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Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lounge

700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
+1 403-762-2400
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“bison” (15 reviews)
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07:00 - 23:00All hours
700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We looked forward to coming here every time we’re in Banff for the ham steak at breakfast. The other food is also delicious!

1  Thank 369glendat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just an outstanding experience at the sleeping buffalo dining room in buffalo mountain lodge. The service was prompt and very professional. Then the food was delicious. We had 3 types of meat- beef, bison and elk all prepared perfect. Would highly recommend this place as...More

1  Thank Neil O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The caribou and bread alone are worth a visit. Homey atmosphere and good service. Will return to try the elk and bison short rib.

1  Thank PaulotheExplorer
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We went mid-week and had the Taste for Adventure menu. 3 course meal. Wonderful service. Quiet civilized atmosphere. And the food was superb! We will plan next years trip around the same time!

1  Thank Brigitte L
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Staff great, breakfast smorgasbord great, lots of selections and fresh. Lounge menu lacking in appetizers, we were not very hungry but wanted a quick snack and a beer, not much on the menu, keep it simple maybe some ribs or wings, at least an option.

Thank John W
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Our server was fantastic and the menu very unique. There was bison, duck, and other game meat on the menu, as well as usual fare, but the atmosphere, staff and chef that created the meals were superb. Yummy!!

1  Thank chev662015
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The meal was exceptional. Had the shared meat platter, Cartoucherie, as an appetiser then buffalo, elk and caribou for a main. The meal was cooked to perfection.

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a few locals and we figured that was a great sign! Called about 30 mins ahead of the desired table time, and sure enough they had an open table. We were seated right away and the table service was excellent....More

1  Thank BrowniePointz
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The food was good and the service was excellent. We had the breakfast buffet and thought the food was nice. The best part about this restaurant is the ambience and the staff. The staff is very caring and very good at what they do. Unfortunately,...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Food in the restaurant was excellent, cooked fresh with vegetables which were unusual. If you wished to amend something with your dish, it was no problem.

1  Thank hockeytart
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Tunnel Mountain Rd | Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2400
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Dining in Banff at Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a delicious departure from the ordinary. Imagine smoked, cured and roasted wild gameasty root vegetables, mushrooms and mixed grains. Fresh indigenous berries and other wild fruits. All artfully assembled and professionally served. Our wine list was awarded Gold at the Vancouver International Wine Awards and we feature an outstanding collection of the world’s finest wines, including Canadian VQA selections. Newly Renovated! The Sleeping Buffalo Dining room now has a more modern look. Taking inspiration from natural elements surrounding the lodge such as wood and stone and incorporating additional natural materials such as granite and leather, the newly renovated dining room reflects upon the components that make up Banff’s natural and stunning landscapes and the mountain lifestyle. Surrounded by high vaulted pine ceilings made from post and beam architecture the dining room has a warm and intimate atmosphere.
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