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Saintt James's Gate Olde Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Irish, British, Pub
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207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
+1 403-762-9355
11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit this place every time we're in town. It serves great beer, delicious food and the staff are very friendly! One of the best places to eat and drink in Banff!

Thank Brendan H
Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a few hours in the pub late afternoon after a day out and about in Banff so needed warming up. Had a nice table with comfortable chairs for a few drinks and then decided to stay and eat because other food smelled good! Guinness Pie and chips with gravy hit the spot nicely. My husband had chicken and... More 

Thank suzc22
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on our first night in Banff and had GREAT beers! My husband had the shepherds pie which was a little different than normal but still very flavorfull. I had the Bison burger and it was soooo good with the chipotle aioli and fries! The decor and staff were great and it was overall a great place!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for food, good for drink. What else do you need to know ? OK, the waitresses are foxy and they will boost a Caesar to super spicy. Food portions a little small Imo. Plenty of beer on tap. Always busy and lively with a good atmosphere.

Thank hjworton
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great from the second we walked in. Pub looks Great and service was superb. We had the nachos, mango bourbon chicken wings and a few pints. Will go again and recommend.

Thank Mountainops
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a few times and every time we get something different and every time we clear our plates. Good food in a decent looking restaurant. Can get busy.

Thank patsokel
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great for lunch. The food is really good and it's really good value for money! The service varies but it's usually pretty good too. Would recommend all heartedly.

Thank babette72
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed an excellent Guinness pie with my wife. The service was very good and our waitress was fantastic.

Thank Ken B
Regina Canada
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here before and the food was great. This evening I had fish and chips and my hubby had a bison burger and fries. The food was just ok tonight. The server was run off his feet, my husbands burger was tiny and my fish was not completely cooked. For 50$ I expected more. I didn't return my meal... More 

Thank Judy Q
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wife & I went there 2 nights actually during short stay in Banff ">> iv,e seen many irish bars round the world & this wld be one of the best presented ones >> maels were good & the beer cold >what more cld you ask for > don & glenis small we were there july 2010 & not 2016 (... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Bar, Irish, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-9355
Our Story Begins in Ireland Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, St. James's Gate, established in 1996, was built and manufactured in Dublin, Ireland. The authenticity of the imported Irish woodwork and fantastic artifacts make St. James Gate one of the premier Irish Pubs in the world. The Gate has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home. Rub shoulders with local residents and tourists from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and prepare the drinks with care and consideration and the staff proves just what a capable & fun group of servers is worth. It's everything an Irish Pub should be.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?