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The Bear Street Tavern

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Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
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211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-2021
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 328
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  • 70
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best pizza ever

Sat on the back patio and enjoyed a gorgeous evening, nice wine and one of the best pizzas I've had. I ordered the Big Bird(?) chicken and bacon with onions and pesto. Husband had the mushroom pizza and absolutely raved! Would definitely recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
JennyKeith
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Parker, Colorado
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I went with my daughter. She a had a pizza and I had the beef sandwich. Her pizza was delicious (I got 3 pieces) and my sandwich was tasty but maybe a tad small for the price. I got the Miss Vickies chips and there could have been more.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Sat on the back patio and enjoyed a gorgeous evening, nice wine and one of the best pizzas I've had. I ordered the Big Bird(?) chicken and bacon with onions and pesto. Husband had the mushroom pizza and absolutely raved! Would definitely recommend!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal here! We ordered the garlic cheese fingers to start and they were great. Then we ordered pizza. The pizza was awesome and they brought out chili and rosemary infused oil to mix with honey. Our sever said to dip your pizza in this concoction and it was amazing! We thought like a weird combo, but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went here for a relaxed dinner with some friends the night before a stagette for some pizza and drinks! Food was delicious but the drinks even moreso! We shared the Iced Tea "Boozy Bowl" and it was exactly just that. So so good and fun! Would defiantly head back here again next time I'm in Banff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

f you see a queue outside a restaurant it can only mean one thing - the food is great. Or it could mean all the other restaurants in town are shut. Or it has a special deal running. Or a famous celebrity has been spotted at the bar. OK, there could be any number of reasons why there might be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

So I was here about 5 times over the last few years The pizza was always good but I feel it used to be better. ( more toppings etc) Crust was slightly burnt The bartender behind the bar ( bald English fella) was very friendly and attentive I will return buy would like it to go back to the way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had the pizza with pine nuts on it and it was very good. They have a large stein for beer and a good beer selection. The mixed drink my wife ordered wasn't very good. The staff was friendly and the wait wasn't very long.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The hostess literally told me to wait a few minutes...ok, sure....this stupid game is annoying. She was literally playing a game on her tablet instead on greeting customers and making them feel welcome. Our service verses the adjacent table were complete opposites. Our food arrived prior to the appetizers and the silverware caddy contained a dirty napkin and a bird... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

First of all I would like to start by the location of the place, the place it's not on the most busiest street in Banff but it's right next to it (on bear street). It looks small from the outside but when you go inside it's actually quite big, there's also a patio outside where you can eat. The service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Lots of local brews on tap and a variety of freshly made pizzas made in front of you (if you're sitting at the bar). My pizza was called the big bird and had chicken, bacon, onions, feta cheese, tomato sauce, and a drizzle of pesto. Pretty tasty, but the tomato sauce was sparse and a little bland. Service was prompt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2021

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 17
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?