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The Bear Street Tavern

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Pizza, Sandwiches, Pub, Family Fare
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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 259
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    Very good
  • 54
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
Trendy yet family-friendly

A long table wait, very small dining area, and lots of large parties allowed us time for just drinks and appetizers at the bar. Service was very friendly and attentive. The Pulled Pork Nachos ($17) were impressive looking but were so oven hot skillet-hot that the cheese and toppings were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Azua
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A long table wait, very small dining area, and lots of large parties allowed us time for just drinks and appetizers at the bar. Service was very friendly and attentive. The Pulled Pork Nachos ($17) were impressive looking but were so oven hot skillet-hot that the cheese and toppings were dried out. The cocktails ($9) were very tasty and nicely... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My mom and I ate here twice on a recent trip to Banff. The pizza was delicious! I highly recommend any that have the pesto and marinara sauce combination. Wait staff were friendly and attentive. Hostesses seemed a little confused both times we went - it took a while for them to figure out if there was a table available... More 

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I came to Banff and Lake Louise for our anniversary last August, and we ate dinner one night at The Bear Street Tavern. Six months later, I'm still thinking about the chili oil and honey combo that they serve with their pizza. Genius!

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Leduc, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic start to our night out when our hotel suggested this place, we went on down and although it was busy they gave a cosy little table in the corner. We ordered 3 different pizzas and I could not stop raving about them afterwards! so yummy!

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Mayville, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stopped in for late lunch on St Paddy's day and enjoyed the cocktails (colada/spritzer) that were reduced in cost. Lunch was disappointing. The Margarita pizza had very good crust but the cheese and little seasoning very blah. The reuben with ceasar salad side were okay. I requested iced tea and - without being told - was given sweetened tea that... More 

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Waterdown, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Enjoyed our meal here. Busy, Trendy and Tight Quarters but worth it. I had the fish tacos which were just fantastic. A little bite to them but I don't eat spicy food and I could totally handle it. My husband and son had pizza which I tried (of course) and very tasty. Thin crust, fresh ingredients! Food was slow to... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This pizza is amazing! Fresh kebab meat, flavoured beautifully. The chilli oil & honey you can put on the pizza yourself is a marriage made in heaven

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great service, good atmosphere, the food was just lacking. Good food but not great food, better places to eat nearby. Perhaps we just expected more from YGTEH review.

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Pointe Claire, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had dinner one evening of our five night stay in Banff and all four of us really enjoyed our meals. The pizzas were great and the cocktail were very good as well.TheY do not take reservationS but put you on a list and text you when your table is ready. You have ten minutes to get to the restaurant... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is the second time I went to this restaurant while in Banff, and I will definitely go again. We didn't order the pizza and went with the sandwichs. We ordered the roast beef, Tuna melt, and the reuben. The tavern doesn't seem to do fries, but their salads were okay and the sandwiches were large. Pricing was decent, and... 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 9 - 18
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Sandwiches, Pub, Family Fare
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?