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“Only had a snack but it was good!”

Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #35 of 151 Restaurants in Banff
Price range: $1 - $70
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Established in 2005, The Elk & Oarsman is Banff’s premier sports pub & restaurant. The timber & river rock décor & beautiful stone fireplace make The Elk & Oarsman a favorite for locals & tourists from around the world. The Elk offers the best in food, live entertainment, twelve draft selections and true hospitality. Our summertime rooftop patio offers an amazing 360° view of rocky mountain scenery, and in cooler weather our inviting wood burning fireplace will warm you as you relive a day on the slopes.
Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were on business and making the most of our Sunday. After heading back to Calgary following a trip to Lake Louise we stopped at Banff. The pub had a roof-top terrace and the views were great. The food was good too. Worth stopping in if you're passing :)

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Thank Roastspud
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

2 for 1 appetizers Friday after work special between 4 and 6pm are so delicious! My companion had an amazing smoked salmon app on a stone slate and so did the chef on my left. DIY lettuce wraps were served with really nice jasmine? rice. Everything great with the $5 martini specials. What a great place to separate work from play on a friday.

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Thank Brenda Q
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

We attended a wedding rehersal dinner at the Elk and Oarsmen Pub & Grill. Signage was a little small, making it difficult to locate. Parking behind the restaurant is terrific. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was AMAZING. We were able to reserve a section for 50 people in the back. So Amazing.

Thank FlipAppeal
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ElkandOarsmen, Guest Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Thank you very much for choosing the us for your dinner. We are very pleased to hear all went according. Hope you think of again for your next dinner function.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

My friends and I had the Elk Poutine, and Elk Burger and both where excellent. Nice place to eat with superb atmosphere

Thank Rob W
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ElkandOarsmen, Guest Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We do have a back area a little more quiet that we offer to families with younger children or people just looking for more of a dining experience then a pub feel. We are looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit.

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

With so many restaurant choices in Banff picking a place for dinner can be almost as difficult as picking a hiking trail to try. We're certainly glad we decided to give the Elk and Oarsman Pub & Grill a try. Pub type places are not normally our first choice when we have our teenager along but after checking with the hostess we were told that families were welcome till 10 PM, so in we went. We were greeted nicely, seated at a booth and our server arrived shortly to take drink and food orders. We ordered the poutine, ceasar salad, various burgers and the fish and chips. Our food arrived relatively fast and was very good. Our server was competent, efficient and friendly.

There's no hiding that this is a sports pub geared for your younger crowd. The place was busy and buzzing so if you're looking for a quiet dinner, this may not be the place for you. The menu is pretty large with something for everyone but it's definitely bar/pub food; from nacho platters, to burgers, to sandwiches, to salads, to pasta, to pizza and everything else in between. They also offer elk meat in a number of the menu items for those that want to try an Alberta delicacy.

Overall, we had a nice dinner and drinks and would not hesitant to return on our next trip to Banff.

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Thank TwitchyEdmonton
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ElkandOarsmen, Guest Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your dinner. We do have a more quiet dining area towards the back of the restaurant. We are looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit to banff.

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