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“Singles not welcome” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Grizzly House Restaurant

Grizzly House Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 139 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Swiss, European, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Singles not welcome”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I was visiting the lake Louise and Banff area and around mid afternoon felt a little peckish decided on the Grizzly Restaurant which faces the Main Street and looks fairly quaint. I walked in and waited at the appointed place for being shown to a seat. I was ignored by the gentleman who I later realised was the person showing patrons to their tables for quite a while - he actually squeezed past me 2 or 3 times. Eventually he obviously realised that I may actually have wanted to eat and on hearing that I was by myself told me to wait ( the place was half empty) so that he could find a table - I was placed at a tiny table in a dark corner. The food and service once you got a seat were not bad but I would never go back here nor recommend it due purely to the extremely poor service at the front door.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank Mac190
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Place To Return To!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I have been coming to the Grizzly House for many years. Although we have had lesser and greater service, we have always received good value. This restaurant is a bit pricey, but you get a great meal, experience and memories. My kids look forward to coming here when we are in Banff, and have developed tastes for wild meat here. I introduced my partner to this restaurant and he spent a lot of the time dreaming about introducing others to this place as well. With so much atmosphere, history and great food, this place is always a hit.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank DianeDiani
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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Absolute Must Do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Grizzly House is a must on any trip to Banff! It is unlike any other restaurant out there. The atmosphere is awsome and the service is great. The food is completely out of this world! Definitely go for the full fondue experience. Cheese to start, a meat or seafood platter for your main course and the chocolate and fruit for dessert. It is worth every penny!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank misslyns
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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A unique and delicious experience - only in Banff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We love this fondue house! The food is fondue by hot rock or fondue oil. We like the full meal with cheese fondue appetizer, soup or salad (great house dressing), fondue of meat and or seafood and toblerone chocolate and fruit fondue to finish. There are many choices such as exotic meats, lobster, scallops, shrimp, Alberta beef, free range chicken, buffalo, snake and many more. There is an extensive wine (multiple house wines to choose from)and beer list as well as many other beverages. The atmosphere is eclectic with buffalo heads, statues and other stuff all over. Each table has a phone which you can use to call other tables. There is a map of table numbers on the back of the placemat. This isn't your usual chain restaurant with teenage servers. The wait staff here are mature enough to cater to your needs efficiently and provide a fun dining experience. You will need reservations if it's a weekend night. This place is fabulous so it's popular. It's our favorite place to eat in Banff and we've been to almost all of them, including all the high end establishments.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Splishsplash41
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Ottawa, Canada
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I was told when I visited Banff that I had to try this restaurant; it did not disappoint. I had the Alberta fondue platter on a hot rock (instead of oil) and it was delicious. The meats were delicious morsels and the waiter made sure to check that the rock was still hot enough to cook on. There was also a nice selection of craft beers to choose from. The telephones are the tables make for a nice gimmick (you can call other table) and I wish the restaurant had been busier (it was early in the evening on a Tuesday) so I could play around with other tables. The food wasn't cheap though! This is definitely not something that I could do often, but if you want a good meal in Banff and are willing to splurge, this restaurant is probably right for you.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kevin A
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