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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 #43 of 120 restaurants in Banff
Price range: $1 - $70
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
Waalwijk
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We were tired and wanted to sit and eat...We just went up the stairs and couldn't care less where we would end up. We were pleasantly surprised with the service and the food. It was all very tasty and super fresh. The pizza with goat cheese and rocket lettuce was fantastic !!

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Calgary
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have never been treated so horribly. The girl that served me was very disrespectful and was mistreating me. At one point she made fun of the clothes I was wearing. The service was terrible and slow I would never want anyone to go through what I went through. Her rude attitude and laughing at everything I said and how... More

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Missoula, Montana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I had the Elk Poutine and Oh. My. God. By far the best poutine I've had anywhere! The staff was friendly, and you can't beat the views from the patio. The prices of whiskey were a bit steep, but I sampled anyways. Would definitely recommend this place to others!

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Chicago, IL
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Tuesday steak sandwiches are on special. Well cooked, great tasting and accompanied by a salad and fries. Delicious! It was raining so we stayed inside but they do have a roof top terrace with great views.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

So much to see and restaurants to choose from but I'm happy we picked this one. On a sunny day the rooftop patio is the place to be and the views are amazing. I had the elk poutine which was delicious and very filling; as are the burgers.

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South Coast
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were on business and making the most of our Sunday. After heading back to Calgary following a trip to Lake Louise we stopped at Banff. The pub had a roof-top terrace and the views were great. The food was good too. Worth stopping in if you're passing :)

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Blocked
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

2 for 1 appetizers Friday after work special between 4 and 6pm are so delicious! My companion had an amazing smoked salmon app on a stone slate and so did the chef on my left. DIY lettuce wraps were served with really nice jasmine? rice. Everything great with the $5 martini specials. What a great place to separate work from... More

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Airdrie, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We attended a wedding rehersal dinner at the Elk and Oarsmen Pub & Grill. Signage was a little small, making it difficult to locate. Parking behind the restaurant is terrific. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was AMAZING. We were able to reserve a section for 50 people in the back. So Amazing.

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ElkandOarsmen, Guest Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsmen Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing the us for your dinner. We are very pleased to hear all went according. Hope you think of again for your next dinner function. More

New Madison, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My friends and I had the Elk Poutine, and Elk Burger and both where excellent. Nice place to eat with superb atmosphere

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ElkandOarsmen, Guest Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsmen Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We do have a back area a little more quiet that we offer to families with younger children or people just looking for more of a dining experience then a pub feel. We are looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit. More

Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

With so many restaurant choices in Banff picking a place for dinner can be almost as difficult as picking a hiking trail to try. We're certainly glad we decided to give the Elk and Oarsman Pub & Grill a try. Pub type places are not normally our first choice when we have our teenager along but after checking with the... More

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ElkandOarsmen, Guest Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsmen Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your dinner. We do have a more quiet dining area towards the back of the restaurant. We are looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to banff. More

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