Best Restaurants, Must Try Places in Banff

We've collected top 10 mentioned must try restaurants in Banff from other articles such as AFAR Media, jenn explores - travel, landscape and lifestyle photographer, Nourishing Tweens, including seafood, with a view, and different cuisines.

Top Best Restaurants in Banff

Park Distillery Restaurant and Bar
Park Distillery Restaurant and Bar
4.4 (2173 ratings)
Mesquite-grilled meats, gourmet comfort eats & small-batch spirits in a hip & rustic space.
219 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7, Canada
RestaurantBarGluten-free restaurantTakeout RestaurantPubVegan restaurantVegetarian restaurant
Block Kitchen + Bar
Block Kitchen + Bar
4.6 (746 ratings)
Eclectic small plates with Asian flair, wine & cocktails served in a hip, convivial atmosphere.
5 Banff Ave #201, Banff, AB T1L 1C6, Canada
RestaurantAsian fusion restaurantBarCocktail barTakeout RestaurantModern izakaya restaurantsSandwich shopWine bar
Mentioned by Western Living Magazine
The Bison Restaurant
The Bison Restaurant
4.6 (687 ratings)
Seasonal Canadian cuisine prepped in an open kitchen, plus a terrace with mountain views.
211 Bear St # 213, Banff, AB T1L 1E4, Canada
RestaurantBrunch restaurantCanadian restaurantCocktail barFine dining restaurantGluten-free restaurantSeafood restaurantSteak house
Mentioned by The Banff Blog
The Best Restaurants in Banff That You’ll Love
"Our favorite restaurant in Banff with a great atmosphere and high-quality farm-to-table food. They have a seasonal menu and won several national awards in Canada for exceptional service. It’s well known as the best spot in Banff for brunch on Sundays."
Mentioned by AFAR Media
14 Best Things to do in Banff National Park
"Best known by locals for its stunning views of the Canadian Rockies (nab a seat by the giant windows to make other diners jealous!), the Bison’s best-kept secret is its addictive dinner and Sunday brunch menus. Chefs Liz and Kirk are..."
The Maple Leaf
The Maple Leaf
4.2 (797 ratings)
New Canadian eats, such as game stroganoff & seafood, are presented in a rustic-modern setting.
137 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1C8, Canada
RestaurantBarBreakfast restaurantCanadian restaurantFine dining restaurantSeafood restaurantSteak house
Mentioned by Must Do Canada
15 of the Best Banff Restaurants for 2021
"This is one of the fancier restaurants in town and it does not disappoint. It’s been years since we’ve made it back here but I still remember the maple-glazed salmon and the super creamy mashed potatoes. If you’re looking for an upscale restaurant in the heart of Banff, this is one of the top options."
Mentioned by Forever Lost In Travel
15 Banff Restaurants For Your Canadian Rockies Trip
"The Maple Leaf is one of Banff’s high end restaurants, and is incredibly popular due to it serving fully Canadian cuisine. Primarily working with steak and seafood, the food is beautiful, as is the restaurant itself. Canadian oysters, Alberta beef and wild salmon, every dish just screams eh!"
Mentioned by Lonely Planet
Best restaurants in Banff Town, Canada
"With plenty of local and foreign plaudits, the classy Maple Leaf eschews all other pretensions in favor of one defining word: 'Canadian.' The menu is anchored by Albertan beef, along with BC salmon, East Coast... Ice Cream in Banff Town"
Eddie Burger Bar
Eddie Burger Bar
4.5 (1786 ratings)
Creative burgers are served at this casual nook, which also offers poutine, craft beers & shakes.
137 Banff Ave #6, Banff, AB T1L 1B7, Canada
