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Balkan Restaurant

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120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
+1 403-762-3454
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This modern restaurant is upstairs from the main street and easily missed. We had some of the best food that we had in our whole trip of Canada. I had the trio of dips served with fresh pitta bread and a greek salad. It was gorgeous and such good value. The portions were big so this as a starter would... More 

Thank daftmare
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service was great, food tasty and reasonably priced. I have had better Greek food in the past but it was good. Nice atmosphere. Best part of the meal was the appetizer shrimp and mussels prepared in a small skillet with a very flavorful tomato sauce. Thought the gyro was peppery.

Thank BPONaperville_IL
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like Greek food, the Balkan Restaurant is mandatory. What a pleasant surprise to find such a gem in Banff. The atmosphere is warm and yet informal. The service is excellent and the food.....simply terrific......and the pricing reasonable.

Thank Peter R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly surprised with the food in Balkan, as we had little expectations for good food in the little resort town. Some of our favorite dishes include the Spanakopita (spinach and cheese in filo pastry), Kalamari, Saganaki, Moussaka and Meet the Greek Spaghetti (bolognaise). The sangria was pretty amazing too! Service was great and the atmosphere was comfortable. However,... More 

Thank JasmineLcm
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic night here, great food, service, and a welcoming atmosphere in the centre of Banff, was a very busy night but gave us a great table and couldn't do enough for us I had the chicken and was one of the best meals all holiday highly recommend.

Thank Karen J
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If it were Balkan, why no Cevapcici on the menu? If it were Greek, why no Avelgomeno? Overall, the food was bland and poorly prepared. There is no need to climb the stairs to an otherwise dark quiet restaurant. It's dark and quiet because only tourists who don't read TripAdvisor are suckered into going.

Thank MsAnnThrope
Bath, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No trip to Banff is complete without at least one meal in the Balkan. We have been here six times since 1999. This year's visit was another enjoyable experience. Having lived and worked in Greece, l know a thing about Greek food. This is the genuine article. The seafood dishes are crammed full of goodness. They use some of the... More 

Thank PixAl
Grand Isle, Vermont
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127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It can be hard to find really good ethnic food in a resort town where restaurants don't rely on repeat business. Balkan does a great job at a modest set of Greek classics. We ate there twice in five days, despite the many other option in Banff. Everything we ordered was nicely prepared with vibrant flavors.

Thank elm4154
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Greek Cuisine is a nice change up to the standard fare in Banff. Very good food, nice ambiance and priced comparable to Banff area (feels high anywhere but here).

Thank shell346
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321 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend, who also mentioned it was a little pricier than other places in Banff. It had a great atmosphere, with excellent service from cheerful staff. As pre warned it was a bit pricey with the lamb chops costing $38CAD. But we were there on a night when they had a belly dancer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $27
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-3454

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?