Established in 1881, The Western Hotel emerged as a major destination in Downtown Guelph. Known for its fine imported spirits and cigars, it stood prominently on Macdonell Street, and was a downtown jewel in the late nineteenth century. Steeped in this tradition, Western Burgers & Steaks re-emerged in 2013 as a modern-day saloon, serving Craft Beer, Gourmet Burgers, Juicy Steaks, and most importantly, Good Times!
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CRISPY COD TACOS
3 soft tacos served with cabbage, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro.
GUACAMOLE AND CHIPS
House-made guacamole and crispy chips.
WESTERN POTATO SKINS
Savoury potatoes, mozzarella cheese, house smoked bacon, sour cream & onion. Add pulled pork
FRESH CUT FRIES
Crispy hand-cut Yukon Gold potatoes. Served with garlic mayo.
Our crispy fries smothered in cheese curds and southern gravy.
Corn chips with melted cheddar cheese. Add pulled pork, chicken or beef.
Mixed cheese served with a side of house salsa. Add pulled pork, beef, chicken, or mixed vegetables.
WESTERN GARLIC BREAD & CHEESE
Topped with garlic butter and cheddar cheese. Add bacon. Add pulled pork
BASKET OF BACON
Local pork belly that is cured, smoked and candied in house.
PULLED PORK SLIDERS
Three delicious sliders of our famous pulled pork topped withcoleslaw.
SWEET POTATO WEDGES
Served with chipotle mayo or buttermilk ranch.
BREADED PICKLES & HOT PEPPERS
Battered dill pickle spears and jalapeño peppers. Served with ranch dressing.
Thinly sliced Parma prosciutto (nitrate free), served with local grilled baguette, Abruzzi Original Virgin Olive Oil™, & balsamic.
WESTERN CAESAR SALAD
Fresh garlic dressing tossed with crisp romaine, then topped with house bacon, parmesan and croutons.
Mixed green salad served with apple spice vinaigrette or aged balsamic rosemary vinaigrette.
A variety of organic lettuce, peppers, red onions, honey-roasted pecans, tomatoes and local Feta cheese under a smokey red pepper dressing.
QUINOA & MUSHROOM SALAD
Marinated mushrooms, peppers and onions, leaf lettuce with quinoa grain and maple vinaigrette.
SMOKED CHICKEN WINGS – Served with veggies and blue cheese.
PICK YOUR WING SAUCE:
Ghost Honey (sweet with a ghostly hot finish)
Kansas City BBQ (mild)
Real Honey & Fresh Garlic (mild)
Apple Butter Chipotle (mild-medium)
Dry Cajun (medium)
Medium BBQ (medium)
Hank’s Hot (Hank Williams favourite, spicy sweet and hot sauce)
Habanero Butter (hot)
Served on a local artisan kaiser with lettuce, onion & tomato.
SMOKED CHICKEN BURGER
Smoked chicken breast, Swiss cheese, and fried mushrooms.
Piled high with smoked meat and jalapeno Jack cheese.
Goat cheese, house bacon and guacamole.
Fried egg, bacon, and cheddar cheese.
LOCAL BISON BURGER
Local Bison seasoned to perfection with fresh herbs and black pepper rub. Try it with melted Brie and chutney for $2.
Grilled portabello, oozing three cheeses inside. Veggie dream.
Topped with Cheddar and bacon.
Drenched in Cajun spices, topped with Brie and peach chutney.
Cheddar cheese, house cured bacon and yes ma’am, peanut butter, smooth of course!
CRISPY CORNFLAKE CHICKEN BURGER
Cornflake breaded chicken breast, Hank’s hot sauce, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.
WESTERN BEEF DIP
Thin sliced prime beef served au jus on a bun.
SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT
Chicken, ham, bacon, smoked beef, lettuce, tomato, mozzarella, and smokey spicy mayo.
MILE HIGH MONTREAL SMOKED BEEF
Shaved smoked beef brisket piled high with house mustard.
CORNFLAKE FRIED CHICKEN WRAP
Ask for one of our signature wing sauces. Topped with cheese, lettuce & tomato.
