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Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar

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119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
+1 403-762-4616
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11:30 - 12:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 12:00
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this pub for a drink. My surprise was when I tried to pay using a note I had from my previous trip 13 years earlier and it was rejected. I went to the bank to exchange it and they informed me that by law it should have been accepted. Bad for you guys because I was going... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was OK but nothing special. Had good beer on tap and friendly responsive staff. The bar was pretty full, but most people were drinking and not eating as we were.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our favourite place to eat and drink in Banff very welcoming fantastic atmosphere. The screens show all the live Ice Hockey Games .The food is of a high standard and very reasonably priced . We definitely eat there again on our next visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good standard bar food especially if your a burger fan. Hearty portions and friendly staff make it a great stop when visiting Banff.

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Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a goof lunch with a beef dip that was delicious. Service was attentive although not overly friendly. Portion sizes quite generous and pricing was affordable

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We make a point of visiting the Elk & Oarsman once or twice during our annual ski trip and once again it did not disappoint! Great bar/eating area with lots of big screens to watch sport. We visited on a Wednesday when all things elk were $10 - fantastic value. We opted for the elk burger & the elk pizza... More 

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Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good typical pub food, limited choice if you are not into burgers, pizza and the like so don,t visit if that's not your thing

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch while in Banff & put myself into the best food coma of my life! Honestly the best calamari I have ever had .... & I've had a lot of calamari in my life :) The cheddar broccoli soup was to die for as well. Basically everything was delicious and so worth the visit. Service was awesome... More 

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Thank alanas87
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a friendly pub with all the basics right. Good beer, helpful staff and a nice atmosphere to sit and chat for a while.

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Alberta
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We failed to make reservations for dinner one night we were in Banff, so we stumbled upon the Elk and Oarsman. It turned out to be a great place to eat for my family of four. The atmosphere was casual, but well done. There were lots of food options and everything turned to out to be tasty and really well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$70
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 12:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 12:00
Saturday
11:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-4616

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?