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St. James Gate Irish Pub

205 Wolf St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
403-762-9355
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Ranked #18 of 120 restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Perth
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went for dinner and really enjoyed ourselves. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was good hearty pub food with generous serves. We had the Crab and Asparagus soup and Bruchetta for appetizers and Lamb Shank, Salmon and Chicken (shared) for mains. Would definitely recommend to others

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Clare, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We visited a couple of times during our stay and really enjoyed it. We were always met by a happy friendly greeting and taken promptly to our table. If it was busy we were told how long it would be before a table was available and so went elsewhere to eat. On each occasion we ate there the food was... More

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Regina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Came here in late March for the first time and we cannot wait to come back. Service was great and the atmosphere was very comfortable. They had an extensive beer selection and carried some of our favorites which you rarely see in other pubs. And the food...wow the food was killer. Every pub I go to I have to try... More

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We picked this place after reading TripAdvisor reviews. Home run! Happy hour (Mon-Wed 3-6) had just started 2 for 1 appy's and discounts on their selection of draught beer. Food quality was excellent & server was very informative. I highly recommend this place. I'm only sad I live too far away to be a regular customer.

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Ottawa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

It's an ok spot for a brew but go somewhere else for eats. The nachos where good but we've had some mediocre meals. It's worth a visit if for nothing lose then a few drinks. Our server was great, a musician who was very kind and positive with a very nice smile.

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College Park, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I'm serious. I have never in my life had a more delicious mac and cheese. I have no idea what made it so spectacular, but wow. The atmosphere here was great. They had some live music on the night we were there. I would definitely go back.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The quality of the food was great and very friendly staff. The only downside was waiting ages for the food.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We had a lovely small meal here. The fish and chips are wonderful. And the Guinness is really nice. I'd highly recommend if you want a nice evening, especially being British!

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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Food was great, but because this Pub is in a small mountain town, they charge a lot more for their food and drinks.

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Manchester UK
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116 reviews 116 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Dreadful guitarist/ singer but our waitress lead us to a quieter table on request. Good choice of drinks. Nice choice of food. The fish and chips was okay but small for a hungry man. The fries are of the thin frozen variety. The smoked pork chop with colcannon and vegetables was definitely a better choice and I confess to plate... More

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