Eating on a Budget in Banff – Wild Bill’s
Banff National Park, Alberta
Sometimes while thinking about dining in Banff, I feel sorry for Alberta cows. As a man who always eats on a budget, I have found every single lunch special in Banff and I am beginning to detect a trend. Steak sandwiches are always on offer. Every day in Tommy’s and the Balkan, you can get a steak for less than $10 for example. However, price wise at least on a Monday, you may not find a cheaper meal in all the Rockies, let alone Banff, than in Wild Bill’s on Banff Avenue.
Even those who work at the ridiculous minimum wage in Canadian cafes can afford the $6 asking price for the steak sandwich and fries and you could do a hell of a lot worse location wise too. If you get a table by the window, you can look down on the crowds on Banff Avenue while tucking into your secretly cheap lunch. Well…it probably isn’t that much of a secret considering there is a massive blackboard outside the restaurant telling you about it.
If you are looking for real quality in food, you have probably stopped reading this blog by now. However, there are tons of options in Banff such as the Maple Leaf adjacent to Wild Bill’s but as far as budget eating goes, Mondays in Wild Bill’s Restaurant can’t be beaten. It would be a big mis-steak to miss it. Sorry.
201 Banff Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1C4