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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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Banff

  • #1
    Grapes Wine Bar
    #1 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 247 reviewsTripAdvisor (247)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar, Canadian
    Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #2
    Block Kitchen and Bar
    #2 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 916 reviewsTripAdvisor (916)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Canadian, Fusion
    5-201 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C4 Canada
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  • #3
    Sky Bistro
    #3 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 518 reviewsTripAdvisor (518)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion, Healthy
    Banff Gondola, 1 Mountain Ave. Top of Sulphur Mountain, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3 Canada
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  • #4
    Eden
    #4 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 599 reviewsTripAdvisor (599)
    $$ | Canadian
    300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2 Canada
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  • #5
    The Juniper Bistro
    #5 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 989 reviewsTripAdvisor (989)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    1 Juniper Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E1 Canada
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  • #6
    Whitebark Cafe
    #6 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 337 reviewsTripAdvisor (337)
    $ | Cafe, Canadian, Healthy
    401 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9 Canada
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  • #7
    Three Ravens Restaurant & Wine Bar
    #7 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 540 reviewsTripAdvisor (540)
    $$ | 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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  • #8
    Chuck's Steakhouse
    #8 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 377 reviewsTripAdvisor (377)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Canadian
    101 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1 Canada
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  • #9
    Eddie Burger & Bar
    #9 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1225 reviewsTripAdvisor (1225)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Canadian
    #6 137 Banff Av, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B7 Canada
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  • #10
    The Bear Street Tavern
    #10 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1579 reviewsTripAdvisor (1579)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pizza, Pub, Canadian
    211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #11
    Wild Flour- Banff's Artisan Bakery Cafe
    #11 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 934 reviewsTripAdvisor (934)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Canadian
    102, 211 Bear Street In the Bison Courtyard, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E8 Canada
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  • #12
    Balkan Restaurant
    #12 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1369 reviewsTripAdvisor (1369)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4 Canada
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  • #13
    1888 Chop House
    #13 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 281 reviewsTripAdvisor (281)
    $$ | Steakhouse, Canadian
    405 Spray Avenue Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4 Canada
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  • #14
    La Terrazza
    #14 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 504 reviewsTripAdvisor (504)
    $$ | Italian, Canadian
    222 Lynx St Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #15
    Tooloulou's
    #15 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1901 reviewsTripAdvisor (1901)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, American, Cajun & Creole
    204 Caribou Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1C3 Canada
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  • #16
    Masala Authentic Indian Cuisine
    #16 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 688 reviewsTripAdvisor (688)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Indian, Arabic
    229 Bear St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta Canada
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  • #17
    COWS Banff
    #17 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 534 reviewsTripAdvisor (534)
    $ | Canadian
    134 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta AB T1L Canada
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  • #18
    Coyotes Southwestern Grill
    #18 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1281 reviewsTripAdvisor (1281)
    $ - $$ | Southwestern, Canadian, Deli
    206 Caribou Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A1 Canada
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  • #19
    Beaver Tails
    #19 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 577 reviewsTripAdvisor (577)
    $ | Fast Food, Canadian
    120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E7 Canada
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  • #20
    The Bison Restaurant
    #20 of 160 Places to Eat in Banff
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1239 reviewsTripAdvisor (1239)
    $$ | Canadian, Contemporary
    211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4 Canada
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