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Greek night is a 5-star dinner extravaganza featuring belly dancing, plate smashing & Greek dancing. Show starts at 7:30pm! Enjoy the Balkan's full a la carte food & drinks menu. All ages are welcome.
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Sponsored by: The Balkan Mediterranean Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Greek Night Dinner Experience
1. Greek Night Dinner Experience
"Greek dancing & smashing plates - such a good atmosphere!"
wagkins0412
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2. Halal & Vegetarian Menu
2. Halal & Vegetarian Menu
"The food was delicious and the vegetarian options were outstanding."
bdonaghey
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3. The Ultimate Greek Feast
3. The Ultimate Greek Feast
"Had amazing Greek food in an amazing environment."
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About
Fresh Mediterranean in the heart of Banff. Established in 1984. Our Yia Yia (Grandma) lived to be 103 years old for a reason — Greece's fresh and healthy diet. Our family recipes honour the traditions of the Mediterranean, including a wide range of lighter vegetarian options and mindful halal meats. Join us weekly for Greek Night with belly dancing, plate smashing and traditional Greek dancing! Banff's famous free live dinner show. Opa! Reservations recommended.
PRICE RANGE
C$15 - C$38
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Greek
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful food and fantastic service! The saganaki was to die for and the lamb was literally falling off of the bone. Will definitely come back.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awesome! I went with my mom for our last dinner in Banff. The lamb souvlaki was very good, as was the pita! The chocolate torte for dessert was yummy too!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We throughly enjoyed the meal and the hospitality. Alex greeted us very nicely and gave us some great pointers for site seeing. Our waitress Nikki was very accommodating and made our whole experience enjoyable. Mainly the food was exquisite. Hence Kudos to the whole team....I would certainly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thanks to Niki and Alex We had an awesome time having lunch. Appreciate Alex’s welcoming hospitality and Niki’s great service. Thanks to kitchen staff wow what a vegetarian food choice we had. All the staff a amazing and thank you Niki for your amazing service...🥇More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My partner and I came here to celebrate our anniversary having browsed a few of the local restaurants. The menu did not disappoint, the spicy whipped feta was incredible and the souvlaki full of flavour. Kirsten our server was great and did a fantastic job...of helping us navigate the menu. Food and drink were both brilliant and reasonably priced, we look forward to dining here again. Thanks Kirsten and team!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing food and got to join in the dancing line to celebrate my birthday! Would definitely recommend and our waiter Scott was excellent!

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scott was our server at the Balkan and after a short delay at the beginning of the dinner service (maybe 7 minutes) we had an engaging and splendid time at the Balkan. Scott gave us great suggestions of dishes to try and tended to us...thoroughly to ensure we were having the best experience possible. He got to know us a bit and shared his experiences traveling as well as places we should try to cram into our schedule before leaving in the next 2 days. He was refreshingly candid and brilliantly professional. Not to mention the fantastic Greek food we indulged in. We had the saganaki, feta chicken share platter, and lamb and chicken souvlaki plates. We wrapped up our celebrations with the house made baklava (20 delicate layers of phyllo sweetness). One of our absolute best experiences dining in Banff.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Greek food in Banff. We really liked the services provided by the server Scot. The quality of the food was just excellent.

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was just 10/10. So good, and even though they were busy, the food areived quick. Try the saganaki. Nikki, our server, was really cool. She gave us great advise on the food, she was super fast and friendly and she told us what...to do around. Stop by Balkan for dinner or lunch. You won’t regret it!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for lunch while vacationing in Banff. It was so good we went back that evening for a cocktail. We might go back again before we leave Banff. I love Greek food and that is how good it was. The food was great but...so was the service. Kate waited on us both visits and made it very special. If you are in Banff, don’t miss this gem.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On June 1st, 2024 myself, my roommate, and two friends, were treated to an excellent meal and service at The Balkan. Invited by manager Alex and served by waitress Amy, we had the best meal and service any traveler could ask for. All of the...staff were extremely friendly and made you feel at home. In addition to the excellent service, the lamb shank and whipped feta dip are musts for anyone coming in. If you find yourself in Banff, please find your way into The Balkan.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Balkan every time we visit Banff. The food is absolutely amazing! Our server Emily made our experience even more special! I can't wait until we can go again❤️

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reserved a table before travelling as the restaurant had gluten free options and my wife being celiac needed a safe environment to eat. We were met by our very friendly server who asked if we had dietary needs. She was very knowledgable about...the menu ingredients and what was safe for my wife to eat. Over the 2 nights we ate here we had the lamb shank, lamb chops (both gluten free), lemon chicken souvlaki and traditional hummus. The food was delicious and the portions generous, we also had some very good wine and beer. This restaurant is top end and a bit pricey but definitely worth it, we will definitely return when in Banff again.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you are in Banff set time aside to visit and dine. Absolutely wonderful food and great service. The live dancing was the icing on the baklava!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ashlee was AMAZING! Greek night was the BEST!!! The food was amazing, service was phenomenal and entertainment can’t be beat!

Date of visit: May 2024
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DebS523
September 13, 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
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from Nicholas V | Reviewed this property |
The Balkan offers vegetarian moussaka, vegan baked peppers, vegetarian linguini, 3 salad options, pitas & dip, spanakopita etc. all delicious
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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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The Balkan Mediterranean Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5