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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 126 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Banff
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Been there many times, food is decent, beers are good, good atmosphere and cool live music. Their cheap meal night is definitely a great value.

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Redcliff, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We saw the reviews and thought it must be amazing for a $$$$ pub...in any other place this would be a $ at best. Gordon Ramsay isn't wrong when he tells pubs to keep the menu simple and do it really well, something this place needs to think about. I had beef dip and my wife had a steak sandwich.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A cute old Irish pub atmpsphere which was enjoyable. Loved the food great choice on the menu. The food was delicious!

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Edmonton, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place is always buzzing! Fun atmosphere, good music and pretty sweet antiques kickin around. The place was apparently built in Ireland and then brought over and reassembled in Banff. Food was decent.. but the atmosphere, beer selection and bubbly server were more worth it. If I return to Banff, I will check this place out again without hesitation.

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Mount Pearl, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Arrived on a Friday evening and asked for a table for 2. Was seated next to the entrance door and the cash register so requested to be moved somewhere else in the restaurant. The girl rolled her eyes and said nothing else was available even though it was clearly not true. Another server saw what happened and promptly took us... More

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Calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I love pub food, but the quality of food we encountered at St. James Gate was terrible. We had the Yorkies, chicken pot pie and fish & chips. Chicken pot pie was described on the menus as being in a rich cream sauce. Instead it was a watery mess of dry chicken and frozen vegetables swimming in a watery broth.... More

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fife
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Had dinner here with four friends while staying overnight in banff, food was really nice and plenty of it would definitely come back here if I returned to banff on holiday, staff very nice and helpful, didn't stay long enough to hear the live band

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Newland, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We ate here several times. The food was great and the portions large. Very reasonably priced. Enjoyed the Steak and Ale pie, bison burger, Irish Mac and Cheese and the yummy Cobble Bread. Fun atmosphere, friendly wait staff.

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I arrived in Banff via the Rocky Mountaineer train a little later than anticipated. Once we settled into our hotel, we went searching in town for a bite to eat. We immediately saw this fun Irish Pub. It was crowded and welcoming. We were not disappointed by our first meal in Banff. We sat at the gorgeous... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited St. James Gate Irish pub for lunch, a restaurant I used to frequent when I worked in Banff many years ago. The food has always been very good and not your typical pub food. Though the service on this visit was far from excellent borderline poor actually, that has never been our experience in the past there. It... More

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Additional Information about St. James Gate Irish Pub

Address: 205 Wolf St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-9355
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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