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Review of Chinook Family Restaurant

Chinook Family Restaurant
Ranked #58 of 142 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: American, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Chinook Family Restaurant offers stunning views of the surrounding Rockies, while you enjoy a casual, relaxed dining experience that caters to all ages, most budgets and practically all tastes. If you are in the hotel or in Banff on Sunday, don't miss Banff's Best Sunday Brunch. The brunch features a wide selection of hot and cold entrees, salads, seafood, full breakfast selection including an omelet station, carving station and a wide variety of desserts, fruit and cheeses. Indulge your chocolate cravings with our spectacular chocolate fountain. Senior prices are available.
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“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Incredible Western Buffet! Excellent breakfast buffet. The only change I'd recommend would be to leave the breakfast buffet out longer for those of us who can't crawl out of those extremely comfortable beds in your hotel before 10 am :)

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“The Best Seafood Buffet EVER....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We visited the restaurant for the Seafood Buffet night which is a Friday after a recommendation from a firned in Banff. The seafood was amazing and so much choice. Scallops, prawns, fish and as many crab legs as you can eat - and we ate lots! All of the food was very well presented and really tasty. There was even a chef cooking one of the prawn dishes fresh for you which was amazing.

Our server Reese was wonderful and really looked after us. The Restaurant Manager Alec was very friendly and attentive ensuring we had everything we needed.

We visit Banff every March and will definately be back for the Seafood buffet next year!

  • Visited March 2013
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4 Thank SpinkysWorldTour
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Banff, Canada
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“Super Seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Went to the Seafood buffet with some friends visiting from York, UK. We all had the best experience. Our server Reese was a delight. The food was excellent with never ending crab legs. I am from Nova Scotia so really appricate good seafood considering Alberta is land locked. The sauteed shrimp was amazing. Great moubtain views as we watched the snow fall. Loved it and would recommend to everyone. They do it right!!

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank allyanna
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London, United Kingdom
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“Cold Buffet”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

Arrived late on Saturday so tried the breakfast buffet in the Chinook situated in the Banff Park Lodge. Very disorganised layout for the food and unfortunately the "hot" buffet was at best tepid. Not good value.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Les B
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Calgary, Canada
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“Great evening buffet deal (2 for 1) on until Easter'13”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

Price was great- $22 - and the spread and quality of the Friday seafood buffet was exceptional. Also did the Sunday brunch. Price was a little more but well worth it. Chinese buffet on Monday and Southwestern on Thursday.

Visited February 2013
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