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French Restaurants in Banff, Alberta

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Banff, Alberta

Le Beaujolais

As Gourmet Magazine discovered, its “reputation extends far beyond this mountain valley.” You’ll find this classic French restaurant in the heart of beautiful Banff, just a summer stroll from Banff’s hotels and homes.

Corner of Banff Avenue & Buffalo Street
(403) 762-2712
Open from 6 p.m.
Dress Code: Smart Casual. (jacket and tie optional)

Bistro Cafe de Paris

Located at the same place as Le Beaujolais, this is a more affordable French-style bistro offering classic fare for around the $20 mark. There are different Plats de Jour all the time and weekly wine picks that will leave you with selection headaches.Opens at 5pm.

Location:

Globe Upstairs, corner Buffalo St and Banff Ave, Banff, AB

The Eden

One of only seven restaurants in Canada with the prestigious AAA/CAA 5-Diamond award. Essentially this means The Eden is renowned for impeccable service, luxurious decor and some of the finest cuisine in the world. The 12 course tasting menu is one of Canada’s finest offerings. Aside from the great food, the views are impeccable.

Location:

Rimrock Resort Hotel,
Globe Mountain Ave, Banff, AB

Fondue and German Restaurants in Banff

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Banff, Alberta

Grizzly House

The Grizzly House is an atmospheric old restaurant with a great history and reputation. Oil and rock fondues are the specialty though the menu has a great selection. Wine and cheese are also found in abundance in this haven. Dinners will set you back between $20-50 unless you go for the more adventurous fondues (up to $80). Open late.

Location:

Globe 207 Banff Ave, Banff, AB

Waldhaus Restaurant

Anything German or Swiss you can think of can be found here at the Waldhaus. Venison, schnitzel, trout and beef tenderloin are just a few. There is also a great selection of cheeses, beef and fondue. Dinner will set you back between $28-38.

Location:

Globe The Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, AB

Chinese Food in Banff.

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Silver Dragon Restaurant

The Silver Dragon features a wide choice of Cantonese and Peking cuisine. Enjoy selecting your live lobster or crab from the seafood tank. The selection of mouth-watering desserts includes Mango pudding, almond jelly tofu and Kiwi surprise.

211 Banff Avenue – 3rd Floor
(403) 762-3939
Summer Hours: everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Winter Hours: everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress Code: Mountain casual
Items from $8 to $18

Lotus Lotus

A restaurant with all of China’s finest delicacies. You can build your own meal from a choice of sweet and sour pork, ginger beef, noodles and a variety of vegetables. Delivery is free if you spenf more than $23.

Location:

Food Court, lower level, Cascade Plaza,
Globe 317 Banff Ave, Banff, AB

Canadian Food in Banff, Alberta

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Banffshire Club at the Fairmont Banff Springs

For the discerning diner looking for an exquisite experience, tempt your palette in the Banffshire Club’s dining room, with the sensuous creations of Chef Cory Ledrew. From the savory early garlic soup to the refreshing herbs and greens salad, from the scrumptious fresh arugula pasta with lobster to the best cuts of succulent meats from their Maplewood charcoal grill, the Banffshire Club has something to satiate every craving, every taste bud.

405 Spray Ave.

(403) 762-1730
Open Tusday to Saturday for Dinner: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress code: Denim in good repair, no sports wear.
Prix fixe and degustation menus from $100 – $150

Barbary Coast Canadian Steakhouse Bar and Grill

The Barbary Coast offers an extensive selection of wines featuring over 300 different varieties as well as a huge selection of cognacs to complement your dining experience.

Upstairs, 119 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-4616
Open 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dress code: Nice mountain casual
Main courses from $8 to $25

Big Horn Steakhouse

Enjoy some of the best views of the Canadian Rockies from the Bighorn Steakhouse as you taste some of Alberta’s finest beef and fresh seafood from the Canada’s west coast. Get cozy inside by the fireplace or enjoy nature outside on Banff’s Best patio terrace.

1 Norquay Road, at the Timberline Inn
(403) 762-2285
Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress Code: Casual
Main courses from $12 to $35

Cilantro Mountain Café at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

California inspired cuisine, apple wood fired pizza and sangria. Eat inside or on the porch. Dress is casual and reservations are not required.

In the Buffalo Mountain Lodge on Tunnel Mountain Road
(403) 760-4484
Dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress Code: Rocky Mountain Casual
Main Courses from $22 to $33

Bumper’s – The Beef House

“If you haven’t been to Bumper’s, you haven’t been to Banff” is the motto of this popular family restaurant since 1975. Fun, efficient service and good value compliment the Alberta beef specialties and all-you-can-eat salad bar. Prime rib, steaks and baby back ribs are house favorites. The Loft Lounge is a favorite local watering hole featuring pub games.

603 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-2622
Open from 4:30 p.m
Dress Code Casual
Main Courses from $12.00 to $39.00

Coyotes Deli & Grill

Log beams and warm Santa Fe colors blend the southwestern United States with the Canadian Rockies. Fresh, healthy ingredients are used to create innovative and flavourful dishes. Southwestern cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Coyotes features wines from California and the Pacific Northwest at reasonable prices to compliment their menu.

206 Caribou Street
(403) 762-3963
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Dress Code: Smart casual (jacket and tie optional).
Main Courses from $14 to $24

Earls

A team of buyers and chefs have scoured the world for new and exciting dishes to develop Earls “global skillet” menu. Earls passion is evident in the quality of the produce from the Salinas valley, fresh salmon from Vancouver Island B.C., and his “cut with a fork” certified Angus beef. Order a homemade Margherita pizza, Hunan Kung Pow, or a ceaser salad, and sample his passion for quality.

229 Banff Avenue, Upstairs
(403) 762-4414
Open from 11 a.m.
Dress Code Casual
Main Courses from $7 to $17

Eden at the Rimrock Hotel

Eden’s AAA Five Diamond award winning restaurant is an exquisite dining experience, offering French cuisine with regional accents. Combined with Eden’s Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence and ALTO award winning service, this restaurant provides each guest with the finest in dining, service and the most scenic views in Banff. Wine sommeliers are on staff to offer the best wine paring to compliment the experience.

100 Mountain Ave.
(403) 762-1865
Open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress code: Smart casual (jacket and tie optional).
Les Bois $95 / La Mer $95 / Chef’s Menu $95 / Grand Tasting Menu $125

The Evergreen

Hans Hacker, C.C.C., has been the Executive Chef at The Evergreen Restaurant since its opening. Born and raised in Germany, Chef Hacker began training in 1975. Since 1980, Chef Hacker has worked at various fine restaurants throughout western Canada including The Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, and The Lake Okanagan Resort. Hans works along side fine dining Sous-Chef Max Charbonneau and the Culinary Team, to create the quality cuisine The Evergreen is famous for.