RestaurantAmerican restaurantCocktail barDinerFast food restaurantHamburger restaurantLoungePubSports bar
Mentioned by Things To Do
Banff Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Banff
"#6 137 Banff Av, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B7, CanadaTakeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free WifiAmerican, Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free OptionsLunch, Dinner, Late Night+1 403-762-2230"
Hello Sunshine
Hello Sunshine
4.8 (17 ratings)
208 Wolf St #101, Banff, AB T1L 1B3, Canada
RestaurantJapanese restaurantSushi restaurant
Cliffhouse Bistro
Cliffhouse Bistro
4.6 (96 ratings)
Mt Norquay Scenic Dr, Improvement District No. 9, AB T1L 1B4, Canada
Three Bears Brewery and Restaurant
Three Bears Brewery and Restaurant
4.7 (93 ratings)
205 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1A1, Canada
RestaurantBarBreweryBrewpubCanadian restaurantPub
Mentioned by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Your Guide to New Banff Restaurants in 2021
"Banff’s newest brewery is known for bringing the great outdoors – indoors. Featuring a retractable roof for stargazing, a beer garden, and cozy patio spaces; you’ll find the atmosphere as appealing as the fare. Perfectly pair salads, sandwiches, and pizzas with craft beer and creative cocktails."
Mentioned by SkiBig3
Spring Patios Perfect for Après Ski in Banff National Park
"This is the new patio on the block and you don’t want to miss it. Complete with personal fires and a ‘winter warmer’ cocktail menu, this is a great spot to have your après back in town. Located on Bear Street, dogs welcome!"
Waldhaus Restaurant & Pub
Waldhaus Restaurant & Pub
4.5 (522 ratings)
Upscale bar/eatery in a Bavarian-style cottage with German-inspired alpine dishes & outdoor seating.
405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4, Canada
Mentioned by BanffandBeyond
Where The Locals Eat And Drink In Banff
"The Fairmont Banff Springs, 405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB (403) 762-6801. If you’re looking for a special or romantic evening out the Waldhaus Restaurant at the Banff Springs Hotel specializes in authentic Swiss fondues in a cozy setting. For more casual fare there’s the Waldhaus Pub & Biergarten located below the restaurant and situated on the edge of the Bow River and the picturesque golf course."
Mentioned by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
12 patios you need to try this summer in Banff & Lake Louise
"German-inspired beer and cuisine meet views of the Spray River Valley at the Waldhaus Pub. It's the spot to be this summer after enjoying a bike ride or walk by the Bow Falls. This pub is located just up from the falls, overlooking the Stanley Thompson golf course."
Mentioned by Fairmont Banff Springs
Experience the Best Dining in Banff
"Banff’s best hideaway, Waldhaus Restaurant is serving the best Bavarian food in the Canadian Rockies. Make a Reservation on Open Table"
4.3 (594 ratings)
Down-to-earth pub offering elevated Canadian eats, craft beers on tap, cocktails & TVs for sports.
107-721 8 St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B6, Canada
PubFamily restaurantRestaurant
Mentioned by Voyage & Venture
Canmore Breakfast Guide
"Whether you’re on a recovery day or If you’re looking to fuel up for a big adventure, there are some other great options for more of a sit-down breakfast in Canmore. We’ve also added in a couple of our favourite breakfast spots in Banff, just twenty minutes up the road, which could be more convenient for you depending on your plans for the day."

