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“Great place for Breakfast” 4 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 #35 of 122 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
Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great place for Breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Service is friendly, food's good, it's a cute restaurant with lots to look out. Good location. If you're ever in Banff for Breakfast stop in. Lots of options in a beautiful town.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Everyone said it was good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We were told this was a good place to eat, especially for breakfast. We went for lunch and the food wasn't that great to be honest. Wouldn't go back. Service was great,

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Great place. The breakfast were superb. Also if you had breakfast you got 10% off a meal in the evening. Had a few good meal in there. There is a separate bar upstairs, which had live music on, and was quite lively. I would recommend Melissa's to anyone wanting good quality food, good service, a good price and a good night out. Dies get busy for breakfasts at the weekend.

Visited January 2013
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Babylon
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The Good, The Bad and the Just Plain Awful”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I'll try to end in a positive note because Melissas has some redeeming qualities.

So let's start with the bad news.

The sign outside the restaurant reads "Melissa's Missteak" and it actually hits quite close to home.

I've been here many times before and found the $7 steak sandwich to be extremely agreeable and so when I had some money to splurge decided to treat myself and my girlfriend to some proper expensive steak from Melissas... oh what a missteak that was.

I ordered the 10oz Ribeye Steak with peppercorn sauce... what a disaster. The taste of the steak was about as flat as the prairies and the peppercorn sauce was nothing short of putrid.

If my steak was a disaster my girlfriends steak was a Greek tragedy, granted she ordered it medium rare but it was cold and it resembled something more along the lines of the entrails of a pigeon than a 30 dollar piece of Grade A Alberta Beef.

So that was my first and last dining room experience I'll be having at Melissa's... I will never make that missteak again.

Now to the good.

The upstairs bar is neat, pool table (though be prepared to play pool like the movie 300, you'll see what I mean if you go there) cheap PBR's and most important of all FREE POPCORN!

I cannot stress this enough, if you're looking for a good night out, get yourself to the Mels bar upstairs, grab a PBR and get your fill of free popcorn, they sometimes also have live music, but avoid the dining room at all costs.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Mgarr
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Meal:)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

First time to Melissa's: We were completely satisfied & would recommend it to anyone looking to dine in Banff.....Good Food, great service & value for money!
Keep it up!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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