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Elk and Oarsman Pub and Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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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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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Steak was just ok! The Elk burger and Elk poutine was yummy! I'd come back for the Elk only. Yeah, 100 words...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great pub with great food and fab view across to the mountains. Really good ribs (easily beats St Louis), salad+chicken and elk poutine. It is easy to settle in and spend time here. They also have a good selection of boozy specialty coffees and hot choc. This is where I invented Cod & Poutine ...

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Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a place to eat on Wed I highly recommend this place. The elk burger special for 10$ on Wed is a great deal! On top of a great meal the service was really good and it's a nice atmosphere. If you want to sit in front of a fire place or watch sports on one... More 

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Thank KDS33
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned again a year later. The staff were great, they were very accommodating in changing the channel so we could watch NFL. Lovely roaring fire. Excellent nachos & cheesecake! Cider on tap and reasonably priced (hard to find in North America!)

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Thank Fimckay
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing pub, great staff. Especially the bartender Ryan. He works his butt off to keep everyone happy and keeps a really great atmosphere at the bar. The seating with a beautiful view over looking downtown is limited, but it's still a great place! The food is excellent as well as the service!

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Thank Darryl J
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the fact that the website says they are family friendly until 10pm and are described as family friendly in other reviews, this place is not! They have a kids menu, booster seats and crayons but it really should say no minors. We were there for an early supper around 5pm and by the time we started eating the place... More 

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Thank fprince16
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous views from the rooftop patio. Elk pizza was good but very plain. Enjoyed the selection of beer. Nice staff.

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Baltimore, MD
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here towards the end of the summer season. Had burgers, elk pizza and drinks. Everything was okay. Nothing amazing for the money.

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Calgary, Alberta
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at 2 after the lunch rush and found the service to be very slow. Luckily we ordered our meal at the same time as our drinks as we didn't see the waitress again for quite a while. Once the meal arrived we found it was very good and the soup was delicious. Again, Once we were done,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Elk & Oarsman is one of my favourite places to eat in Banff. Located above Banff Avenue the restaurant is great year round but particularly in Summer when the rooftop is open. The atmosphere in the restaurant is always relaxed and the staff are kind and attentive to all their customers. The food is top-notch, I particularly like to visit... 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
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?