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“Good pub food and ambiance!” 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 #17 of 126 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
Alberta, Canada
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196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
“Good pub food and ambiance!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you're looking for standard pub fare and atmosphere, you'll enjoy your time here. I had the lamb burger (which was good), but wish I had the lamb shank instead. They have a great selection of beers and whiskies.

Visited January 2013
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Leduc, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Food- Huge Portions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Excellent service. Laid back atmosphere.
Food portions were very large and very tasty.
Would definitely go back.

Visited February 2013
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Birmingham
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34 restaurant reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Its a bit of a mock Irish pub, but don't let that you put you off. Really good pub grub, and some excellent beer, made for a good night out

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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red deer
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“Dirty.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We travel to banff very often throughout the winter to snowboard since we do not live to far away and try to eat at different places each time. There is alot of variety in Banff! I have eaten here once in the past and thought it was OK but the service was lacking.
This time around the service was awesome! I was however very disgusted with the conditions of the washrooms. There were 2 toilets plugged, water all over the floor and gross wet and dirty toilet paper all over the floor and piles of paper towel for some reason in one of the 2 toilet stolls left working, No toilet paper left in one of the two working toilets. It was a sick mess. I have seen nightclubs at 130 AM cleaner than this. I went and let the staff know how gross the room was. When I went back to use the washroom again all that was done was an out of order sign put on one of the non working toilets and nothing cleaned?
I dont know about you but I feel very uncomfortable eating in an establishment that cannot even keep their bathroom clean for their guests and it really makes me wonder what the kitchen looks like??

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Acceptably mock Irish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Doesn't go too overboard on the Irishness. Interesting selction of mirrors and signs. Whisky astonishngly expensive!

Visited January 2013
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