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Saintt James's Gate Olde Irish Pub

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207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
14037629355
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Description: Our Story Begins in Ireland Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains,...
Our Story Begins in Ireland Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, St. James's Gate, established in 1996, was built and manufactured in Dublin, Ireland. The authenticity of the imported Irish woodwork and fantastic artifacts make St. James Gate one of the premier Irish Pubs in the world. The Gate has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home. Rub shoulders with local residents and tourists from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and prepare the drinks with care and consideration and the staff proves just what a capable & fun group of servers is worth. It's everything an Irish Pub should be.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Irish Pub

We visited the Saint James' Gate Olde Irish Pub during our recent ski trip to Banff. The service was fast and friendly and we were immediately shown to our table. Before long we were quenching our thirsts while perusing the menu. For dinner we chose the beer battered fish n' chips and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Woodbridge, Canada
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Woodbridge, Canada
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241 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Saint James' Gate Olde Irish Pub during our recent ski trip to Banff. The service was fast and friendly and we were immediately shown to our table. Before long we were quenching our thirsts while perusing the menu. For dinner we chose the beer battered fish n' chips and the St. James Gate burger. Both were great... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for a pint of guiness after supper and loved it. Great atmosphere. Fast and friendly service. Great selection on tap. Decent pub style menu with good prices.

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Thank alex m
Stamford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is typical of what you expect from an Irish pub. The decor is great and an excellent choice of food is available. The bar has a huge selection of drinks and the service is first class.

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Thank Stevecox803
Bedfrordshire, UK
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Part of the charm of an Irish pub is the Irish accent, unfortunately we didn't hear anything close. I think if there was some music, which I understand they do have on some nights, it would be better. I had the shepherds pie which was the best shepherds pie I have had In many a good year,so will try again... More 

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Thank CPM1Bedfrordshire_UK
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After going to dinner at a couple higher end restaurants this place was perfect. It is a classic Irish pub with great food. My wife, my 14yr old daughter and myself all had fantastic meals. Chicken pot pie was incredible!

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Thank Heath J
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we got there, we were really tired. Staff was very friendly and found a cozy and roomy place for us. We enjoyed the food while watching TV. WiFi was great. We rested there for a while and regained energy. Recommend Sheppard's pie. All dish came with large amount.

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Thank End_of_Cloud
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this place every time I have been in Banff. Great atmosphere and have never been disappointed. Good range of beers, have gone down the line of pumps I am afraid to say! Food is good value and service is always quick irrespective of how busy it is.

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Thank Jake C
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had supper here a few years ago and found it way too lively and boisterous for a quiet meal....surrounded by all those people having a great time! I had a craving for a pie last week so we decided to go at lunch time. Good move, server was very attentive but I thought things were proceeding rather slowly in... More 

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florida
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 32 in for drinks and munchies. We had preordered a selection of appetizers and they rolled out right after we arrived. Food was good. Our server was on top of things and the atmosphere was fun.

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Thank trailmix
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place...loved the atmosphere. Our waiter was from Europe, strong accent...he was kind and quick. The service was amazing. Our meal was fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 14037629355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Irish, Pub, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene

Description

Our Story Begins in Ireland Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, St. James's Gate, established in 1996, was built and manufactured in Dublin, Ireland. The authenticity of the imported Irish woodwork and fantastic artifacts make St. James Gate one of the premier Irish Pubs in the world. The Gate has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home. Rub shoulders with local residents and tourists from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and prepare the drinks with care and consideration and the staff proves just what a capable & fun group of servers is worth. It's everything an Irish Pub should be.

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