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“Interesting place but mediocre food”

Grizzly House Restaurant
Ranked #31 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fondue, cooking done at table on hot stones. Absolutely the best interactive dining with great food. Exotic foods such as elk, bison, venison, alligator, rattlesnake--plus chicken and beef!
Reviewed December 22, 2012

It has some history and may be worth a quick stop for a beer and appetizer. But it's quite overpriced for mediocre fondue. 50$ will get you cheese fondue for two which is just white bread and cheese.

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2  Thank LouisLeCochon
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We give these comments to travelers and management. First, we need to mention that we travel frequently to high-end quality resorts and restaurants, and usually do research before we travel to new places. Moreover this was not our honeymoon, we have been married 41 years and gone to many places, so this is a fair and balanced assessment.

I know that the Grizzly House has had both positive and negative reviews. Yet, we would like all who read this review to forget about the negative ones. My wife and I had a wonderful time there, the atmosphere was like a cozy lodge, the service was great and the food was as expected in a fondue house. Yes, we consider this a terrific place for fondues (if you haven’t ever had them before). Some may visit the restaurant for other dishes like steak, but that’s not why you eat at Grizzlys, it’s the fondues. And the service? Well, we had just finished snowmobiling (my first time – three hours) and a long ride 2 ½ hour car ride in the snow back from Toby Creek BC. I was a little on the edgy side to say the least, yet the waiter was thoughtful and calmed me down by allowing us plenty of time to chose our dinner. Then he was polite and helpful as we shared experiences over the menu.

So as in many good restaurant, the food was very good, the atmosphere was terrific, yet it was the service that made the experience.

One suggestion: Take the word “hedionist” off the website and menu, the word “For Friends and Lovers” would be much better. Some may avoid the restaurant because of that term.

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1  Thank eaglealan
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

2nd time here. It`s such a neat place. A must do at least once. Ostrich is delish...who`da thunk it?

Husband loved the hot rock idea and the sounds of sizzling made him very happy.

This is an older restaurant and looks it. If you are a snob and don't enjoy fun, eat somewhere else!

1  Thank habsgirl102174
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

seafood fondu was very tasty, im not a big seafood eater. the resturant had alot to look at, very different.
staff was friendly & food came out quick enough.
expensive drinks though.
the grizzly burger tasted burnt & no sauces.
my partner had the buffalo burger, wasnt the biggest fan either.

1  Thank Shai A
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Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

Seems like a lot for a little food but you don't go away hungry. Very fresh, tasty, tender meat. Tasty sauces that do not taste like doctored mayo. The bread for the cheese fondue was fresh and so was the fruit for the chocolate. The staff were awesome and go out of their way to ensure you're having an enjoyable time. So glad we ignored the negative reviews and gave Grizzly House a try and we'll do it again.

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2  Thank Sean S
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