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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 #34 of 123 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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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Visited - 20/8/14 The food was not quite to the level expected and the wait was unacceptable. On arrival we were told the table was not free despite booking 2 months in advance. The wait was not long but the wait for over an hour for any food pushed our patience. The server kept apologising but for a simple mains... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Arrived at 6pm on a Friday without a reservation and were seated straight away. It did get pretty full as the evening progressed though. We both ordered the filet steak (medium rare) and it was cooked to perfection. Great pieces of meat. They came with a choice of several sauces e.g. mushroom, pepper, etc. plus a choice of baked or... More

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ft worth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Ate here at the bar Friday night and we were pleasantly surprised to find a local gem. Tasty wings were 2.00 for eight. Probably the best prices on drinks at happy hour in town. We had a steak sandwich which is another happy hour special and what a great, inexpensive meal it was. A six once grilled sirloin served on... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Melissa's is one of our favorite places to dine in Banff. The strip loin steaks with peppercorn sauce and the prime rib are outstanding as is the French Onion Soup. The servers are very professional and really know the menu. It is a busy place, so you may have to wait, but the hostess does everything possible to move things... More

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Edmonton, AB
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have frequented this restaurant on many trips to Banff, but were very disappointed in our breakfast here. Slow service, very expensive for what we received, over $60 for a pancake, breakfast sandwich, kids meal and plate with eggs, hashbrowns and sausage. Very disappointing, our last trip here I think.

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Melissa's Missteak is legendary and I was thrilled to bring my kids here on our family vacation. Kids menu was good, rest was great and my son and I had prime rib, and it really was amazing...we both thoroughly enjoyed it. Happily recommend you head to Melissa's Missteak.

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great burgers on the patio at Melissa's. Restaurant was right across the street from Banff Park Lodge where we were staying. From main Banff St. Shops just 2 minutes. Friendly service and beautiful mountain views. Caesar salad large enough to share.

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Central Coast NSW
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We ate here because it was convenient to our accommodation. We were very pleased we did! It was quite busy but we still were able to get a table. The waitress was very helpful with our choices. We were not overly hungry so we shared the steak with bernaise sauce and lobster tail. It was excellent and probably one of... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Service is second to none. The menu, especially breakfast, is extensive. And the price is far better than other local restaurants.

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washington, dc
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a good place to start our eating in Banff. We did better later in the week, but the burgher and salad were decent and acceptable. Service also very accomodating and the place was close to our hotel.

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