Elk & Oarsman Restaurant & Pub
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Details & Description

Restaurant type

  • Pub,

Dishes

  • Chicken Wings,
  • Ribs,
  • Salad,
  • Calamari,
  • Pizza,
  • Soup,
    • Burgers,
    • Steak,
    • Poutine,
    • French Fries,
  • more...
  • less...

Features

  • Restaurant With Bar,
  • Restaurant With Wifi Internet,
  • Big Screen Tv,
  • Hotels Nearby,
  • Fully Licensed,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Good For Groups,
  • Event Planning,
  • Sports Games,

Specialties

  • Set Menus,
  • Beverage And Cocktail Service,
  • Daily Specials,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
119 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B6
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

Methods of Payment:

Ratings & Reviews - Elk & Oarsman Restaurant & Pub

How would you rate this business?
November 14, 2021

Never disappoints! Service was a little slow, but we understand that as everything is going back to normal takes a little time to get used to it. Still my Banff fav.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 15, 2021

Nice pub feel with great food and really great service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 6, 2021

Fantastic food, had the elk pizza. Huge portion. Will be back for sure.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2021

Always try to stop by and enjoy this place when in Banff, delicious food, excellent service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2021

The Elk burger and Elk pizza were great, the pizza was some of the best pizza I have had. Both my girlfriend and I loved it, it was a great meal. Would highly reccomend!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 22, 2021

Elk burger and fries were fantastic! Really well cooked and flavourful, and a huge portion. The Elk chili not so much; pretty thin and watery with minimal meat. More of a salsa for dipping the chips than an actual chili.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 23, 2020

Server was great. 100 % on the ball. Had the veggie burger and it was very good. House salad was great as well.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 16, 2020

They are adhering to the covid protocols... for our group of 2 we had a large booth ... nicely protecting us ... my wife had the ribs, I had the oarsman burger ... both came out hot from the kitchen and both - delish. This has always been a solid choice for a casual dinner and a beer.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 15, 2020

Great service. Lovely waitress.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 9, 2020

We just shared some appetizers and got caesar salad, hot wings and the Elk poutine. Salad was good and the Elk poutine was really good. Hot wings were ok, weren't very hot and the sauce was more at the bottom of the pan. But other than that we were happy with it.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 13, 2020

Absolutely incredible food, friendly staff, great atmosphere! We had the Thanksgiving dinner and it was absolutely delicious! We came back the next day for the steak sandwich, which was also very tasty. We will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 12, 2020

All Good as usual. Thank You

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 8, 2020

My meal was fantastic and I am extremely pleased to see so many Gluten Free options!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2020

Our family group of 6 had a great meal here. Our appetizers were hot, unique and well presented. Everyone enjoyed them. The meals, while the typical bar fare (as we expected when deciding to dine here) were all hot, large portions and very tasty. Side salads were crisp and dressed perfectly. Our server was attentive and made sure drinks were full and empty plates removed promptly. I would definitely return the next time I’m in Banff!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 10, 2020

Amazing Elk Burgers and waitress was sooo amazing as well! Super friendly staff and great service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 7, 2020

Great food and nice pub atmosphere. Kids menu was fairly limited so our kids (ages 9,10 & 12) ate off the regular menu.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 6, 2020

We've visited the Elk & Oarsmen on our trips to Banff before, glad to see the usual great service and delicious menu - as well an effort from all staff to keep up with COVID regulations on social distancing and cleaning.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 2, 2020

Sat under AC unit, it was freezing. The fries were not fresh and looked and tasted like they had been reheated numerous times. Wouldn’t go back or recommend

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

January 1, 2020

Best burger in a very long time.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 20, 2019

Fantastic service from a waitress who really knew her stuff and the food was top notch. Great atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2019

The service was excellent, the waiter knew the menu inside and out and had great recommendations. The food was first rate. Five stars for sure.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 24, 2019

Water and other drinks not served for 25min. Food took about an hour. Server not very attentive and was sarcastic. Food was delicious. Prices are reasonable.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

October 29, 2019

Lovely place, great service and excellent value for money

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 27, 2019

What a great dinner, the servers were wonderful and the manager Erden made us feel super special!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2019

Our waitress was amazing! So friendly and she kept checking to ensure everything was going well, she engaged in conversation and had a great attitude. Honestly the best service we have ever had. I had the steak sandwich it was a little salty but I didn’t complain since our waitress was so awesome! She made the evening, I just wish I could remember her name she was blonde with long hair from Australia.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2019

Good sports pub, had the sound on during the baseball game!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 12, 2019

We came to get away from the fine dining at the Fairmont Hotels at the suggestion of our tour bus driver. My wife and I are on a Rocky Mt train and bus tour. We went shopping on Banff and went early to restruant for a drink. My wife had the fall off the bone ribs which is the way she likes them. I ordered the Elk Poutine after being told it was like a national good in Canada. The braised Elk was excellent but combined with fries, cheese curds and the gravy from the braised Elk it was too much for me after all of the meals at the hotel. Mine was one of the specials along with a $5 beer. All on all good was good and price was right. Staff was great. On the way out of looked at a number of their flat bread pizzas and the Elk burger which were also specials. I would recommend this place and look at the days special. Good good, great staff and probably a happening place later. In the evening.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

September 11, 2019

The Elk & Oarsman hosted our Wedding 'Welcome Drinks' and they could not have been more fantastic. The service was great, the food and drinks were awesome, and their communication throughout the whole process was stellar. I could not recommend them more highly. My friends from out of town all commented so positively on the decor, the ambiance, and the food and drinks. Whether you're planning a big party, or just a casual night out, this is an amazing place to go to!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

Very vibrant atmosphere and exceptional service! Food was hot, fresh and perfectly prepared. Great wine selection and pricing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 6, 2019

We had a 7:30 reservation, our food arrive at 8:51pm. The table next to us sat down, ordered and their food arrived before ours. this was frustrating. We arrive hungry and nearly walked out.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

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