauced). Rachel tried their Chicken Avocado Burger and I was feeling a Sundre Summer Salad with Sauteed Prawns. Both were lighter options so we wouldn’t feel too bogged down on the golf course.
The patio at the Sundre Golf Club is also considered to have one of the best patio views in Sundre, overlooking the the gorgeous green!
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