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“Great Restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. James Gate Irish Pub

St. James Gate Irish Pub
205 Wolf St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
403-762-9355
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Ranked #19 of 122 restaurants in Banff
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Banff National Park, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Visited St James Gate, or the Gate as locals call it for the first time in a long time this past weekend. Food was really great. Had the Beef Barley Soup to begin with, REALLY GOOD. And then fish and chips. The chips were undercooked, but I was too full to care. Fish was really well done, crispy but not too greasy.

My only critism, Great Big Sea music in an irish pub? No!! Haha

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“fun place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Had a great time with a group for a lunch. Good food selection very good service. Nice selection of Irish dishes

Visited October 2012
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Richmond, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We absolutely devoured the Poutine with Asiago cheese, lamb, and red wine demi. The portions were ample and we all took portions of our meal back with us. Service was lovely, atmosphere authentic, and the food superb.

  • Visited November 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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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, great beer selection, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The title says it all...we went there twice in our weekend stay. The food really is amazing and there is a decent selection of beers on tap. Our service was great both times, as well.

Visited November 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Horrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We went in here for drinks after earls and we sat down for fourty minutes and didnt even get asked if we wanted a drink...... So we walked right back out..... It was really busy but come on !it was very loud lots of ppl

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