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Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar

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$$ - $$$
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119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
+1 403-762-4616
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 12:00
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My new hubby and I loved this place. We shared the grilled cheese (seriously THE BEST!) and something else and were not disappointed. We also ordered the berry sangria by the carafe, and I think we had 3 of them! So good. Would definitely recommend this place!

Thank kmiller8410
Niagara Falls, Canada
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446 reviews
306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upstairs pub/sports bar located on the main drag of Banff Ave. The menu features a lot of rather unimaginative pub items, save for Elk and a few other meats. Their Elk burger was good ( not great ). Elk meatballs also available (although didn't try them ). The other main we ordered (sirloin steak and fries with vegetables ) was... More 

Thank Fantom_Gormay
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked around Banff looking for a burger place and eventually came upon the Elk and Oarsman. Despite a fairly large party of 6 we were seated quickly by the lovely staff and enjoyed the atmosphere with hockey on TV. The veggie burger with coleslaw (so fresh and tasty) plus sweet potato fries with chipotle dip was amazing, my meat... More 

Thank David G
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice bar restaurant with great views if you can get a seat in the front. Food and service were good and there are plenty of screens to watch games. Some interesting elk menu items and a nice happy hour make this a worthwhile stop if you are in Banff!

Thank Bob M
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has good food and has a nice view over Banff avenue also has lots of screens if there's a game on

Thank Ross F
Prince Albert, Canada
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558 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for the first time and loved it. Great service, beer, vodka and wings. The perfect place to have some drinks.

Thank davidson168
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for some chilled out apres ski and it was perfect. Happy hour was good value and the hockey was on!

Thank Nickbramley
Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the three days we spent in Banff this restaurant was our favourite. We took advantage of the daily special and so it was very well priced. The atmosphere was cozy and the service was great. Many seats near the window overlooking Banff Ave and also some booths.

Thank Katie D
Red Deer, Canada
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to try Elk meat, this is the place. If you go on Wednesday, you will not be disappointed. Wednesday Happy Hour has Elk dishes with special prices. Enjoyed the Elk meatballs with came with lots of sauce. Enjoyed the Elk burger - the chutney was a nice added taste to it. Friendly staff and nice view over... More 

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Banff, Canada
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends and I visited this restaurant for dinner. Service was somewhat slow but Taylor our server was really friendly and honest on letting us know the waiting time for each item so that was appreciated. Taylor did some good recommendations of some dishes. Her quick solving-problem skill stand out when our friend said the ribs were dried out and spicy.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 12:00
11:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-4616

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