Lively Restaurants in Banff



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  • Not every restaurant in Banff tried to be a 'fine dining' establishment. Many of them serve good food at a good price and focus on having fun. There's some really unique places to eat in Banff. Many of Banff's pubs and bars are very lively with live music and lots of fun. Some of the restaurants in Banff serve food you can't find anywhere else in Alberta. Some are just down to earth.

    The pubs in downtown Banff are usually quite busy. Only rarely, such as in the off seasons (October-November), are they a bit sleepy. They attract an active crowd of people like to be adventurous. There's no better place to go after a day of skiing than to a local pub. Along Banff Avenue, there are many pubs. The Elk and Oarsman is Banff's best sports bar. It used to be quite hard to find a place to watch the game, especially if you wanted to watch a non-North American game. The Banff Ave Brewing Co. is unique in that it's Banff's only micro-brewery, so it's a good place to find some unique blends and flavors of beer. Other pubs to check out are the Rose & Crown, St. James Gate Irish Pub, which often has live music, and Paddocks, which is downstairs below the Mt. Royal Hotel.

    The Grizzly House is a truly unique restaurant. It's shaped like an A-frame tent. Inside, guests can talk between tables on phones. They serve a dish with an assortment of unusual meats, such as snake, alligator, and frog.


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    Elk and Oarsman

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    119 Banff Avenue

    Banff's premier sports pub and restaurant... read more

    Grizzly House

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    207 Banff Avenue

    Delightfully Extraordinary Fare... read more

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    Fudgery

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    215 Banff Avenue

    Tempting sweet shop... read more

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    Banff Ave Brewing Co.

    110 Banff Ave

    Banff's Only Brew Pub!... read more

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    Cafe Soleil

    208 Caribou St.

    Mediterranean Tapas & Wine Bar... read more

    St. James Gate Olde Irish Pub

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    207 Wolf Street

    Huge selection of draft beer... read more

    Rose and Crown Banff

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    202 Banff Avenue

    Banff's oldest pub... read more

    Wild Flour Artisan Bakery & Cafe

    101-211 Bear St
    Bison Courtyard

    Banff's artisan bakery... read more

    Earl's Banff

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    229 Banff Ave

    Good food, good people... read more

    Athena Pizza and Spaghetti House

    110 Banff Ave

    Hearty pizza and pasta in the center of Banff...
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