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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 #31 of 125 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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35 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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28 restaurant reviews
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“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 Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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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 Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dunham, Quebec
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19 helpful votes 19 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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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“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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