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“No Nonsense - Does Exactly What It Says On Tin”

Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #35 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $1 - $70
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed November 15, 2012

If what you're looking for is a bar that does decent food then look no further than the Elk & Oarsman.

This is a decent bar with a great atmosphere, but unlike a lot of similar venues I've been too they also serve a fantastic selection of food options. I tried the elk burger whilst my wife had venison, and we were presented with some great quality meat.

It's also worth noting that the service was great, and the staff are extremely warm and welcoming.

If you're looking for fine dining and silver service then best you give this place a miss, however if it's a warm inviting atmosphere and good honest grub you're after then the Elk & Oarsman will be right up your street.

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1  Thank GaryMenzies
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

A party of 8 of us had a small function at the Elk and Oarsman November 10 and both the manager and our waiter made the night nothing short of perfect. Each request we had they made happen without hesitation or issue. We asked the waiter (Curtis) to put a bottle of vodka in the freezer so we could order shots and they did no problem. He was attentive and always around the table if we needed something.

The price for the 8 of us for appetizers and many many drinks and shots was amazingly reasonable.

For food we ordered the nachos, seafood martini's, ribs, wings and some of the Gluten free items which were the best we have tasted.

Would recommend and come back here any time, cannot thank you guys enough!!

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1  Thank HonestDon
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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We went to this pub for a girlfriends stag. The service was as good as to be expected with a server that was given too many tables at once. We ordered ceasers, they were delicious especially when served with a hot pepper garnish. The wine list is more than reasonable in price point. (Always a positive!). However, we order the lettuce wraps and bison burger for dinner. I don't know how they managed but the lettuce wraps were greasy. The bison burger was undercooked, they were kind enough to replace it with a fresh burger but upon arrival it was flat in taste and very salty. We were told the burger would be taken off our bill, we had to point out that it wasn't. This was corrected very quickly! I do have to say again that under the circumstances our server was great!

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1  Thank Somsha
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great place to go if you want a cocktail after dinner. Located right in the heart of Banff, and within walking distance from most hotels in the area. Did not try the food, but the drinks were reasonable. Good selection of dark beers.

1  Thank DeniseandLazaro
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Stopped for an evening meal. The appearance is nothing special - typical bar& grill.
So if this is the type of place you like than this is a good place.
Upon entering, I was told to sit anywhere. It took awhile before the server realized I was there but after that the service was friendly and good.
Since it was "Everything Elk" Wednesday, I ordered the elk steak with roasted potato and assorted vegetables.The food was delicious.

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2  Thank njslim
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