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“Excellent! ” 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 #15 of 128 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Pizza, Sandwiches, Pub, Family Fare
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
North Attleboro
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Was greeted by a friendly hostess and waitress, they are known for their pizza, but if you want a sandwich of some sort, do not come after 4pm as their menu is limited past 4pm. Their pizza selections are unique and there is bound to be something on the menu for everyone. The pizza comes with honey and chile sauce which the locals like to use as a dipping sauce for pizza. The Hawaiian pizza was delicious and the thin crust was savory. The Viscosities of the two sauces made an interesting combo for the pizza. One I highly recommend! A great place, can't wait to come back!

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Portland, Oregon
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Really great pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We watched the Stanley Cup finals while eating great pizza and drinking Canadian beers. The rosemary/pepper infused oil mixed with honey made the pizza extra delicious. Everyone from the bartender to the chefs were excellent. I can't wait to go back to Banff and eat at this restaurant again. Loved the atmosphere!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“An enjoyable lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I had read the reviews for this restaurant, and it was across the street from our hotel, so we headed there for lunch. This is a narrow restaurant with the bar located on one side, and seating on the other, overlooking a courtyard and shops. Seating is a bit tight and so just know while you may enjoy a booth and privacy, you may also be seated very close (as in elbow to elbow) with other patrons, as we were. We don't mind that, but some people do. We ordered the Italian pizza, and it was very good. Pizzas are 11-inches, so good for two people to share. They have a very nice selection of beverages. One thing I found missing from the menu was the choice to have a small salad with my pizza. They offered entrée sized salads, but my husband didn't want any and I didn't want a full sized one to myself. We would come here again.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh Scotland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Disappointing pizza”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as it was well advertised in the local handouts. It is certainly very popular and we managed to get a table after a 20 minute wait (no booking allowed). We got a table at the bar which was fine and the barman was attentive. Unfortunately after taking our order, it got lost in the system and only when we had waited for the best part of an hour and realised those coming In after us were tucking in, did we realise something was not right. The manager apologized profusely after our polite complaint and waived the bill plus the drinks we had. This did help, obviously but it did not make the pizzas we ordered taste any better. They had little flavour and having been cooked in an electric oven, lacked the authenticity of genuine Italian pizzas. If you are as fond of pizzas as we are this is place to avoid.

Visited June 2014
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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“YUMMMMMMMM!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A MUST stop!!! Seriously delicious GLUTEN FREE pizza!! Such a treat, since I normally can't eat pizza. My husband shared my pizza & couldn't even tell it was GF.

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