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10 Best Banff, Canada Restaurants Suggested By Locals And Tourists

Abhinav
Updated Jun 20, 2019

Banff, Canada today is a food enthusiast’s dream. The rich culture, diverse choices, and homegrown ingredients together make a can’t miss cuisine. These days the dining options are seemingly endless. Here’s a list of the best Banff, Canada restaurants that can help you fuel up and feel good. Banff is a foodie hotspot, so whatever your senses are telling you to try, you can get it here.

1. The Bison Restaurant


Enter The Bison, one of the best Banff Canada restaurants, and walk up the staircase. Get yourself a seat and enjoy the scenic views of snow-clad mountains. Whether alone or with loved ones, grab a bottle of local beer or try the region’s best cocktail, and watch the expert chefs preparing delicious food in the open kitchen. There’s always something different in every season, so no matter which season you choose to enjoy holidays in Banff, you’ll find something new. And as far as the food is concerned, there are plenty of recommendations and The Bison Restaurant doesn’t disappoint. Don’t miss bison short ribs, or if you want to try something else, their menu changes with the season, so you’ll be having plenty of options of everything the region has to offer.

The Bison Restaurant

Address: 211 Bear Street #213, T1L 1E4 Banff, Alberta, Canada

Website: The Bison Restaurant

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2. Balkan Restaurant


If you are planning to dine at the best restaurant in Banff Canada that serves Greek food, Balkan should be your choice. Classic Greek dishes meet with modern taste here, and as a result, you get healthy Mediterranean servings. If you are going to Banff on a Tuesday night, make sure you hit Balkan Restaurant around 8:30 pm. The restaurant celebrates Greek Night every Tuesday where you will be watching belly dancers, ouzo shooters, and plate smashing. The restaurant showcases a beautifully designed dining hall where you can see art pieces inspired by the architecture of ancient Greece. The restaurant also received the “Best Place for a First Date” award in 2015.

Balkan Restaurant

Address: 120 Banff Avenue, T1L 1A4 Banff, Alberta, Canada

Website: Balkan Restaurant

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3. Banff Ave Brewing Co.

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The only brewpub in Banff is The Banff Ave Brewing Co. which is known for its fantastic beer. The family business offers great hospitality with comfort, fun and so much more for both small and large groups of visitors. The beer is brewed in house with extreme care and what makes the place a must visit is the entertainment options guests can enjoy. Love drinking in the traditional way? Find a table and carry on with your talks or secure a booth if you need more comfort. The restaurant offers a TV lounge and a pool table for those who want to keep their hands busy. There’s one upscale pub for food lovers where you can find a wide range of food and a children’s menu as well in case if you’re traveling with some.

Banff Ave Brewing Co.

Address: 110 Banff Ave, 2nd Floor, T1L 1A9 Banff, Alberta, Canada

Website: Banff Ave Brewing Co.

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4. Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar


The Three Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar is one of the top rated Banff Canada restaurants. You can find fresh cuisine and simply amazing wines accompanied by great views here. The huge windows let the visitors enjoy the sunset while they choose their meal from the menu that changes regularly with the season. You can find some of the best dishes including sablefish, golden beet coulis, Allumette potatoes, and you can also choose a wine from their extensive list of drinks. The chefs are good and they are always creative with whatever they prepare. The range of food you find here will never miss specialties from the region, and it’s all very colorful, fresh and healthy.

Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar

Address: Sally Borden Building, 4th Floor, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1H5 Canada

Website: Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar

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5. The Maple Leaf

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The Maple Leaf gives a true Canadian dining experience to everyone who visits the restaurant located in the heart of Banff. The fresh food here includes different varieties of dishes with Alberta beef and fresh seafood. The restaurant features spacious Canadian art-inspired dining areas with a full-service bar and lounge on two levels. Those seeking privacy can book private rooms as well, but make sure you book them well in advance because there are only 4 private rooms at The Maple Leaf. The restaurant also offers an award-winning range of Canadian wine. So next time when you visit Banff, The Maple Leaf could be the place to enjoy great local food, wine, and beers.

