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“Consistently Good” 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 #23 of 131 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Calgary, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I'm in Banff a lot for meetings and work. Out of numerous other restaurants I've tried for lunch in Banff, Melissa's works best for me. A pretty simple menu of standard breakfast and lunch items, some interesting burgers like the Joe Canadian, decent salads, steaks. Food is consistently better than ok, I'd say good. Portions are generous, always served hot. Prices are reasonable compared with similar-type restaurants I've experienced in town. Service is usually good, sometime better than others. This place has been around for many years and has some history, and the building is proof of that. As well as other restaurants in Banff, they employ many foreign traveling students so staff changes appear to be many. Window seating and patio deck have great mountain views.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Calgary
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We went for breakfast. Had good service . Friendly staff. Good price. Had the chorizo benny and enjoyed it quite a bit. Might have found my new breakfast place in Banff.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Red Deer, Canada
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“Get the corned beef hash...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Melissa's is my must stop Banff breakfast. Love the alpine feeling of the place, the staff is always wonderful and they have corned beef hash which is my favorite. It's a can't miss and much better than any hotel breakfast buffet. If you like well done comfort food, in a place where you're warmly welcomed this is it.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Dunham, Quebec
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

A historic restaurant in Banff with superb quality and service. We have had great steaks here. The Eggs Benedict are the best.

Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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“Best breakfast in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel staff. We had a lovely brunch there. Even on a Sunday morning, the line wasn't too long. The service and cost were both good. Food was excellent! I'd definitely go there again.

Visited April 2013
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