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Columbia Icefields Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Asian, Canadian
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Columbia Icefield Centre, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
+1 877-423-7433
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washington dc
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505 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

In 468 reviews, I have given only one terrible mark, so you know I mean it. Don't count on eating here! Pack and bring your own food! A dining room and a self service cafeteria are on the second floor of the Columbia Icefield (singular) Glacier Discovery Center. The dining room serves breakfast and dinner, plus buffet lunch for tour... More 

Thank mrsagf
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We (myself and three other family members) had read so many previous terrible reviews about this buffet restaurant that we were really apprehensive about eating there. We were visiting there as part of a Brewster's trip to the Icefields and were expecting the worst! We were pleasantly surprised at the whole experience: the food was quite good (nothing at all... More 

2 Thank WillowWindsor
Burnaby, British Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice view but over-priced food court food ($3 coffee, $8.50 soup, $9 poutine, $14 sandwich, $17 rice/noodle dish). Staff got annoyed when some customers need more time to pick what they want. One of the staff even got angry and asked "What are you doing!? Why are you here!?" in an anguish tone to a customer who was getting herself... More 

1 Thank Joan C
Carstairs, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Never, ever again will I eat at this restaurant! My children and I traveled 5 1/2 hours to visit Columbia Icefields and arrived at lunch time. For 5 mediocre hotdogs, a good chicken burger and some chocolate milks, the bill came to almost $70.00! The trip to the Icefields was definitely worth the drive as the Discovery Centre has incredibly... More 

Thank ladyharley137
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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685 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We were provided with a buffet lunch in the dining room during a coach tour from Banff to Jasper. The overall centre and dining room was very busy, but we were allocated tables quickly. There was a wide choice of buffet food available and it was well laid out and accessible from both sides to speed up the selection process.... More 

1 Thank Travelexperience12
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Food was good and the dinner selection had a lot of variety. The view was incredible! The staff were pleasant and went above and beyond for my picky diet. They were really busy but worked fast paced so that every guest was attended to. Had a very memorable experience during my weekend getaway to the Icefields.

1 Thank ChristelleOhotel
Haifa, Israel
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were happy to see that the restaurant has a self-service concept and that the line is moving fast... quickly we realized why... they serve packed / semi-frozen / industrial and tasteless food... we were a family of 5 - a none of us liked his meal... :-( The soup - that they publish here as the representing picture of... More 

Thank Lior L
Plymouth, Minnesota
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We ate at the chalet on our tour of the Icefields Parkway. It is the only food stop halfway between Jasper and Lake Louise and it was lunch time. We chose the sandwich line where we purchased 3 sandwiches, 2 bags of chips and 2 bottles of water for $33. The food offerings reminded me of eating at a gas... More 

Thank Richard B
Calgary, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I got scared off by all the reviews saying the prices are steep and bad service. But my girlfriend and I thought the prices are reasonable, the food is amazing, and the service is second to none. We had a pleasure of meeting few servers named Leslie, Leanne and iWan, what a stellar team, they helped us pick out incredible... More 

1 Thank Ben G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Food was good and the view was increadible. However, the staff at the dining room(Alam) was our highlight of our trip. We would love to come back.

1 Thank brianspilner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Columbia Icefield Centre, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 877-423-7433

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