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St James's Gate Olde Irish Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Irish, British
207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
+1 403-762-9355
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (158 reviews)
“asparagus soup” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Irish, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The title sums up my feelings about this eatery. The ambience is OK, the drinks are OK, the food is OK and the service is OK. The cost is the deciding factor for me and this does not quite make it. It was OK, but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank david3b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for somewhere to have dinner any came across St James fantastic service food and Harp larger. Also live music. throughly recommend this establishment

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NicknJudy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this pub, staff were helpful and the food was good quality and good value would definitely receommend

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sue w
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for consistent great food and service We love it here, it’s the best Banff, by a trillion miles Enjoy

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bcs0
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop into St. James for either a beer or a bite when in Banff. There is something special about the place. Atmosphere is always warm and welcoming. The food has never disappointed and the beer selection is excellent. The history of the place...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JamieM903
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Great waitress who told us all about the restaurant. I had cottage pie and my husband had fish and chips. Location was just off the main street so east to get to.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank plabeau
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This place was highly recommended by a tour guide and I must say it lived up the the food hype for us. We became fans of Beef & Guinness on a trip to Ireland and had not found it quite as good in the States...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jim m
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I’m giving only 3 stars because I had the little yorkies appetizers as a main and the roast beef was shredded up, which was not a great texture. Then served in a bowl so hard to figure out way to dip in the aus jus...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sharono539
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to recharge after a long day exploring. Excellent food and service. Fairly busy on an off season period. Comfortable environment.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kellyo323
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Highly recommend this restaurant as the menu has a nice variety of options. Easily accommodated our large group of 11. Everyone was very pleased with food quality. Nice selection of draft beers as well.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lkyman
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10 August 2016|
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Response from yellowbirdVermont | Reviewed this property |
I went there as a diner. I saw some children with their families. We were there at a family dining time around 6:00/6:30 pm.
9 June 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-9355
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Our story begins in Ireland. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, St. James's Gate, established in 1996, was built and manufactured in Dublin, Ireland. The authenticity of the imported Irish woodwork and fantastic artifacts make St. James Gate one of the premier Irish pubs in the world. The Gate has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home. Rub shoulders with local residents and tourists from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and prepare the drinks with care and consideration and the staff proves just what a capable & fun group of servers is worth. It's everything an Irish Pub should be.
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