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“Great staff, good value, good food!”

Melissa's Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #19 of 145 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Kingston WA
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great staff, good value, good food!”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We were steered toward Melissa's by a local, and he sure did us a favor. We ended up having breakfast and dinner there, twice! Breakfast wasn't hugely imaginative, but the quality and quantity were there in abundance. For dinner we ordered the beef stew and the beef stroganoff and both were excellent. We had so much we took half our orders back to our cottage for the dogs, who enjoyed the entrees as much as we did. Highly recommended, good value, good service and atmostphere.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food &atmosphere”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

So, first night in Banff and chose this restaurant as it was closest to the hotel. Lucky choice as the food and service were great. Reasonable price too. As we were told that the breakfasts were the best in town, we ended up there the next morning. Want a great breakfast? Go there.

  • Visited September 2013
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New Jersey
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Four of us enjoyed breakfast. Server appeared annoyed with our changes of orders, but food served quickly. No problem recommended this location for breakfast.

Visited September 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great staff and place but poor food”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

On entrance greeted very warmly and served by a lovely waitress. The building is very nice, has a lodge decor. Food took a while to be delivered and I didn't enjoy mine. The hash browns are grated but mine were under cooked and cold which is surprising considering the length of time it took to receive the dish. Nice original idea for the hash browns but poorly executed.
The smoked salmon eggs Benedict was disappointing too, poached eggs were steamed in a cup or something of that nature not like a normal poached egg in water. The smoked salmon was scant and in shreds/bits which says to me cheaper cuts. I can't say for sure but the hollandaise didn't taste fresh either.
Overall I was sad as I was really looking forward to a good feed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Carrickfergus, N Ireland
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great breakfasts with a smile”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

We had our breakfasts here, while staying at Banff Park Lodge opposite. There was a good choice catering for all tastes. Service was very good and very friendly. We also had an evening meal, as part of a group of 40. Service was very good, considering the size and everybody was served at the same time. Great steak. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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