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“Excellent food, okay service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saltlik

Saltlik
Ranked #22 of 139 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $39
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Grill, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wolf or Caribou
Transit: Public transit stops within walking distance.
Calgary
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent food, okay service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We've been a number of times and this is one of our favorite places to eat in Banff. We find the upstairs restaurant to have a warm feel and enjoy the ambience. The food is always excellent, but the service on our most recent visit was a little lacking. Our waiter mentioned he was losing his voice and we had a very difficult time hearing him, and that makes the ordering experience a little more challenging and to be candid a little more of a hassle than it should be. If you haven't eaten here before, plan on sharing side dishes, probably one for each two people, and don't really worry about saving room for dessert as they are pretty pedestrian. The stakes however are fantastic.

Visited January 2013
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great service but high prices”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

I would firstly like to say that the service we received tonight deserves a better rating than average, in fact it was excellent, but the food was high priced and slightly pretentious. We've had just as good steak (and drinks) in other restaurants in Banff at half the price. This restaurant is trying too hard to be a fine dining experience.

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Banff National Park, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“let down by odd service policy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Going to the saltlik when the family visit my hometown Banff has been a tradition, but since they wouldn't waive a charge for bringing our Dads 60th birthday cake to the table I'm left with a bad taste in my mouth.

Sorry Saltlik, we didn't go to Earls who you apparently base your policy on. The 7 of us came to you for good food and good service. You were unfortunately let down by an arrogant manager.

Working as a local tour guide I've had the pleasure of recommending your restaurant 100's of times but those reccomenations will be no more.

Hope it was worth it.

A. Hogg

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chestermere
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“Best in banff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Always a great place to eat .Great food and very clean always feel welcome. Great pub down stairs very nice place to eat . First choice when ever we are in banff

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Red Deer, Canada
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“Wonderful food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

great place to dine with family, friends etc. Great selection of meals and wonderful staff. Nice atmosphere and enjoyed everything about this place. Nice to try something different then the usual places.

Visited September 2012
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