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Balkan Restaurant

120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
+1 403-762-3454
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (89 reviews)
“saganaki” (42 reviews)
“baklava” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy Greek food so I go, if I get the chance. The first time was for lunch in 2016 and next was dinner October 2017. I got the same vibe both times they need to renovate. The first time was for lunch and...More

Thank J1795GOsusanl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and another couple went here for dinner before heading to the Banff Centre. The interior is decorated beautifully, the food was great and the service awesome. One of the meals came out cold, they dealt with it perfectly. The waitress was...More

Thank garybia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I dined here on our first visit to Banff. We were impressed with the atmosphere, food quality and portion size and the friendly service. I ordered the lamb shank and found it to be one of the best I’ve eaten. I would...More

Thank Caleb A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as we got in we felt very welcomed. The waiter went out of his way with the service. He was quick, efficient, and constantly checking that all was going well. We started with calamari, the plate was abundand for an appetizer as it...More

Thank Florcita L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my second time dining at Balkan. The first time I had the rabbit and it was terrible, the second time I had the Athen Chicken and it was very good. Our friend got selected to dance for the audience for 15 minutes. During...More

Thank El_Cappuccino
Reviewed 8 November 2017

On the last Sunday afternoon of the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, I took advantage of the free afternoon to walk into town and try one of the restaurants that had good reviews on TripAdvisor. I chose Balkan Restaurant and boy, did I have...More

Thank JFKMaryland
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We’ve been going to the Balkan for years. Tonight was ok but I was very disappointed they took their lamb chops off the menu. They were memorable; the whole reason I want to go to the Balkan when we’re in Banff. I hope they bring...More

Thank PaHo_001
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing food. Tasty wholesome and traditional. I loved every course (See the empty plate picture). Waiter was very helpful and made suggestions to help us choose. Worth a visit!

Thank BEH978
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is a great restaurant. It was buzzing but the service is excellent. You will definitely need to book. We went the whole hog and ordered the meze. Everything was delicious. Of course it was far too much for the two of us, so they...More

Thank dj_vhughes
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The service is amazing and the food is even better! Our server was delightful, beautiful and knowledgeable about the history of the recipes and the food. Friendly atmosphere and the lamb shank was seriously the best food I have ever tasted! I will be enjoying...More

Thank josiecatfatty
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Questions & Answers
Deb S
13 September 2017|
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Response from Willardo | Reviewed this property |
the moussaka is made with eggplant not pasta, the lamb with selected side dishes can be gf, the salads are gf
6 July 2017|
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Response from Nick V | Reviewed this property |
The Balkan offers vegetarian moussaka, vegan baked peppers, vegetarian linguini, 3 salad options, pitas & dip, spanakopita etc. all delicious
21 May 2015|
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Response from yakarlos | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, we are kid friendly and have high chairs and booster seats available. The Greek Night show starts at 8:30pm.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-3454
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