About Blackjacks

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Welcome to Blackjacks Roadhouse!

40 years of experience

It seems like yesterday but 40 years ago Jack Shields and his 3 sons (Clarence, Jim & John) started their first restaurant an A&W, in a small northern town called Fort McMurray. At that time there were less then 5,000 people living in that community. From there they expanded to include the Fort’s first Smitty’s Pancake House & Diary Queen franchises, the Garden Cafe, Willies and Oriellys & the Stags Head Inn.  As Fort McMurray continued to grow so did the Shields family business. In 1986 after the introduction of the National Energy Program the family lost all their business and were forced to start all over again.

Some 25 years ago Jack and Clarence started all over again by operating a restaurant located the Nisku Truck Stop. From there they continued to grow acquiring the Airways Country Inn and numerous other business interests. Brother Jim and his wife Jody ventured off to start a successful greenhouse operation, while John continued on with an award winning career in radio.

Blackjacks Roadhouse and Games Room is a brand new building been created to host Clarence’s latest vision, this outstanding and beautiful building features amazing truss work and a 2nd floor stage over- looking our room.

Great Canadian & Chinese cuisine menu. Our games room is furnished with 30 V.L.T.s, 5 Minute KenoSports Select. Watch and play all the sports from our comfortable lounge.

Join us today!

Please come by anytime and enjoy our menu and great service. Spend some time wandering around looking at one of the largest collection of oilfield, trucking and car racing memorabilia dating back some 100 + years.

We always look forward to the opportunity to be of service.

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