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Melissa's Restaurant and Bar

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218 Lynx St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
403-462-5511
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7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 399
    Excellent
  • 376
    Very good
  • 145
    Average
  • 60
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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While in Banff my family and I were looking for a place to eat and choose Melissa because that is my name. No regrets at all!!! The environment is very familiar, the waitress are very friendly and the foo was very good. I'm not burger person but the one I had here was delicious. Just be careful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Melvasquez
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While in Banff my family and I were looking for a place to eat and choose Melissa because that is my name. No regrets at all!!! The environment is very familiar, the waitress are very friendly and the foo was very good. I'm not burger person but the one I had here was delicious. Just be careful when ordering a... More 

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Thank Melvasquez
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Melissa's for breakfast over that last 18 years. We headed there for our first morning breakfast. Whilst the food was good the service was poor. The waitress looked like she'd rather be anywhere else than in the restaurant. We were placed in a draughty corner, coffee took forever to arrive as did her taking the order.... More 

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Thank Zoe F
Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sass had been recommended to us as a great value for money place for families. As soon as we entered the front door, there was as uprising lack of smell of cooking and an overpowering smell air freshener. The ladies that greeted us were friendly. We got shown to our table and our waitress was, to be kind I will... More 

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Thank Veronica C
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good price for what you get, waitress was friendly and helpful...why only four on the rating? I guess we have come to expect auto refills of coffee/tea as experienced at every cafe/restaurant we have visited in Banff...rightly or wrongly....at Melissa's we had to ask, which we did only the once and even then it was only the coffee that got... More 

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Thank Mark L
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great varied menu, food was of excellent value. Best meal I have had in Banff this week. Very tasty and plenty of. The service was excellent and our server was also excellent. Totally recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Damon-and-anita
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Melissa's is a plain-jane restaurant with mediocre food and sub par ingredients. The tomatoes were mealy and pale, the egg yolks looked pale, and the romaine lettuce was pale. Basically, everything just seemed nutritionally void, which leaves me asking, what's the point? Not a great choice if you have dietary restrictions or if you want healthy, whole food. It's typical... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great atmosphere in an attractive restaurant is complemented with fantastic service. The food is of a very high standard and delicious it is also competitively priced. The facilities are modern and clean, before or after your meal you can enjoy a drink in the cosy bar upstairs. We make a point of using this restaurant on any visit to... More 

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Thank Stevecox803
UK
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297 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped off here for a late lunch while visiting Banff. I had a steak sandwich with a bowl of hot beef liquor to dip it in, delicious. Nice place, would pop in again if in Banff.

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Thank NorthernHeatseeker
Calgary
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We go to Banff at least 3 times a year and always eat at least one meal at Melissa's! The food is reasonably priced and had a variety of items on the menu. Something for everyone! The only reason I gave it a 4 instead a 5 is that the place needs a renovation. I hope at least the kitchen... More 

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Thank Shannon L
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great breakfast , great team working there ! They all never stopped moving and our coffee cup was kept fool . Busy place , sometimes a bit of a wait . We got lucky though and walked right in .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 218 Lynx St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 403-462-5511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?