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“generic instant Irish O'Pub, but done right: 3.5 / 5 if I could” 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
Ottawa, Canada
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“generic instant Irish O'Pub, but done right: 3.5 / 5 if I could”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had the Cajun chicken sandwich and lamb burger. Both were better than expected. Fair prices on a more than fair selection of scotches too. If you want a fine meal, don't go here; if you want better-than-average pub fare, our meal was that. One thing that was strange: our server disappeared half way through the meal (about 7:00p.m) - seems like a strange time to end a shift in a busy restaurant. Anyway, her colleagues took good care of us from that point.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“I love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I've tried most menu items, I am a fussy eater, I love them all, what are you waiting for?!

To be honest we prefer jasper to banff and only come here for this pub food, no kidding!

  • Visited September 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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Cool place; good food and beer; pleasant service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

I had the lamb burger which sounds a little strange but it was really good. Came with a Caesar salad and that was great too.

My wife had a 1/2 salad and a cup if soup. Not as good but okay. The food seems pricey but probably normal for Banff.

The beer selections are great. There is a huge variety on tap as well as bottled beer. Nice and cold.

The decor is classic pub and really comfortable. Very nice overall.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Cool pub, great service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

What a great find - fun, great food and service. The folks at the table next to us took our picture which is now my Trip Adviser profile pic. As you can see, we're having a great time.

Visited August 2013
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Estevan, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The best fish and chips!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Heard they had the best fish and chips and they were awesome. Service was very good. Cost was comparable to other pubs. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited September 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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