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Balkan Restaurant

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120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
+1 403-762-3454
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 328
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Greek Restaurant

Ate here whilst on holiday in Banff on a Saturday evening it is best if you book a table as the restaurant was very busy on the night we went. Both us had for the slow cooked Lamb which was as it should be moist and very tender.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Steve_NW_49
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Bury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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603 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Ate here whilst on holiday in Banff on a Saturday evening it is best if you book a table as the restaurant was very busy on the night we went. Both us had for the slow cooked Lamb which was as it should be moist and very tender.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The Balkan is a popular restaurant in Banff and for good reason. The food is simply delicious! We enjoyed donairs for lunch. The pitas are made daily and wonderfully soft. For dessert we split a baklava slightly heated. The service is attentive,prompt and friendly. The servers seem actually glad you came! Enjy

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Okotoks, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband reserved a table for the two us a couple of weekends ago when we stayed in Banff. It was a Saturday night, so it was busy, but that made for a good atmosphere. Our waitress was ok, not overly friendly and she seemed very rushed. We ordered some starters and the bread that came first was nice and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went to The Balkan for dinner with my sister's Stagette party. We had a great time and everyone's meal was delicious. I had the donair and it was to die for. Great service as well at a great price. Will definitely be going back.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Had Kleftico platter for two. Not much to say just the best meal we had in Banff in 5 nights and the service was excellent despite that we just walked in at peak dinner time with no reservation.

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Carlsbad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love this place! I always get a table in the bar by the window to watch everyone go by. The drinks are great, the food is amazing and the atmosphere is not to be missed!

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My daughter and I had dinner here our first night in Banff. We both love Greek food and Balkan did not disappoint. Despite the major section of the restaurant being closed off for a wedding reception, we were seated at the high stools and tables against the windows near the bar. We were able to enjoy great food and service... 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Good atmosphere. We went on a Thursday night so there was belly dancing & plate smashing which was good fun. The calamari was delicious, but the lamb ribs & slow roast lamb were very salty

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Regina, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Amazing greek food! Family size plates, inviting atmosphere. I ordered everything the artender suggested, and it was all good. The honey ginger slinger, and the red wine suggestion were just what I needed after a long day. The feta balls were good, not as good as the flambe cheese though. I ordered the half chicken, which was huge. It was... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were visiting our daughter in Banff and she has always wanted to try the Balkan Restaurant. The restaurant was full and definitely not quite but our service was excellent. I selected a wine and was and was advised it was not quite what I might be expecting. A better wine for the same price was suggested and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-3454

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?