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Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge

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700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
+1 403-762-2400
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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148 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here last Sunday. charcuterie board excellent and huge! We ordered 3 different mains between the 3 of us including the Caribou and wild boar, the restaurant were really flexible, allowing us to change the carb part of the meal which was great. Food all brilliant, we love the place and would return

Thank bruisyard
Calgary, AB
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a later reservation on Sunday and it has been my experience that even in good restaurants sometimes that time slot is difficult to staff and then food quality suffers. We are happy to report this was not the case here. We started our meal with crab cakes & tempura - delicious and then we had the Alberta beef... More 

Thank Wysiwyg45
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

was there two days ago...once again good service. this time we had the filet (great sauce and well cooked veges) and my companion had the mushroom. both dishes were great...our previous visit we had lamb and carribou...both good. pricey but good for a special meal.

Thank bellize777
Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Look at the menu online. We struggled to find something that appealed to everyone. Quality was pretty good ... but not for foodies.

Thank Ontheroadagain447
Wagga Wagga, Australia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We ate here on Christmas Eve and it was a great choice. The menu is very "Canadian" in style offering dishes such as bison, wild boar, caribou. I had the duck, and it was perfectly cooked & presented. The dining room is beautiful and while spacious is, at the same time, cosy. The staff were attentive and friendly. I'd recommend... More 

Thank sjdkingy
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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237 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Unfortunately all the seats were taken around the fireplace so I had to sit by the railing which caught the cold draft every time the main door opened. The waiter was very congenial and brought me two samples of wine before I made my choice. I had the bison burger which was tasty, but loaded with an excess of cheese,... More 

Thank xena888
Edmonton, Canada
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

interesting menu with several choices. The salads were excellent we tried caribou, bison. All very well prepared and plated, tasted great. Good attention to detail on the veggies as well.

Thank drterry2012
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Wow. If you're in Banff, it's well worth a hike / drive up the hill from the town to go to this restaurant. Everything had just that little extra touch of class. Local meats, beautifully prepared. Desserts that went above and beyond expectations. Great wine, great service and an all-around excellent meal. Seriously, seriously good!

Thank Gina B
Fort Worth, Texas
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226 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I am not going to sugar coat it. The meal I had at the Sleeping Buffalo was one of the best meals I have had in my life. I went to the restaurant with a group of 16-20 people. Yes, the service was slow, as there was a lot of us, but the service was excellent. Riley and the other... More 

Thank Droid19
Sundre, Canada
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It was awhile since we went to this Restaurant, because last time we had horrible service. We were very pleased at the service and the food was so good. We had the Caribou for the first time and we would highly reccomend it.

Thank winjhuisman H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2400

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