Welcome To Salisbury House!

The Salisbury House restaurant chain has been serving quality food for over 80 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Known locally as “Sals,” the chain is considered an iconic Winnipeg institution. The first Salisbury House restaurant opened in Downtown Winnipeg in 1931 by founder Ralph Erwin, who named his new eatery after the Salisbury Steak. Erwin was not fond of the term ‘hamburger’ so he named his now famous burger a “Nip” making reference to a small ‘nip’ or ‘bite’ of Salisbury Steak.

In 1979 Erwin sold his majority interest in the chain to a group of investors.  In 2001 a group of local businessmen brought the ownership of Salisbury House back to Winnipeg from the previous Montreal based owners. This group included majority shareholders Earl and Cheryl Barish. In 2006 Earl became President and CEO of Salisbury House of Canada Ltd. The balance of ownership consists of local businessmen and professionals including Winnipeg native Burton Cummings, the lead singer of the world famous rock group The Guess Who.

Visit our History and Gallery pages for detailed history, timeline, and vintage photographs.

Currently there are 7 FULL SERVICE Family Restaurant locations which are open 24 hours and 7 Sals Xpress Restaurants. Sals also has seasonal locations at 2  Major  Winnipeg Sports Stadiums and 2 Community Golf Courses, the International Airport, as well as at the Health Sciences Centre which is the largest Hospital complex in Winnipeg.

Visit our Locations page for addresses, hours of operation, contact numbers, detailed maps and directions.

Currently there are approximately 500 people within the Sals Family enjoying a wide array of careers in food preparation and service, restaurant management and warehouse logistics to name a few. Many have been with our company for  20, 30, 40+ years!!

Visit our Careers page for a full listing of current employment opportunities.

Salisbury House is famous for its Nips, its vast breakfast menu, classic desserts such as the one of a kind wafer pie, freshly baked, red velvet cake, loose leaf teas, and of course Salisbury House brand  fresh brewed coffee. Recently, the new 2015 menu was introduced at all 24 hour Family Restaurants. All of our time tested classic recipes and traditional favorites are still available along with many new and exciting breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices.

Visit our Menu page to view or download our Family and Xpress restaurant menus.

Our Popular Favorites!

The Big Earl Nip Platter

We Dare You! Served with your choice of 6 sides

The Homestyle Breakfast

This one made us famous. Choose from 4 different sides.

Sals Reuben Platter

An old time favorite melted with goodness that no one can resist! No wonder it’s a popular favorite!

The Breakfast Supreme

This classic is great at any time of day