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Elk and Oarsman Pub and Restaurant

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119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
(403) 762-4616
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 192
    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 33
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for a quick meal on Banff Ave.

Located at 119 Banff Ave. Stopped for lunch as we were walking down Banff Ave looking at the shops. Quick service and great location. There was no wait for a table. We had lunch on the roof top terrace so there were some great views of the mountains. We tried the Elk and Bison burgers, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Southendwesthamfan
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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Winnipeg, Canada
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great rooftop patio! Loved the view!! Food was great and service was fast and friendly. Great menu options.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Located at 119 Banff Ave. Stopped for lunch as we were walking down Banff Ave looking at the shops. Quick service and great location. There was no wait for a table. We had lunch on the roof top terrace so there were some great views of the mountains. We tried the Elk and Bison burgers, which were good and one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch on our way up to Lake Louise. Everything was good, but we had been searching for patine the traditional Canadian dish and there elk version was fantastic. The restaurant is very spacious which is nice on a touristy afternoon in Banff.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Our hotel recommended this restaurant, and it was a great choice for a warm summer evening. We sat on the rooftop patio and enjoyed views of the mountains while eating. Hearty hamburgers and good ale, plus great fries, equalled a delicious pub meal in an upbeat, casual atmosphere.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I love elk and because it is not available where I live I indulge every chance I get. I had the BBQ elk ribs and I was in heaven. Cooked with a dry rub that was amazing and topped with a great BBQ sauce. Meat was tender and fell off the bone. I ate every bite.And to top off the... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The server got our order wrong and did not bring the appetizer to the table. When I asked her about it upon delivery of our main course her response was "Well I only have two hands" an really unnecessary insult. The food was only marginally better than the service my medium steak sandwich came as over done well. When we... More 

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Kidderminster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a fab family meal here. Food was absolutely excellent - much better than we expected from the exterior. (Pasta dishes were delicious.) Great service and atmosphere - although probably not the best place if you're after a quiet meal. Only negative is that the toilets could have been cleaner - if I were being picky. But the food should... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had dinner here, quick service, food was great (I had the elk burger). They have a great selection of beer on tap. Good kids menu as well.

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Kelowna, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Really great hidden pub! Decided to try the elk pizza and was not disappointed. Also have looked up the menu to try and recreate the strawberry sangria, it was amazing! So many great servers also, they were all smiling and it really was a great dining experience :)

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good pub to watch sports. Good variety on the drink menu. Plenty of beer on tap. We did not have food here but it smelled good! People next to us were very happy with their lettuce wraps. Staff is young and slightly immature but they were attentive and made decent cocktails.

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Additional Information about Elk and Oarsman Pub and Restaurant

Address: 119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
Phone Number: (403) 762-4616
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 70
Cuisine: Pizza, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: (403) 762-4616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 70
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?