Places to Eat

Restaurants in Banff Alberta

Eat & Drink

With modern restaurants in the downtown core, elegant dining rooms in grand hotels, and cozy intimate bistros in backcountry lodges, the diverse food scene in Banff and Lake Louise has something for everyone. You will be sure to find something to satisfy your craving! See below for some of our favourites! 

The Keg

Great steaks, a casual ambiance and friendly, very knowledgeable staff are the proud and reliable trademarks of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. You'll find a truly comfortable and satisfying dining atmosphere accompanied by a fun and casual bar setting. Each is a welcoming destination on its own, and together they create an energetic and inviting, uniquely gratifying restaurant experience. The Keg is a casual steakhouse with a contemporary flavor - an attractive combination for any occasion. Two great locations.

The Keg Downtown
117 Banff Avenue
Tel. (403) 760-3030

The Keg Caribou
521 Banff Avenue
Tel. (403) 762-4442

Banff Ave Brewing Co.

Get comfy and hunker down for après-whatever in Banff’s almost-secret hideaway. Enjoy great craft brews and all your pub favourites in a casual venue that’ll make you feel like a local, no matter where you’re from.

Banff Ave Brewing Co
110 Banff Ave
Tel. 403-762-1003

Chili's Grill & Bar

Take your taste buds to whole new level with Chili's great choices, including those classics like Baby Back Ribs and Big Mouth Burgers. Big bold flavours are the signature of the Banff Chili's! Be sure to check out the Margarita Bar in our lounge, no one does Margarita's better! Hang out, relax and enjoy the mountains or take in a sporting event on the 60" plasma TV. Winter or Summer Chili's is where it’s at. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Chili’s @ The Fox Hotel & Suites
461 Banff Ave
Tel. 1 (800) 661-8310


Traditional or Italian, gourmet or balanced, for business, with friends, as a couple or the whole family, at Pacini you are welcomed and served with a friendly smile. Pacini Restaurant offers an exclusive all-you-can-eat Bread Bar®. Choose from a variety of breads and Pacini margarines, and enjoy the tantalizing aroma and taste of toasted bread on the grill! Pacini is authentically Italian and features a warm and friendly ambience. Dedicated to quality, the restaurant pays special attention to every detail as it serves perfectly prepared, unique and flavorful Italian cuisine. Love the food, love the people.

Pacini Banff
345 Banff Avenue
Tel. 403-760-8580

The Balkan

The Balkan restaurant first fired up its grill on Banff Avenue in 1982. This Banff restaurant was the creation of Greek families out of their element in the cold Canadian Rockies who wished to bring the authentic flavors and warm festive atmosphere of the Mediterranean to this high mountain town. We believe that dining should be an experience unto itself. Our establishment is the embodiment of the Greek philosophy of philoxenia (hospitality). When you enter our restaurant you can be assured of the freshest food using only quality ingredients that are the staple of the healthy Mediterranean diet. Lunch, dinner or anytime through the day you can be guaranteed a great meal at great prices. Whenever possible we try to enhance your experience with special Greek nights involving belly dancing, plate smashing and of course plenty of ouzo!

The Balkan
120 Banff Avenue
Tel. 403-762-3454

St. James's Gate

Locateded in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, St. James's Gate, established in 1996, was built and manufactured in Dublin, Ireland. The authenticity of the imported Irish woodwork and fantastic artifacts make St. James's Gate one of the premier Irish Pubs in the world. The Gate has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home. Rub shoulders with local residents and tourists from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and prepare the drinks with care and consideration and the staff proves just what a capable & fun group of servers is worth. It's everything an Irish Pub should be.

St. James's Gate
207 Wolf Street, Banff
Tel. 403.762.9355

Anejo Banff

Welcome to Añejo, your go-to tequila experience. We are surrounded by mountains and an exuberance that stems from fresh air and unreal scenery. Our Añejo team is your tequila guide, serving as your connection to Mexican cuisine and spirits. The food that we offer is as vibrant as our décor and pairs perfectly with our selection of over 200 tequilas (the largest collection in Canada). Raise a glass with us to bright Mexican flavours and hand-crafted margaritas that can make anybody's day. Salud!

Anejo Banff
111 Banff Ave, Banff
Tel. (403) 985-0084

Bear Street Tavern

Welcome to the Tavern. Our signature pizzas, sandwiches & cast iron specialties will satisfy any hungry Banff adventurer. Make yourself at home in a cozy booth for 2, or bring your friends & family and take over a table for 20! Enjoy a beer, or a Bear-sized cocktail and finish with a ridiculously good pizza. Our dog-friendly year-round courtyard patio is the perfect place to soak up the sun in Banff. Children are most welcome. Take out available.

Bear Street Tavern
211 Bear Street, Banff
Tel. 403-762-2021

The Maple Leaf

The Maple Leaf Grill & Lounge is located on Banff Ave with a wonderful view of downtown and the mountains beyond. We feature Canadian cuisine in an award winning lodge style atmosphere, specializing in Alberta Beef, Bison, Elk, fresh fish and Seafood. Chef Morne Burger sources the best Canadian ingredients to seduce your taste buds and give you a truly unique, Canadian-inspired experience. Our spacious and dynamic restaurant can be sectioned off into many private dining rooms and nooks for an intimate gathering or opened up for a large celebration.

The Maple Leaf Grill
137 Banff Avenue
Tel. 403-760-7680

Masala Banff

Banff’s first Indian restaurant and a local favorite offers a wide variety of cuisine created by Masala’s four chefs who hail from northern and southern regions of their native country.

229 Bear street (Bear & Wolf Mall)
Tel. 403-760-6612

Sushi Bistro

Sushi Bistro is a local, authentic Japanese sushi restaurant in Banff Alberta, CA,  operated by Japanese chefs. We provide a unique order style, using a recyclable order sheet making us eco-friendly. We are a casual restaurant so we welcome everyone from infants to elderlies. We also offer a gluten-free and vegetarian menu.

Sushi Bistro
208 Caribou Sreet, Banff
Tel. 403-762-4000

The Block Kitchen & Bar

Block Kitchen + Bar is a vibrant and dynamic restaurant offering a fresh Global Menu and creative cocktails within an urban-rustic setting. The warm space with birdcages and bare bulb lighting hanging from the ceiling offers a fun, playful vibe. It’s the perfect place to hit up for a cocktail, some small plates or a full meal. Chef Stéphane Prévost (Typhoon, Café Soleil) brings his brand of cuisine from Asia and beyond. The menu reflects Izakaya influences, a love for curries and a commitment to sustainable, Ocean-Wise certified seafood and the use of local products. 

The Block Kitchen & Bar
201-5 Banff Ave, Banff
Tel. (403) 985-2887

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