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Dining in Banff: Canadian Fare

by K Gordon Schultz

Banff has restaurants that fit every budget- from casual family fare to award-winning gourmet cuisine. Read below for a selection of restaurants in Banff that serve real Canadian cuisine.

Juniper Bistro & Lounge
The Juniper features great mountain views, a relaxing atmosphere and savory menu items like blueberry-braised short ribs and a seafood hot pot.
Address: 1 Juniper Way & Mount Norquay Road, Banff, AB T1L 1E1
Phone: (403) 763-6205
Toll Free: 1-866-551-2281

Maple Leaf Grille & Lounge
This award-winning restaurant serves Canadian cuisine. Menu items are created by Head Chef Salvatore Polizzi with seafood from both coasts and Canadian bison, beef and elk. If that isn’t enough, come for their wine list, featuring over 600 fine wines.
Address: 137 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1C3
Phone: (403) 760 7680
Toll Free: 1-866-760-7680
Website: Maple Leaf Grille & Lounge

Terrace Dining Room
Any meal at the Terrace Dining Room is unforgettable. Choose from escargots en croûte, chablis mussels, AAA Canadian pepper steak or a rack of lamb dijonaise, amongst other mouthwatering menu options. Great wine list as well!
Address: 222 Lynx Street (Banff Park Lodge), Banff, AB T1L 1B9

Bison Restaurant & Lounge
Serving Canadian comfort food right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, The Bison Restaurant & Lounge also sells hats, aprons and kitchen apparel with their logo. All menu items made from locally grown, organic and sustainably farmed meats and produce.
Address: 211 Bear Street, Banff, AB T1L 1E4
Phone: (403) 762-5550
Website: Bison Restaurant & Lounge

Bow Valley Grill
This restaurant features dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Open kitchen and views of the mountains from the dining room! Buffet breakfasts are served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., buffet lunches are served from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner runs from 6 to 9 p.m.
Address: 405 Spray Avenue (The Fairmont Banff Springs), Banff, AB T1L 1A9
Phone: (403) 762-6860
Website: Bow Valley Grill

Evergreen Restaurant
The Evergreen is a fine dining venue full of Canadian food and excellent wines. The menu features creations from the east to west coasts of Canada.
Address: 459 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1B4
Phone: (403) 762-3307
Website: The Evergreen Restaurant

Phil’s Restaurant
Phil’s has been serving wholesome home cooked family meals in Banff since the early ‘60s. Breakfast anytime plus lunch and dinner menus!
Address: 109 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1A6
Phone: (403) 762-2902

Seasons Dining Room
Seasons serves contemporary Canadian cuisine at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort. Reservations are recommended! Open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for dinner.
Address: 1029 Banff Avenue (Banff Rocky Mountain Resort), Banff, AB T1L 1A2
Phone: (403) 762-5531
Toll Free: 1-800-661-9563
Website: Seasons Dining Room

Summit Restaurant
The Summit Restaurant serves buffet-style meals from the top of the Sulphur Mountain Gondola. Great views of Banff and the Bow Valley!
Address: Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Banff, AB T1L 1B2
Phone: (403) 762-5438
Website: Summit Restaurant

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