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Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar

) #32 of 107 Restaurants in Banff €€ - €€€ American, ,
119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
+1 403-762-4616
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“elk burger” (84 reviews)
“pizza” (89 reviews)
“ribs” (62 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
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1 - 10 of 847 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Possibly the best ribs I've ever had. I would definitely recommend this restaurant! The staff were also very friendly.

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped for a late lunch on our visit to Banff. Upper patio was very pleasant and the service was good. Food was served hot and beer served cold. What more can you ask for?

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 5 days ago

After many visits to Canada, we finally decided to try poutine and this was the place! The one we chose had elk meat and cheese curds. We also had pizza with elk, roasted red peppers, Canadian bacon, mozzarella cheese, caramelized onions and marinara sauce. The...More

Thank Dmarkwind
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lively place to have lunch. They offer a rooftop seating but it was near 90s in July so we opted for a table right by the balcony that overlooks the crowd on the streets of BANFF. Food was good, our first time to try Elk...More

Thank gerelyn1971
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for an adult beverage and dinner. We chose to go to the roof top for the view. It was nice and the service was good. The waiter was helpful and provided us with a lot of information. I wanted to try something...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch/early dinner after a long day of hiking, shopping and sightseeing in Banff. Great food! The chicken wrap was great, the sweet potato fries super yummy! The bison burgers got great reviews from my daughter and husband. Super friendly staff. Overall...More

Thank Cag3doc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The reason I like the Elk and Oarsman is there is something for everyone on the menu. It is always a safe bet when going out to eat with a group of people. I have had the buffalo chicken wrap and the Bison burger and...More

Thank cdj9995
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar is really cool and quirky with the most amazing roof top terrace, we were so pleased we decided to opt for this restaurant. Great waiting staff, great food prices with loads of special deals on food and drinks, tried an elk burger for...More

Thank hannaht89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was pretty good but I didn't really love the thing I had ordered too much (the penne) so I can't say that all of the food is the same but it was still ok. It was a bit loud and a long wait....More

1  Thank lookitsbrook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the rooftop and had a truly wonderful view of banff, and the setting sun. Service was great. I cannot remember our server's name...getting married in few months to gal who works at fairmont...he was super! Food good, not spectacular but good. We...More

Thank AbeLIncoln,St.Louis
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Questions & Answers
24 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|
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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|
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Response from Rmt2507 | Reviewed this property |
When I ate at this restaurant they had just seated a bus tour of 50+ people.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
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 - 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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