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Balkan Restaurant

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120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
+1 403-762-3454
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love the Balkan. Must visit spot in Banff for both food and atmosphere. Really enjoy coming here as the service is excellent and have never had a bad meal.

Thank Matt F
Red Deer, Canada
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner. Ordered the platter for two. I have a bell pepper allergy and was more than accomodated for it. The chef went above and beyond. The goat cheese was so good, my boyfriend and I fought for it. The platter had a large variety of food on it and the chef separated it for us. One plate... More 

Thank Susan G
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have had Greek food you haven't really eaten the best unless you eat at Balkan. We were in Banff over the weekend and eaten a few places were the service was terrible. The service here was great and the food incredible! I highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank lkeough07
Edmonton, AB
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with the recommendations of the waitress and very glad we did. From the Flambe to the dessert an enjoyable and tasty meal.

Thank SmokoEdmonton_AB
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here on a whim. Food was delicious, pita was the softest we've ever eaten. We both had the special which was a lamb pita and side salads. The flaming cheese was our starter and was fun!

Thank dana k
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 8 eat here for lunch. We had an amazing mix of platters and it was all delicious. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and a non-tacky Mediterranean decor. The best part was the service. Our waitress was extremely accommodating for our big indecisive group. She was very quick and helped separate our complicated bill with... More 

Thank Robbybrown9
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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353 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on Banff Avenue, this is a terrific place for dinner. The food is authentic and delicious and the wait staff is excellent. The wine list is diverse and compliments the food perfectly. This was the best meal we had in Banff and would most definitely dine here again. In the evening the restaurant features belly dancing and plate smashing.... More 

Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Edmonton, Canada
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time to Balkan and the food was great! I had the pork gyro and it was so delicious. Will definitely be back next time we're in Banff - definitely recommend!

Thank SLB111
Calgary, Canada
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of us from Calgary went to Banff for the day. We asked a few people where to eat for lunch and the first place we tried was lined up out the door so we went here. After reviewing the menu, we decided to share three appetizers. Remember it is for lunch. The spanokopita was very good and of a... More 

Thank skierCalgary
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place! Never had a bad meal, been here a few times and it's never let me down. The serve food that's on fire, never had it but it looks cool. The food I have had is 100%, great taste, cooked well, decent prices. The atmosphere is great, not pretentious but not cheap. It's comfortable, not tacky and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?