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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“salad” (13 reviews)
“ribs” (8 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
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Canadian, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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40 Lakeview Drive, Elkwater, Alberta T0J 1C0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to Camp 3 times. Twice for breakfast and then yesterday afternoon for an early supper. I had the burger, my wife had a salad and my daughter had chicken fingers. NOTHING is ordinary, every dish has a special flare. At Camp even the...More

Thank Thunderstrucker
Alexander B, Owner at Camp Cookhouse and General Store, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

This made our day. We try to hide a bit of elegance in anything from our burger, to our chicken sandwich, to what might initially seem like a humble bowl of pasta. Not everyone loves what we do, and that’s okay, we’re overjoyed that there...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove 1.5 hours on the info from the web page only to find out they are closed in April. Was taking visiting family for a lunch and show them Elk water with the expectations of a fine meal as in the past.☹️More

Thank dave5363
Alexander B, Owner at Camp Cookhouse and General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, I’m very sorry that you and your family made the trek out only to find us closed, it does however say I’m the “news” portion of the website, where we’d normally post our hours, that we’re closed until may the forth. Again, sorry...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018

I had the salad and everyone else had burgers. Its a treat to go there. The food is all fresh and if you have your lift ticket on you you save 10%.

Thank Bernie D
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We went to elkwater to go to the stargazing activity. We went to camp cookhouse before and was pleased we did. One of the best burgers I have ever eaten! Will be definitely returning and recommending this place to anyone heading to elkwater!! Staff were...More

Thank kt4d2000
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I've eaten here numerous times over the past 20 years and this time I was pleased. I've enjoyed it in the past but the menu has changed. I had Grandma's Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and tons of peas and then Gingerbread with plum sauce and...More

Thank hawaii5times
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here a few times over a weekend and each time it was great. Quick and friendly service. Nice atmosphere with a view of nature. We had burgers which were so tasty on homemade buns and homemade pickles too. We also...More

Thank angelinao2016
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

It came highly recommend but it didn’t live up to the claims. I would say the food was average. They have a good selection and reasonably priced.

Thank Dmh448
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I ate here before the current owners and it was good before. Now it is outstanding. I had heard they were doing great things. My 10 year old exclaimed his opinion of his burger and I clarified, yes it was better than McDonalds - the...More

Thank OliverEdwards
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Everything on this menu that I have tried here is exceptional. High quality ingredients an unique presentation of the food all add up to a great dining experience. Well worth the drive out !

Thank Darla W
Alexander B, Owner at Camp Cookhouse and General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you so much Darla. We’re so happy you’re willing to drive out for us

Reviewed 29 January 2018

I know many of my reviews are 5's, but I have to say it is because I do a little research before I go eat somewhere. This was worth the 2.5 hour drive to get there. :) The menu changes often, and they make most...More

Thank Karen W
Alexander B, Owner at Camp Cookhouse and General Store, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

So happy you liked it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 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
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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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