Review: Klondike Rib and Salmon

This was one of the first restaurants recommended to me even before I had moved to Whitehorse. But when you arrive in February for a visit and in March to stay, it’s unfortunately not open.  So we wait.

This year, it opened on Mother’s Day. And the first few days it was open, we could see from just driving by that it was packed.

IMG_5751Over the May long weekend, we had some guests in from out of town. On their final day, the holiday Monday, we set out for a soak in the hot springs, and then were back in town for lunch. Apparently, many places close on holidays. Thankfully, not Klondike Rib and Salmon.

We were able to get a table right away as the joint was busy but not full.

IMG_5732The menu had plenty of dishes I wanted to try – and despite two meats in the restaurant name, caters decently to vegetarians as well.

My friends ordered the way I like – we all had different meals.

Their thoughts:

IMG_5741A had a boar sandwich that doesn’t appear to be on the lunch menu listed on the website: “Good, tasty, pulled pork type of burger.”

IMG_5748L had the halibut chowder with bannock: “nice creamy chowder with lots of chunks of halibut.”

IMG_5743R had the smoked salmon wrap: “good wrap, lots of salmon.”

IMG_5745And I had the halibut and chips. The standout of the dish was the tartar sauce. I practically drank it.

Overall, we all walked away happy with our meals and plenty full.

Likelihood of return visit: Yep – want to try their dinner menu.

Recommended dish: Halibut Chowder

Tripadvisor: #3 of 87 Restaurants in Whitehorse

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Klondike Rib and Salmon: 2116 2nd Ave, Whitehorse, Yukon

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