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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 79
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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
Great Greek Food

We were only in Banff for 2 nights but ate here both nights . Friendly staff and good choice of staters and mains .We had ceasar salad as starters with lamb shank slow cooked and stuffed chicken with feta and spinach .Waiting staff refilled water, as we enjoyed the local lagers .Well worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
jjabSheffield
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Sheffield
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were only in Banff for 2 nights but ate here both nights . Friendly staff and good choice of staters and mains .We had ceasar salad as starters with lamb shank slow cooked and stuffed chicken with feta and spinach .Waiting staff refilled water, as we enjoyed the local lagers .Well worth a visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We did not have much luck with good hotels in Banff BUT when it came to food we nailed it and this place was top notch. We ate here twice = the first time for lunch and the second for dinner. My Gyro was beyond awesome. Other good dishes included spicy feta cheese spread, the flaming cheese and basically everything... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We needed some "different" food, so we went to Balkan "The Greek Restaurant". We were pleasantly surprised by serious service in such a noisy surrounding. THEN we had the "Crusty Lamb riblets"....YahSu. Delicious.meaty and bursting with flavor. Everything we ordered was delightful, well portioned and delicious. This is a very busy restaurant where prices are very fair and we were... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My family and I stopped in here for lunch recently. It was awesome. Best Greek fries I've ever had. Please order the Greek fries!! You have to try these. The Donair was good. Everyone loved their meals. I would go back just to order the Greek fries!

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Came in for lunch after reading reviews in Trip Advisor and with a 10% off coupon. I had the daily special which was a shredded lamb souvlaki which came with terrific tomato dill soup and a Greek salad for $12.50. If was delicious. Had the eggplant dip as an appetizer with my husband for $10 and it too was delicious.... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a great place for Greek food and a fantastic place to celebrate your birthday. Tuesdays and Thursdays (I think - call to confirm), they have belly-dancing and plate smashing. There were two of us having birthdays in the restaurant and we both got Ouzo poured into our mouths by the manager or owner. About a dozen of us... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Food is very well presented and tasted good! They do very good lunch specials for very good price. Service was good not great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Very pleasant venue. Solid Greek food. Daily lunch specials if you're on a budget. Our visit was made extra special from the smiles greeting us at the door and the very attentive waitress who served us. We were never hurried, had the menu choices explained to us in detail and our drinks refilled in a timely fashion. But we never... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Based on reviews here, we visited the Balkan. We had a good time. Waiter was very attentive and fun and the food was good. Prices are inline with Banff. I had the lamp chops and the garlic sauce is to die for. My partner had the rabbit, sauce was good but meat was a little dry. My only gripe is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Balkan Restaurant has a real Mediterranean atmosphere. Everything on the menu is tempting and the food is excellent for flavour and variety. Service matches this all round. One of the very best eateries in Banff. It is well-known for its lunch specials, ad evening plates for two.

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Additional Information about Balkan Restaurant

Address: 120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-762-3454
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 27
Cuisine: Greek

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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 - 27
  • Cuisine: Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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