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Balkan Restaurant

120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
403-762-3454
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Ranked #4 of 124 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $27
Cuisines: Greek
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Sanibel Island, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Although the restaurant was packed even at 6PM (always a good sign), my wife and I managed to get a window table for two in the bar area. Our waiter provided prompt and friendly service, the Greek white wine was a pleasing bonus, and the food was outstanding. We chose to eat light, but the spanakopita appetizer was wonderful and... More

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Ashland, MA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Sat at the bar, so I can start with Hendriks...one of the best bartenders ever...creative and friendly, he truly is so knowledgable about all the drinks he creates, sharing history and facts about the ingredients in each...he is truly a master at his game..Lucas who was our waiter was outgoing and charming, but in addition had a great handle on... More

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

After reading the great reviews @ TA we decided that this would be our dining choice and we weren't disappointed. We order the lemon & rabbit dishes, both had great flavour profiles & cooed to perfection. The Greek potatoes & vegetables were a nice compliment to the meals. Thnx to William (chilli) for his advise on entrees -all in all... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I were first attracted to this place based on the reviews, and the "meal for 2" options. We arrived without reservations, and the place was packed however the staff managed to find us a spot in a timely manner. Perhaps get a reservation to avoid disappointment. Our server William was enthusiastic, friendly, and efficient. We ended up... More

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Brought our recently caught fish in for dinner. Staff did a great job preparing it in a simple but delicious Greek format. Had a wonderful bottle of Greek wine. Appetizer was fantastic. A bit expensive but pretty good value.

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ny
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My family of five chose this restaurant after consulting reviews here on TA and other guidebooks. I made a reservation for a Saturday night; we showed up about 20 minutes early and they were able to seat us. We had Greek salad, lamb shank, salmon, ribs, appetizer of Greek meatballs, etc. We all enjoyed our food. Restaurant is nicely decorated,... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This restaurant is a good surprise...more than you expect ambience, service and food wise. Angelina is one of the best waitresses I've had in my life and the food experience was amazing. My husband and daughter spent a great day in Banff, going to the gondola and shopping. Decided to try this restaurant out and we were very happy we... More

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West Coast, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You won't be disappointed with any of the dishes here. I wish I knew about this place sooner because it would have saved me from some bad meals!

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Although it may seem strange to eat at a greek restaurant in Canada the food on offer at this restaurant is excellent.

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The food was awesome, something different rather than the same old same old burgers, large portions, great service and everything tasted great. The kids were won over by the server who handed them a handful of candies before departing!

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