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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 263
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  • 176
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 10
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Try the honey/oil dip! It's great!

What a great place! My husband and I were here for lunch on April 23, 2015. We enjoyed it so much, we went back a few days later. Pros: It's got a real local vibe, great service, & friendly, helpful servers. Our waitress gave us advice on other great places to eat in town, based on our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Nosnom
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Fountain Valley, California
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Fountain Valley, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

What a great place! My husband and I were here for lunch on April 23, 2015. We enjoyed it so much, we went back a few days later. Pros: It's got a real local vibe, great service, & friendly, helpful servers. Our waitress gave us advice on other great places to eat in town, based on our preferences. The pizzas... More 

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Wiarton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We enjoyed Bear Street Tavern's gluten free and regular crust pizzas. The gluten free crust was okay, too doughy and a bit undercooked. But g-free crusts are hard to do right. The topping of roasted vegetables (Mediterranean) was excellent. My daughter liked her regular pizza (The Bison). The delivery came in good time.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The irony about my rating and title, is that at the end of the day - there's better food in Banff. But when you add it all up, this is really going to be one of the better experiences. Why? Don't get me wrong, the food is good. So is the beer. The staff have always been very nice. The... More 

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Nottingham
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

First night in town; went to the Bear St tavern. Pizzas were highlighted on both tripadvisor and the menu. They weren't all that special - undercooked, doughy and the toppings not enough. Go for the ribs - much better. And the beer. Lots of it.

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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband, 2 children (ages 8 and 6) and myself went to this restaurant last week for supper. The menu was limited, pizzas for entrees, several appetizers, salad and soup. I had the margarita pizza, my husband got the big bird pizza and my kids got kids pizzas (one cheese, one pepperoni). The crust was nice and thin and crisp.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Best meal I had on my last business trip. Waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable, answered all of my questions about the menu. Soup of the day was hearty and delicious. My coworkers fajitas kept him smiling all afternoon. Well worth stopping in. Would love to go back the pizza at the next table looked awesome.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The pizzas here are delicious and the deals are great as well! 10 doller calzones are well worth it. Good cocktails and the nachos are a great starter

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This Restaurant has appeared on Food Network Canada's You Gotta Eat Here, and they deserved it. Dropped in for a quick lunch, and the Mac & Cheese was outstanding. Served in a cast iron skillet, the dish has roasted cauliflower and pork belly, stirred into a sharp cheesy sauce. The restaurant has multiple TVs with sports, but the atmosphere is... More 

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alberta
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143 reviews 143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I enjoyed our time here at this nice spot on a quieter street. The food was unique with different mixings. Drinks are great. The honey and chili dip for pizza was great and a new twist. I would not call it a tavern..... More of a bistro .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Perfect stop for a lunch! Staff were friendly and helpful with menu, beverage, and beer suggestions. Delicious pizza, chicken Sammy and wings. Loved their Rose' Sangria! Would highly recommend!

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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 - 19
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?