459 Banff Avenue at Royal Canadian Lodge
(403) 762-3307
Summer Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Winter Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Main Courses from $20 to $38

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

Great Keg steaks, a casual atmosphere, and friendly, knowledgeable service are the proud trademarks of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. Visit, and experience firsthand The Keg philosophy of welcoming you not as a customer, but as a guest. Every location offers a truly comfortable and satisfying dining atmosphere accompanied by a fun and casual bar setting. Each is a welcoming destination on its own, and together they create an energetic and inviting, uniquely gratifying restaurant experience.

117 Banff Avenue and The Banff Caribou Lodge
(403) 760-3030 (Downtown) / (403) 762-4442 (Caribou Lodge)
Open: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Downtown) / 6:30a.m. – 11 p.m. (Caribou Lodge)
Dress Code: Casual
Main Courses from $11 to $30

Maple Leaf Grille & Spirits

The Maple Leaf is an award winning restaurant offering fresh Canadian cuisine, served with a fresh view of downtown Banff and the picturesque mountains beyond. The Maple Leaf has recently been awarded the 2002, 2007 and 2008 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its outstanding cellar of over 300 carefully selected wines.

137 Banff Avenue (entrance on Caribou Street)
(403) 760-7680
Open for lunch 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Dress code: Casual
Main Courses from $14

Melissa’s Restaurant & Bar

Melissa’s extends a warm welcome to all visitors. Their delightful and unique building has been a landmark and a local favorite in Banff since 1928. Designed and built as a restaurant, Melissa’s is locally owned and operated and proud to be part of the heritage of Banff National Park. Melissa’s has a wide-ranging selections of items that appeal to all tastes, and takes pride in offering food “made from scratch.”

218 Lynx Street – across from the Banff Park Lodge
(403) 762-5511
Open: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress code: Casual
Main Courses from $13 to $24

The Old Spaghetti Factory

People have returned to the Old Spaghetti Factory time and time again to enjoy their great food in unique surroundings for over 37 years. All their meals are carefully prepared, and made fresh daily on the premises using only quality ingredients. They pride themselves in offering great food at reasonable prices. All their entrees come complete with a crisp green salad, sourdough bread, coffee or tea, and spumoni ice cream at no additional charge.

2nd Floor – Cascade Plaza 317 Banff Ave
(403) 760-2779
Open daily from 11:30 a.m
Dress Code: Casual
Main Courses from $8.75 to $14.25

Saltlik: A Rare Steakhouse

Banff’s New Steakhouse experience, providing 7 oz. to 18 oz. of only the best Canadian beef, Certified Angus, triple AAA and USDA prime, rotisserie chicken, fresh pacific salmon, and memorable BBQ ribs. Combine this with their fresh homemade sauces, all in their comfortable, but casual timberframe dining room, which boasts a beautiful covered heated patio with flower gardens.

221 Bear Street
(403) 762-2467
Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m
Dress code: Casual
Main Courses from $15 to $30

Canadian Rockies Dining Guide, Jasper

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Restaurants in Canadian Rockies, Jasper

Jasper, Alberta

Jasper boasts a wide-range of ethnic foods, including Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Canadian, Eastern European and fusions of about anything you can imagine. Restaurants range from little cafes, pizza joints and high-end dining. Please use our extensive list to browse for the right restaurant for you.

Alpine Grill

Find a unique combination of North American and Korean cuisine at the Alpine Grill, including steaks, burgers, hot sandwiches, stir frys, bulgogi and kimchi.

624 Connaught Dr
(780) 852-4930
Main Courses: $12 – $23

Andy’s Bistro

In search of top-notch world fusion cuisine in Jasper? Look no further. Andy’s will give you some interesting and delicious options you won’t find anywhere else. It’s current menu features such dishes as Veal Emince Zurich Style, Tortilla Crusted Salmon, or Filet Mignon with Pesto and Goat Cheese.

606 Patricia St
(780) 852-4559
Open: 5 p.m. – close
Main Courses: $22 – $48

Anthony’s Restaurant

Anthony’s will be sure to give you a hearty meal before you head off to enjoy the mountains. Try belly-filling staples such as chicken potpie, meatloaf and fiery-hot chili, as well as fresh salmon and free-range chicken. No restaurant in Alberta would be complete without a steak section on the menu, and this place obliges by providing AAA Alberta Angus beef grilled any way you like it.

200 Connaught Dr. Amethyst Lodge
(780) 852-3394
Open: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: $8 – $18

Becker’s Gourmet Restaurant

The warmth and charm of wood and stone echos the fine taste that makes Becker’s such a pleasure, magnificent view of Mount Kerkeslin and the Athabasca River enhances this dining experience. Try such specialties as Becker’s sunflower roasted pork tenderloin, apricot glazed rack of lamb or the Moroccan spiced chicken.

Just five minutes south of Jasper, on Icefields Parkway at Becker’s Chalets
(780) 852-3535
Open: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: $19 – $35

Bright Spot

Looking for a simple but good meal, or a great place to take the family after a day in the mountains? The Bright Spot features pizza, burgers, pasta, finger foods, familiar entrees, Greek dishes, specialty salads and hot and cold sandwiches, and serves breakfast all day.

701 Connaught Dr.
(780) 852-3094
Main Courses: $7 – $17

Caledonia Grill

The Caledonia Grill focuses on true Canadian cuisine including fresh, local ingredients such as like Wild Canadian duck breast, Alberta beef. You’ll also find some great staples such as burgers, pastas, and stirfries for those hungry hikers.

600 Connaught Dr
(780) 852-4070
Open: 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $17

Cantonese Restaurant

Cantonese Restaurant serves up familiar oriental entrees, such as Moo Goo Gai Pan and Kung Po Chicken and delicious specialties such as Cantonese-style barbecued duck and sliced beef with spicy satay sauce. A great place to feed a family, and make sure everyone is satisfied.

608 Connaught Dr
780-852-3559
Open: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $13

Country Inn Restaurant

The Country Inn is an excellent family dining restaurant, starring local Alberta beef and pork among wonderful seafood, chicken, and pasta dishes and daily specials.

94 Geikie St,
(780) 852-4431
Open: 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $13

Denjiro Japanese Restaurant

Denjiro takes Japanese traditional cuisine seriously, from the style of their restuarant, to every ingredient in their authentic food. Start your meal with include steamed dumplings or tofu salad, then dig into some tempura dishes or stir-fry. Of course, there is delicious sushi including California rolls, octopus rolls, and tuna rolls.

