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“Expensive but tasty” 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 #42 of 120 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
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Expensive but tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Come here for one of the best lunch views in town. We ordered the poutine with braised elk and a Caesar salad. We also enjoyed a couple beers. Service was prompt and friendly. Would go again and try other dishes. You pay for the view though. $36 for the two dishes and two beers.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“fun and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

good food choices, accommodating staff for food allergies. I love to eat in places where staff is aware of my food intolerance because it makes me feel safe. The menu was incredibly rich and, even if I had to limit my choices, my meat and vegetables and mushroom skillet were amazing.
Great patio upstairs for warm sunny days with an unbeatable view of the mountains around.
Big screens everywhere for sports lovers.

Visited May 2013
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Calgary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“nice place shame about the taste”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Soggy undercooked fries! Mushy fries are gross , a good pub should have a good staple of fish and chips and the oil was old and batter taistless.
ALL the glasses were dirty and some had lip prints on them..
The pizza looked like a freezer pizza, and the cheese didnt melt usually caused by cheese being frozen.
Rye and Coke should taste good, but they used such a cheap bar grade of Rye... not again, I would rather eat at East Side Marios

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton, Alberta
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great good; ok service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Chicken wings, smoky burger and pork ribs were awesome. Service suffered - left without cutlery and drinks for a longer time. Next table left before order arrived, and waitress actually asked us if they left - 20 minutes between check-ins seemed reasonable to her? She was busy dancing at the bar but no effort or smiles for the clients. Good thing food is worth the wait... And it is worth the service lapses.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bowie, MD
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
“Excellent Tuesday steak sand. special, wonderful service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Rene from Old Spaghetti Factory told us about their Tuesday $8 special, 11am - 11pm, open faced steak sandwich with fries, salad for $8. For 50 cents more, you can get other sides instead of fries or salad: sweet potato fries, two soups, mashed potatoes. We loved it! There were lots of people there to watch the hockey game; quite an atmosphere. My mom told the server it was my birthday, and he brought me a large bowl of fresh fruit since I have dairy allergies. Food was wonderful, server was wonderful. It is a pub, so there's talking and commotion, but it's fun. Would highly recommend. They have specials throughout the week.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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