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“Good canadian food and beer.”

Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #29 of 143 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $70
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good canadian food and beer.”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Had 2 meals here, the first excellent, the second good, let down only as the order got mixed up slightly, probably as they were really busy. Good kids menu, Great choice of food and drink, think steaks, burgers, ribs, and pasta. Lots of TVs with sport showing. Would use again.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Staff still hungover from new year's”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

A group of 10 of us ate here on new year's day. The staff (from servers to kitchen staff) was obviously struggling with the effects of the night before. Three of the meal orders came out wrong (was dealt with well though). A couple of the drink orders were delivered wrong as well. Our server was less than happy to be there, that was more than obvious.
Outside of the mistakes and blazé attitude many enjoyed the elk selections from the Wednesday's Elk menu.

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Thank DrKrut
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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not great food for the price”
Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We ate here In December 2013. We were satisfied with the service, however were not impressed with the food.

For three drinks, one app and 2 mains the price came to $80.00.

Our app (dry ribs) was very overpriced at $12.00. There were about 12 dry ribs on the plate and they were ok. The ribs were $25.00 and MASSIVE. Too much food for anyone. My pasta was $16.00 and enough to feed a family of 4. I could have made the pasta at home, so it was just average.

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone for good food.

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Thank charlene r
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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great burgers and meatloaf”
Reviewed December 18, 2013

The atmosphere is really good but the food is better. Whether you sit in the pub side or restaurant side, you will enjoy yourself

Visited January 2013
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Quesnel, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great view, great food, great service!”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

Came here for dinner after several less than impressive dinners at other restaurants in Banff. Greeted by a couple of very friendly hostesses who took our jackets and seated us at a table with a great view overlooking the main street in Banff. Server was there right away to take drink orders and remained attentive throughout our visit. I had the steak sandwich which was very good, the steak was cooked perfectly, and came with a side of Caesar salad and fries (there were other choices for the 2 sides). Portions weren't huge, which I appreciated. My husband had some type of Jalapeno burger which he enjoyed as well. Our bill was reasonable, and we much preferred this meal to the previous nights at Saltlik, and it cost about 1/3 as much!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank cariboogeorge
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