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“Great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elk and Oarsmen Pub & Grill

Elk and Oarsmen Pub & Grill
119 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
(403) 762-4616
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Ranked #54 of 127 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $1 - $70
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Came here on st Patrick's day, was sitting in a quieter area which was nice, had the chicken wrap which came with soup which was also great.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“All around Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We dined here with our two 10 years old boys. Kids are allowed until 10pm. The atmosphere is very lively, the staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food was great and there's lots of good dishes to choose from. My son and I both had the steak sandwich and it was very tender and flavorful. Big portions and good value. We highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Nice View of Banff Avenue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The pub is on the second floor so it has a nice view of Banff Avenue. It is also has a nice pub atmosphere. The food is nothing to write about. We started with the elk jerky potato skins - boring. I had the haddock and frites (fries). The fries that were crispy were good but 3/4s were soggy. The gravy on the side was tasty but pretty salty. The haddock was good but the tempura batter was bland. They provided a soya sauce(?) based au jus with the fish that was just wrong. If they can't come up with a nice aioli to go with it then they should just stick to tartar sauce. My husband's bison burger was delicious. If you are going to go there, have a burger.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Every visit to Banff includes dining at the Elk and Oarsmen Pub at least once, often twice. The variety of food is very good, the food is excellent and it has a wonderful mountain atmosphere with a huge stone fireplace. They have different types of game burgers as well as beef burgers, all are excellent. The pizzas are great! Salads are good! In the summer, there is a rooftop terrace. Large glass windows in front that provide breathtaking views of the mountains.

Visited March 2013
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yorkshire
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“Drinking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Great meet place after returning your skis to the Ski Hub next door. Always a table. Good service. Drinks average prices. Didn't eat but food looked good for pub grub!

Visited February 2013
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