We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar

$$ - $$$American, ,
119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Adventure Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
+1 403-762-4616
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“elk burger” (89 reviews)
“ribs” (76 reviews)
“pizza” (97 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Adventure Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (965)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 908 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here to try someplace new as we always like to try the local places. Food was great, atmosphere was fun, there was a guy singing. It’s in the second floor so great view of downtown.

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was craving some good meat other than beef and we stumbled upon this place. I really wanted to like this restaurant, as it had a cool bar and the pictures of their food online looked good. We ordered the pierogis for an appetizer and...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice discovery! We enjoyed a table at the window and chose the veggie pizza and steak sandwich. Both were excellent. The steak was thick and grilled perfectly. Great service too!

Thank ShelleyLE
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Nice bar with good cocktail menu. Ok food but live music some nights which is very enjoyable. Good service.

Thank WhereWillWeGoNext5
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Went there for a meal on Monday and waited around 15 to 20 minutes to even get a drink. Complained to Alex the bar manager and was on the point of leaving (we were a party of 6). Once he realised the situation he worked...More

Thank DavidandDen
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We popped in here for a drink and really weren't impressed. The bar was cold, and drinks were not particularly nice (cocktails). There was sport on the screens, but the bar didn't really have much atmosphere. Shame as we had high hopes.

Thank James F
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We love this place! Always try to make a stop when we visit Banff. Sometimes we are too late and can't get a table :(

Thank SandBarBeach
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The food was good. The restaurant is popular so it may be difficult to get a seat without a wait although it is quite a large place. It is your standard steakhouse and we were happy. Nothing special though.

Thank JaWestPalmBeach
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Good place to catch the game. Good good. We had poutine, burgers, beers. All were pretty good, nice beer selection. They also seemed to have a good assortment of cocktails

Thank AineMcD11
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Good food, good service and great views of the mountains. And to add to this they have a weekly special that is offered a very affordable price.

Thank srcc2018
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 hotels in Banff
Mount Royal Hotel
1,104 reviews
.05 km away
Brewster's Mountain Lodge
1,049 reviews
.18 km away
Banff Park Lodge Resort and Conference Centre
2,311 reviews
.29 km away
Bow View Lodge
865 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Block Kitchen and Bar
704 reviews
.13 km away
Eddie Burger & Bar
1,036 reviews
.14 km away
Chuck's Steakhouse
230 reviews
.11 km away
Beaver Tails
485 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Banff Avenue
1,086 reviews
.13 km away
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
475 reviews
.10 km away
All In The Wild Gallery
32 reviews
.09 km away
Central Park
68 reviews
.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 January 2017|
Response from Dean119 | Property representative |
Hi if you would like to call us on 1-403-762-4616 and ask for either Dean or Brady we can discuss this further. Thanks
3 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kevin, I was just a patron of the pub but since I live in the Calgary area I gave Elk and Oarsman a call. They stated that 16 year olds can go into the bar but only up until 10 p.m. Good luck with your New Year's plans... More
1 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Rmt2507 | Reviewed this property |
When I ate at this restaurant they had just seated a bus tour of 50+ people.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Adventure Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-4616
  • E-mail
Established in 2005, The Elk & Oarsman is Banff’s premier sports pub & restaurant. The timber & river rock décor & beautiful stone fireplace make The Elk & Oarsman a favorite for locals & tourists from around the world. The Elk offers the best in food, live entertainment, twelve draft selections and true hospitality. Our summertime rooftop patio offers an amazing 360° view of rocky mountain scenery, and in cooler weather our inviting wood burning fireplace will warm you as you relive a day on the slopes.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing