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“The great Banff staple - well priced, casual, reliable.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melissa's Restaurant and Bar

Melissa's Restaurant and Bar
218 Lynx St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
403-462-5511
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Ranked #33 of 128 Restaurants in Banff
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Calgary, Canada
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“The great Banff staple - well priced, casual, reliable.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We are in Banff for work and fun at least 10 times a year and we always eat at Melissa's at least once during our stay. Its our old favourite standby. It is a bit cheaper than other eating places in town and is pretty standard fare, but the price combined with the relaxed surface, the family atmosphere and good food with good portions make this a great place to eat everytime.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Banff National Park, Canada
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“A comfort food kind of place, but the food is only average. Service is always great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

This is a standard go-to if you just want basics and not a lot of fuss and decision making. However, the food is OK and not exciting at all. The service is, on the plus side, always great with upbeat serving staff.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“A Banff favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Melissa's is our all time favourite Banff restaurant. The food is excellent and the prices are kept very reasonable, especially by Banff standards. Always receive friendly service. Had the Hawaiian pizza this time and loved it. Melissa's bar is a top choice among the locals, always a good sign.

Visited April 2012
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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Melissa's is so convenient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Melissa's is just great for breakfast (and luch or dinner). If Craig takes your order (and there are 5 of us) he doesn't write it down and you get exactly what you ask for!

Visited March 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This was the place to go for breakfast in Banff when I was a kid. Now it's rundown, and the whole place feels sticky (think bottles of maple syrup everywhere and old carpet - yuck). The food is just not as good as I remember - it's all just mediocre fast food breakfast like you'd get from Denny's on a bad day. One of our meals was cold, another was too salty, and the pancakes were rubbery like they'd been under a heat lamp. Meh - not worth it.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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