What (and Where) to Eat in Banff

Recently, we spent the weekend in Banff exploring winter activities – which for the most part included ordering room service and eating our weight in delicious food and drinks.

Here’s where to eat (and what to eat) in Banff 

Park DistilleryThe first Distillery in a national park, Park Distillery has an instant cozy vibe when you walk through the door. With cozy blankets draped over the chairs, and inviting spots to tuck away both downstairs and upstairs, you’re going to want to add the broccoli to your list of things to eat, as well as the $25 burger. The burger, a bit of a splurge at $25, came with a rib on top and the burger is created from delicious, prime rib. With all the fixings, and fries topped with shaved parmesan, it was a delicious lunch choice. For a lighter lunch, or a side, the broccoli with pine nuts is delicious (coming from someone who doesn’t even like broccoli). Stop on your way out for a little something from the distillery to bring home,  or take a distillery tour with optional tasting.

Eddie Burger + Bar | The loaded hot tots are going to make you wonder how you’ve been eating them naked your entire life, and the burgers are fantastic. This is a small, hidden gem, that’s going to fill your belly with burgers without breaking the bank. The beer selection is great, and you can sit at the bar and interact with the friendly staff, while getting some insider tips about what’s good on the menu (hint: it’s everything).

Banff Grizzly House | You can’t go to Banff without going to the Grizzly House, at least once. The fondue place is a staple for meats that you’re not going to find anywhere else, and the signature phones at the tables. In the mood for rattlesnake, buffalo or ostrich? You’ll find it on the menu. You’ll also find the classics, like some of the best food cooked on hot rocks, and fondues in the province.

Bow Valley Grill | Head out for an early brunch and get treated to fantastic sunrise views during the winter months. This brunch buffet has the classics like fruit, waffles, and an omelette station, but is worth the splurge for the quality food and delicious options that you would expect from a Fairmont property. We like the fact that you can even get smoothies at the smoothie station. A bit of a splurge, it’s a Sunday brunch where you should arrive hungry.

What are some of your favourite places to eat in Banff? 

Photo: Park Distillery