10 Connaught Dr
(780) 852-3780
Open: noon – 2:30 p.m. (summer), 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Main Courses: $16

Earls

If all those hours of “ooing” and “aahing” over our spectacular mountain scenery has left you hungry, welcome to Earls Jasper restaurant, home of smiling faces, that easy-going Earls vibe, and a menu that’s second to none for flavorful freshness, from salads to steaks, from tried-and-true favourites, to edgy new fusion tastes. And who can resist earls appetizers and snacks, like Leroy’s Crispy Dry Ribs and Crab and White Cheddar Bake?

600 Patricia St.
(780) 852-2393
Open: 11:30 a.m. to midnight (summer)
Main Courses: Avg. $13

Edith Cavell Dining Room

Towering Mountains, glistening lake, sparkling skies. The only views that could outshine the postcard perfect vista from the Four Diamond Edith Cavell Dining Room are its elegant china, crystal and tapestry setting, or the spectacular menu. Each dish celebrates the treasures of North America’s fields, seas and rivers with a deft, contemporary touch. Thoughtful service provides the perfect finishing touch, which will be an experience that will capture your heart and your palate. Dress code is semi-formal, reservations are required.

1 Old Lodge Rd
(780) 852-6052
Open: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (closed for the winter, except for select holiday hours)
Main Courses: Avg. $28

Embers Steakhouse

Dark Cherrywood and forest-green walls make this Jasper restaurant at the Marmot Lodge the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal. The award-winning menu includes AAA Alberta beef, lamb chops, grilled seafood. And with a superior wine list, diners can enjoy a glass of wine while marveling at great views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

86 Connaught Dr. Marmot Lodge
(780) 852-4471
Open: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $21

Fiddle River Seafood Restaurant

The name says it all. At fiddle River, you’ll find some of Canada’s best seafood, from arctic char to British Columbia salmon, local trout and swordfish. Seafood here is served creatively, with inventive and delicious sauces. If you find yourself dragged along by some seafood lovers, don’t worry, the steak and chicken is top-notch too.

620 Connaught Dr. 2nd floor
(780) 852-3032
Open: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $20

Inn Restaurant

A glass atrium gives this restaurant wonderful views, although if you want more, opt for the outdoor terrace. The menu focuses on Canadian fare, including Alberta steaks, mountain trout, and Atlantic salmon. accompanying them are baby back ribs, homemade pastas, fondue, and chicken Wellington. There is also a great wine and dessert selection.

98 Geikie St, Jasper Inn
(780) 852-3232
Open: 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. (summer); 7 a.m. – 10 a.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (winter)
Main Courses: Avg. $17

Jasper House Dining Room

The Jasper House prides itself on serving one of the best breakfast buffets in town. For dinner, select from hearty, made from scratch dishes such as chicken pot pie, Lamb osso bucco or stuffed salmon Neptune or choose our nightly special.

Icefields Pkwy (Hwy 93), 2 miles south of Jasper
(780) 852-3113
Open: 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m. to close
Main Courses: Avg. $14

Jasper Pizza Place

The Pizza Palace serves up quality pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven with exotic ingredients such as smoked salmon, capers, artichokes, palm hearts and scallops. You’ll also find traditional pasta dishes, full-meal salads, burgers, ribs and much more.

402 Connaught
(780) 852-3225
Open: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Main courses: $6 – $16

Karouzos Steak House

A friendly and inviting steakhouse, without a hint of snootiness. Here you’ll find the best in local steak: classic cuts of Alberta beef. There’s also a seafood selection including rainbow trout, halibut and salmon. Ribs, pasta and pizza and a kids menu make it the perfect place for almost any group outing.

628 Connaught Dr
(780) 852-4640
Open: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (closed Oct – Mar)
Main Courses: Avg. $25

Kim Chi House

Small homey restaurant and Korean food. Meats and vegetables BBQ’d on your table, seafood pot stew, sizzling chicken, stirfrys, hot garlic squid and spare ribs. Dumpling and tempura dishes. Hot pepper kimchi.

407 Patricia St
780 852-5022

Main courses: $12-$20

Open for lunch and dinner

Villa Kontos

Excellent restaurant for unique dinners in Jasper. Try traditional Greek fare such as lamb souvlaki, moussaka, or spanakopita and Ukrainian specialties include pierogies and stuffed cabbage rolls. There are also delicious pizzas, great for families.

622 Patricia St,
(780) 852-3444
Open: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $15

L & W Restaurant

The L& W combines cooking of Canada, Italy, and Greece, bringing you Alberta beef, chicken cacciatore and calamari on the same menu.. You’ll also find pan-fried rainbow trout, prime rib, pizza and a full bar.

Hazel Ave. and Patricia St.
(780) 852-4114
Open: 10 a.m. – midnight (summer), 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (winter)
Main Courses: $ 9 – $18

La Fiesta

You’ll find a wide variety of food at La Fiesta, including tapas, won tons, Paella-saffron tomato rice with mussels, oat-crusted salmon, and chocolate espresso BBQ chicken with green chili corn bread(entrees $24-$30). The hardest thing here will be deciding what dish to limit yourself to.

504 Patricia St
(780) 852-0404
Open: 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: $13 – $30

Meadows Restaurant

Menu selections at the Meadows Restaurant are light-hearted with a European accent. A casual atmosphere and friendly service energize the scene. For breakfast, Meadows serves an ala carte menu or breakfast buffet, or join them for dinner complimented with a fantastic menu and superb wine list (summer months only). Recommendations required for dinner.

1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper Park Lodge
(780) 852-3301
Open: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $20

Miss Italia Ristorante

Traditional Italian fare includes vegetable lasagna, and Italian sausage in tomato sauce and homemade pastas include linguine with clam sauce and spaghetti carbonara. Desserts, wines, and specialty coffees are also available. Several outdoor tables sit amid lush greenery.

610 Patricia St. Patricia Centre
(780) 852-4002
Open: 7:30 am – 11 p.m. (summer), 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (winter)
Main Courses: Avg. $15

Moose’s Nook Northern Grill

Bent wood high back chairs, cowhide covered menus, native artwork, wildlife paintings, relics of bygone eras and depictions of local landscapes give the Moose’s Nook wonderful ambiance. The Nook’s culinary team matches the expectations set up by the decor with the best ingredients available in Canada’s prairies and Rocky Mountains, and the freshest fish from the pristine rivers of the Great Canadian White North. Creative regional cuisine and an outstanding selection of VQA Canadian as well as International wines complete the menu. Collared shirts recommended for men.

1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper Park Lodge
(780) 852-6052
Open: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $26

Mount Robson Restaurant

Steak tops the are tops the menu here with classic New York strips, top sirloins, and T-bones. The menu doesn’t end with steak though. Mount Robson Restaurant also offers pork, lamb, salmon, veal, chicken, pastas and vegetarian dishes. Be sure to check into a patio seat when the weather’s nice, and a crowd of locals hasn’t already beat you to it.

