Now we will break this article down into four areas of the City of Brandon,

North (anything over the 18th Street bridge)
Downtown ( Between 1st to 18th Street and between Pacific and north side of Victoria )
Central / South ( Between 1st to 18th Street and between south side of Victoria and Richmond )
West ( anything west of 18th street to the Victoria Inn)

This will be part 2 of 2 – Central / South and Downtown

CENTRAL / SOUTH (Between 1st to 18th Street and between south side of Victoria and Richmond )


Keystone Centre / Westman Communications Place – Various small to large concerts and shows will visit the Keystone Centre

Keystone Hotel – features bands once in a while plus dancers and karoake on during the summer months


Keystone Hotel – several machines and food and beverage service 7 days a week

Smitty’s Sportsline Lounge and VLT’s – located at Shoppers Mall Brandon and good service and food and beverages 7 days a week

Boston Pizza – has a handful of machines in the lounge


Pita Central – someone should really install some lights in the parking lot but other than that it is a good option

Pita Pit – been in business for a few years and a wide variety of toppings and as well smoothies

Wendys – open until midnight

Pizza Hut – has a very good lunch buffet and of course pick and delivery

5 Guys – located at Shoppers Mall Brandon and pretty good quality, however not very affordable

Joe Beevers – Very different menu however great bar / pub food

Tastee’s – great burgers and ice cream also open from about March to October

Blu – going through a current transition of ownership ( kind of like Joeys and Earl’s )

Brown’s Socialhouse – been open for about 2 years a good franchise from BC and has a good APP and bar menu

Smittys Lounge and Restaurant – great apps and meals in the lounge and a top end breakfast you can’t go wrong

The Keg – still one of the best in Brandon, always consistent for decades

Huggy’s – excellent pizza, soup and pasta buffet on Wed and Friday’s at lunch

Kims Chinese –actually pretty nice inside with a smaller limited buffet

Applbee’s – good value and good portions

A & W – Tim’s – Gondola Pizza – Pizza Place – Qdoba – Subway – McDonalds – Burger King – KFC / Taco Bell – Dairy Queen (seasonal) – Food Court at Shoppers Mall Brandon – Pizza Pizza and Boston Pizza – Coffee Culture – Joeys Only Seafood – Wah Lee Chinese – Forebidden Flavors – Charlie Biggs Chicken

DOWNTOWN ( Between 1st to 18th Street and between Pacific and north side of Victoria )


Evans Theatre – located at Brandon University, some different movies that you won't find in mainstream theatres

Suds Bar – also located at BU, a smaller venue that can hold upwards of 150 people and all forms of music that will normally appeal to university students

Double Decker – a wide variety of local and national singers and bands will appear weekly at the Decker

The Dock on Princess – comedy nights and at times some bands will appear live on Rosser at the Dock.

Prairie Firehouse – new to Brandon and does a good job in bringing live entertainment to downtown


Chicken Delight – has three VLT’s in a back room

Crystal Hotel – dozens and dozens of machines and reported some of the best pay outs in the city

Bus Station – yes you read correct the bus depot has a few machines in the restaurant

Knights Inn – used to be the Canadian Inn has dozens of machines however do not expect any service or get a drink or any food it is a very basic operation


Pizza Express – people always say when they leave they miss the Pizza and for sure Pizza Express is one of those places people will miss

Marino’s Pizza – also another excellent pizza and pasta and more options

Komfort Kitchen – is the talk of Brandon with an excellent breakfast buffet on Sundays get their early for better parking options

Little Italy Pizza – open late til 3 am and has been in Brandon for decades and a great option for your pizza and pasta options

Benny’s – brand new to downtown and a very good menu and it is only 2 pages so it makes choices easy

Chicken Delight – c’mon spend 200 bucks and clean the outside of this place up or at least dust it the food is ok and the buffet is cheap

Romana Pizza – almost known nationally as people always talk about it…great for take out or pick up.

Double Decker – not open at lunch anymore but a good bar menu

The Dock on Princess – features Manitoba homegrown food and a very good menu and good value

Prairie Firehouse – a very, very unique menu featuring local and Manitoba foods

Ukrainian Cuisine – rave reviews in the Mall downtown, worth a trip for something different and new

Chilli Chutney – people are always impressed with the East Indian food choices

Wildflower Café – sorry I do not know anything about this place

Robin’s Donuts – Subway are located in the downtown region

If I missed the odd business I am sorry some places are hidden and we attempted to cover the city as best as possible.


Darryl Wolski