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“A tasty treat from Canada” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Beaver Tails

Beaver Tails
120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E7, Canada
403-760-0606
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Ranked #7 of 129 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bakeries
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night
St. Albert, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“A tasty treat from Canada”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We took a group of 45 visitors from around the world to Banff this summer and one of the highlights was stopping for a Beaver Tail on the main street. I had them in Ottawa, and these were just as good. There was a good variety of toppings although I love the standard cinnamon and sugar best. Everyone was taking photos as they enjoyed their special Canadian treat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Unfriendly staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

A beaver tail is a Beaver tail, whether in Ottawa or Banff. This location is owned by a French woman who speaks perfect English, but she could smile more. There was also another younger French girl who was behind the counter and was just miserable.
I love Beaver tails, but the mood in this location is a complete turn off. Better off walking down the street and get some treats from the Cows store where the staff is bubbly and friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Gaffney, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What a Voluptouous Treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you've not had one, you HAVE to try one. Get there early as the line can be quite long. If you have to stand in line it gives you time to try and decide just which one you want. There is no describing this treat - just go and get one!

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Gotta love them!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Top notch customer service - staff was great on consecutive days we enjoyed our Beaver Tails! Having enjoyed them on numerous occasions in Ottawa, we were delighted to find them in Banff, and was not sure it was possible, but they were even better in Banff!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Worth, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Don't let the name fool you!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Beaver Tails is a delicious dessert cafe. Indulge in a cinnamon covered fried pastry, or load up with cream cheese and caramel topping. The strawberry sorbet was delicious and a nice alternative to the high calorie beaver tail. But you need to have at least one pastry if you go to Banff. This is the closest thing to a malasada from Hawaii that I have found. Good enough we went back the next day for seconds!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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