West end of Connaught Dr.
(780) 852-4504
Open: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. (summer)

O’Shea’s Restaurant

O’Shea’s serves up a reliable breakfast lunch and dinner, with Alberta steaks, British Columbia salmon, burgers, pasta dishes, chicken, and stir-fries.

510 Patricia St
(780) 852-3386
Open: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $19

Overlander Mountain Lodge Restaurant

It’s a 30-minute drive to the Overlander from Jasper, but you’ll hardly notice it with all the beautiful scenery on the way. Once you arrive, the ever-changing menu stocked with local ingredients, tempting diners with entrees like steak served in a sauce of red wine, brandy, and green peppercorns, veal scaloppine, rack of lamb, and salmon veronique will keep you entertained.

30 min East of Jasper off Hwy. 16
(780) 866-2330
Open: 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Main Courses: $26 – $35

The Palisades

The Palisades is a long time family owned restaurant in Jasper, with Greek dishes, such as moussaka, souvlaki, spanakopita and calamari, that have been handed down for three generations. There is also delicious Italian food, pizzas and hamburgers.

Cedar Ave. between Connaught Dr. and Patricia St.
(780) 852-5222
Main Courses: $7 to $24

Papa George’s Restaurant

Highly recommended by locals and visitors alike, Papa George’s combines family prices and a family atmosphere with the delicious temptations of our world renowned chef. From steaming fresh bread to blueberry cream cheese strudel, and from homemade hamburgers to saucy pasta, our chef does it all.

404 Connaught Dr, Astoria Hotel
(780) 852-3351
Open: 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $18 – $35

Pines at Pyramid Lake

The Pines Restaurant boasts an award winning menu with spectacular views of the Pyramid Lake and majestic Canadian Rockies, a river rock fireplace in the centre of the restaurant which extends into a pine clad vaulted ceiling. The Pines culinary team prepare innovative Canadian cuisine featuring Alberta beef and wild game specialties.

Pyramid Lake Rd., Pyramid Lake Resort
(780) 852-4900
Open: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Main Courses: $22 – $40

Something Else Restaurant

Something Else’s open kitchen entertains you with the preparation of their unique dishes. Try diverse dishes like jambalaya, spanakopita, pizza, salmon and trout dishes, and of course, Alberta beef.

621 Patricia St
(780) 852-3850
Open: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Main Courses: $15 – $28

Sorrento’s Bistro Bar

Try modern Itallian cuisine with a Canadian twist, including bison carpaccio, bruschetta and Caesar salad starters. Sorrentos serves 10 different pastas, veal Piccata, rack of lamb and grilled halibut with shrimp and scallop kabob and Chardonnay reduction.

96 Geikie St
(780) 852-5644
Open: 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: $14 to $32

Sunwapta Falls Restaurant

While gazing upon the mountain peaks at sun set, the Sunwapta Falls Restaurant’s world class chefs prepare inspired dishes to compliment the beauty of your surroundings. Sunwapta uses only the best available ingredients, and presents a variety of meals from deluxe buffet breakfasts, deli-style lunches with hearty homemade soups and stews, to daily fresh baked goods and a signature roast coffee.

Icefields Pkwy (Hwy 93), 33 mi south of Jasper
(780) 852-4852
Open: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Main Courses: Avg. $23

The Sushi Bar

The name says it all. Nigiri sushi and rolled sushi are both available and come in a range of combinations.

1 Old Lodge Rd, Jasper Park Lodge
(780) 852-1114
Open: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. (summer only)

Tekarra Lodge Restaurant

The Tekarra Restaurant boasts intensely loyal clientele, which includes Jasper locals, perennial vacationers and has had the pleasure of serving such celebrities as Marilyn Monroe, Elke Sommer and John Travolta just to name a few. A world of experience and a fresh culinary approach are what Chef David George Husereau brings to the Tekarra Restaurant. Alberta born Chef Husereau heard the culinary call at the age of 13. Since then he has gathered experience and expertise for over 20 years in some of Canada’s finest restaurants and hotels. From the moment our guests step through the front door until their last bite of crème brulee, the Tekarra Restaurant is an experience to remember.

Hwy 93A, just south of town
(780) 852-4624
Open: Mid-May to Early Oct. from 5 pm – 11 p.m.

Main courses: $22 – $56

Treeline Restaurant

The glass-enclosed restaurant serves breakfast and lunch (hearty fare such as bacon and eggs, pot pie, and pastas), but dinner is the real treat. It’s planned so that diners can take in the spectacular sunsets from high atop the mountain. Every meal comes with a salad and appetizer bar and a selection of desserts and side dishes. For your entree, choose from Alberta beef, barbecued ribs, British Columbia salmon, roast turkey, and mussels.

Whistler’s Mountain Rd, Off Icefields Pkwy (Hwy 93)
(780) 852-3093
Open: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Tonquin Prime Rib Village

Once again, the name says it all. The Rib Village serves up an amazing prime rib, made extra succulent with a rich au jus. Surf and turf adds a lobster tail. Besides steak, there’s chicken, lamb, trout, veal, and barbecued ribs. Seafood also includes sautéed scallops and prawns broiled in a special garlic sauce.

Juniper St. (across from Chateau Jasper)
(780) 852-4966
Main Courses: $26 – $40

Villa Caruso Steak House & Bar

Meat from beef, lamb, buffalo, or chicken, is the entree of choice here. Villa Caruso also serves up pastas, seafood, and gourmet pizzas. A full bar serves a variety of alcoholic beverages, and heated balconies allow you to take in the views even on chilly evenings.

Connaught Dr. and Hazel Ave.
(780) 852-3920
Open: Summers 11 a.m. – midnight; Nov. – Apr. 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Main Courses: $23 – $39

Walter’s Dining Room

The award winning Walters Dining Room features a wide array of Canadian inspired dishes with nuances of native cuisine. Their creative chefs are renowned for their a la carte and buffet creations using Alberta’s finest beef, game and fowl. During the winter months, Walters offers an extraordinary Saturday night skier’s themed buffet, at an unbeatable price. Walters also boasts an extensive wine cellar with samplings ranging from South Africa to local Okanagan valley wines. Try them by the glass or by the bottle while you take in the natural lush atrium surroundings and three storey fireplace.

82 Connaught Dr. Sawridge Hotel Jasper
(780) 852-5111
Open: 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Main Courses: Avg. $22

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Chez Francois Fine Cuisine

Chez Francois’ gourmet breakfast is a Canmore institution, well known for its traditional and extremely popular eggs Benedict with Chef Jean-Francois’ homemade hollandaise sauce. Dinners are equally loved, with each entree served in a bouquetiere of five fresh vegetables with either a potato or rice pilaf. Chef Jean-Francois makes his own sauces and soup stocks, and ice creams with seasonal fruits.

