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“Comfort food!” 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 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, Ontario, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Comfort food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Didn't expect anything special and found more than expected.
First night in town and what do four boys want, but to gut just to get together over some good beers and some comfort food.
Great twist on Waffle fries nachos. Fish and chips were really good, wings were very tasty, beers were perfect, atmosphere was great, and the server was really sweet.
Couldn't be better.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton Alberta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Irish Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We dropped in for supper and found it to be very lively with lots of young people enjoying themselves.
I ordered an irish dish and my wife ordered fish and chips. Both were excellent and plentiful. The service was prompt and it was a fun atmosphere. The interior of the restaurant / bar is a work of art with all the irish decorations.

Visited February 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere, Decent Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My wife and I are from Calgary and have a 10 month old little girl. We enjoy going to Banff as a family and love the fact that St. James is a child friendly pub. You really do get the best of both worlds and the atmosphere is great. Sometimes the service is hit and miss but the food is what you would expect from a pub. We always order the nachos which are pretty good.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“some of the best ribs i've ever had”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

When you walk in you really feel like you've walked into a true Irish pub.

Highly recommend having the ribs.

Service was average to poor, they seemed understaffed the night we went.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Plenty of food ,lot of beer variety ,awesome service and atmosphere.The beer battered cod was huge and with a yummy tartar sauce .

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