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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
    Sky Bistro
    #1 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 931 reviewsTripAdvisor (931)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion, Healthy
    Banff Gondola, 1 Mountain Ave. Top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3 Canada
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  • #2
    Grapes
    #2 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 279 reviewsTripAdvisor (279)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar, Canadian
    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #3
    Block Kitchen and Bar
    #3 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1046 reviewsTripAdvisor (1046)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, Fusion
    5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4 Canada
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  • #4
    Eden
    #4 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 636 reviewsTripAdvisor (636)
    $$ | European, Canadian
    300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2 Canada
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  • #5
    Chuck's Steakhouse
    #5 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 477 reviewsTripAdvisor (477)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Canadian
    101 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1 Canada
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  • #6
    Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar
    #6 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 592 reviewsTripAdvisor (592)
    $$ | 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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  • #7
    The Juniper Bistro
    #7 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1115 reviewsTripAdvisor (1115)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    1 Juniper Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E1 Canada
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  • #8
    Whitebark Cafe
    #8 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 366 reviewsTripAdvisor (366)
    $ | Cafe, Canadian, Healthy
    401 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9 Canada
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  • #9
    Balkan Restaurant
    #9 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1478 reviewsTripAdvisor (1478)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4 Canada
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  • #10
    Coyotes Southwestern Grill
    #10 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1417 reviewsTripAdvisor (1417)
    $ - $$ | Southwestern, Canadian, Deli
    206 Caribou Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1 Canada
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  • #11
    The Bison Restaurant
    #11 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1334 reviewsTripAdvisor (1334)
    $$ | Canadian, Contemporary
    211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4 Canada
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  • #12
    Wild Flour- Banff's Artisan Bakery Cafe
    #12 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1040 reviewsTripAdvisor (1040)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Canadian
    102, 211 Bear Street In the Bison Courtyard, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E8 Canada
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  • #13
    1888 Chop House
    #13 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 316 reviewsTripAdvisor (316)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse, Canadian
    405 Spray Avenue Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4 Canada
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  • #14
    STOCK Food & Drink
    #14 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 98 reviewsTripAdvisor (98)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, International, Canadian, Deli
    405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4 Canada
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  • #15
    La Terrazza
    #15 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 541 reviewsTripAdvisor (541)
    $$ | Italian, Canadian
    222 Lynx St Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #16
    The Bear Street Tavern
    #16 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1734 reviewsTripAdvisor (1734)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pizza, Canadian
    211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #17
    Eddie Burger & Bar
    #17 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1349 reviewsTripAdvisor (1349)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Canadian
    #6 137 Banff Av, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B7 Canada
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  • #18
    BeaverTails
    #18 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 618 reviewsTripAdvisor (618)
    $ | Fast Food, Canadian
    120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E7 Canada
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  • #19
    Rundle Lounge
    #19 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 691 reviewsTripAdvisor (691)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    405 Spray Avenue Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4 Canada
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  • #20
    Ramen Arashi
    #20 of 164 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 98 reviewsTripAdvisor (98)
    $ | Japanese, Asian, Soups
    215 Banff Avenue 2nd Floor, Sundance Mall, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E6 Canada
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