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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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 272
    Excellent
  • 260
    Very good
  • 110
    Average
  • 48
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Rustic family fun...

Having never been to Banff before and seeing this place pop up in many reviews or must do lists, of course we had to give it a try. Great food and a great family restaurant. It's the place you want to go to when you want some good home cooking when you away from home. We have a rule when... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Fiona R
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Port Perry, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

After waiting for a very long time to get in because they wouldn't take a reservation we finally got seated and ordered. Our server floundered a bit it seemed when taking our orders. Anyways the food finally arrives and although it was good and the portion sizes were average it certainly didn't wow any of us and for the price...... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Me and my girlfriend are guides in banff. And we did eat at melissas about once or twice a month. There breakfast was great, and there seafood was fresh and probably cooked. But not anymore. Last night my girlfriend and I went to mells for her birthday. She had the stuffed checken and I had the bc salmon. Both of... More 

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Port Perry, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Having never been to Banff before and seeing this place pop up in many reviews or must do lists, of course we had to give it a try. Great food and a great family restaurant. It's the place you want to go to when you want some good home cooking when you away from home. We have a rule when... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I am used to going to Melissa's for brunch or breakfast but decided to try dinner there with friends/family. The food was expensive and very very average. Some of us actually would say 'poor'. After this experience, I won't try dinner again at Melissa's and will think twice about breakfast. Something has slipped.

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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Its true this is a busy place to eat at. We went up on a Sunday and had breakfast around 12:15 pm. The food was really good nice and hot. Service was okay not great. I would go back for the food. For the service it is just a little lack in training. For example a simple request for heated... More 

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Sherwood Park
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I am not sure which is older? It could be the log building that houses Melissa's but there is a distinct possibility that it is me! Whichever, I have come to know that my Banff visits will always include Melissa's. For the most part, I snag a great breakfast before heading out to Canmore because their eggs benedict contain all... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Each time I visited Banff, Melissa's was a go to place for breakfast. Great food, great breakfast. Not anymore. Service staff not knowledgeable about the menu, food sub par. Not a great feeling when leaving. I won't be going back.

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Vernon, Canada
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102 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I always forget about this part of Banff because its off of the main strips. But Mel's pub upstairs is a gem of a pub in Banff. So glad I came across this one...Can thank the yellow Taxi brochure for pointing this one out to me. They have the most unique pizza anywhere! You have to try this pizza, it... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We wanted to go to Melissa's for supper but ended up having to go for breakfast instead. I wasn't disappointed. I had the french toast. You can choose how many pieces you want which is nice. And they're big pieces. And it tastes like mini donuts. Not sure how they did it but I was in heaven. They also understand... More 

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Aylesbury
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great breakfast menu with plenty of options and cheerful staff. The bar in the evening was the cheapest we went to but a bit limited on good beers.

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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: Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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?