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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 424
    Excellent
  • 234
    Very good
  • 92
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Always tasty!

This is one of my favorite places in Banff! The food alone will blow your mind! I've tried almost all the dishes over my visits in Banff and have loved each and everyone! The atmosphere is welcoming and fun! Make sure to go when they have their Greek dancers! You may even be able to smash a plate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Sheena B
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Banff! The food alone will blow your mind! I've tried almost all the dishes over my visits in Banff and have loved each and everyone! The atmosphere is welcoming and fun! Make sure to go when they have their Greek dancers! You may even be able to smash a plate and yell... More 

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Thank Sheena B
Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great atmosphere and location. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The fried feta balls are amazing as a starter. The ARNI PSito and Athenian Chicken are great main course dishes and taste amazing! I would totally recommend this place

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Thank ABandura
California
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at the Balkan. The food was delicious. We ordered one vegetarian dish, soup and kabob chicken etc. Loved the food. Highly recommended it.

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Thank mkkCalifornia
Annapolis Valley, NS
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130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten here several times but prefer Tuesdays and Thursdays when they have belly dancing and plate smashing. The food is excellent and plentiful but my wife would have liked more gravy with her lamb shank. The service was good and the entertainment unique.

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Thank Valleyguy2008
Seoul, South Korea
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was friendly and Mousaka was good. When I ordered the Greek Salad, the waiter recommended a small Greek salad by side, because the original would be too much for me. Thre bread came with abundant olive oil in a plate.

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Thank JamesLee4497
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! Haven't had a bad thing off the menu. My husband always orders the spaghetti. The sangria is awesome too! Decent prices and a large menu.

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Thank NicholeMay
florida
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100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 34 in for dinner (and dancing) and it was a wonderful evening. Great food, great service and great fun. Standout dishes included the lamb and perfectly cooked steaks and the huge portions of baklava. Service was efficient and the courses were served in a timely matter. After dinner the lovely and fun belly dancer performed... More 

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Thank trailmix
calgary
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being Greek, I've had my share of Greek food and this restaurant does it perfectly. It's been Aron's for years and judging by how busy it was, you'll be wise to make reservations. We went there during New Years Day and ate the slow roasted lamb, stuffed eggplant, and souvlaki all of which were exceptional. Prices I felt were fair... More 

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Thank tkfeta
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a pretty good service and food but the calamari was average at best. I would highly recommend getting the lamb of any kind at this restaurant.

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Thank hoohooyyc
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was no wait time to be seated which was great. The staff was very friendly and checked in on us a few times to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. From reading all the reviews about this restaurant I knew I had to try it. The food was excellent. Only issue I had was that the appetizers to be... 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 9 - 26
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?