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The Bear Street Tavern

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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, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 392
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  • 267
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 14
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  • 12
    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
Probably the best meal I've had in Canada

Go on wednesday night for the calzone special and cocktail special. Great prices, amazing food honestly fantastic and the bar staff were extremely helpful and just the right amount of chatty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Isabella D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Go on wednesday night for the calzone special and cocktail special. Great prices, amazing food honestly fantastic and the bar staff were extremely helpful and just the right amount of chatty.

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Thank Isabella D
Banff, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I like coming here on cheap nights (Tuesday for $10 Calzones), most of the time the food is on point and really satisfying. I have pretty much had every calzone on the menu, and my favourites are the Primo Italiano and the Wheeler Hut (mushrooms and pine nuts with truffle oil). This place can get insanely busy, especially on their... More 

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Thank GastroNautBanff
Montreal, Canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with my friends, good waiting system. You leave your number, they text you so you have 10 minutes to come back or they give the place to someone else. That way you don't have to wait in line! The pizzas are original and pretty good! Big selection of beers, was pretty impressed!

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Thank lpgrenier
London
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service is top notch. The pizzas really aren't 'ridiculously good'. They're good, and the atmosphere/beer selection are great, but if you're going to make a superlative your catchphrase, you'd better live up to it. I worry that they're only full because of their specials now. I will invariably be back though...

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Thank steve_blag
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good atmosphere, great pizza, fab service! Relaxed, good value for money, plenty of choice, will visit again soon and try the ski shots!!

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mex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner, and started with a Jar of Grizzly bear for us, then a pizza for two enjoying every bite, simply delicious. Great staff.

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Thank frankreds1
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a local, I've pretty much tried it all but I keep coming back here. It's delicious and has a great vibe. Always super busy though unfortunately but you won't regret it if you get a table.

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Thank melissssau
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been in Banff for four nights now & with all the choice on offer, we've already been here twice. Awesome offers early in the week, incredible pizza & calzone, chicken wings that are as good as anywhere, great cocktails, and a fun atmospheric place to be. Staff are first rate too & this place appears to be busy permanently. Try... More 

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Thank Neil C
Edmonton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome wait staff. We arrived later than our friends, who finished their supper, and kitchen was closing but we got a wonderful server who quickly rang us in before kitchen closing. She was attentive and not at all rude that we strolled in later than usual. Food was better than expected. Pizzas were awesome. Try their special sauce!!! My favorite... More 

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Thank Micheroni
Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted a treat for supper, with great reviews we picked Bear Street, we were treated to a great meal, which included gluten free dishes, all dishes have the gluten free option, wow we were fed like kings! Cannot say enough about the restaurant and its staff! Thanks for the great night!

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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, Delicatessen, Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?