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“Great Fish and Chips” 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 #24 of 129 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Pizza, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Camas
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178 reviews 178 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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“Great Fish and Chips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

recommended by other travelers, we slipped into the St. James off of a very busy downtown Banff - great English pub feel. Ordered the Fish and Chips......very good.
Service wasn't too great.....server took her time - from greeting us, to getting us drinks, to serving to presenting the check.......the tip reflected to poor service. Management needs to train its servers better.
so if you are in a hurry, not the bet place to go, but if you have some time and in the mood for good beer and good fish....check it out.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food & service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Had dinner here. Was a delicious meal. Prices were reasonable. Server although busy made sure that our experience was still great. Neat that the pub was decorated in Ireland and then everythign was shipped over.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Busy but friendly Irish Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were in Banff for a few hours after visiting Lake Louise and found this pub in Wolf Street that had been recommended by friends.It was around dinner time and we had to wait for 20 minutes to be seated as a group of four but the food quality and service made the wait worthwhile.Our group all Brits took the opportunity to try some "old favourites" including Irish Stew, Steak & Mushroom Pie and Liver & Bacon with mashed potatoes..our plates were full and at the end we had nearly licked them clean.The bar area was busy with a good noisy atmosphere and the customer were a broad mix of age age groups and there was a large family of 12 on the table next to us with ages probably from 3 to 83.We would certainly return when visiting Banff in the future.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great stop in Banff.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My husband and I stopped by this restaurant after finishing the Tunnel Mountain Hike for some food. The calamari was fantastic, and the service was really great!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maine
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16 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fun and friendly Irish pub in Banff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Having been to Ireland, I'm always looking for something close to the real thing whenever I can. This pub was actually built in Ireland and shipped to Banff and 'reconstructed' so there was a definite authenticity to the building. They do have Guinness on draft and several 'Irish' dishes on the menu. The staff and patrons were friendly.

Visited July 2013
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