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Cougar Pete's Restaurant & Lookout

) #101 of 106 Restaurants in Banff American,
Tunnel Mountain Rd | Banff Hostel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
10 Feb 2016
“Relaxed atmosphere”
28 May 2015
“Really friendly welcome”
Restaurant Hours
American, Canadian
Tunnel Mountain Rd | Banff Hostel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

We stayed at the hostel so ate here for breakfast as it was convenient. Being midweek on a winter's day the cook was the only staff but not too many people around either. The coffee was self serve and dark like we like it. Had...More

Thank SunnysideTrekers
Reviewed 28 May 2015

We were staying at the rv park but we went to Cougar Pete's for a coffee. Very rustic and cosy. Warm welcome, friendly helpful staff and a good cup of coffee - also free wifi yey!

Thank Riever
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Sadly I injured myself on the second run down and spent a few hours in the Lookout Bar. Views were amazing. Food was good and plentiful but the outstanding feature was the service. I was in some pain and staff assisted by calling the medics...More

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 17 September 2014

If you are okay with sandwiches and deep fried foods, Cougar Pete's is right for you. Unfortunately, when we arrived we were told that the Shepard's Pie was not available. This was the exact menu item that my husband and I wanted.

1  Thank Jacqueline N
Reviewed 12 September 2014

Good place for teens and young adults who are hosteling but not much for other adults. Beer only and menu even more limited. Young hosteling is who it is intended for.

1  Thank Roland T
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was hearty - cheap for Banff. Ordered the Fries with cheese curds and gravy - tasty. Chicken strips and salad.

Thank Fintan213
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Unlike most canadians we met on our trip, the staff of this restaurant was quite unfriendly. They harshly told us that they were sold out of most items on the menu. In the end, we ordered wraps with fries, which were not very tasty.

Thank cade74
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the hostel and made a point to show up right for dinner for their wrap, which sounded delicious, but as soon as we walked in we were informed that they were out of lettuce, tomatoe, and guacamole, which made up over...More

Thank Red M
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Not good, didn't even get to eat. Had to give the order to the cook, no server. Tried to,order gluten free burger, had GF buns on the menu, was told that the burgers have bread crumbs as a filler. The cook told me there was...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Went here for breakfast based on other reviews but we weren't impressed. It is very small, really has no views, and terribly understaffed. The cook/waiter was the only person working which made it very slow. You get your own drinks (soda, coffee, etc) and order...More

2  Thank nowakklmt
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Restaurant Details

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American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tunnel Mountain Rd | Banff Hostel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
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REstaurant of the HI-Banff Alpine Center.
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