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St James's Gate Olde Irish Pub

207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
+1 403-762-9355
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (145 reviews)
“lamb stew” (34 reviews)
“boxty” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Irish, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We dropped in for lunch because our original destination wasn’t open. I am not a big meat eater, so wasn’t expecting much choice in a pub. I was happy to discover several options. The Irish fry breakfast was quite good. My husband had the fish...More

Thank Jenn54
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wanting to find some good food without spending a fortune, we stopped in St James's Gate. After two pints of Guinness and some fish and chips, I knew we made a wise decision. We sat at the bar where several of the bartenders were quite...More

Thank jamesaD2353PM
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a ski resort town where its hard to pick among the numerous choices, St. James' Gate is a terrific find. St. James' Gate has the right pub feel. The inside is a bit meandering but it makes for cozy nooks and crannies to enjoy...More

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I try and not go to Irish bars abroad, as the decor and the fact very few Irish people work there (if any) annoy me. The menu in this place has bratwurst. Not Irish. And bison burgers. Definitely not Irish. However, the food in this...More

Thank Janette M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of choice on the menu including Irish pub meals and drinks. Staff were friendly and service was timely, visited twice and tried different food and beer - all enjoyed!

Thank Lawleod
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated near to Hotel we stayed at during 3 night stay in Banff Bar Staff friendly and engaging discussing variety of Topics with general public Staff from several countries working at this venue Lovely meals at affordable prices Menu has good selection of meals and...More

Thank EKSKS21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted an easy dinner of comfort food and we hit the jackpot here. We were seated quickly, ordered a beer & selected our dinner. I ordered the fish & chips which turned out to be the best I’ve ever had and my husband’s beef...More

Thank DanMarCo
Reviewed 1 week ago

St James Gate (Irish pub) is sort of like a little bit of Ireland in the Canadian Rockies. The atmosphere is Irish, the menu has numerous Irish items, but the wait staff is Australian (or others) and not as friendly as in Ireland. The food,...More

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beer was good too. The batter for the fish was awesome, as they use Guinness beer in it. I didn't think I would like it as I am not a Guinness drinker, but it was awesome. Quaint pub with a great atmosphere, just a...More

Thank Larryw53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place and found they have a big selection of beers. Food was good as well. Dark interior but a good atmosphere

Thank BlackpoolWillows2
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Jenni S
August 10, 2016|
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Response from yellowbirdVermont | Reviewed this property |
I went there as a diner. I saw some children with their families. We were there at a family dining time around 6:00/6:30 pm.
June 9, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-9355
  • E-mail
Our story begins in Ireland. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, St. James's Gate, established in 1996, was built and manufactured in Dublin, Ireland. The authenticity of the imported Irish woodwork and fantastic artifacts make St. James Gate one of the premier Irish pubs in the world. The Gate has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home. Rub shoulders with local residents and tourists from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and prepare the drinks with care and consideration and the staff proves just what a capable & fun group of servers is worth. It's everything an Irish Pub should be.
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