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“Great Location, OK food”

Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #35 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $1 - $70
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Chosen purely for its location on a sunny Sept day the rooftop bar was a big draw. The food was good for bar food and the waitresses have a tough job balancing the plates up the steep stairs. We managed to knock over a seafood martini, but the staff were great and replaced it without a problem. Caesar salads were very good.

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1  Thank Dave R
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We staying in Banff for two nights and really enjoyed our evening meal here, so much so that we returned on our second night to eat here again. The food was really tasty and reasonably priced. On each night they had a beer offer on making it good value.

There is a small terrace on the roof top which offers views over the town to the mountains around, if you can get a space up here then it is a great place to sit and enjoy the evening it the pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommended if eating out in downtown Banff.

Thank Sara_and_Paul
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

On August 23, 2012 I had dinner with 3 friends at the Elk & Oarsman Pub & Grill. The service was very good. I had an excellent 1/2 rack of baby back ribs, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, and chocolate mike for $20.

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1  Thank Mimi59
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

The atmosphere is good. Lots of taps. Drinks are moderately priced, and menu has a good range. Garlic mashed were a surprise hit. Pizza night is fantastic. Staff often seem too busy, hire more!

1  Thank beernwinetraveler
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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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