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Elk and Oarsmen Pub & Grill

119 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
(403) 762-4616
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Ranked #53 of 124 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $1 - $70
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
South Windsor, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Tried this restaurant due to it's casual atmosphere and moderate prices. Service was very friendly and good. Not a drinker so can not comment on the pub aspect but decor was pleasing and if you like sports there's plenty of tvs. Had just burger's - good average food. They do have specials which we took advantage of and a $1... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Decent restaurant, second floor location and deck makes for good people watching. Food was good, not remarkable and portions large. Service was fast and friendly. Nice place to take a break from the main street.

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Warragul, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

a group of 8 of us ate here. staff were very accomodating. food was great - particularly the ribs. there was something to suit all tastes.

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Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

this was recommended by the visitor's center when we first got there - we asked for a casual pub kind of environment with good food. We ate upstairs (in tables by the bar) and the service was terrible - slow and absent-minded. The food had tart but odd flavors (I had ribs; my husband had wings) and we didn't finish... More

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Florence, Alabama
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had the steak sandwich special. Excellent food and service was above par. Last time we ate here we say on the patio with an incredible view of the mountains. Today it's snowing...

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I'm not picky by any stretch but both the service and food at this place was terrible. Was first given a glass of water with someone else's lipstick all around the rim. When I asked the server for a new one she stood there inspecting it as if I was making it up. She came back with our pitcher of... More

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Toronto
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love this Pub its upstairs from the street so you get a better view of the mountains. The staff are so friendly, polite and fast. My wife and I had dinner there and loved it. Lots of selfies with the mountains in the back, the ambiance is pure banff, and the the is delicious. I had the Elk Steak and... More

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Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped by for lunch attracted by game on the menu. We had funky elk poutine and elk pizza. Not sure if putine really had cheese curds as menu said - but then again we weren't in Quebec. Both were tasty and a real change from the usual. Service was efficient and friendly

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Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great place for a burger and a beer. Good view from patio of banff ave. entrance a little hard to find as it's a staircase off the main drag

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Loved the 'everything elk Wednesday' menu and so must a lot of other people in Banff! It was busy so we sat at the bar (which we preferred anyway) as there was a queue for tables - but don't let that put you off, it was a short queue and worth waiting for. Had the elk sliders and elk pizza... More

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