Best Lunch Restaurants in Banff

Wild Orchid Bistro
Wild Orchid Bistro
4.5 (407 ratings)
Gluten-free eatery with sushi rolls & other Asian fusion mains, plus a patio with mountain views.
1818 Mountain Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 3M3, Canada
Asian fusion restaurantGluten-free restaurantJapanese restaurantLunch restaurantSushi restaurantTapas restaurantWedding venue
Communitea Cafe
Communitea Cafe
4.6 (985 ratings)
Comfy, counter-serve haunt with eco-friendly light bites & brews, plus live music & outdoor seating.
117-1001 6 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 3L8, Canada
RestaurantBreakfast restaurantCafeCoffee storeGluten-free restaurantHealth food restaurantLunch restaurantVegan restaurant
JK Bakery Cafe (Banff)
JK Bakery Cafe (Banff)
4.7 (42 ratings)
beside the movie theatre, 229 Bear St, Banff, AB T1W 1A9, Canada
BakeryCake shopCoffee storeLunch restaurantTakeout RestaurantPastry shopSoup restaurantWholesale bakery

Best Arts and Culture Places in Banff

Canada House Gallery
Canada House Gallery
4.6 (61 ratings)4.5 (69 ratings)
Low-key gallery, established in 1974, featuring contemporary local art, sculpture & native crafts.
201 Bear St, Banff, AB T1L 1B5, Canada
Art galleryMuseums
Mentioned by Banff & Lake Louise Tourism
Willock & Sax Gallery
Willock & Sax Gallery
3 (3 ratings)
210 Bear Street Main Floor, Banff, AB T1L 1C2, Canada
Art galleryAppraiserArt dealer
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff
Mountain Galleries at the Fairmont Banff
4.7 (12 ratings)4.5 (24 ratings)
405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A9, Canada
Art galleryMuseumsArt Museums
Mentioned by
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"Mountain landscape and wildlife photo art prints: framed, unframed, canvas, metal and acrylic. Canadian glass, pottery, wood art and jewellery."

Best Bakery and Cake Shops in Banff

Wild Flour Bakery
Wild Flour Bakery
4.5 (775 ratings)
Homey bakery & cafe with local art offering baked goods, croissants & baguettes, plus coffee.
211 Bear St #101, Banff, AB T1L 1B8, Canada
BakeryBreakfast restaurantCafeCoffee shopLunch restaurant
Mentioned by Jody Robbins | Travels with Baggage
The best places to eat in Banff year round
"Wild Flour Bakery is an independent bakery/cafe that offers organic, nourishing food. Stop by for breakfast or lunch and be prepared to have a hard time deciding between the pastries, hearty sandwiches, soups and salads. They’re well known for their sourdough bread so it’s worth grabbing a loaf to take home."
Mentioned by Goop
Banff Travel Guide - Plan Your Trip To Banff
"Wild Flour Bakery churns out the most delicious breads, both sweet and savory, baked daily in their stone hearth oven (look for aged cheddar sourdough and a walnut & cranberry rye). If you’ve got time in the morning, the homemade granola and croissants are no-brainers."
Mentioned by
Coffee Shops in Banff AB
"We are in Banff at least 3 times and year and we always make a stop into the bakery. They have awesome bread but also serve a brisk lunch/snack business. My favorite treat is their vegetarian Foccacia."
JK Bakery Cafe (downtown)
JK Bakery Cafe (downtown)
4.4 (198 ratings)
1000 7 Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 2S9, Canada
BakeryBreakfast restaurantCafeCake shopCoffee storeLunch restaurantTakeout RestaurantPastry shopSandwich shopSoup restaurant
Mentioned by Elite Jetsetter
The Best Breakfast in Banff - Where The Locals Go
"JK Bakery is another small, locally owned coffee shop that sells a good assortment of baked goods, cakes and pies to take on the go. Coming from England, I was pretty over the moon to find sausage rolls and pies for sale here, which are the perfect road trip snack. They also have pretty tasty cinnamon rolls occasionally, sandwiches and soups."
Mentioned by tosomeplacenew
Ultimate Guide to Best Places to Eat in Banff with map
"K Bakery Cafe is a cute little coffee shop that serves the delicious black tea that I LOVE – creamy earl gray tea. They also offer specialty coffees, teas, and light snacks and baked goods. Located at 229 Bear St by the movie hall in Banff."
IGA Banff
IGA Banff
4.1 (2334 ratings)
318 Marten St, Banff, AB T1L 1B4, Canada
Grocery storeBakeryFlorist

Vacation Rentals, Airbnb, Hotels & Cabins near Banff

4.5 (1609 reviews)
Moose Hotel and Suites
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Moose Hotel and Suites
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4.2 (526 reviews)
Royal Canadian Lodge
$299 /night
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