1604 Bow Valley Trail
(403) 678-6111
Dress: Smart casual
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Main Courses from $16 to $32

The Drake Pub and Restaurant

The Drake Pub and Restraunt has something for everyone. With a great menu featuring a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, Tex-Mex, steaks, chicken and ribs. The pub is easily the most popular in town, with 18 draft lines, satellite TV and three separate bars that make groups of any size feel right at home.

909 Railway Avenue
(403) 678-5131
Dress code: casual
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner

French Quarter Café

Come taste traditional Cajun and Creole foods of New Orleans’ French quarter, such as Jambalaya, Blackened Red Snapper and Crawfish. The French Quarter Café is one of the most well-known fine dining establishments in the Banff and Canmore area, and certainly deserves it’s impressive reputation.

102 Boulder Cr. #4
(403) 678-3612
Dress code: Casual
Open Mon – Wed. 6:30am – 6 p.m.; Thu. and Fri. 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Main Courses from $18 to $24

Gasthaus Alphorn Restaurant

The Gasthaus Alphorn Restaurant has been designed to please every member of the family. with European and Canadian cuisines complimented by friendly staff and a warm, cozy atmosphere. Our restaurant is best known in the area for its consistency in serving high quality European and Canadian cuisine in a comfortable fine dining ambiance with professional service.

1720 Bow Valley Trail
(403) 678-9446
Dress code: Casual
Open 7 a.m. for breakfast
Main Courses from $14 to $29

Grizzly Paw Brewing Company

With beautiful views of Canmore’s famous Three Sisters mountain range, the atmosphere at The Grizzly Paw is truly unique. Enjoy a pint of handcrafted beer or a handcrafted soda with 1/3 less sugar than most and no caffeine. Their menu includes fish and chips, great Alberta “prime” steaks, handmade burgers, salsa’s, dressings, thier own Grumpy Bear hot sauce, and Rutting Elk BBQ sauce.

622 Main Street
(403) 678-9983
Dress code: Casual
Spring hours – Pub: Mon-Sun from 11 a.m. to midnight. Kitchen: Sun-Thu from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fri and Sat from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Canmore Hotel

Canmore’s oldest restaurant with a popular pub year round, offering large portions and classic pub food. Their patio is a great spot to unwind during the summer.

738 8th Street
(403) 678-5181
Open lunch and dinner.
Dress Code: Casual
Main courses from $10

Crazyweed Kitchen

Possibly the most eccentric restaurant in the Canadian Rockies, with an interesting menu that combines Asian, East Indian, Italian, Mediterranean and French cuisine.

626 8th Street
(403) 609-2530
Dress Code: Casual
Open 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch; Open 5:30 p.m for dinner

Chef’s Studio Japan

Chef’s Studio Japan asks you to join them “any evening for a dining sensation that will leave your taste buds tingling for days.” Chef’s studio specializes in Sushi and Teriyaki.

709 Main St. in the Avens Gallery Building
(403) 609-8383
Dress Code: Casual
Main Courses from $15 to $30

Copper Door

The Copper Door serves European-style cuisine, often incorporating wild game meats such as caribou, venison, and buffalo. The Copper door also serves a delicious seafood bouillabaisse and leg of lamb, the Copper Door Restaurant is sure to please the most discerning pallet. Reservations are recommended.

726 9th Street
(403) 678-5233
Open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Main Courses from $14 to $35

Craig’s Way Station

Craig’s is a longtime Canmore institution, serving up a very popular breakfast along with great views of the Canadian Rockies.

1727 Mountain Ave
403-678-2656
Dress code: Casual
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Des Alpes Restaurant

Fine Swiss and French fusion dining.  Des Alpes’ specialties include Zurich style veal, Scallops Queen Elizabeth and Lamb fillets.

702 10th St.
403-678-6878
Main Courses from $15 to $35

Famous Chinese Restaurant

Traditional Szechuan and Peking Dishes. Take-out available.

629 8th Street
403-678-9535
Open for dinner

Fireside Inn Restaurant

Casual dining that will be sure to satisfy the appetite of the most hungry hikers and skiers, with an outdoor patio great for unwinding with a beer and some good grub.

718 8th St.,
403-678-9570
Open for lunch and dinner

The Kabin

Excellent family restuarant that’s in a cozy little, you guessed it, cabin.

1712 Bow Valley Trail
403-678-4878
Open for lunch and dinner

Jewel of Mongolia Grill Restaurant

Offers Chinese fair as well as their unique grilled dinner.

1306 Bow Valley Trail
403-678-9999
Open for dinner

Le Bistro

Excellent breakfast and lunch spot serving great coffee.

710 10th St.
403-678-3747

Malcolm’s Mountain Grill

Well-known for its Sunday brunch, Malcolm’s serves up contemporary North American cuisine.

511 Bow Valley Trail
403-678-3625
Open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
Main Courses from $10 to $23

Margelios Pizzeria

Serving up some of the best pizza in Canmore.

721 Main St.
(403) 678-3625
Open for dinner

Melange

Fusion and a wood-fired oven gives Melange a great combination of gourmet pizzas, grilled and roasted meats, tapas, Thai food and homemade breads.

721 Main St.
(403) 609-3221
Open for dinner
Main Courses from $15 to $24

Murrieta’s Westcoast Grill

Murrieta’s Westcoast Grill is hailed as one of Calgary’s most celebrated and sumptuous places to dine. Situated within the spectacularly renovated walls of the Alberta Hotel building (c.1890) it offers a feast for the senses and the soul, with something unique to offer every distinctive palate.

737 Main St – 2nd floor
(403) 609-9500
Main Courses from $12 to $32

Musashi Japanese Restaurant

Musashi prepares its sushi and sashimi right before your eyes, giving you a great show while you work on you appetizers, which can include, yaki tori, gyoza, and edamame.

7A – 1306 Bow Valley Trail
(403) 678-9360
Open from 5 p.m.
Main Courses from $10 to $18

Patrinos Steak House and Pub

Views and Alberta AAA prime rib and steaks, chicken, ribs, veal, seafood, pizza. Greek and Italian dishes are the specialty. A local favourite, the pub features a big screen TV and nightly food specials.

1602 Bow Valley Trail
(403) 678-4060
Open Mon to Sat from 11 am, Sunday from 10 am
Main Courses from $8 to $23

Peking Ginger Restaurant

Great oriental restaurant with an extensive menu. Sure to have everyone’s favorites.

