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Explorer's Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
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210 Village Road | Lake Louise Inn, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-522-5407
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family went to the Explorer's Lounge for the first time during our time at Lake Louise. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and efficient. We tried something different, Bison Short Ribs, from their Canada 150 menu. It was our first time eating Bison and it blew our minds. What an exceptional meal. We definitely recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank Donna B
Banff National Park, Canada
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here on the weekend and my partner and tried the special Canada 150 menu. It has food sourced from Canada and Canadian specialties. We tried the bison short ribs (best ever!) and the elk burger with a duck poutine. The plates were generous, the bison was so tender it fell right off the bone, and the gravy was... More 

Thank Jessica I
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reminded me of a cheap pub but no cheaper than some of the better restaurants around. Not the best atmosphere or food. Wouldn't recommend. Sorry

Thank andylakey
Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the job satisfying our hungry bellies after a day on the ski hill. We had 15% off with our Costco lift tickets; however, the staff had a hard time “punching in” this discount. After politely asking 3 times for the discount to be applied to our tab we paid our original bill because it was too painful to watch... More 

Thank Breanne B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

stayed at the inn 2 nights and spent evenings at Explorer's Pub. Went down Wednesday night which is karaoke night and is super busy with locals and tourists alike..great time. i highly recommend the prime rib sandwich you wont find one like this anywhere. The waitresses/bartenders are amazing and very friendly and within a few minutes felt like we had... More 

Thank 826rickl
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Convenient location; in the main building of lake louise inn. Nice atmosphere. The food was delicious. I would recommend the out of bounds burger. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Andrew M
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We are lucky to meet their Wednesday special $0.89/pc wings. Actually, we are not too hungry after late lunch in Banff. They have small pool, darting, board game for you with your food and drinks. No minor after 9pm.

Thank YICK I
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

The lounge was very busy, our waitress was great, always smiling. She came back and forth always letting us know what was going on. I give a lot of credit to the waitresses for keeping the busy place in order. 👍

Thank Pervaiz B
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Place was fairly busy but with two people on it should have been manageable. They must have forgot our order, waited over 45 mins and left after it will just be five more minutes turned to ten. Our server blamed the kitchen for the long wait time, but judging from the drink times and bad service it was more likely... More 

Thank Paige D
Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We ate here as we were staying in the Lake Louise Inn and it is the attached bar. After a tiring day exploring the amazing views, we just wanted to eat locally. We went down, got a seat and were immediately seen to. The menu is your very typical, average pub grub and it's priced as such. Food was grand,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Canadian, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Village Road | Lake Louise Inn, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Lake Louise
  • Phone Number: +1 403-522-5407

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