In the past few months, we have introduced readers to several under-the-radar, road trip worthy restaurants serving up some unique and wonderful food. The canteen, located inside the Oak Lake arena 35 minutes from Brandon, is another must-visit restaurant worth getting into your car for.
Marge Van Meer has been running the restaurant at this location since 2016. Open year round the menu has a little bit of everything, including breakfast and daily lunch specials. The canteen is best known (in the local hockey community) for making an amazing home-made rink burger.
Once a week, on Friday, the restaurant likes to serve up a Bannock inspired menu. Marge tells bdnmb.ca that she started running the weekly Bannock specials, with the assistance of Lola, in May of this year. Among the featured items is a perfectly grilled, juicy, mouth watering bison Bannock burger and an absolutely delicious Bannock taco. Several dessert options are also available:
Bannock bliss: fried Bannock with a cherry, blueberry, or apple topping, & whipped cream
Elephant ears: fried Bannock served with cinnamon and sugar
Hours of operation:
Open 7 days a week: 7:30 am-1 pm, 4 pm-6 pm
Dine-in or takeout.
For updates on daily lunch specials, or scheduled bannock days, please visit this link. As with most small town restaurants, the service is always friendly and the food always reasonably priced.