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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
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious Greek style food and drink. Pleasantly surprised as we were expecting souvlaki dinners and (hopefully) a good Greek salad. Balkan is so much more. Recommend the lamb shank: it was tender and huge! Had leftovers to take away. The saganaki cheese and hot olives also worth a try. My companion raved on and on about his vegetarian linguine Mediterranean-it... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good, traditional Greek menu, outstanding house Greek red and white wine. Service a bit slow, but wait staff friendly. The highlight was a piece of baklava the size of a wedge of carrot cake. It was really served with a steak knife so as to slice the 100 layers of phyllo easily. At the risk of being trite: OPA!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best customer service in Banff and top food and cocktails to match. Highly recommend the 12 hour slow cooked lamb, and the delicious Pineapple Express cocktail!

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Thank nowhereman91
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our group of 8 greatly enjoyed both the food and service at Balkan. Share appetizers and dinners which are well portioned and leave room for baklava.

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Thank meegarian
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were hungry after a long day of sight seeing and craving a souvlaki similar to what we would get in Melbourne and we got it! And we were served by an Aussie! The food was perfect.

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Thank Odette C
beverly, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was fresh and homemade. Knowledgable staff. Calamari cooked to perfection! Soups were excellent! If you are looking for an alternative to burgers THIS IS THE PLACE!

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Thank Nancy L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this lively place. The dips we got as appetizers were terrific and there were plenty of options for vegetarians including a vegetarian moussaka, a vegetarian stuffed peppers, linguini with roasted vegetables, etc.

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Thank Shain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here three times and always enjoyed the food. Nice flavours and seasoning with generous portions. Service is always good. The Baklava for dessert is amazing!

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Thank Eric B
Bellevue, WA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Balkan was recommended by our hotel front staff and it did not disappoint! The Greek food was delicious and authentic (the Arni Psito was incredible!). We were there on a Thursday evening, enabling us to enjoy the belly dancing & plate smashing (our 12-yr-old learned some new dance moves and got to break dishes for fun!). We had plenty of... More 

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Northumberland, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our waiter was good but very busy, were ordered the Greek Platter so we could get a taste of a few dishes. The starters were fine, nothing special. Main course - Mossaka - very greasy and too much nutmeg, Spanakopita - so oily we couldn't eat it, Rice - tasteless, Chicken Kebabs were dry and hard, the chops were probably... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $27
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?