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Tavern 1883

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-10-02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Travellers' Choice


US$6 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. great spot that locals love!
1. great spot that locals love!
"fresh and tasty food, nicely presented and great serving staff too."
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2. Happy hour is the best!
2. Happy hour is the best!
"I love to eat there when is happy hour. Great dishes, great price"
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3. Best tacos of life!
3. Best tacos of life!
"Food was amazing and service was great!"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had good experiences in the past. They do not take reservations so we had to wait a long time. This time we were disappointed with the food and service. The seating was tight as the 4 of us were sat at a small...table (big enough for 2). We felt crammed. Our server did not come and greet us until 15 minutes after we were shown to our table. It took a very long time to get our food as well. My fish (fish and chips) was very greasy. It's like it sat for a long time before being served. When I told our server, she only replied she was sorry to hear that. Not the best dining experience.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a little hidden (sort of) gem that I hesitate to recommend because I don’t want it to become too popular!!! However, I’m sharing love and CAN without a doubt recommend this place for a relaxed yummy dinner or just a couple of...beers and snacks. All the staff are busy but amazingly efficient and they work their butts off. Special mention to Andre who looked after us like a champ!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 27, 2021

We felt quite crammed in this quaint pub. The food was good and the atmosphere buzzing. The spacing with current restrictions seems challenging, but they are doing their best. Burger was tasty. Poutine not outstanding.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 14, 2021

We picked up dinner the other night and it was really good ! We had burgers, ribs, and the Philly Cheesesteak and enjoyed all of it. Staff was very friendly on the phone and when we picked up our dinner, great place a little hidden...away in the heart of Canmore.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Joe G, Owner at Tavern 1883, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2021

Great to hear you enjoyed your take out, THANK YOU!! We have worked hard to try and deliver great quality take out. It can be more challenging when the design of our menu was originally created for mostly dine in service, but we are getting...More

Reviewed December 6, 2020 via mobile

Disappointed.. used to be my favourite place in Canmore. Was definitely let down today. Took my boyfriend for his first time told him he HAD to try the amazing fries.. they were old, barely warm and stale. Limited menu is understandable, didn’t have the usual...drink selection. Place was definitely over capacity. Every table was packed. There were kids running around everywhere, people mingling at other tables, hugging each other. With the pandemic and all the restrictions I would have expected better.... thumbs downMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Joe G, Owner at Tavern 1883, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2021

We are sorry to hear that your experience wasn't as good as it had been in the past. We strive to make every experience as great as possible and consistency is a big part of that. We hope that you will give us another chance...More

Reviewed October 19, 2020

I really liked the ambience of this place - felt like your neighborhood pub. We had nachos, soup and tacos and everything was delicious. Service was very friendly and very good. Would go again.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

Had a great takeout meal here for dinner. Got the veggie bean burger with their house salad. The veggie bean burger was one of the best veggie burgers I have ever had. Their salad is full of great things and super tasty. Was an amazing...gluten free meal.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020

This restaurant is our absolute favorite of anything in banff of canmore. Their happy hour deals are unreal. Everything we have tried has been good! The Nachos are my favorite. The service is always good here too. We told the server that it was my...boyfriends birthday and she went above and beyond to make it special. Thanks Tavern, can't wait to come back to visit here.More

Date of visit: October 2020
joegO8936TM, Owner at Tavern 1883, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

Thank you for your review and comments regarding Tavern 1883! We strive to make everyone's experience as positive as possible and we appreciate your support! Take care!

Reviewed October 2, 2020

We came for dinner and had a great evening! We sat at the heated patio and enjoyed it a lot! Good food and good service!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020

We thought we would try this restaurant due to all the positive reviews but were quite disappointed. The menu didn't have a lot of variety but I found something that I thought I would like to try - which they had run out of. I...opted for the chicken tacos and was really disappointed. I would say that they were average. The staff were friendly and COVID precautions seem to be quite good. We would probably try this restaurant again some time as it may be better the next time.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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March 3, 2020|
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Response from Joe G | Property representative |
Good morning. Yes Tavern 1883 is family friendly until 10pm. We look forward to seeing you and your family at the Tavern! Best regards
March 8, 2019|
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Response from Tina O | Reviewed this property |
No I don't believe it is children friendly but never asked.
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