The Maple Leaf

Address: 137 Banff Ave, T1L 1C8 Banff, Alberta, Canada

Website: The Maple Leaf

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6. Tooloulou’s

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Tooloulou’s in Banff is a locally owned restaurant with a variety of dining options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The major attractions here are the Cajun Creole dishes with a Canadian twist. A family friendly place most suitable for parties and regular meals in case you’re in the town for more than a day. The restaurant specializes in many dishes and the best thing is that their service is really quick. The place remains crowded most of the time, but getting a place for yourself is never a problem in case if you haven’t booked a table in advance. If you’re going to be in Banff in the morning, don’t miss the breakfast at Tooloulou’s.

Tooloulou’s

Address: 204 Caribou St, T1L 1A6 Banff, Alberta, Canada

Website: Tooloulou’s

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7. Indian Curry House


If you love Indian food, especially South Indian Dosa, Idli, Sambhar, and North India’s butter chicken and some other authentic Indian cuisine prepared by chefs from India, the Indian Curry House in Banff is the place you should dine at. For many Indians and non-Indians, this is by far one of the best places to dine in Canada. You can find delicious food and very good hospitality here. Since the place is popular and is often crowded, you may have to wait for a little while, but the decoration and the ambiance are so comfortable that you wouldn’t want to leave the place without tasting the food.

Indian Curry House

Address: 225 Banff Ave, T1L 1A2 Banff, Alberta, Canada

Website: Indian Curry House

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8. Eddie Burger Bar

If you are in Banff, chances are you won’t be seeing this burger bar because of its location. Finding a place to park your vehicle can be a little struggle but it’s worth the food you’re going to taste here. Since it’s the resort area, most of the restaurants provide children’s menu as well. Here at Eddie Burger Bar, kids get several options to choose from. For adults, there’s a wide range of burgers. While enjoying your burger, you can also get a glimpse of the milkshake bar. You can buy a milkshake for kids and choose Canadian beer and cocktails from the beer bar. Eddie Burger Bar is a small setup but you’ll enjoy your time there since it’s very popular, and for obvious reasons.

Eddie Burger Bar

Address: 137 Banff Ave, T1L 1H1 Banff, Alberta, Canada

Website: Eddie Burger Bar

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9. La Terrazza


Tasting Italian food at La Terrazza in Banff is like you are on a tour of some of the Italy’s finest food regions. Taste your way across Italy with a culinary tour of some of their finest food regions. The restaurant has a very strategically planned menu which can be enjoyed with stunning views of the mountains from the glass ceilings and windows. Plants in the dining area give it a more natural look while the classic interiors are enough to make you forget you’re in Banff. From appetizers to main courses and happy hour menu, La Terrazza is one of the best Banff Canada restaurants offering great tastes at a reasonable price.

La Terrazza

Address: 222 Lynx St, Banff, AB T1L 1K5, Canada

Website: La Terrazza

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10. The Grizzly House

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There is so much to love in this little ski town. With lots of fun shops and the best Banff Canada restaurants tucked into the national park, you’ll get to see The Grizzly House, offering a comfortable environment with a wide variety of foods ranging from cheese to beef and seafood. Don’t miss the alligator and rattlesnake here. The Grizzly House offers a decent selection of wines and brews available in the region. The restaurant is most famous for exotic meats such as bison, venison, boar, elk, and frog legs. If you are in Banff and want to taste something different to regular meals, this is the place you should not miss.

The Grizzly House

Address: 207 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L, Canada

Website: The Grizzly House

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A haven for hungry travelers

Canadian food, especially in these regions, is heavy on the meat. The ingredients give the taste buds a treat and they are packed with nutrition and power. If you are vegetarian, you won’t have to struggle for food. In the last few years, many restaurants and cafes have sprouted up across Banff. Try the food at any of these restaurants, but if you are still not happy, there are many great places in the area to explore that offer something unique.

This article was originally published on Sep 22, 2017

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Abhinav travels into several remote areas and cities. Loves mountains, wishes to spend a night in Antarctica in a tent and also planning to climb Mt. Everest before retirement.

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