Here is regional, woodfired Canadian cuisine in a lovely location in Prince's Island Park (accessible only by foot, bicycle or skates). The authoritative Northwest menu ranges from such exotica as stinging nettle soup and Alberta lamb paté to a beautiful platter of cedar-planked wild salmon.
A 1960s-era urban transit bus long ago run aground in an industrial park at the southeast edge of Calgary, Rocky’s serves hamburgers made from good Alberta beef. Each is hand-pattied extra thick, and potatoes are fried to order.
Although shrimp and flatfish are available from the fry basket, chicken rules this roost at this fine old drive in. It is sturdy-crusted, oil-infused, luscious chicken, a joy to overeat. The skin pulls off the meat in great chewy strips; and the meat below is moist and flavorful. Side dishes include excellent French fries and big, super-crusty, slightly sweet corn fritters.