1702 Bow Valley Trail
(403) 678-3365
Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Main Courses from $8

Quarry Bistro & Wine Bar

Chef David Wyse’s cooking is rooted in classic French and Italian provincial cuisine. Serving Lunch, Dinner and weekend Brunch, the Quarry menu demonstrates a love of local ingredients, combined with tradition to create a modern bistro fare. Menus change seasonally to feature dishes in the height of flavor and freshness. All items made to order.

718 Main St
(403) 678-6088
Open Wed. to Mon. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wed. to Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sat. to Sun. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Main Courses from $14 to $28

Renzo’s Ristorante

Chef Peter McDiarmid sets no limits on Renzo’s cuisine, letting it take him where it will. Thai, Chinese, Scandinavian are just some of the directions that he will pursue. But as always, his heart rests with Canada.

1 Silvertip Tr. in the Sheraton Four Points Hotel
(403) 609-4422
Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Main Courses from $14 to $29

Rose & Crown Pub

A popular night spot with a spacious bar and all the trappings of a nice, cozy pub — wooden stools, comfy booths, pool tables, fuzol table, big-screen TVs, dartboards and a wide selection of beer and spirits. On the menu you’ll find British pub favorites like steak and kidney pie and North American favorites like chicken wings.

749 Railway Ave
(403) 678-5168
Open for lunch and dinner

Santa Lucia Italian Restaurant

In the mood for traditional Italian? It’s a great way to replace those calories you’ve torched out in the mountains, and Santa Lucia knows how to do traditional Italian food the way it’s supposed to be done.

714 8th Street
(403) 678-3414
Open for dinner

Sinclairs

Enjoy casual elegance while tantalizing your taste buds. Eclectic cuisine – mussels, seafood, innovative pasta, fresh Atlantic salmon, vegetarian dishes, beef tenderloin and rack of lamb.

637 8th St. #1
(403) 678-5370
Open for Lunch and Dinner
Main Courses from $14 to $25

The Sherwood House

Just because it’s in a log cabin, doesn’t mean the food will be traditional. The Sherwood House serves up international cuisine featuring exotic meats such as buffalo, ostrich, as well as top quality beef, award-winning pizza and vegetarian dishes.

838 8th Street
(403) 678-5211
Main Courses from $10 to $24

The Summit Cafe

Cool little cafe with great coffee, soups, salads, homemade muffins and sandwiches. Sunny deck and big, friendly breakfast crowd.

1001 Cougar Creek Drive
(403) 609-2120
Open for breakfast and lunch

Tannins Fine Food & Wine

A wide variety of wines available by the glass that can be paired with wonderful dishes such as cedar plank salmon, rack of lamb and cheese fondue. An array of tapas to match the wines makes Tannins a great choice for happy hour.

830 10th St.
403-609-9200
Open for dinner

Tapas Restaurant

Interesting local restaurant with dishes in the style of Spain and Portugal.

633 10th Street
(403) 609-0583
Open 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Main Courses from $7 to $12

Ukrainian Loft

Want something different and delicious? Come to the Ukrainian loft for some classic cabbage rolls, borscht, sausage, pot pies and 14, yes 14, varieties of perogies with light wrapping.

102 Bow Meadows Cr.
(403) 678-3007
Open: Thu. to Sun. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mon. to Sat. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Valbella Deli and Café

Great soup and sandwiches, combined with a variety of fully-prepared dishes made on the premises, ranging from meat pies to smoked salmon. In the deli you’ll find specialty sausages and smoked meats, and a bakery stocked with European-style breads and pastries baked daily.

104B Elk Run Blvd
(403) 678-3637
Open Monday to Saturday 8 am to 5:30 p.m.; Closed Sundays and holidays

Vic’s Steakhouse & Bar

The menus at Vic’s Steakhouse are authentically local, Canadian, rocky mountain cuisine. Featuring 100 percent Sterling Silver beef, Alberta raised lamb, bison, pork, fowl and fresh locally grown micro greens, herbs and vegetables.

511 Bow Valley Trail – Radisson Hotel
(403) 609-6099
Open from 6:30 am.. to 10 p.m.
Main Courses from $18 to $45

Zona’ Late Night Bistro

Zona’s serves up world cuisine including Alberta buffalo shortribs, swordfish with pineapple and chipoltes, tandori-spiced red snapper and a variety of vegetarian dishes, specials.

710 9th St.
(403) 609-2000
Open from 5 p.m. to midnight
Main Courses from $13 to $20

Canadian Rockies Restaurant Guide, Banff

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Banff restaurant guide

Balkan Restaurant

Family owned and operated ensuring quality and pride in every dish. A wide variety of dishes from salads, pasta, steaks and seafood to authentic Greek cuisine made with recipes passed down for generations. Classic Greek dishes include spanakopita, saganaki and souvlaki.

120 Banff Avenue

(403) 762-3454
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m
Dress code: Casual
Main Courses from $9 to $22

Banffshire Club at the Fairmont Banff Springs

For the discerning diner looking for an exquisite experience, tempt your palette in the Banffshire Club’s dining room, with the sensuous creations of Chef Cory Ledrew. From the savory early garlic soup to the refreshing herbs and greens salad, from the scrumptious fresh arugula pasta with lobster to the best cuts of succulent meats from their Maplewood charcoal grill, the Banffshire Club has something to satiate every craving, every taste bud.

405 Spray Ave.

(403) 762-1730
Open Tusday to Saturday for Dinner: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress code: Denim in good repair, no sports wear.
Prix fixe and degustation menus from $100 – $150

Barbary Coast Canadian Steakhouse Bar and Grill

The Barbary Coast offers an extensive selection of wines featuring over 300 different varieties as well as a huge selection of cognacs to complement your dining experience.

Upstairs, 119 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-4616
Open 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dress code: Nice mountain casual
Main courses from $8 to $25

Le Beaujolais

As Gourmet Magazine discovered, its “reputation extends far beyond this mountain valley.” You’ll find this classic French restaurant in the heart of beautiful Banff, just a summer stroll from Banff’s hotels and homes.

Corner of Banff Avenue & Buffalo Street
(403) 762-2712
Open from 6 p.m.
Dress Code: Smart Casual. (jacket and tie optional)

Big Horn Steakhouse

Enjoy some of the best views of the Canadian Rockies from the Bighorn Steakhouse as you taste some of Alberta’s finest beef and fresh seafood from the Canada’s west coast. Get cozy inside by the fireplace or enjoy nature outside on Banff’s Best patio terrace.

1 Norquay Road, at the Timberline Inn
(403) 762-2285
Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress Code: Casual
Main courses from $12 to $35

Cilantro Mountain Café at Buffalo Mountain Lodge

California inspired cuisine, apple wood fired pizza and sangria. Eat inside or on the porch. Dress is casual and reservations are not required.

