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The Bear Street Tavern

211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-762-2021
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Ranked #6 of 123 restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Wadsworth, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We ate at Bear Street Tavern due to the rating on TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. The beer was great-nice selection of local brews. The pizza was definitely filled with unique ingredients. And adding the chili oil and honey made them fabulous. Definitely not what you can get anywhere else. We ate outside which really made it delightful. It is... More

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Kearney, Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Honey and Chili Oil? Who knew? They told us to dip our pizza in their special dipping sauce and we were hooked!

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Toronto
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Tucked away on a back street in Banff is The Bear Street Tavern. By its name we did not expect much when we went there for a casual dinner. It is a very charming restaurant/tavern .... lots of log beams, ambient lighting and atmosphere. We did not have a reservation and the place was packed so we took 3 seats... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The pizza was very good as noted by other reviewers and so was the Caesar salad. Good selection of beers. Server friendly and attentive-- good spot in downtown Banff

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Seattle
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Had one meal here during a three-night stay in Banff. The place was jammed, and when I was told it would be about a 20-minute wait, I simply went for a walk around the area, came back, and was seated right away. Ordered one of the pizzas; didn't think I could eat all of it (and didn't), but it was... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Arrived at 7pm without reservation informed of a 40 minute wait but could not leave the reception in case a table came free earlier. Table available in 20 mins. Chicken wings good, pizza and salad as you would expect. Service average. Review scores raised expectations above reality.

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I split the pulled pork nachos and the classic pizza. The pulled pork nachos were OK but not great. They came with a bowl of pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream. The pizza, however, was outstanding. They serve it with a rosemary infused oil and honey. I think the honey is a regional thing, and it... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Bear Street Tavern in Banff has a pub like atmosphere. It was recommended by the locals (along with the Bison Restaurant above it). The food was excellent. They had a food network show running on a few of the TVs in the place where they went behind the scenes and showed how some of the specials were made. The... More

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We sat outside and tried a vegetarian pizza and an Italian combo pizza. Both were very good with fresh ingredients piled on and high quality cheese. Service was great although we were there for a late lunch/early dinner so not as crowded as one would expect at normal lunch or dinnertime.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Saw this place on "You Gotta Eat Here." Was not disappointed. My wife had the fish tacos and I had the bison pizza. They really pack everyone in there (super busy) but it was still a nice atmosphere. Ended the meal with the apple crisp pizza to go. Delicious dinner, good drinks. Sort of hidden a block or two over... More

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