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“GOOD PUB FOOD” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar

Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #33 of 142 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $70
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“GOOD PUB FOOD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

elk nachoes and wings are a home run, usually have great drink specials, not to mention a great mountain view.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Banff, Canada
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249 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Never disappoints!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

I have been to the Elk a number of times over the years, and it never disappoints!

Great atmosphere, and great beers. It is the place to go to watch a game!

The food is phenomenal, and I am a fan of their tomato soup and Elk and Bison burgers.

As I mentioned, I have been here like 100 times, and I have always been served well. The food has always been top. I have never left hungry or disappointed with either quality or service.

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St. Albert
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great pub and eatry!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

This is a great pub that always has some sport playing and great food. The only sad thing I can say is they changed up there meat platter to something less epic. Don’t let this stop you from stopping in to eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere... our even just people watch from the windows at the passer byers.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank James H
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Popped in for a meal. It was ok i suppose, nothing special, Good service though. The bar man was a bit off hand with us though when we went to sit at the bar after our meal.

Visited January 2013
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jellydog
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good most of the time, but can be poor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

My hubby & I are regular visitors to Banff & have tried many different places to eat & drink, the Elk started out really good, reasonably priced beers & food, good menu & food, typical fare is burgers, salads, steaks, fries, etc.

Service is always good & friendly.
However we have eaten there on a few occasions more recently when the food has been mediocre, quality not as good & arrives cold from the kitchen.
We will however go back & try again as there's always a good atmosphere & it's a good spot for people watching.

  • Visited December 2012
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