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“Excellent food, okay service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saltlik

Saltlik
221 Bear St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1, Canada
403-762-2467
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Ranked #21 of 128 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $31 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wolf or Caribou
Transit: Public transit stops within walking distance.
Calgary
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Excellent food, okay service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We've been a number of times and this is one of our favorite places to eat in Banff. We find the upstairs restaurant to have a warm feel and enjoy the ambience. The food is always excellent, but the service on our most recent visit was a little lacking. Our waiter mentioned he was losing his voice and we had a very difficult time hearing him, and that makes the ordering experience a little more challenging and to be candid a little more of a hassle than it should be. If you haven't eaten here before, plan on sharing side dishes, probably one for each two people, and don't really worry about saving room for dessert as they are pretty pedestrian. The stakes however are fantastic.

Visited January 2013
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great service but high prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

I would firstly like to say that the service we received tonight deserves a better rating than average, in fact it was excellent, but the food was high priced and slightly pretentious. We've had just as good steak (and drinks) in other restaurants in Banff at half the price. This restaurant is trying too hard to be a fine dining experience.

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Banff National Park, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“let down by odd service policy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Going to the saltlik when the family visit my hometown Banff has been a tradition, but since they wouldn't waive a charge for bringing our Dads 60th birthday cake to the table I'm left with a bad taste in my mouth.

Sorry Saltlik, we didn't go to Earls who you apparently base your policy on. The 7 of us came to you for good food and good service. You were unfortunately let down by an arrogant manager.

Working as a local tour guide I've had the pleasure of recommending your restaurant 100's of times but those reccomenations will be no more.

Hope it was worth it.

A. Hogg

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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chestermere
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best in banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Always a great place to eat .Great food and very clean always feel welcome. Great pub down stairs very nice place to eat . First choice when ever we are in banff

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Central Alberta
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

great place to dine with family, friends etc. Great selection of meals and wonderful staff. Nice atmosphere and enjoyed everything about this place. Nice to try something different then the usual places.

Visited September 2012
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