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Saintt James's Gate Olde Irish Pub

207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
+1 403-762-9355
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (129 reviews)
“asparagus soup” (17 reviews)
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Bar, Irish, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
207 Wolf Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in Banff you definitely need to stop in for a drink or dinner. The place gets packed in the evenings, but we stopped for lunch and it was a lot quieter. Had the most amazing Shepard s Pie and lamb stew. Fun...More

Thank denniscC4624YG
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

“What is a boxty waffle?” I wondered while looking at the menu. I was interested in trying the lamb stew but had no clue what to expect. Our waiter told us it was a waffle made from vegetables, so I decided to try the dish....More

Thank Wander-n-BounTEA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, we're going elsewhere when we started out,but nothing like an Irish pub to give good draught and good food ,and we got even luckier with our choice..we got great service from "Anna"...our server.Hats off to you dear,wonderful job. Now about the food..from the appetiter...More

Thank barbara p
Reviewed 1 week ago

A first visit to Olde Irish, just for a drink, after ski and before a planned dinner elsewhere. It was kind of quiet, probably because of the time (people finishing their day and preparing for the evening). A pleasant atmosphere though, with a very friendly...More

Thank Henri L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great selection of beer, wine, whiskey. Good food fare too! Regular live music, of course usually Irish. Always stop there at least once or twice when visiting Banff.

Thank P8081EJedwardh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a wonderful Irish Pub with a great history. We just wish our experience was better. We ordered and our food came after a short wait. It was around 7ish on a Wednesday so the place was busy but not packed. I ordered...More

Thank Eilish88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this Irish pub. I had the fish and chips which was really good. It is a really cool atmosphere. Was a little loud when we were there. Prices were reasonable.

Thank PensacolaGator
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Terrible experience, the most rude waitress (the female manager was just as bad) I have ever come across. Literally banging our drinks down on the table, made us feel so unwanted in the pub, needless to say we left after one drink. I am not...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Every time we are in Banff, this is our favourite place to stop. Always have a great meal and enjoy the atmosphere. Staff are very welcoming. Going back to Banff soon, and will go again!

Thank jillcX1792FM
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Every time I go to Banff I have to stop here. I love the atmosphere and the ambiance of the place. Feels like being in Ireland. The food is great and the service has always been great. The servers are friendly and very talkative. They...More

Thank hawkeyman
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Jenni S
10 August 2016|
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Response from yellowbirdVermont | Reviewed this property |
I went there as a diner. I saw some children with their families. We were there at a family dining time around 6:00/6:30 pm.
10 June 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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