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Melissa's Restaurant and Bar

218 Lynx St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
403-462-5511
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Ranked #36 of 122 restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Canadian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Gilbert
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My family with 4 adults , a child, and teen spent 1 week in Canadian Rockies and this restaurant had the best overall menu. The prices were very reasonable for the area and the kids menu included a small steak. I highly recommend this for a very good family dinner.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is our first visit to Banff and my daughter who lives here recommended Melissa's. We were not disappointed. We only had to wait about 5 minutes for a table and as it was a Friday night didn't mind. The feel inside is quite traditional. The service was excellent. I had a steak with all the sides as did my... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our party of 7 stopped for dinner after finding line-ups at several other local restaurants. Between the adults we tried salmon, prime rib and steak. The salmon was dry and bland. My steak was flavorless and tough, as was my cousin's. My husband enjoyed the prime rib though. The vegetables were still crunchy and none of us ate them. Very... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Really bad experience. We chose this restaurant because they have nice patio sitting area. Right off the bat, the table was gross. The waiter used really dirty cloth to wipe the table and it was still soaking wet when we sat down. Oblivious to that, he put the utensils sets right down. so yucky. Who would want to pick the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We where in banff for 7 days and we did not make our way here til day 6. We came for breakfast. Just incredible, we came back for dinner that night and breakfast the next morning. Great location we'll be back next year.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I liked the area it was in but there was nothing else worth mentioning. The food was not good and the steak was bland. Never recommend this for a taste of Alberta Beef.

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Portola Valley, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Melissa’s at 218 Lynxx in Banff with dining in a rustic cabin style restaurant or on a patio. Although the restaurant has a high ceiling, it is not noisy. Melissa’s offers a very full breakfast menu including several eggs benedict options, soups, hot sandwiches, salads, and many dinner entrees. The patio dining in the summer is very popular. All the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Right across the street from our hotel. Little wait. Friendly staff. A good selection of breakfast food. I enjoy dinner style restaurants for breakfast given the larger selection of options. Not too expensive.

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Was debating between a few breakfast places in town and was glad we settled on this. The service was amazing and the food was delicious. Our table had 2 different kinds of eggs benedict, steak and eggs, and the big breakfast. The eggs benny were amazing - fresh, hot, and cooked to order. I had the smoked salmon eggs benny... More

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Surrey
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179 reviews 179 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Featuring a menu that does not break the bank, everything for breakfast looks amazing. I had the three egg Benedict and one large pancake. It is large and yes, one will do for the both of you! Service is impeccable. Always busy so expect a bit of a wait (but not too long).

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