In the Buffalo Mountain Lodge on Tunnel Mountain Road
(403) 760-4484
Dinner from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress Code: Rocky Mountain Casual
Main Courses from $22 to $33

Bumper’s – The Beef House

“If you haven’t been to Bumper’s, you haven’t been to Banff” is the motto of this popular family restaurant since 1975. Fun, efficient service and good value compliment the Alberta beef specialties and all-you-can-eat salad bar. Prime rib, steaks and baby back ribs are house favorites. The Loft Lounge is a favorite local watering hole featuring pub games.

603 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-2622
Open from 4:30 p.m
Dress Code Casual
Main Courses from $12.00 to $39.00

Caramba Restaurante

Caramba Restaurante features Mediterranean and West Coast food with a twist, in casual and inviting surroundings. The traditional ingredients, warm tones and high-energy staff promise to delight the senses. The large forno pizza oven, the rotisserie and the flaming grill will grab you attention when you walk in. Those looking for a light snack or a drink by the floor to ceiling fireplace are invited to visit the cozy Lobby Lounge.

337 Banff Avenue – at the Banff Ptarmigan Inn
(403) 762-3667
Dinner from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Dress Code: Casual
Main Courses from $12 to $24

Coyotes Deli & Grill

Log beams and warm Santa Fe colors blend the southwestern United States with the Canadian Rockies. Fresh, healthy ingredients are used to create innovative and flavourful dishes. Southwestern cuisine with a Mediterranean influence. Coyotes features wines from California and the Pacific Northwest at reasonable prices to compliment their menu.

206 Caribou Street
(403) 762-3963
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Dress Code: Smart casual (jacket and tie optional).
Main Courses from $14 to $24

Earls

A team of buyers and chefs have scoured the world for new and exciting dishes to develop Earls “global skillet” menu. Earls passion is evident in the quality of the produce from the Salinas valley, fresh salmon from Vancouver Island B.C., and his “cut with a fork” certified Angus beef. Order a homemade Margherita pizza, Hunan Kung Pow, or a ceaser salad, and sample his passion for quality.

229 Banff Avenue, Upstairs
(403) 762-4414
Open from 11 a.m.
Dress Code Casual
Main Courses from $7 to $17

Eden at the Rimrock Hotel

Eden’s AAA Five Diamond award winning restaurant is an exquisite dining experience, offering French cuisine with regional accents. Combined with Eden’s Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence and ALTO award winning service, this restaurant provides each guest with the finest in dining, service and the most scenic views in Banff. Wine sommeliers are on staff to offer the best wine paring to compliment the experience.

100 Mountain Ave.
(403) 762-1865
Open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress code: Smart casual (jacket and tie optional).
Les Bois $95 / La Mer $95 / Chef’s Menu $95 / Grand Tasting Menu $125

El Toro Restaurant

El Toro Mexican Restaurant has been serving up delicious meals and catering to the needs of discerning consumers since 1979. The menu of El Toro Mexican Restaurant offers discriminating consumers a comprehensive lunch and dinner selection, ranging from the traditional to the innovative.

429 Banff Avenue – next to Irwins Mountain Inn
(403) 762-2520
Open 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Dress code: Casual
Main Courses from $12 to $30

The Evergreen

Hans Hacker, C.C.C., has been the Executive Chef at The Evergreen Restaurant since its opening. Born and raised in Germany, Chef Hacker began training in 1975. Since 1980, Chef Hacker has worked at various fine restaurants throughout western Canada including The Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, and The Lake Okanagan Resort. Hans works along side fine dining Sous-Chef Max Charbonneau and the Culinary Team, to create the quality cuisine The Evergreen is famous for.

459 Banff Avenue at Royal Canadian Lodge
(403) 762-3307
Summer Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Winter Hours: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Main Courses from $20 to $38

Giorgio’s Trattoria

Experience our Trattoria atmosphere of warm colors, rich mahogany tables, glowing candlelight and outstanding cuisine. Our chef provides the best of Canada and Italy. Whether you come for a special dinner for two, or a corporate event for 200, Giorgio’s will create the perfect evening for you!

219 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-5114
Open daily from 5 p.m.
Dress Code Casual
Main Courses from $12 to $26

Guido’s

You will be consistently impressed with the quality and service. Remember, we are on the second floor (above McDonalds) so we have great views too….see you tonight! Guido’s uses only the freshest, quality ingredients and has been welcoming local and international guests in a friendly, family atmosphere since 1973. Try our smoked in-house trout appetizer or salmon entrée and finish with our famous Callebaut chocolate mousse, homemade ice creams or fruity sorbets.

116 Banff Avenue – Above McDonald’s
(403) 762-4002
Open from 5 p.m.
Dress Code: Casual
Main Courses from $12 to $25

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

Great Keg steaks, a casual atmosphere, and friendly, knowledgeable service are the proud trademarks of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. Visit, and experience firsthand The Keg philosophy of welcoming you not as a customer, but as a guest. Every location offers a truly comfortable and satisfying dining atmosphere accompanied by a fun and casual bar setting. Each is a welcoming destination on its own, and together they create an energetic and inviting, uniquely gratifying restaurant experience.

117 Banff Avenue and The Banff Caribou Lodge
(403) 760-3030 (Downtown) / (403) 762-4442 (Caribou Lodge)
Open: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Downtown) / 6:30a.m. – 11 p.m. (Caribou Lodge)
Dress Code: Casual
Main Courses from $11 to $30

Maple Leaf Grille & Spirits

The Maple Leaf is an award winning restaurant offering fresh Canadian cuisine, served with a fresh view of downtown Banff and the picturesque mountains beyond. The Maple Leaf has recently been awarded the 2002, 2007 and 2008 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its outstanding cellar of over 300 carefully selected wines.

137 Banff Avenue (entrance on Caribou Street)
(403) 760-7680
Open for lunch 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Dress code: Casual
Main Courses from $14

Melissa’s Restaurant & Bar

Melissa’s extends a warm welcome to all visitors. Their delightful and unique building has been a landmark and a local favorite in Banff since 1928. Designed and built as a restaurant, Melissa’s is locally owned and operated and proud to be part of the heritage of Banff National Park. Melissa’s has a wide-ranging selections of items that appeal to all tastes, and takes pride in offering food “made from scratch.”

218 Lynx Street – across from the Banff Park Lodge
(403) 762-5511
Open: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress code: Casual
Main Courses from $13 to $24

The Old Spaghetti Factory

People have returned to the Old Spaghetti Factory time and time again to enjoy their great food in unique surroundings for over 37 years. All their meals are carefully prepared, and made fresh daily on the premises using only quality ingredients. They pride themselves in offering great food at reasonable prices. All their entrees come complete with a crisp green salad, sourdough bread, coffee or tea, and spumoni ice cream at no additional charge.

