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Balkan Restaurant

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120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
+1 403-762-3454
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place! We couldn't make up our minds as to where to sit, the manager went out of his way to accommodate us with our 2 little ones (1 and 3). The service was great, the food was excellent - try their calamari WOW! The tzaziki was sooo good as well. Well worth your while for an excellent... More 

Thank Andrea b
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat with a small or large group. The food is delicious and they can easily accommodate for vegetarians and those ordering off their gluten free menu. I recommend going during the belly dance performances at least once, it is great entertainment. My mom had the chicken souvlaki plate and I ordered the soup with lemon potatoes, grilled... More 

Thank Chanelle V
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food, great service and fun atmosphere. A traditional restaurant that keeps its high level through the years.

Thank LucarBanff
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a whim after being recommended by a friend. It was the best night we had in Banff! We arrived and had no reservation the host (who was so friendly) said he could see what he had and arranged a table for us so quickly. The interior is beautifully decorated and the service is amazing! Make sure... More 

Thank kahealy
The Woodlands, Texas
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138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I thought food was really good. I had lamb chops with orzo and lemon potatoes and roasted vegetables and he had a smoked salmon with roasted vegetables. We also shared a traditional Greek salad and I had a white Sangria. We certainly recommend this place!

Thank Natalia M
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Balkan used to be my favourite restaurant in Banff. My rec now is DON'T GO! I dined there last for the Best of Banff, supposedly a show of the best culinary talent in Banff. the food was delicious, beautifully prepared and served COLD. Even the lamb course which should have been piping hot was served COLD. I sent my... More 

Thank Brian M
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Greek food, and this place has some of the best. My favourite are the Greek fries - everyone who tries them is obsessed! Never heard of them before so they might not be "authentic Greek" but who cares! Can't beat a classic souvlaki here with a horiatiki salad, and the tzatziki is bomb. Only been for lunch, but... More 

Thank travellingbears_CA
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As titled, great food, lovely atmosphere. Classic Greek inside. Menu for mains I felt was very small & could have had more choice. Beers weren't as cold as they could have been (wasn't busy so dont understand why but maybe this is just a personal preferance). Guy that served us was great & seemed to do a pretty good job... More 

Thank tomgraham66
Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best Greek food I've ever had. I can't say enough great things about the food. We ordered the ultimate combo and lamb riblets. Salad was super fresh and feta was crumbled up so that it was equally distributed throughout the salad. It was all prepared into bite sized pieces. Pita is out of this world. So fresh and hot... More 

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

We called the restaurant for a reservation. The person who answered the phone informed us that they were full for the time slot we were asking for. We can try a walk-in. But we felt she was a bit rude and in a hurry to get off the phone. We went the same night and waited for an hour as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 27
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-3454

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