Moosejaw History…The Restaurant
Moose Jaw’s history is so interesting! We thought it would make a great restaurant theme. We make our own beer & Al Capone made his own liquor.
Moose Jaw History… A City in Canada
July 1881 – James Ross & Hector Sutherland were looking for land for the Canadian Pacific Railway. A spot in Moose Jaw was the best place to cross the river.
April 1883 – The first passenger train arrived in Moose Jaw. Moose Jaw’s downtown was: 6 stores, 5 saloons, 1 drugstore, 2 blacksmiths, 3 hotels & 40 houses.
Early 1900’s- The city build tunnels underground for the heating systems
1906-1936 – Moose Jaw Brewing & Malting Company was in business.
1985 – A truck fell through a street revealing the tunnels. Historians say that the tunnels connected several hotels. These tunnels served as brothels & saloons during Prohibition.
June 2000 – The Tunnels of Moose Jaw opened for business. They present the town’s history in a fun way.
Moose Jaw History… Al Capone’s Hangout?
Alcohol was legal in Canada during Prohibition. Al Capone was able to make & ship alcohol directly to Chicago on the railroad. Al Capone supposedly lived in a Moose Jaw motel across the street from the railroad depot. He operated his business in the tunnels under the city.
Our tribute’s to this past include:
The Canadian flag is displayed in Moosejaw’s entrance.
Large wood trusses used to build the restaurant are from Canada.
The Shaved Capone sandwich is named for Al Capone.
Check out the restaurant’s walls for more photos!
Our Moosejaw All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Buffet runs 8-11am every day in summer; Saturdays & Sundays in the off-season. Complete with favorites like: Breakfast Pizzas, Omelet Station, Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Pancakes, Waffle Station, Fruit, Pastries & more. $16.99 12 & up / $8.99 5-11 / $3.99 4 & under
See Moosejaw’s Current Beer List.
BREAKFAST BEER PAIRINGS
Several of our beers go great with Breakfast Buffet items, try out the below:
Hazel’s Nut House– Coffee fans usually love this beer! Head to our Waffle Station for a great pairing. Feel free to add some fruit toppings & whipped cream! Or, try a pastry or muffin with a glass.
Pina Colada Golden Ale– Try it with the Spicy Breakfast Pizza!
Sconnie Smash-This beer is made with Wisconsin cranberries, sweet & tart cherries. Try a pint with a Cheese Omelet with your favorite ingredients.
Bella Goose Imperial Iced Coffee Stout– You won’t be able to decide… are you drinking an Iced Coffee or a Beer? Enjoy with anything you eat with your breakfast coffee!
Sconnie Citrus Wheat– The orange & lemon flavors in this beer will go great with our Eggs Benedict. The hollandaise sauce will taste even brighter.
Honey Ale-This easy drinking beer will taste great with any of our Breakfast Pizzas!
Rustic Red– Try this one with anything sweet… pastries, muffins, maple syrup covered waffles, pancakes or French toast.
If you are nervous about beer with breakfast, just order our 12 Beer Sampler platter & you can taste test them all!
Order Online for Free Delivery or Pickup of lunch or dinner.
We offer 12 microbrews on tap at all times, plus an assortment of our bottled/canned brews. Check below for icons that show you if it’s available on tap or in a bottle or can. Beers on tap can always be purchased in a 1/2 gallon growler to-go. Ask your server or bartender to help with your selections. WE CAN NOT SHIP BEER or SODA!
REMEMBER: Beer needs to be kept COLD, always store your beer in the fridge.
No one’s garage/basement/pantry stays at 40 degrees year round.
A beer that has a shelf life of 45 days at 40 degrees has a shelf life of 11 days at room temperature.