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Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar

) #31 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” (81 reviews)
“pizza” (86 reviews)
“ribs” (62 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
119 Banff Avenue | Second Floor Above The Ski Hub, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B6, Canada
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1 - 10 of 828 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Banff is popular and very busy so if you want the mountain vibe rather than numerous tourists it is best to get above the pavements and enjoy the roof line of this restaurant

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We headed here after we checked into our hotel and it was just a short 15 minute walk to get there. We were seated on the 3rd floor patio which had some great views of the surrounding mountains and the surrounding shops. Service was great...More

Thank TextMeLater
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Order a vegetarian pizza to get served nothing but a horrible, burnt crusted, tasteless base with a measly portion of mushroom and an surplus of feta cheese dumped in the middle. No other vegetable. They were prepared to charge us top dollar for poor, unappetising...More

Thank Victoria L
TheElkandOarsman, Public Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you taking the time to share your experience with us. We'er sorry to find that the pizza was below the usual high standard that we do, but glad you found the rest of the food to be pleasing. I'm happy the staff on...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The views from the outdoor patio are terrific. The food is your average traditional pub style food and we try to visit every time we're in Banff.

Thank RichZiegler
TheElkandOarsman, Public Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're very happy that you found our outdoor patio to be terrific. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kindest Regards Dean

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great rooftop patio. Good choice of drinks. Food was good. You had to wait a little while for your food order but the place is busy, the sun was shining so we didn't mind.

Thank paulinecooper14
TheElkandOarsman, Public Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're very happy that your food was and the drinks had a good selection. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kindest Regards Dean

Reviewed 5 days ago

Thie use to be our go to restaurant every time we visited Banff. But unfortunately, after our last visit, I will not return. -Waited 20 minutes before anyone came to our table, even for drinks. -2 Groups of people who came after us were served...More

Thank Arkas954
TheElkandOarsman, Public Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry that your experience this time was not up to our usual high standards and the food and service was below par. We have had a discussion with all members of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband, 9 year old daughter and I went to the Elk and Oarsman on July 14, 2017. This is usually our favorite place to eat in Banff and have always had great food and service. It has that pub feel but is family oriented...More

Thank Tanya K
TheElkandOarsman, Public Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are sorry that your experience this time was not up to our usual high standards and the food was below par. We have had a discussion with all members of staff and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely more of a bar than a restaurant. And the rooftop deck gets packed in nice weather. If you're looking to grab a couple drinks and lunch or a quick dinner this is fine. But don't expect high caliber food or service.

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
TheElkandOarsman, Guest Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're sorry didn't find our service or food to be of the highest caliber, we hope you will think about visiting us again next time your Banff. Dean

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch up on the top deck, surrounded by mountains. Totally breath taking sights. Food was great! Really fresh and tasty.

Thank ChurtSunseeker
TheElkandOarsman, Public Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you taking the time to share your experience with us. We're very happy that you found our food to be delicious. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kindest Regards Dean

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to try something elk without spending an arm and a leg. Fortunately it was just an arm with the pizza. The elk and oarsman pizza had elk, roasted red peppers, bacon, mozzarella cheese, caramelized onions and marinara sauce. It was excellent with great...More

Thank Christine A
TheElkandOarsman, Public Relations Manager at Elk and Oarsman Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We thank you taking the time to share your experience with us. I'm glad your found that you didn't have to use your leg this time around to get a decent meal, and you our pizza was excellent. We look forward to welcoming you again....More

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stillwaiting4201
25 January 2017|
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Response from TheElkandOarsman | 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
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kevfriend
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
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PennyT47
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$70
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 12:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 12:00
Saturday
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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