We strive to stay true to our historic core menu while aggressively adapting to menu trends, SERVICE, QUALITY and VALUE EXPECTATIONS to create and hold our spot as one of the largest independent restaurants as far as sales per capita in Western Canada.
The Red Barn Restaurant was started in 1986 by Karmen & Jim Davidson. It started out as a 26 seat restaurant that served burgers and ice cream and also had a couple video games. The restaurant was seasonal and closed for the winter months. A few years after opening Karmen & Jim expanded and turned it into a 12 month business. At this time is when Karmen developed our famous Broasted Chicken and Smoked Ribs at the same time as tripling their seating capacity. After a few more years of growth, the Davidson’s decided it was time for another expansion and added on a new kitchen as well as adding on at the front of the building giving us 110 seats.
In 2003 Karmen & Jim decided it was time to retire and sold the restaurant to their son, Dan and his wife Terrie. Dan ran the same business for the next few years and saw some good growth at the same time having to deal with the highway relocation. Dan had made the decision to build a new restaurant in 2007 on Moosomin’s main access off the new highway. This decision paid off and the business saw great growth. Since 2003 the business volume has grown 5 fold due to the business’s great dedicated team that includes a lot of long term employees. To this day our Broasted Chicken, in-house made hamburgers and smoked ribs are an everyday favourite of our many loyal customers.