Whether you’re a lifelong local or a weekend visitor to Manitoba’s second largest city, you’ll quickly realize there’s no shortage of restaurants in Brandon to explore. The underrated gem in South Manitoba offers an array of dining experiences to suit every taste and budget — from an old-fashioned diner with an extensive brunch menu to an iconic pub with locally sourced ingredients. 

Here’s just a handful of the great places to eat and drink in Brandon.

Komfort Kitchen Food

For a brunch restaurant in Brandon, MB: the Komfort Kitchen

Located in the downtown hub of Brandon, Manitoba, the Komfort Kitchen is a local gem known for its wide-ranging menu, old-fashioned diner atmosphere and Sunday breakfast buffet. Come here for breakfast any day of the week and indulge in a plate of Belgian waffles, Sirloin steak and eggs or (if you have a big appetite) the hunger platter. Aside from breakfast items, the Komfort Kitchen offers a delicious signature Rueben, home made perogies topped with creamy sour cream and four variations of poutine that’ll leave you craving more. Since it’s the restaurant in Brandon to go to for brunch, get out of bed early to guarantee a spot. 

Prairie Firehouse Restaurant

For an iconic restaurant in Brandon, MB: Prairie Firehouse

You can’t leave Brandon without visiting Prairie Firehouse. Situated in the historic Central Fire Station built in 1911, the iconic restaurant boasts a warm atmosphere, delicious food and live entertainment. There’s no wrong way to order here – get the beer cheese and onion dip, any of the appetizers, the Firehouse Burger or an 8 oz. rib eye. The best part, each item on the menu is made in-house with seasonal ingredients from local Manitoba producers. With Tuesday night trivia, craft beer from Manitoba breweries and a beautiful patio for those summer days, it’s no wonder Prairie Firehouse is on the list of best restaurants in Brandon.

The Dock on Princess

For the best burger restaurant in Brandon, MB: the Dock on Princess

With a rustic, laid-back environment, the Dock on Princess is a beloved restaurant and pub in Brendan that’s perfect for an appetizing weeknight dinner, casual drinks with friends or a fun (and competitive) game of pool. The menu boasts dishes made with local ingredients, encouraging you to become a locavore’ – from the Guinness nachos, to the pulled pork sandwich, to the autumn citrus salad. If you’re craving the taste of a good burger, the Dock on Princess is the spot you’ve been looking for. Whether you order the Dock Burger, the Buffalo Chicken Burger or the Herbivore Burger, you’ll be thinking about it for weeks after. Don’t forget to add a specialty cocktail to the bill.

For a Canadian comfort food restaurant in Brandon, MB: Joe Beeverz

Poutine is something you can find on restaurant menus across Canada, with many putting their own spin on the classic dish, but Joe Beeverz is one of the best restaurants in Brandon to try the Canadian staple. With over a dozen unique variations, you can find everything from poutine loaded with golden fried perogies and sautéed onions to a Christmas version topped with over roasted turkey and homemade stuffing. It’s a casual spot with a fully stocked bar and an extensive menu, so you can enjoy one of their signature caesars while you devour a large plate of nachos. 

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Special thanks to the staff at the Comfort Inn in Brandon, MB for their suggestions.

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