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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)
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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 3 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Greek food I've eaten since I was in Greece!! We had the Pork gyro, lamb shank, greek salad and fried feta balls. Everything was delicious! Service was prompt and server was very friendly :)

Thank hartjf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I werent having much luck finding a good restaurant in Banff but the balkan turned out to be a very pleasurable experience. The service here was excellent. Our waiter was a very personable individual which made dinner quite enjoyable. We tried the...More

Thank G24C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up here ‘by accident’ but were not disappointed! Lovely atmosphere. It’s a big enough restaurant but it doesn’t feel huge. We were there for lunch and it was pretty busy. Our servant from the UK was very nice! We didn’t feel like a number...More

Thank Karian_Dennis
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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