915 - 10th Avenue South
Golden, BC V0A 1H0
Phone: (250) 344-2291
Fax: (250) 344-6563
Opened by the Borden family in 1979 and set in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in the Banff National Park, Melissa's Missteak has forever been a local favorite. Nowhere else to be found, its very famous Alberta beef and prime rib bring in crowds from all over Canada and beyond. The original Tudor exteriors and rustic woody interiors were retained giving this place it's unique charm. The upper floor has been dedicated to a sports bar where beer overflows over the matches that can be viewed on the 12 mounted television sets. The patio here is a perfect place for enjoying summers. Check their website to know more.
Terrace Dining Room is an elegant contemporary Canadian restaurant with an award-winning menu and personable service. The terrace-shaped room has large skylights and windows and provides glorious sunset views on summer evenings. Wood accents, dark carpeting and white table linens make it a striking setting. Try the free-range Alberta Chicken, Elk Medallions, or Rack of Lamb Dijonnaise. Other specialties include Chateaubriand, always popular, and Fettuccine Fruita de Mar. An in-house pastry chef offers a tempting array of desserts. There is also nightly live piano music.
Treat yourself to a fare of authentic Greek food at the Barpa Bill's along Bear Street in Banff. The portions served, rich in both quality and quantity, suffice almost every palate. Most items on the menu are reasonably priced and are light on the pocket. Highly recommended dishes include the Barpa Burger, Chicken Souvlaki, Lamb Donair, Greek Veggie Burger and Fries. A take-away menu is available as well. Call ahead for more details.
Treat yourself to culinary delights from India at this fantastic Indian restaurant at Bear Street. Located in Downtown, Masala serves traditional and authentic Indian cuisine. Their 65-item menu comprises of dishes from north to south India, with dishes ranging from crunchy appetizers to spicy curries. Try starters like chicken kebabs, tandoori chicken, paneer tikka, tandoori salmon, seafood delicacies like malabari fish curry, prawn dhansak and meat dishes like butter chicken, madras chicken curry and chicken vindaloo. The samosas here are a must-try and available in both vegetarian and beef options. The restaurant is a delight to dine in as you relish on the desi cuisine, listening to Indian music playing in the background.
Should you feel the need for a pre-show meal, the Bistro is located beside the Lux Cinema Centre and will gladly fill moviegoers' bellies, particularly those with huge, skiing-induced appetites. The menu is much larger than that of most Banff restaurants and offers selections as diverse as Roesti Pizzas, Pheasant Coq au Vin, and the bitterly delicious Spinach Caesar Salad. The atmosphere is a little more boisterous than most serious dining, but is upscale nonetheless.
Get your cravings for Italian food fixed at Timbers Food Company. Offering full-fledged and authentic Italian cuisine, Timbers Food Company serves lip-smacking dishes. The fairly-accommodating restaurant features an internal dining room and a large patio for casual outdoor dining. They offer varied menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner; there's a separate menu for the patio as well. Chef Nigel Walker cooks up tantalizing "homemade" dishes and the desserts are worth trying too. Drinks include beers on taps, creative cocktails, martinis and a large wine selection. Timbers is quite popular with locals and is usually bustling. The restaurant's space with a capacity to hold 60 also plays host to your private. Call ahead for more.
Each morning the aroma of freshly-baked breads and coffee spreads through the by-lanes of Bear Street in Banff leading you to the Wild Flour Banff's Artisan Bakery Cafe. Organic breads and croissants made from scratch and shaped with hands into little buns of delight are served through breakfast and lunch. Not only are the ingredients locally sourced but are also 100 percent organic. It's difficult to find vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian preparations in breads and bakes but not at Wild Flour. Make your mornings a joy by trying the whole wheat flaxseed waffles, bircher muesli or toast sandwiches. Spoil yourself with the cupcakes, tarts, brownies, scones, pies and muffins. Enjoy these with a choice of coffees. Evenings see this place transform into an event venue for workshops, exhibitions and classes. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call ahead or check the website for more.
What is a perfect pizza? Just the right crust, sauce, cheese, seasoning and fresh toppings. The Bear Street Tavern offers the very same. Absolutely delicious pizzas that patrons can't get enough of. You can enjoy it all here at a tavern that makes you feel right at home with its booths and patio. The menu includes the famous Bison pizza, the Wheeler Hut pizza, Mau Beef ribs and the Tavern classic, Pork Belly Mac n' Cheese. That's not all, they also offer take outs. And yes, they have the perfect beer menu that goes with all the pizzas and sandwiches. The tavern opens daily at 11:30a.
A 40-year old Japanese rice wine bottle above which rests a caribou head mounted on the wall welcomes patrons at the Magpie & Stump Restaurant & Cantina. Inspired by the Wild West theme, the decor of this restaurant and saloon is rich in character featuring matchbooks, old bottles and animal heads. The menu offers a thorough Mexican fare with tacos, nachos, fried ice cream and a variety of tequilas. The energetic vibe of the cheerful staff and the friendly locals creates a festive atmosphere on every occasion. So drop in and enjoy life the Tex-Mex style!
This tiny restaurant is one of Banff's most highly regarded casual eateries. Casual Coyote's focus is Southwestern cuisine, and the decor obliges with Arizona-style prints adorning the walls. The breakfast menu offers the expected egg and toast dishes including huevos rancheros, while sandwiches and corn-crusted pizzas are featured at lunchtime. The dinner menu serves a variety of meat, chicken and fish entrees, such as Alberta Beef Tenderloin and Blue Corn Chicken, along with calzones, pizzas and pastas. Coyote's has an impressive wine list and a full bar.
Sushi Bistro is a Japanese eatery which is widely known for its delicious food and tiny size of the restaurant. The restaurant features authentic Japanese cuisine and specializes in various types of Sushi and Sashimi. The menu features delectable treats like Salmon roll, spiced tuna roll, miso soup, BBQ Eel Sushi, tempura and other lip-smacking Japanese treats. Sushi addicts will fall in love with the place. The prices of the rolls are easy on the pocket too. Sushi Bistro is not necessarily your 'fine-dine and fine-wine' kind of a place, but the quaint eatery is definitely worth a visit!
Be ready to line-up outside and wait for your turn to dine at the Subway restaurant. This famous fast-food joint is located in a touristy Banff Avenue and is known for the variety of sandwiches it offers. Visited by both, locals as well as tourists, you can dine on the greasy Meatball Sub or customize your own subway sandwich with a lot of ingredients to choose from.