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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
Website
Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 79
    Average
  • 42
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  • 24
    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
Great Thursday Special

It was very hot when we were here so we sat downstairs near the open front doors. Didn't go up to the restaurant proper but I assume the food is the same. Downstairs it is a large bar & the waitresses are very attentive so we didn't have to wait for drink or food. Started with local beers then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Hull_EastYorksJackie
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Hull, East Yorks
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ambience and staff good. Wine Selection good also had an American Malbec. Duck Tacos are a win. My dining companions all enjoyed their steaks but my ribeye was tough, stringy and chewy. Pointed this out (steak half eaten at best) but it remained on the bill. Dining in Banff is always a crap shoot.

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

Hi Blanknwite, We always stand behind our food, and as such your ribeye as described is definitely not acceptable. I have sent you a private message so that we can address this, and hopefully change your impressions. On a more positive note, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the Duck Tacos and our extensive wine list. We hope to see... More 

Regina, Canada
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Go here. Order with the Royal with Cheese. It is worth $18.50. This is likely the best burger I have ever had. Kobe style beef, a spice I can't identify (but delicious), fresh toppings, good shoe string fries. Service is excellent as well.

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

Hello T2Y, Glad to hear you enjoyed the Royal, our award winning burger! Thank you for leaving us a great review, and we hope to welcome you back again. Jessica S Social Media Coordinator More 

Edmonton
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An awesome upscale restaurant in Banff. Very tasty menu items, very attentive service and nice ambience.

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

Hello Teddi, Food, service and ambience is what matters most to us, and it looks like it shows! Thank you for the great review, and we hope to see you when you're next in Banff. Jessica S Social Media Coordinator More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Food and Service is superb. Good Selection. Great location in centre of town. We sat outside on the patio which was great in the sun. Mains are large, so if you are going for a starter share it.

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Florida
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my steak but thought it was a little chewy. Their sweet potato fries were delicious. All in all the food was good.

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

Hello Janiss, I'm sorry to hear your steak was not cooked to your liking. While I'm glad that you enjoyed your meal overall, I hope you'll give us another chance to surpass your expectations with our top quality beef! Thank you for taking the time to leave the review. Jessica S Social Media Coordinator More 

Hull, East Yorks
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It was very hot when we were here so we sat downstairs near the open front doors. Didn't go up to the restaurant proper but I assume the food is the same. Downstairs it is a large bar & the waitresses are very attentive so we didn't have to wait for drink or food. Started with local beers then both... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our downstairs lounge, I hope you'll return and try the separate "a la carte" menu we have available upstairs. Our excellent service is the same throughout! Jessica S Social Media Coordinator More 

Vancouver
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our one good memory of traveling through Banff this summer was Saltlik. It came recommended to us as the place for dinner and it did not disappoint. We had a lovely table on the patio and a view too. The food was excellent and the staff were very accomodating to our requests. Upon returning from a 3 week trip road... More 

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

Hello VancouverJewel, I'm so pleased to hear we made such an excellent impression! The views from our patio are definitely a highlight, second only to the top quality ingredients we use in all our meals. Thank you for the great review, and I hope we see you again soon. Jessica S Social Media Coordinator More 

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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had an awesome time with steaks cooked to perfection, homemade sauces and local beer. The staff were friendly and knew their way around the menu and the selection of wine and beer, even offering us to taste some of their beers before ordering pints or half-pints. The booths downstairs are comfortable and stylish. This is a great place for... More 

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

Hello Stephan, Your review is a perfect example of what people love about the Saltlik-the atmosphere and the food! Thank you for the excellent review, and I hope you'll return soon. Jessica S Social Media Coordinator More 

Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Saw all the ok reviews but gave it a try anyway as we wanted to go to a steak house. It is definitely more expensive than a Keg but still in line with most steak house and not bad considering Banff. Steaks are all a la cart so you will need to order some sides which ranges from 10 to... More 

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

Hello Karl, It's always great to hear when our customers have a great experience. Thank you for leaving your recommendations for future guests, and I hope we see you again soon. Jessica S Social Media Coordinator More 

Calgary, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Entertained people from England. 4 of 5 had 1 pre dinner drink-3 beer, 1 caesar, 1virgin caesar, shared 2 salads, shared 3 veggie dishes, 1 salmon entree, 4 beef , 1 bottle of wine, 1 coffee, 1 tea, no refills on coffee. Our guests were surprised no veggies or bread were provided, pre-order. No rolls with dinner?? The bill with... More 

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

Hello F1991g89, We are always glad to get feedback from our repeat customers. I'm sorry to hear that this visit was not up to your expectations, and your comments have been shared with management. While we do not provide bread rolls when seated, we do have a wide selection of appetizers, often on special during happy hour. I hope you'll... More 

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Additional Information about Saltlik

Address: 221 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-2467
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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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: Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?