Banff Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Banff

February 11, 2018 Trinity Boughner

Flanked on all sides by the Rockies, Banff offers an irresistible combination of perfect powder, luxury lodges, fine dining and lively nightlife. A thriving arts scene and proximity to Lake Louise and Kananaskis County add to its allure. Don’t miss the hoodoos, intriguing rock spires, in Banff National Park.
Things to do in Banff

1. Balkan Restaurant

120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$220 +1 403-762-3454
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Balkan Restaurant

Reviewed By Angela L

My husband's company had their year end dinner at this restaurant. They ordered us all a set menu.
Sorry, I don't know what all the dishes are called but our favorites were the greek salad, and the lamb. The salad had lots of fresh tomatoes, and the lamb fell right off the bone. I usually don't eat lamb, but it was one of the best I've had. We had chicken wrapped in herbs laid over some rice. The chicken was a bit dry. Steak and potatoes were average, but the portions were big. We also had a cheese dish with pita. I discovered that it was goat cheese afterwards, it was a bit too salty for me.
Overall the experience was nice. The waitress was very polite, and attended well to our large group. It was a little dim, and a bit noisy otherwise a nice restaurant.
Since the company paid for the dinner. I'm not too sure if the prices were average or not.

2. Eden

300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2, Canada Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$400 - HK$400 +1 403-762-3356
Excellent
83%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 510 reviews

Eden

Our AAA Five Diamond award winning restaurant is an exquisite dining experience, offering French cuisine with regional accents. Combined with Eden's Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence and ALTO Award winning service, this restaurant provides each guest with the finest in dining, service and scenic views in Banff. Sommeliers are on staff to offer the best wine pairing to compliment the experience. Oct-May 6pm-9pm Wed-Sun June-Sept 6pm-9:30pm Daily Please check reservation for availability.

Reviewed By AlixandreaB - Fort McMurray, Canada

We visit Eden on every trip to the Mountains. It's such a treat each and time! I really don't know what anyone would possibly have to complain about. The staff takes you through an approximately 2.5- 3 hour journey ( depending on how many courses you get ) of amazing food and wine that will light up your taste buds. The portions are small but quality is spot on and I've always left feeling satisfied. The first time we went we literally felt euphoric during our meal and we were just in awe of the whole experience. It's been the same staff for years which is nice and you usually have 2-3 people looking after your every need. On top of your meal you'll also experience pallet cleansers in between.
They also have free valet for the restaurant and they will send you home with a little treat for later. It's truly a unique experience
so get dressed up and leave yourself a whole evening to enjoy this place.

3. Tooloulou's

204 Caribou Street Box 2601 | Alberta, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C3, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Canadian, American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$39 - HK$290 +1 403-762-2633
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Tooloulou's

Tooloulou's is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Banff Alberta. We offer sizeable Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner menu choices with a Cajun Creole touch & some Canadian flair. Full Breakfast menu is served till 2:00pm daily. Laissez les bon temps rouler! (Let the good times roll !)

Reviewed By windy1875 - Scotland

Extensive menu we went for apple cinnamon waffles and the breakfast Canadian bacon and cheese toasted Sandwich both delicious
Very big portions so either come very hungry or share your dish
We were there for it opening heard the servers commenting that it does get extremely busy and it is quite small so if you want to eat here get there early !!

4. La Terrazza

222 Lynx St | Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$275 +1 403-760-3271
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 428 reviews

La Terrazza

The Terrace is excited and proud to present it's transformation into La Terrazza. Our new menu offers freshly prepared authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown Banff.

Reviewed By alan a - Calgary

Sometimes so nice to just Stay-in-House" for a lovely dining room experience. Romantic ambiance, appropriate and friendly service, generous cocktails, variety wine menu-- We went for the salads and pastas----all fresh, all very tasty and flavorful. Overall---just exactly what We wanted! Recommended.

5. The Juniper Bistro

1 Juniper Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E1, Canada (Formerly Juniper Bistro & Lounge) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks HK$94 - HK$243 +1 403-763-6219
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 854 reviews

The Juniper Bistro

The wall-to-wall glass at the Juniper Bistro looks out over one of the most renowned vistas in North America. Join us for locally-inspired food that's the ideal complement to a day of hiking, cycling, skiing, or downtown shopping. Our meals are homemade and decadent, crafted to include our most treasured Canadian classics along with new discoveries inspired by worldwide travels. From our in-house bakery to the spirit of our menu, our chefs are proud to create delicious meals with a handcrafted and sustainable spirit.

