Best Restaurants in Banff National Park

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s Best of the Mountains 2023 ballot, where readers voted for their favourite places to eat, stay and play in the mountains near Calgary.

Waldhaus Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Fairmont Banff Springs.

Winner

Waldhaus Restaurant

Located inside the famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, Waldhaus Restaurant is a cozy spot that’s one of the most sought-after reservations in Banff. The little Bavarian oasis serves savoury bites of delicious German-inspired cuisine — think schnitzels, multi-course fondue dinners, sauerkraut, pretzels and other hearty delights. The drink menu is heavy on German-style beers to complement the food and has a fun wine and cocktail list with a worldy selection of vino, including a few German vintages. The restaurant’s scenic surroundings only add to its popularity.

405 Spray Ave., Banff, 403-762-6860, fairmont.com

 

Runners-up

Lupo

201, 208 Wolf St., Banff, 403-985-9180, lupobanff.com

 

Grizzly House

207 Banff Ave., Banff, 403-762-4055, banffgrizzlyhouse.com

 

Banff Ave Brewing Co.

110 Banff Ave., Banff, 403-762-1003, banffavebrewingco.ca

 

Eden Restaurant

300 Mountain Ave., Banff, 403-762-3356, rimrockresort.com

 

Hello Sunshine

101, 208 Wolf St., Banff, 403-985-7225, hellosunshinebanff.com

 

Bluebird

214 Lynx St., Banff, 403-985-9163, bluebirdbanff.com

 

Block Kitchen + Bar 

201, 5 Banff Ave., Banff, 403-985-2887, banffblock.com

 

The Bison Restaurant

213 Bear St., Banff, 403-762-5550, thebison.ca

 

The Post Hotel Dining Room

200 Pipestone Rd., Lake Louise, 403-522-3989, posthotel.com

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