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Camp Cookhouse and General Store

40 Lakeview Drive, Elkwater, Alberta T0J 1C0, Canada
+1 403-893-3930
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“salad” (14 reviews)
“ribs” (11 reviews)
“cornbread” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
Barbecue, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
40 Lakeview Drive, Elkwater, Alberta T0J 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very impressed. Best meal of my vacation with all local hand made stuff. Unique salad had yucca in it!

1  Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm always suspicious of restaurants that list buying a round for the kitchen as a menu item. Really high quality restaurants don't have to tell you their food is good. Prompting people to buy a round for the kitchen is the Dunning-Kruger Effect in action......More

Thank CWGross
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s rare to find this calibre of restaurant in a campground. They make most everything from scratch including the BBQ which is smoked out back. The bar featured local beers and wines. My meal was the Scrapple, roasted veggies, strawberry rhubarb pie and Saskatoon Berry...More

1  Thank SabbyWabbyWander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food, atmosphere and service, with great low prices to match. Simply can't recommend this hidden gem enough. Would happily drive hours to eat here again. Food cooked to highlight there great tastes, simply and to perfection

1  Thank Grant S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came camping to cypress hills and came across this gem. The service was great and food delicious! It was also nice to take a break from cooking.

1  Thank Dominika M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try the restaurant as we had experienced lovely service in the general store. I walked in with my mother, aunt and my 1 year old. We walked in too see if we wanted to sit on the deck, we were rudely asked...More

Thank Kim W
Alexander B, Owner at Camp Cookhouse and General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I’d like to apologize for your negative experience. Our servers can have a sassiness that many people quite enjoy, but you clearly didn’t, and I’m sorry that he didn’t pick up on that, which ruined your experience. If you’d like to give us...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Very friendly and down-to-earth staff. Decent menu - had a special coconut pork belly (really good). Late lunch between fishing trips.

Thank Burnmax
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to eat. Service was amazing, friendly, prompt. All food made in house, wood burning offset smoker just off patio. Great flavors

1  Thank Ken B
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A diamond! Camp Cookhouse and General Store is a gem! Camp has a rustic, cottage on the lake decor that welcomes everyone. The staff greet you like you’ve been lifetime friends. Then the menu! A little something for everyone of all ages, from bbq ribs,...More

1  Thank snobeach
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I went to Elkwater to camp in Cypress Hills Provincial Park and to do some bird watching. One evening our small group decided to go for supper at Camp Cookhouse. One of our party had heard good things about this restaurant. I think the good...More

1  Thank Bob L
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7 July 2018|
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Response from snobeach | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do. Wifi throughout the area though, is intermittent.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Lakeview Drive, Elkwater, Alberta T0J 1C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Elkwater
  • Phone Number: +1 403-893-3930
  • E-mail
Camp Cookhouse offers wholesome, delicious food made with local and seasonal products; we make EVERYTHING from the bread to the bacon (with the exception of SOME condiments - who can argue with Heinz?). The General Store meets all your basic grocery needs, and is also a gift store with tons of fun products found nowhere else South of Calgary, and a selection of great beer and wine from great Canadian producers (and abroad). Got dirty clothes? We also have a laundromat! Come and see what we've been up to turning the Landing into CAMP - we bet you'll be very pleasantly surprised.
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