Restaurants

Top Choice Steak in Banff Town

Saltlik

With rib eye in citrus-rosemary butter and peppercorn New York strip loin on the menu, Saltlik is clearly no plain-Jane steakhouse knocking out flavorless T-bones. No, this polished dining room abounds with rustic e…
Top Choice Pub Food in Banff Town

Bear St Tavern

This gastro-pub hits a double whammy: ingeniously flavored pizzas washed down with locally brewed pints. Banffites head here in droves for a plate of pulled-pork nachos or a bison-and-onion pizza, accompanied by pit…
Modern American in Banff Town

Park

Banff gets hip with a microdistillery to complement its microbrewery, plying spirits (gin, vodka and whiskey) and beer made from Alberta's foothills' grain. It all goes down perfectly with a mesquite beef hoagie, fi…
Vegetarian in Banff Town

Nourish

Confronted by a huge and strangely beautiful papier-mâché tree when you walk in the door, you instantly know this vegetarian bistro is not average. With locally sourced dishes like bourbon-glazed stuffed mushrooms a…
Canadian in Banff Town

Bison Restaurant & Terrace

Rustically elegant, the Bison is often full of trendy, well-off Calgarians dressed in expensive hiking gear, drawn by its regionally sourced, meat-heavy menu. Appetizers like seafood waffles and escargot in a bone, …
Burgers in Banff Town

Eddie Burger & Bar

Eddie's are not your average burgers. His love for the patty has inspired him to create large, crave-worthy burgers, from the usual classics to specialties like the elk burger with avocado and Gouda. Add to this a h…
Cafe in Banff Town

Wild Flour

If you're in a need of a relatively guilt-free treat, come here for cheesecake, dark-chocolate torte or – well, 'and' really – macaroons. These, along with breakfasts, well-stuffed sandwiches on homemade bread, and …
Tapas in Banff Town

Block Kitchen & Bar

This casual bar serves up tapas with heavy Asian and Mediterranean influences – or 'Mediterrasian,' as they call it. The small but creative tapas plates might not satisfy truly ravenous post-hiking appetites, but th…
Mexican in Banff Town

Magpie & Stump

A classic, lively cantina full of Sol-swigging snowboarders. It has ramped up some of the classics, like the Three Pig Queso Quesadilla with pulled pork, smoky bacon and chorizo, or the Popcorn Shrimp Tacos with man…
Canadian in Banff Town

Maple Leaf Grille

With plenty of local and foreign plaudits, the classy Maple Leaf eschews all other pretensions in favor of one defining word: 'Canadian.' The menu is anchored by Albertan beef, along with BC salmon, East Coast cod a…