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What to Eat in Banff

Vegetarians should be aware that Banff restaurants specialize in meat. Expensive and moderately priced restaurants alike serve up healthy portions of Canadian specialties, such as elk, bison, venison and trout (the bedrock of Canadian Rocky Mountain cuisine). But even if you're not a carnivore, you'll still be able to find some vegetarian-friendly restaurants, including Nourish Bistro, which diners describe as a "hidden gem."

Downtown Banff boasts plenty of casual eateries. Favorites include The Grizzly House (beloved for its fondue) and Block Kitchen and Bar (the eatery is small and so are its plates, but travelers like its intimate atmosphere).

If you're looking for a more upscale dining experience, stray from the main drag and explore some of the side streets. For a hearty meal and rustic, mountain-style ambiance, travelers recommend restaurants in the northern part of town, such as the Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant & Lodge, which serves regional cuisine and offer incredible views of the mountains. For an even more stunning vantage point, head to Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar, which wows visitors with its menus and alpine views – seen through floor-to-ceiling windows. Eden, a AAA Diamond award winner in The Rimrock Resort Hotel is equally lauded for its inventive menu combining French and Canadian flavors, as well as the views of Rundle Mountain and Spray Valley.

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  • #1
    Grapes Wine Bar
    #1 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 256 reviewsTripAdvisor (256)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar, Canadian
    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #2
    Sky Bistro
    #2 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 703 reviewsTripAdvisor (703)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion, Healthy
    Banff Gondola, 1 Mountain Ave. Top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3 Canada
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  • #3
    Block Kitchen and Bar
    #3 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 987 reviewsTripAdvisor (987)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Canadian, Fusion
    5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4 Canada
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  • #4
    Eden
    #4 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 614 reviewsTripAdvisor (614)
    $$ | Canadian
    300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2 Canada
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  • #5
    Whitebark Cafe
    #5 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 350 reviewsTripAdvisor (350)
    $ | Cafe, Canadian, Healthy
    401 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9 Canada
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  • #6
    Chuck's Steakhouse
    #6 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 424 reviewsTripAdvisor (424)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Canadian
    101 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1 Canada
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  • #7
    The Juniper Bistro
    #7 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1040 reviewsTripAdvisor (1040)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    1 Juniper Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E1 Canada
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  • #8
    Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar
    #8 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 572 reviewsTripAdvisor (572)
    $$ | Canadian, Contemporary
    107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Top Floor of the Sally Borden Building at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H5 Canada
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  • #9
    Balkan Restaurant
    #9 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1411 reviewsTripAdvisor (1411)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4 Canada
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  • #10
    The Bear Street Tavern
    #10 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1648 reviewsTripAdvisor (1648)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pizza, Pub, Canadian
    211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #11
    Eddie Burger & Bar
    #11 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1279 reviewsTripAdvisor (1279)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Canadian
    #6 137 Banff Av, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B7 Canada
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  • #12
    Wild Flour- Banff's Artisan Bakery Cafe
    #12 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 974 reviewsTripAdvisor (974)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Canadian
    102, 211 Bear Street In the Bison Courtyard, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E8 Canada
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  • #13
    1888 Chop House
    #13 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 292 reviewsTripAdvisor (292)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Canadian
    405 Spray Avenue Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4 Canada
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  • #14
    COWS Banff
    #14 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 566 reviewsTripAdvisor (566)
    $ | Canadian
    134 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L Canada
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  • #15
    Tooloulou's
    #15 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2023 reviewsTripAdvisor (2023)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, American, Cajun & Creole
    204 Caribou Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C3 Canada
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  • #16
    La Terrazza
    #16 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 526 reviewsTripAdvisor (526)
    $$ | Italian, Canadian
    222 Lynx St Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #17
    The Bison Restaurant
    #17 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1276 reviewsTripAdvisor (1276)
    $$ | Canadian, Contemporary
    211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4 Canada
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  • #18
    The Maple Leaf
    #18 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2184 reviewsTripAdvisor (2184)
    $$ | American, Canadian
    137 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C8 Canada
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  • #19
    Coyotes Southwestern Grill
    #19 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1326 reviewsTripAdvisor (1326)
    $ - $$ | Southwestern, Canadian, Deli
    206 Caribou Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1 Canada
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  • #20
    Rundle Lounge
    #20 of 162 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 665 reviewsTripAdvisor (665)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    405 Spray Avenue Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4 Canada
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