CHICKEN CAESAR WRAP
Your choice of crispy cornflake fried chicken or smoky chicken breast topped with crispy bacon and our famous Caesar salad.
PULLED PORK SANDWICH
Slow roasted pulled shoulder with BBQ sauce on our crusty roll, served with coleslaw.
TEXAS CHEESE STEAK
Shaved NY Strip on a toasted hoagie with jalapeño jack cheese.
DELUXE STEAK SANDWICH
Grilled tenderloin with melted jack, Montreal smoked beef & garlic mayo.
HOT, HOT, HOT! STEAK SANDWICH
Steak sandwich with habanero butter, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo. Three hots make it right.
CLASSIC STEAK SANDWICH
Served with onion straws, grain mustard, and garlic butter.
TEXAS-STYLE SIDE RIBS
(Mild, real honey & fresh garlic, habanero butter hot sauce, or apple butter chipotle medium sauce) – Finished on the grill Texas-style. Served with one side. Try it with one of our famous sauces!
CHICKEN & RIB COMBO
A half rack of ribs & chicken breast.
CRISPY CHICKEN STRIPS
Our signature cornflake-breaded chicken. Served with southern plum sauce.
SMOKED CHICKEN BREAST DINNER
A grilled chicken breast, basted in our Kansas City BBQ sauce and served with garlic mashed potato.
At the Western, our steaks are cut in-house from specially selected ‘AAA’ Canadian Angus Beef Steaks! Aged a minimum of 28 days and grilled to order. Served with a baked potato, home-made garlic mashed potato, or hand cut fries!
10oz NEW YORK STRIPLOIN
Our savoury New York strip grilled to your liking.
10oz PEPPERCORN NEW YORK
Our New York cut pepper crusted and topped with the Western’s homemade bourbon peppercorn sauce!
8oz FILET MIGNON
Our favourite succulent beef tenderloin grilled up however you like.
8oz LOUISIANA – FRENCH FILET MIGNON
Aged raclette cheese, oyster mushrooms, and garlic butter.
9oz TOP SIRLOIN
COWBOY WEEKEND STEAK SPECIAL
10oz NY Striploin. Are you game? Friday & Saturday nights.
• Fresh Cut Fries – Crispy Yukon Gold potatoes. • Baked Beans and Slaw – Beans with spices, and a cabbage & carrot slaw. • Seasonal Vegetables • Green Salad • Caesar Salad – Homemade dressing and our own house bacon. • Quinoa Salad • Sweet Potato Wedges
• Bourbon peppercorn $4 • Chimichurri $4 • Caramelized onions $3 • Onion straws $3 • Shallot butter $3 • Tarragon butter $2 • Western’s Signature Cajun Spice $2 • Fried mushrooms $3 • Grilled shrimp $5
CORNFLAKE CHICKEN STRIPS
Served with fries and southern plum sauce.
With ranch dressing.
KIDS BEEF BURGER
Served along with chips.
KIDSPULLED PORK SANDWICH
Served with fries and coleslaw.
From his extensive training in Italy and California, Marc has transformed standard pub fare into unique, high quality dishes. Marinating and grilling secrets and techniques, combined with the use of fresh ingredients enables Marc to take cuisine at Western Burgers & Steaks to another level. Most nights you will see Marc in the kitchen working his magic, or overseeing his well-trained staff to ensure that your meal is cooked and presented to perfection. Marc doubles as our hotel manager and greets and checks guests in with his friendly, affable manner.
Come taste one of Marc’s Chef’s Specialties or Favourites. Be sure to check out ourdaily specials.
– hotel guest, January 2016
JOHN WAYNE BURGER – Cheddar cheese, house cured bacon and yes ma’am, peanut butter, smooth of course!
Our kitchen is open mid-morning and remains open after dinner hours; you can get a savoury snack or meal almost anytime of the day.
MONDAY – SATURDAY 11:30 AM-2:00 AM
SUNDAY 2:00 PM-11:00 PM
Located on the main floor of the hotel, steps away from many activities, attractions and Guelph’s vibrant nightlife.