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The Bear Street Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Italian, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-762-2021
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Truly enjoyable evening. Pasta, pizza & great dessert - in a low key environment. The service was exemplary! Our waistress Taylor was so warm, welcoming & forthcoming when being plied with questions re Banff & history! A delight. Unlike many others in Banff, Taylor was born and bred there. Would recommend for a relaxed evening.

Thank Deborah W
Karalee, Australia
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215 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The service was very warm & friendly. The pizzas were quite different to what you get in a normal pizza place and the waitress had sampled most of so was very knowledgeable as she was with the beers. Most enjoyable experience.

Thank Feathers013
Edmonton, Canada
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried out this place since I was craving for pizza but didn't want one from the common franchises. I find this restaurant just normal. We had a thin crust pizza, their specialty and also a pork rib starter. Honestly i find the pizza just ok. Despite all the ingredients on it, it didn't have the wow taste nor was it... More 

Thank Felina T
Banff, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten at Bear St Tavern approximately 30+ times over the three years of living in Banff. We love it! Our favourite is calzone night, they are to die for , as well as their cocktail Cesars, which are the best in town in my opinion. We waited for about 40 minutes last Tuesday (the 3rd), which is no... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a few average experiences in the area, our hopes were not high for this place but boy were we wrong. We came for lunch and probably got the best seat in the house. Our waitress was incredible, she was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the menu. The food came and there are no words to describe how tasty it... More 

Thank TheMotos713
Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my wife and mother in law. We are all eating "low carb diets" lol yes I know we are those types of horrible people! I however am on a ketogenic diet which essentially requires no carbohydrates at all. So naturally at a bar I turn to wings or ribs... 2 things that the waitress told us were not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner. My husband loves pizza so I thought we would go here for our last dinner in Banff before heading home. The food and service was amazing and if you have to wait for a table....Wait!!! I am sitting here a few days later having dinner with my husband at Famoso in Regina another pizza place... More 

Thank Gabrielle B
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bear Street Tavern was disappointing across food quality, service, and value. I had high expectations, having tried multiple times in January 2016 to get a seat without success, and having read the strong reviews this year. The four pizzas I tried tasted like frozen pizzas - stale crust, underwhelming toppings. The servers, like many in transient towns like Banff, seemed... More 

Thank Jeremy C
Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here after a long wait on Christmas week, They don't take reservations, so you can wait a while. Food was quite tasty especially the pizzas. Good beer selection.

Thank pennquaker
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Freindly helpfull staff and excellent pizza catering for gluten free. Take away available. A must for pizza lovers

Thank Debrah H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 17
Italian, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Bear Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2021

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?