Wondering where to eat in Prince George? There is nothing better then going out for a nice dinner, and Prince George has a quite a few good local restaurants to choose from. It’s really quite hard to pick favourites, but here are my top 5:
(Please note that this is only my list of five favourite places to eat that I recommend to others, this is not the definitive list, everyone has their favourite choices as there are many other fine restaurants in the city to choose from)
1. North 54
I think my favourite restaurant in the city is North 54, which specializes in steak and pasta. It may be a more formal restaurant, but as you enter, you’ll find that it’s very cozy and inviting. As it’s very popular, I do recommend reserving a spot at least 48 hours in advance, which is easy to do that on their website. They will get back to you within 24 hours to confirm your reservation.
I’ve found that at North 54, the service is impeccable! Our server was very nice, and had a great sense of humour. He has worked there for many years, and is well known to the regulars. We didn’t have to wait long for him to come back to our table with the menu, and when my friend and I were ready to order, he already knew what we were interested in! I was very impressed. He also recommended a good wine to go with my main dish.
Just as impressive was the food that they served, as it is all freshly made at the restaurant (including the pasta). I was surprised that it didn’t take too long for the main course to arrive, even though we had some appetizers beforehand. The meal was all very filling, and I hardly had room for dessert. But, I still ordered a crème brûlée!
If you like fine dining with both excellent food and service, I really recommend having dinner at North 54, you won’t be disappointed. It is easy to get to as is conveniently located downtown on Third Avenue and there are a lot of parking spaces available.
2. Cimo Mediterranean Grill
Cimo Mediterranean Grill is a close second on my list to North 54. What makes Cimo particularly special is they support local farmers by using sustainable local ingredients when available, which makes the food very flavourful. They also try to be environmentally friendly by using recycled materials for their take-out boxes and by composting a lot of their food waste for use at many local community gardens.
As soon as I entered the door, I found a bright cheery atmosphere. They were quick to find me a table and hand me a menu. True to what they say on their website, the staff was very friendly, personal, and most definitely memorable. I loved that they gave me some suggestions on what to try (see the photo above for my selections).
If you would like to enjoy a nice dinner or lunch in Prince George, at a reasonable price, Cimo is a great place to go! It is located downtown on Victoria Street.
3. White Goose Bistro
The White Goose Bistro is a casual restaurant, located downtown on Third Avenue. This is also a very popular local restaurant, and when I went with a friend on a Thursday night, it was packed! As with many of our local restaurants, I really recommend making a reservation (can be done via their website).
The service was very good and it wasn’t too long before the server took my order. I decided as I had a lot of pasta at Cimos and North 54, that I would try something different! See the photo above for my choices.
The appetizer and meal were so filling, that I didn’t have room for dessert that day. I really enjoyed the food though, it was the best lamb that I had in ages! There were lots of other tasty items on the menu, such as Rack of Lamb, Chicken Oscar, and Salmon which is served on a bed of quinoa & creamed spinach. If I had had room for dessert, I could have chosen from desserts such as cheesecake wrapped in puff pastry & served with a berry compote or Chocolate cake with butter pecan sauce.
This is a great place to come for dinner, or lunch (only during the weekdays) while staying in Prince George. And like many of the city’s fine dining establishments, it is conveniently located downtown on Third Avenue.
4. Copper Pig Bistro
If you like barbecued food, I really recommend eating out at Copper Pig! Read my post about the Copper Pig Bistro.
5. Hummus Brothers Restaurant and Lounge
If you like Mediterranean food, definitely try Hummus Brothers. I came for lunch, and there wasn’t quite as an extensive menu as they have for the evening, but they still have a lot of good choices. I really also liked their craft beer selection! The staff are very friendly, and got me seated pretty quickly upon entering and then took my order.
I recommend coming for dinner to try out some of their tapas, like the Prosciutto Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp, or the Tomato Basil Bruschetta, and many others, as they are all very good! The restaurant recently moved to the local Casino and Treasure Cove hotel at the junction of Highway 16 and 97, just across from Prince George’s mascot, Mr. PG.
Dining in Prince George, BC