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St. James Gate Irish Pub

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205 Wolf St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
403-762-9355
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Rustic but popular.

An establishment with a Pub atmosphere and rustic furniture. its basic but the service is good and it has a good wide ranging menu. Service was excellent and food came in a reasonable time from ordering and was of good quality.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Geoffrey C
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Keene, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Keene, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

An establishment with a Pub atmosphere and rustic furniture. its basic but the service is good and it has a good wide ranging menu. Service was excellent and food came in a reasonable time from ordering and was of good quality.

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Been from ireland i was impressed with this irish pub. Of the few irish pubs i have visted in canada the food in this pub is the most similar to home. The shepherd's pie was top notch! Band that was playing were very good also with a mixture of irish music. Worth a visit.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I'd read about the wooden interior of this pub having been brought from Ireland. And so it was. It had a nice, authentic feeling. But the waitress was absolutely horrible. She did not care at all that we were sitting there. She was busy serving a party of four beers--and chatting with them as she did it. When she finally... More 

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is where we go on the first and last nights of our ski holiday. We have done this for nearly 20 years, we love this bar so much. They have a great range of beers, local and international and we always have the Nachos. We're veggie so I can't say much about the other dishes but friends we have... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I do like pie, in fact, it's the only reason I went. I was informed by a reliable and fellow glutton that they do an excellent steak and ale pie. After following my stomach to the premises I was delighted to find a well kept, modern, traditional style Irish bar. Sensing the possibility of a facade, I immediately grabbed a... More 

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N Yorks
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had drinks here one night an then ate the next. The beer was good and the food imaginative and reasonably priced. Service was with the usual Canadian smile, and was excellent. Have a look at the tiled floor, which they were renovating whilst we were there.

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san diego
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this with two other couples and had a fabulous server, Mercedes, who absolutely contributed to the fun of this place. I LOVE liver and onions, so ordered it and it was done perfectly! My hubby had fish and chips and loved it! All our other friends loved their meals as well. Great place!

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

After a car breakdown day, the relaxing surrounds of the pub was a welcome relief to the day's stress. Excellent beer and scotch/Irish whiskey selection with good food to match. Soup bowls are huge and delicious, staff friendly and attentive...would go back in a moment!

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nh
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When we planned our trip to Banff we knew we'd be going here. It's conveniently located just off Banff Ave. The place is large enough to find a seat, yet small and cozy enough to still feel like Dublin. Wait staff was friendly, fun, attentive and helpful. We were disappointed that they had already run out of steak bites in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The service was excellent, from the moment you walked through the door, they found you a seat, arranged drinks from the bar and were extremely efficient. The pies and the meal was the best, even better than some we had in Ireland.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene

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