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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Had lunch here with a group of 38. The restaurant was notified days in advance of our group coming for lunch and everyone had preordered their meal. We were in the private room on the top floor on the back side of the building. It...was a warm day and the sun had heated the room through the skylights. There was no air circulation, so it was uncomfortably warm. The service was lack luster….only 2 young girls who were overwhelmed. Those at my table waited for 45 minutes for our food, while the others in the group were more than half way finished with their meals when ours arrived. The elk burger had a nice flavor, but was not fresh or hot. Very disappointing. For dessert, we were served what they identified as mouse….it was nothing more than a pre prepared chocolate mix, such as Jello brand…..yuck. There are lots for ‘pub/bar’ style restaurants in Banff…..can’t recommend this one.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff were amazing serving a large group. Choices were excellent and included an elk burger and a vegetarian option. Good food. Fun atmosphere.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Lori, Owner at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, Sharon. We look forward to having you back again soon at Elk And Oarsman Restaurant & bar!

Reviewed May 9, 2022

Such a great experience ! Four of us came in for wing night , our server Amy was full of energy and made the whole night a blast . Can’t beat cold beer, good wings and great service !!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Lori, Owner at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2022

Thank you for the fantastic review of the Elk & Oarsman Restaurant & Bar. Our team is so happy to hear that your enjoyed your wings, and we look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed April 27, 2022 via mobile

Great food and attentive service. Good atmosphere and enjoyable night out. Hopefully the overcharging we all received on our side orders was an honest mistake.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Lori, Owner at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2022

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are very sorry there was an overcharge please reach out to elkandoarsman@shaw.ca at your earliest convenience so that we can better figure out the issue. Thank you again.

Reviewed April 14, 2022

Service was great, food was even better! Went for elk Wednesday with the family and tried almost all the elk options on the menu. Great atmosphere and great view. 10/10

Date of visit: April 2022
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Lori, Owner at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2022

Thank you for the great review! Our team is happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and our great atmosphere. We look forward to serving you again soon at the Elk And Oarsman Restaurants & Bar.

Reviewed April 9, 2022

April 2022 Had a late lunch with our kids during Happy Hour. There are some great specials during this time (3-5) S&P wings I would say are likely the best I have ever had, perfect crispy outside but juicy inside and full of flavor. Our...waitress Amy deserves a shoutout, she was superb! If you get a table by the window it has a a very pretty view of the mountains and what's happening on the busy street below.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Lori, Owner at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! Our team at The Elk and Oarsman Restaurant and Bar.

Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

This was probably one of our favourite restaurants we visited during our stay in Banff. The staff are very cheerful. Fun to people watch if you get a table near the window. Good selection of pub food served hot and tasty. Great place to watch...sports. Many drinks consumed here! We recommend the wings, burgers and ribs. We liked it so much we came back twice.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Lori, Owner at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022

We appreciate the lovely feedback of the Elk & Oarsman Restaurant & Bar. Our team is happy to hear you enjoy the food and atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.

Reviewed March 25, 2022

Enjoy this restaurant everytime I travel to Banff. Friendly Staff and a dynamic menu brings me back time and again.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Lori, Owner at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022

We appreciate the lovely feedback of the Elk & Oarsman Restaurant & Bar. Our team looks forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Banff.

Reviewed February 27, 2022

Really friendly relAxed atmosphere with the sports game on…. Just chilled out. I had fish and chips and it was gorgeous and massive portions. Husband had burger. Really good food and pretty quick to come out

Date of visit: February 2022
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Lori, Owner at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2022

Thank you for the great review, Hana. We look forward o seeing you again soon at The Elk.

Reviewed December 19, 2021

We had the best service from Amy! She was so fun, hilarious and outgoing! Made us laugh and recommended the wings with a side of all the sauces and spices we wanted to try! Haha! Definitely recommend! Also I highly recommend the Winterberry Gin Smash!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Lori, Owner at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2021

Thank you for the amazing review. Our team is so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and service from Amy. We look forward to serving you again soon at Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar.

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Response from LoriPaton | 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
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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
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When I ate at this restaurant they had just seated a bus tour of 50+ people.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar

Yes, Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway services.

Elk and Oarsman Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4