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Melissa's Restaurant and Bar

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218 Lynx St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
+1 403-762-5511
07:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:30
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was with a group of 12 and everyone raved about there meal. I was in Banff for a week's ski vacation and we ended up going back before we left. The steak's were all very tender and cooked perfect. The mussels appetizer was wonderful and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend a meal here

Thank RJIrvine2014
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast at Melissa's and we couldn't be more pleased. The service was excellent as was our meals. Each of us enjoyed breakfast dishes that were absolutely scrumptious! Not only did we enjoy our experience we also were truly thankful for them locating my daughter her purse she mistakenly left behind!! Way to go truly grateful for the staff!!!

Thank Tammy D
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just 2 blocks from Banff Ave, very cute setting. Sitting in a log lodge watching it snow outside with Melissa's special Spanish coffee! Great experience. Their steaks were tender and well seasoned too.

Thank hashi115
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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297 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good choice on the menu based mainly around steak. The steal is good. I had the fillet for a nice treat, the beef was brilliants. However the veg was lacking rather to al-dente for me, the fries on the side were likely that they had been on the hot plate at Macdonalds all day. Quite a pretentious atmosphere that isn't... More 

Thank Clare720
La Canada Flintridge, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food. Lots of variety. Well known for their brunch And breakfasts. Excellent, professional service. A bit Pricey but that is common in Banff.

Thank ABCalifornia_dreamer
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were welcomed with a smile and the restaurant was everything we were told to expect. A family style place with enough menu choice for most. The kids had hot dogs, my wife a recommended steak and I had the salmon fillet. The food was plentiful, tasted good and was perfect for an early evening meal with no formalities at... More 

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Dublin, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Banff is beautiful but can be pricey in terms of things to do, restaurants, hotels etc. That's why Melissa's Restaurant and Bar is such a gem. On various days, we had breakfast, lunch and dinner here. I have nothing but positive to say about this fine establishment! The service is superb, the food is yummy, the menu is great and... More 

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had heard very good things about melissa's and we were really looking forward to our dinner there. Our waiter was horrible. I ordered a vodka gimlet and he needed to clarify three times before I got my drink. The table that came in behind us was ordering their food but the waiter (same guy for both... More 

Thank BrendaW-B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic service for my birthday dinner. Pasta of the day was amazing! My bf really liked his prime rib! Being able to see their curs of meat on a cart was different but really cool.

Thank Stacie C
Sylvan Lake, Canada
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we're in Banff, we visit Melissa's for breakfast. The food is great, particularly their omelettes, and the old-building decor with all the wood strikes us as a fun Banff experience. Sometimes, the staff have time to tell you the history of the restaurant, very interesting. We always receive friendly and attentive service so, once again, we'll be back next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
07:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Lynx St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 0C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-5511

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