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The Bison Restaurant

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Pizza, Contemporary, Canadian
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#213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada (Caribou)
403-762-5550
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 191
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 33
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really worth the trip

Excellent waiter, best ribeye of my life, Bison, cooked Chicago Medium Rare, just perfect! They took time to make recommendations and all were perfect. Definitely would go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
David B
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and food was wonderful. Try the mountain moose cocktails. So yummy. Can't say anything bad about it. My third stop here and have never had a bad experience.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent waiter, best ribeye of my life, Bison, cooked Chicago Medium Rare, just perfect! They took time to make recommendations and all were perfect. Definitely would go back.

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Regina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We happened to stop by here (no reservation) & the host was able to fit us in right away. It was a Tuesday night & they were packed so we lucked out with timing. A server greeted us shortly & took our drink order & explained the dinner menu & wine menu to us (local food & wines). I tried... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Venison strip loin and BC black cod were both delicious, along with a great Okanagan Valley Pinot Grigio. Service was fun and we enjoyed people watching from our perch above Bear Street. The staff made sure we got out on time for a movie down the street.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The reviews for this place were so good that I really hoped I would like it more. The service was great, but the pizza was only so-so. I'm going to Nourish next time.

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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went here to celebrate the life of one the best aunts in the world. It's located off of Banff Ave, so it's more quiet. And the food was oustanding; the service was superb; and the sunset was wonderful. We'll be coming back!

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent all round experience. Food well above the usual Banff menus ( they're not bad!!) but a bit more expensive. Worth the extra

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We ate at The Bison Restaurant for a company dinner. I was impressed with the service and the food was fantastic. Several of us ordered the trout and it came out perfect, which is a hard thing to do with such a large group (30 people). They also were very conscientious of my egg allergy.

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Second time at the Bison, seems to be a Birthday trend! Staff is friendly, and drinks are well mixed, even the ones not on the drink menu. We ordered a bunch of appetizers, the ravioli with scallops is beyond yummy. My main was the beef tenderloin which cut like butter. For dessert I had the crème burlee, which the sugar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a set menu as on Trafalgar bus trip and was included dinner. Our meal was very good. they were very busy but staff were very efficient, meals were served quickly.

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Additional Information about The Bison Restaurant

Address: #213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
Phone Number: 403-762-5550
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: Pizza, Contemporary, Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: #213, 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5, Canada
    (Caribou)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 403-762-5550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Contemporary, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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