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“Excellent breakfast!”
Review of Tooloulou's

Tooloulou's
Ranked #7 of 144 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $36
Cuisines: Canadian, American, Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tooloulou's is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Banff Alberta. We offer sizeable Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner menu choices with a Cajun Creole touch & some Canadian flair. Full Breakfast menu is served till 2:00pm daily. Laissez les bon temps rouler! (Let the good times roll !)
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Excellent breakfast!”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We only ate here twice as we weren't in Banff for long but we enjoyed the full breakfasts (I had the veggie Canadian - pot&veg hash, buttermilk pancake and honey grain toast.) My hubby had the meat eaters version with poached eggs and bacon. We then went back for buttermilk pancakes (3 and biiiig!) with banana and pecans - soooooo good! The buttermilk biscuits are delish!

There was always a little queue but there's a reason why and we never had to wait long. Haven't eaten any other meals here but they looked good and big portions. The menu was great - so varied with lots of options for vegetarians despite the amount of meat / seafood choices.

Service was friendly and accommodating

  • Visited August 2013
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“Good though inauthentic creole at a good price for Banff”
Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We liked this rest enough that we visited it three times over two days: once for dinner and twice for breakfast . Portions are more than adequate, even with two adults sharing an applies and entree. And the waitress we had the first two meals was friendly, helpful and efficient. Some of the food was excellent: the steamed mussels, catfish nuggets apple, and the omelettes in particular (we loved the western, the crawfish, and the chicken and sausage with creole sauce). But the mixed seafood steamed bucket was dry and overlooked, the jambalaya not like any I'd seen elsewhere (and no seafood) but enjoyable. A celiac person in our party was assured the mussels with corn bread was gluten free, but her experiences the next day suggest otherwise. Though the creole/Cajun authenticity was suspect on some dishes, the food and service was good and the price reasonable-for Banff.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Dining in Banff”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Situated in the main town, 15 minutes walk from the main hotels & motels
Friendly staff who were very attentive. Our waiter, who was I think was the owner, was from Venezuela
A very unusual varied menu, with odd named items, which was a pleasant change from all the other fast food chains and 'run of the mill' restaurants situated nearby.
Reasonably priced food and drinks.
For something pleasantly out of the ordinary, well worth visiting.


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  • Visited July 2013
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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
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“Great find!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

My sister and I ordered breakfast here and were shocked at the amount of food we received. It was a very cosy spot and the food was delicious.

Visited August 2013
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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“Gastronomic Delight!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We happened upon this beautiful little place while wandering around. We were seated right in the bay window on barstools where we were able to watch people from all over the world marvelling at the wonder of Banff. We had a late breakfast and each of our meals was so delicious that we had no choice but to share with each other. We took the take out menu so that I could try to make the same meals at home by reading the ingredients of the dishes (something which I have never done before). We had the Rajun Cajun Omelet and the Cowboy Fricasee Hash. Despite the giant portion, it was gone way too fast...yummy!! We will go back and try many other menu items on subsequent trips to Banff. I would also like to mention that despite the line up that formed at the door (and outside), they did not make us feel rushed in any way to finish and go - great!!

  • Visited August 2013
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