2nd Floor – Cascade Plaza 317 Banff Ave
(403) 760-2779
Open daily from 11:30 a.m
Dress Code: Casual
Main Courses from $8.75 to $14.25

Saltlik: A Rare Steakhouse

Banff’s New Steakhouse experience, providing 7 oz. to 18 oz. of only the best Canadian beef, Certified Angus, triple AAA and USDA prime, rotisserie chicken, fresh pacific salmon, and memorable BBQ ribs. Combine this with their fresh homemade sauces, all in their comfortable, but casual timberframe dining room, which boasts a beautiful covered heated patio with flower gardens.

221 Bear Street
(403) 762-2467
Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m
Dress code: Casual
Main Courses from $15 to $30

Silver Dragon Restaurant

The Silver Dragon features a wide choice of Cantonese and Peking cuisine. Enjoy selecting your live lobster or crab from the seafood tank. The selection of mouth-watering desserts includes Mango pudding, almond jelly tofu and Kiwi surprise.

211 Banff Avenue – 3rd Floor
(403) 762-3939
Summer Hours: everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Winter Hours: everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dress Code: Mountain casual
Items from $8 to $18

Cafes and Delis


The Cake Company
Two locations – Cascade Plaza and the Bear Street Mall
(403) 762-2330 (Bear St.)

Friendly service and a wide selection of desserts, coffees and pastries. Daily specials.

Sitting and reading areas | Bear St. location open daily from 7 am to 9 p.m.

Coyotes Deli & Grill
206 Caribou Street
(403) 762-3963

A favourite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The award-winning menu offers southwestern cuisine fusing influences from as far away as Asia and as close as the Pacific-Northwest. Their Caesar is one of the best, and for a quick lunch try the “Perfect Lunch” – half a sandwich and soup or salad.

Restaurant-style deli | Southwestern decor | Fresh pastas | Amex, MC, Visa

Evelyn’s Coffee Bar
201 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-0352

A friendly cozy atmosphere right off bustling Banff Avenue. Wide selection of coffees, soups, sandwiches and home-baked goodies, and always a smile from helpful staff including Evelyn herself. Packed lunches to go for the busybody or hiker.

MC accepted | Small outdoor patio

Fine Grind
137 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-2353

Light meals, baked goods and Banff’s largest selection of coffees, including cappuccinos and espressos. Sitting and reading area.

MC, Visa | Open daily from 7 am to 10 p.m.

Grandma Lee’s
Cascade Plaza, downstairs
(403) 760-2502

Excellent soup and sandwich deli with baked goods in the Cascade Plaza food court. Lots of seating.

Daily specials

Jump Start
206 Buffalo Street
(403) 762-0332

Another great lunch stop with daily specials, freshly-made sandwiches, soups and freshly-baked pastries and muffins. Lunches in or packed to go. Friendly, casual atmosphere looking out on Central Park.

Open daily from 6:30 am to 6 p.m.

Continental / Steak House


The Banff Keg
Two locations – Banff Caribou Lodge and 117 Banff Ave downtown
(403) 762-4442 or (403) 760-3030 (downtown)

Friendly staff and lots of great food to choose from. Traditional chicken, steak and burger restaurant with a flair for the extraordinary and a taste of California.

Reservations appreciated | Open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm

The Bistro
229 Bear Street
(403) 762-8900

Affiliated with the internationally noted Restaurant Le Beaujolais, this more casual, cozy spot is open daily for lunch and dinner. We take pride in our affordable menu offerings and our extensive, reasonably priced wine list with most wines available by the glass. Lunch entrees from $6.50. Dinner entrees from $10.00. Recommended by “Where to eat in Canada”.

Reservations appreciated | Visa, MC, Amex

Bumper’s Beef House
603 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-2622

“If you haven’t been to Bumpers, you haven’t been to Banff” is the motto of this popular family restaurant – a Banff tradition since 1975. Fun, efficient service and good value complement the Alberta beef specialties and all-you-can-eat salad bar. Prime rib, steaks and baby back ribs are house favourites. The Loft Lounge is a favourite local watering hole featuring pub game. Entrees are $8-$19.

Open daily from 4:30 pm | Amex, MC, Visa

Caboose Steak & Lobster
Junction of Elk and Lynx Streets
(403) 762-3622 or 762-2102

Dining at the “Railroad Station”, presenting a choice of lobster, crab, charbroiled steaks, or Alberta prime rib, accompanied by a cart brimming with fresh vegetables. Dinner for two with wine $35 – $50. Lounge is adjacent to the restaurant.

Major credit cards | Open daily at 5:00 pm. | Fully Licensed | CAA – AMA – AAA

Earl’s
229 Banff Avenue, Upstairs
(403) 762-4414

Bright, loud and friendly. Extensive fresh food menu which draws from Canadian, Mexican, Cajun and Oriental backgrounds. Daily specials and consistent quality assures your satisfaction.

Open everyday from 11:30 am to midnight

Grizzly House Fondue Dining
207 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-4055

For lovers and hedonists. A choice of fourteen fondues including Bourguignonne, Neuchatel, Seafood, Oriental, Buffalo, Chocolate, Venison, Lobster, Prawns, Mushroom & Rattlesnake. Dinner from $18.95 – $32.95.

Seating daily 11:30 am – 12 pm | Reservations appreciated

Hard Rock Cafe
137 Banff Avenue
(403) 760-2347

Classic burgers and grub in a rock and roll atmosphere. Family style restaurant with friendly service and great food.

Lounge downstairs, restaurant upstairs

Melissa’s Restaurant, Bar & Patio
Corner of Lynx and Caribou Streets
(403) 762-5511

Enjoy a taste of the real Banff in our delightful and unique building that has been a landmark here since 1928. It’s part of the Banff tradition to dine with us and enjoy the warmth and flavour of the Rockies. We take great pride in preparing meals and appetizers for appetites of all sizes.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Paris’ Restaurant
114 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-3554

Great Steaks, Seafood & Schnitzel at reasonable prices await you at this Euro-Canadian decorated restaurant. Established in 1903 by the Paris family and carried on since 1963 by the Treutler family. This is Banff’s oldest family eating establishment, and for good reason!

Reservations welcome | Major credit cards accepted

Rose & Crown
202 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-2121

Enjoy traditional English fare indoors or on the summer patio. Well known for fish & chips and shepherd’s pie, and offering the usual pub grub like burgers and fries.

Amex, MC, Visa | Nightly entertainment and drinking

Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon
201 Banff Avenue
(403) 762-0333

So you’ve finished bustin’ a couple broncs and branded a couple hundred head of heifers – now its chow time. The grub is grilled and there’s a lot of it. Chicken and rib combo rules the west.

Amex, MC, Visa | Country Western dancing at night