Reviewed By Lyle P

There are definitely some signature dishes that will invite your inner culinary critic out to play. Overall a good experience, great food, and delivering a bit of that Rocky Mountain Vibe that people are looking for in this location. We frequently stop here on trips to and from Banff, so consider this a nice place to add to your list if you're looking for a casual spot that isn't too pretentious to enjoy some mountain fare.

6. Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar

107 Tunnel Mountain Drive | Top Floor of the Sally Borden Building at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$243 - HK$369 +1 403-762-6300
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 468 reviews

Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar

The Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar. Our a la carte restaurant is an inspiring dimension in dining. Fresh. Seasonal. Creative. These are the signatures you'll find in every dish. The restaurant has one of the finest views of any dining facility in the Bow Valley. Within a few steps of all performance, meeting spaces, and accommodation at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Three Ravens offers a convenient and creative venue for your evening dining experience. Savour selections from the quality wine cellar and menu, in the Wine Bar. The Rocky Mountain peaks that surround us form the backdrop for quiet enjoyment, casual meetings, or relaxing conversations.

Reviewed By in0rbit - Brisbane

My Husband and I decided to try Three Ravens as we wanted a special meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We both had the beef tenderloin which was delicious. The service was great, the price was perfect for the quality of the food. The location of the restaurant is a little weird, and we looked over a pool/ fitness centre so watched people swimming and spa-ing our entire meal. I imagine the view would be much better during the day when you can actually see the Mountains, though at night you can't see anything (except the swimmers). The Banff Centre is a little out of town so having your own transport would be better if you want to dine here.

7. Eddie Burger & Bar

#6 137 Banff Av, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B7, Canada Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 403-762-2230
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Eddie Burger & Bar

Reviewed By 982darrylc

Went twice to Eddie, for a burger and beer, while in Banff for 3 days. Servers were great, attentive and check up on us several times. Onion rings are very good. Milkshakes are tasty.

8. Beaver Tails

120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E7, Canada Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, Canadian Late Night +1 403-760-0606
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 484 reviews

Beaver Tails

Reviewed By fayblife

Tried both Beaver Tails in Banff and they are amazing - i recommend nutella and Banana and you can never get wrong :)

9. Grapes Wine Bar

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel | 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$126 - HK$267 +1 403-762-6860
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

Grapes Wine Bar

Savoury charcuterie, fine cheeses and award-winning wines are showcased nightly at the cozy Grapes Wine Bar. Sample from a tempting menu of tasty gourmet favourites made in-house, including cured meats and pates, candied salmon, freshly baked breads and delicious pickled vegetables. This historic, charming room was originally established in 1926 as a writing room and a place for people to gather their thoughts, share experiences and converse with family and friends. Enjoy the entertaining, interactive atmosphere of Grapes Wine Bar, a dining experience like no other.

Reviewed By K D - Toronto, Canada

We stopped at Grapes for drinks before dinner and ordered the salt and pepper mixed nuts, which were actually surpringly sweet, a glass of Canella prosecco which was crisp and dry, and merlot - full bodied and rich. Although the lounge is very small, almost claustrophobically small, and the prices of the menu items seem very high, especially for small bites/provisions, our server, Dana, was very friendly and recommended a number of hiking trails for us while we were in Banff. She was also the only one in the lounge waiting on a number of tables and she did so seamlessly. I would highly recommend this as a stop for drinks or small bites before a dinner at Fairmont Banff Springs.

10. Block Kitchen and Bar

5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Asian, Canadian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 403-985-2887
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 690 reviews

Block Kitchen and Bar

Banff's newest hot spot bringing a menu of hearty rustic sandwiches for lunch and tapas for evening with a paired wine list and progressive cocktail menu.

Reviewed By bertasha - Toronto, Canada

Monday lunch at Block arrives just after they opened, otherwise would be waiting for a table. 7 tables and a few seats at the bar always busy! Enjoyed bison burger (special) and cold ramen noodle soup. Fantastic flavour and shareable portions. A must stop while in Banff!

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