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Melissa's Restaurant and Bar

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$$ - $$$
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218 Lynx St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-462-5511
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the son-in-law out for a birthday celebration. The entire group had prime rib with Yorkshire puddings (apparently the owners moms secret recepie) and fresh horseradish. It was delicious. We had a cake after with candles for dessert. I highly recommend Melissa's for a couple or a family outing.

Thank Norman F
Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't even know which establishments serve breakfast in Banff because I have only ever been to Melissa's-probably 10 times. You can never go wrong with the food options, the portions, or the lack of pretension when you stroll in after sleeping in too late, wearing no make up, hair in a ponytail, in your most basic clothes :-) I... More 

Thank kristi_cookie
Calgary, AB
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service and food, been here many times since the late 80's. Small changes over time, but the food is consistently good and reasonably priced for the Banff area. Great atmosphere and building. Breakfast or lunch is fresh and will keep you full for the day. All ages in the dining room, the bar is separate upstairs.

Thank ktharg
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've been to Banff countless times, so I don't know why I'd never tried Mellissa's before. My loss. This is a casual place with a pretty standard menu. But we've now had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. Breakfast was fine (great hash browns, but beware that the pancakes are the size of the plate, so you really don't want more... More 

Thank David P
Lethbridge, Alberta
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The line up was out the door in the morning. So we opted to go back after the rush which proved to be a good choice. It was quiet and there were a lot of tables available! The food was excellent but not particularly memorable. The bathrooms were clean and the restaurant is quaint, rustic and cozy. The stafff were... More 

Thank 74bonnied
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us were homeward bound after a long drive from Seattle and decided at the last minute to stop in Banff for dinner. My wife remembered Melissa's from many years before and suggested we have dinner there. We were all so glad we did. Two chose steak while my wife and I decided on the Prime Rib. Our server,... More 

Thank weloveadventure09
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had breakfast several times which were great, eggs Benedict and swiss pancake are fab and set you up for a days skiing. Also evening meals are good, plenty to choose from and great service

Thank Lynne K
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for supper with friends. Had the chicken cordon blue, it was very good. We also had a rib steak that was very good. Comes with bread for the table and a small salad with entree. These aren't cheap but then neither is the quality. There are also burgers and pizza and some pastas on the menu which are... More 

Thank Non-fly
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at this restaurant three times during our stay. The steaks were done to perfection, the side dishes were delicious, and the presentation was very nice. Good wine selection also. The waitstaff was always efficient and personable despite how busy they were. Very friendly. The wait was never long even at peak times. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Amy A
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were staying at the Banff Park Lodge for the weekend as it was our anniversary. Melissa's is directly across the road and had great reviews. We had a delicious dinner, wine and cocktails. Our waiter (sorry we don't remember your name; young Australian gentleman) was fantastic, attentive, engaging, friendly and once he heard it was our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Lynx St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-462-5511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?