A getaway to Banff is always a good idea that becomes even better when you’ve worked up an appetite. If you are one of the many Vancouverites headed to explore Alberta this summer, you’ll need to plan the most important part of your trip: Where to eat!
Here are eight restaurants to check out in Banff this summer.
Outdoorsy types will love this campfire-inspired menu offering succulent fire-roasted Alberta meat including their must-have Twenty Five Dollar burger. Made with a whooping 10oz brisket patty dripping with locally made cheddar cheese and truffle mayo served on a fresh baked bun that’s crowned with a grande crispy onion ring–it pairs beautifully with their small-batch spirits.
Address: 219 Banff Avenue, Banff
Serving up crowd-pleasing tapas like thoughtfully curated cheese and charcuterie boards to smoked bison flatbread with onion compote, Block’s plates are meant for sharing but prepare yourself–your desires to share will be tested.
Address: 201 Banff Avenue, Banff
Banff’s only brew pub is a place you must visit for a fresh cold beer (that will lead you to bringing a few bottles to take home) and delicious eats especially for the carnivore lovers out there. Their in-house made Alberta beef and pork meatballs will have you guarding your plate in case somebody sneezes. If you’re feeling adventurous, try their rustic elk meatloaf and add the crispy fried pickles served with bone marrow aioli as a side.
Address: Second floor, 110 Banff Avenue, Banff
Tucked away just off from the lobby of the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge, this elegant restaurant serves refined Canadian dishes like elk medallions made with port wine and cherry sauce and braised Alberta bison short ribs without an inflated attitude.
Address: Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge, 459 Banff Avenue, Banff
If you wish to taste something other than bison and beef in Banff, Masala is the only Indian restaurant out there. Offering plenty of richly seasoned vegetarian options and authentic Indian-fare, you’ll find a variety of curries, different styles of biriyani, and tandoori specialties.
Address: Wolf and Bear Mall, 229 Bear Street, Banff
This is Banff’s burger bliss. Eddie’s serves up fried buttermilk chicken burgers, elk, bison, and certified Angus beef patties served on the finest buns like pretzel, brioche, and sesame seed. All burgers are decked out in mouthwatering toppings like grilled pineapple on the Aussie burger and a hot wing on the Red, White, and Blue burger. Gluten-free buns are available also.
Address: 6 137 Banff Avenue, Banff
This Thai and Southeast Asian restaurant serves up a variety of Thai and Chinese noodle dishes, hot pot, and different styles of fried rice along with plenty more Asian-inspired plates.
Address: Second floor, 211 Banff Avenue
With beautiful views of Tunnel Mountain, this Italian restaurant plays with your senses as you bite into classic Italian plates with the sights of the Rockies. You will be tempted to lay down after feasting on their signature all-you-can-eat bread bar that comes with creamy pesto, tomato and basil, plain, or garlic spread. Plenty gluten-free options for their dishes are also available.
Address: Moose Hotel and Suites, 345 Banff Avenue, Banff