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Saltlik

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221 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1, Canada (Wolf or Caribou)
Public transit stops within walking distance.
403-762-2467
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 343
    Excellent
  • 217
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 46
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than the Keg

Better service to begin with, better food but beware everything is al la carte. Some have stated that the best food they have every had, at Saltlik. Good food, yes. Best ever, not even close. Don't get wrong, great value but I prefer to keep things in perspective.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Robert P
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Better service to begin with, better food but beware everything is al la carte. Some have stated that the best food they have every had, at Saltlik. Good food, yes. Best ever, not even close. Don't get wrong, great value but I prefer to keep things in perspective.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is very lively and quite large. We sat in the dining room on the second floor. I had the Tuna Tartar appetizer. The avocado mousse was to die for. I have had this same dish in many other restaurants and none come close to Saltlik. My companion had the rigatoni dish w sausage and vegetables. It was also... More 

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Canmore, AB
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Saltlik in Banff has a great atmosphere ( I prefer the downstairs lounge or street side patio) and some really well done menu items. They are high priced though and the service at times is less than average. Not easy keeping good staff in this area though so I won't fault them too much on that one. Spoil yourself... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great location, short wait, fantastic look and feel upstairs in the dinning area....from there downhill. "know it all" waiter with attitude, mediocre appetizers, and steak not cooked to order. Garnishes to share really were meant for two, not four... Thank god for good wine to flush the food down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The service and food was excellent. We had a warm welcome from Jacqueline who found a nice upstairs table for two by a window for my son and I despite us looking a bit haggard after fishing in the Bow River. Danny was our waitress who knows the menu very well, has a great positive charm, and made sure we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Found this to be the best restaurant in Banff. So impressed we came back and ate their a second time. Friendly service, great ribs, steak and seafood and really generous portions. Hard to fault!

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Summerland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This place has the best steaks ever and you can come back over and over again and it is always perfectly cooked. I always gets the same thing: the petit filet, the béarnaise is to. die. for. and they make the absolute world best scalloped potatoes. The mushroom are great and so is the mac and cheese. We had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Like last review, we had the $75 steak. It was made clear to us sides were extra. Can't fault food it was lovely and for a one off great experiance. Felt a little rushed once we said we were not having anything else. Enjoyed

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saltlikbanff, Public Relations Manager at Saltlik, responded to this review

Hi Sylvia, I'm pleased you were able to enjoy our recent special, it has been very popular. Our specials change frequently, so I hope you'll return soon! Jessica S Social Media Coordinator More 

Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband took me here for my restaurant after we looked over some reviews on Tripadvisor .... The server seemed friendly and when we told him it was my birthday he recommended the Special which was the Porter house ... We asked him about it and he told us it was $75 and that it was economical rather than getting... More 

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saltlikbanff, Public Relations Manager at Saltlik, responded to this review

Hello PrincessZee, I am truly sorry to hear you were not pleased with your visit. Our dining room menu does list our entrees as a la carte, but we will be sure to follow up with our servers as well. I have sent you a private message here as well as on Facebook, and I hope we'll be able to... More 

London, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Good food, nice server who knew her stuff. A great wine list. Good value, as a little more expensive, but you won't leave hungry! The upper patio is quite nice on a warm evening.

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saltlikbanff, Public Relations Manager at Saltlik, responded to this review

Hi SubwayDebbie, Our wine list is extensive, I'm glad we were able to find you the perfect choice to go with your meal. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and I hope we'll see you again soon! Jessica S Social Media Coordinator More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1, Canada
    (Wolf or Caribou)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops within walking distance.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 403-762-2467

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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