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“Great Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bear Street Tavern

The Bear Street Tavern
Ranked #9 of 142 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $17
Cuisines: Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

2nd visit here and had a great experience ... Pizza, wings, drinks are all top notch. Staff is also friendly and eager to help. You might need to wait for a table, but worth it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Saskatoon, Canada
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401 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
“Bison Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Probably some of the best pizza. We eat where at least twice every time we come to Banff. This time one pizza was amazing and the other was overcooked. The service is this time was good, noting amazing. Pricing is fair for what you get.

The only negatives seem to be with evening seatings at the front of house for dinner. It always seems a bit chaotic and unorganized, which was exactly the way it was May of last year. Many groups of people at the door and a few tables open here and there. They don't take reservations, so you have to leave your name and cell and they will text you. The texting service didn't work for us, good thing we stayed close.

Try the Bison and the Wheeler Hut.

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Richfield, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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“Delicious Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had the more traditional pizza but there were many kinds for the more adventurous. There was a strawberry ale on sale and it was delicious. After a long day of sightseeing, the food was heaven.

Visited July 2014
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tennessee
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pizza and honey--what could be better?!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

It sounded gross but it was fab. Pizza dipped in a combination of rosemary/chili infused oil mixed with honey. The pizzas were of the thinner crust variety (not cracker thin, but thin). Several choices of pizza configurations or design your own. One of ours had bison along with edemame--interesting tasty combo! They had $10 pizza specials which were appreciated. One pizza was enough for a teenage boy, or 2 middle-aged aunts. There was an outdoor patio in back that looked inviting but was a little chilly for us. Highly recommended!

Visited July 2014
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Austin
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good pizzas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit while in Banff. Pizzas are excellent. We shared two and a plate of wings among a family of four. Good beer selection.
Seating is very tight. Some tables overlap with their smaller two-person booths.
The servers did a decent job during a busy dinner time.

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