The Dan's Diner Remote Culinary Experience - Common Inquiries

Frontiers North Adventures is excited to present the Dan's Diner remote culinary adventure in Churchill, Canada. Learn more about what to expect once you book your seat.


Dan's Diner Pop-Up Restaurant

Guests embark from Churchill on an official Tundra Buggy® and travel to the Dan's Diner site. Once there, diners will enjoy a carefully-crafted meal in a heated pop-up restaurant that has been designed purposefully with panoramic windows and skylights to take advantage of the opportunity to view the northern lights.

Dan's Diner Frequently Asked Questions

Q1) Does Dan's Diner serve diner-like food, as the name would suggest?

No. The meal will consist of several courses that are perhaps best described as regional with international influence. Dan's Diner was affectionately named after Dan Guravich, the first cook to take up residence at the original Tundra Buggy Lodge.

The northern lights above Dan's Diner in Churchill, Canada

Guest toast wine glasses before eating© Handcraft Creative 

Q2) Can dietary restrictions be accommodated?

Patrons at Dan's Diner will enjoy a masterfully curated menu by one of the region's top chefs, Jared Fossen, with courses inspired by regional delicacies from land and sea. Please be aware there are some limitations with respect to accommodating dietary restrictions. If you have food allergies or intolerances, please let us know in advance by calling us toll free at 1-800-663-9832 or international at 1-204-949-2050 so we can alert you to any courses that may contain an allergen.

Q3) What should I wear? Or is there a dress code?

Dress in warm layers. There isn’t a formal dress code and the dining space is heated but you will still be exposed to the wind and cold. Keep in mind you may want to spend some time outside for northern lights viewing, so wear extra layers that you are able to remove and add back on as needed.

Q4) Are alcoholic beverages included in the cost?

Generally not, though some courses may include alcoholic beverages as part of the experience. A limited selection of wine is available for purchase. If you would prefer to bring your own, a corkage fee applies.

Q5) Are tips included in the cost?

Yes. A 10% auto-gratuity will be automatically applied at time of purchase. Should you wish to leave an extra gratuity (CAD or USD funds preferred), please give it directly to the chef, serving staff, driver and/or guide whom you would like to tip.

Q6) What type of food will be served?

Guests will enjoy a meticulously curated menu designed by one of the region's top chefs, featuring courses inspired by regional delicacies from land and sea.

Final touches are added to plates ready to be served to guests in Dan's Diner.© Handcraft Creative

A beet salad © Abby Matheson

Q7) What time are the seatings at?

Seatings commence at 6 p.m. 

Q8) How long is the dinner?

Dan's Diner meal service will be approximately 2.5 hours; the entire experience is approximately 5 hours.

Q9) I’d like to bring my camera and tripod for the northern lights viewing – is there anywhere to store my belongings safely during dinner?

Yes. Bring the camera gear with you on the Tundra Buggy and flag down one of the Frontiers North team members. There will be a safe spot onsite that they can store it for you if required.

Q10) How do I book a seat today for Dan's Diner?

There are three ways to reserve your seat for Dan's Diner: 

  1. Book onto any of our Frontiers North Northern Lights and Winter Nights trips.
  2. Reserve individual tickets now by filling out this form.
  3. Inquire about reserving an entire seating for your group.
Learn more about Dan's Diner


Header photo © Abby Matheson


Contact Us

Toll Free North America
1 800 663 9832
International Phone
1 204 949 2050