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Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Adventure Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
+1 403-762-4616
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“elk burger” (93 reviews)
“ribs” (74 reviews)
“pizza” (102 reviews)
Closes in 14 min
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Adventure Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What you see is what you get. The atmosphere is that of a loud Sports Bar. The food, particularly the Elk burger, was very good. The roof top seating is the only way to go if you want to hold a conversation. Although, getting a...More

Thank Roger26_10
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had steak sandwich and grilled sirloin - for the price it was good deal and flavoursome. However, the best value was our waiter PETER, he was terrific eager to assist and nothing was too much of a problem. Needed to use the WIFI of which...More

Thank Valapha G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great little spot for lunch with a view. I ate the nachos, they were great and came as a huge portion! The service was also great!

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food and the views from the terrace are simply unbeatable! They easily catered for a vegetarian. Personally I had the Bison Steak, which was amazing. The service is super friendly too.

Thank Spaniard68
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always like to visit a sports bar just to take in the various sports on the big screen which in north america are always varied! The Elk though was a nice setting with a good menu to boot. We went for the Steak Sandwich...More

Thank Shaun L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our early dinner at the Elk. Bison burger, elk burger and the ribs were especially good. Upper deck has great views, but if you choose to eat inside, it’s a good ambiance. Would definitely go back!

Thank KosmoK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in wanting to eat on their patio to enjoy the view. However, there was rain in the forecast and the wait to be seated was getting long. So we took a table in the restaurant inside, which still had a view out the...More

Thank wpggrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk up the stairs from street level to get to the bar and restaurant. It was worth it. Great burgers and fish tacos for lunch. World cup soccer on the tvs. A great find and reasonably priced for banff.

Thank waz_jd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day of hiking to the inkpots, this restaurant met our need for our food. The Bison burger was delicious & the beer was local.

Thank AMcLach
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the elk burger and my husband had the Oarsman burger. Both were very good but I'd definitely recommend the Oarsman burger. Service was good. Recommended the restaurant to a friend who's travelling to Banff in September. We sat on the patio where we...More

Thank r_fairway16
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Questions & Answers
January 24, 2017|
Response from Dean119 | Property representative |
Hi if you would like to call us on 1-403-762-4616 and ask for either Dean or Brady we can discuss this further. Thanks
October 3, 2015|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kevin, I was just a patron of the pub but since I live in the Calgary area I gave Elk and Oarsman a call. They stated that 16 year olds can go into the bar but only up until 10 p.m. Good luck with your New Year's plans... More
September 30, 2015|
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Response from Rmt2507 | Reviewed this property |
When I ate at this restaurant they had just seated a bus tour of 50+ people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Adventure Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-4616
  • E-mail
Established in 2005, The Elk & Oarsman is Banff’s premier sports pub & restaurant. The timber & river rock décor & beautiful stone fireplace make The Elk & Oarsman a favorite for locals & tourists from around the world. The Elk offers the best in food, live entertainment, twelve draft selections and true hospitality. Our summertime rooftop patio offers an amazing 360° view of rocky mountain scenery, and in cooler weather our inviting wood burning fireplace will warm you as you relive a day on the slopes.
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