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“The Bison pizza - must order!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Bear Street Tavern

The Bear Street Tavern
211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-2021
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Ranked #11 of 127 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Pizza, Pub, Family Fare, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Toronto, Canada
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“The Bison pizza - must order!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Three of us went to Banff for a quick spa weekend and stopped into this little place as we had a craving for some nachos and the look of the place appealed to us. Cozy with not too many tables, an upper end pub atmosphere without that stale beer smell. It was great. We ordered their pulled pork nachos (heaven), the fish taco (tasty but no comparison to the nachos) and their The Bison pizza.
Let me tell you this was the best pizza I have had in forever! Smoked bison, caramelized onions, edamame beans and cheese on a thin crispy crust. I loved it! And, we took their advice and tried it 'Tavern style' - which is with honey and chilli oil to dip in...why have I never done that before!? A taste sensation. Our waitress was super friendly, they have a great selection of beer on tap and the prices were just right. A total recommend. Loved it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious pizza and beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

We went on Sunday- $10 pizzas and $9 steins. The pizza was fresh and flavorful and beer was great! Definitely good value and great food!

  • Visited April 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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“Great beer and pizza joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Loved the pizza, only one size, about 11". Thin crust, cooked perfect. Served with honey and hot chili sauce though we didn't use either. We split a pizza as we weren't very hungry. Two men would probably want their own pizza as three slices would not be enough. The Bison is upstairs which is a meat lovers paradise. Same owners run the Maple Leaf. Service was very, very good. Small establishment and a bit crowded but worth the effort. Definitely recommend on a visit to Banff

Visited April 2013
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“Great Calzone with Honey!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We piled in as a group of seven, and although we had to wait a while for a table, the food was excellent. Calzones were 10 dollars each, so we all went for different ones. It has to be said that I'd never considered honey on pizza, but it was pretty delicious. Empty plates all round.

Visited April 2013
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“Cheap pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

I went here for cheap pizza night with a big group, we had a wonderful time but when our pizza came it was burnt. They took it off the bill but we didn't have time to get another so I left hungry. I loved the atmosphere and the server was very nice.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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