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


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

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