Stanley's Smokehouse

3.6
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian
Situated at the Clubhouse in the heart of The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, Stanley’s Smokehouse is the perfect place to tee your afternoon off with a good ole’ fashion BBQ. A shuttle service is available between the hotel and Stanley’s Smokehouse, and departs every half hour (on the hour and half hour) from the hotel’s main entrance.
Reservations recommended.
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OT
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great views! Located in clubhouse of Banff Springs Fairmont Golf Course.

SM
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful floor show as a herd of elks paraded in front of our window - a lovely meal in a beautiful setting - would definitely return!

B
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This restaurant was difficult to locate. It is located off the main road at the clubhouse of the golf course at Banff Springs Resort/Hotel. The views from the restaurant are spectacular! The condition of the furniture (chairs, tables) was appalling for such a facility. It all looked and felt old and worn. The food was average. We ordered the brisket and it was good. The baked beans were crunchy and the cole slaw, meh. The grits were lumpy. They graciously adjusted the price for the meal. The service was excellent. This could be a fabulous place, but needs someone to come in and redo the furniture and work on improving the authenticity of the "smokehouse" cuisine.

MD
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

The turkey wrap was dry and the accompanying salad had too much dressing. The half rack of ribs was good, however the two offered BBQ sauces were not to my liking. I prefer KC style. Finally, the place was almost empty but it still took a long time to get our food and other service was slow.

OT
Charlotte
89 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Large table for dinner. Great view and comfortable setting. Casual and not crowded. I’d go back

O
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My ribs were tough and I felt like a dog gnawing on a bone! My baked beans were crunchy. I thought both the ribs and beans should be tender. My companions and I all felt the portions were too large - it feels so wasteful to leave all that food, and when you’re on vacation, you can’t take it with you.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Had a Cobb salad and if there wasn’t salt and pepper on the table it would have had no taste. Pulled pork sandwich was dry and cold.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Se demoró mucho en llegar la comida y la calidad mala. Ninguno de los platos que pedimos, nos gustó

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R
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good, authentic slow smoked brisket and ribs in the Canadian Rockies. Chef is fine tuning his inner Texan.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We went to Stanley's Smokehouse for a birthday meal but were a little dissappointed with our visit. The room could do with some updating and as it was so large, there was little atmosphere. However, the view is stunning and the service was excellent just like at other Fairmont restaurants. The food didn't take too long to arrive (we ordered the smoked brisket and the club sandwich). However, whilst the food was ok, it was nothing special which is not what we expected from a Fairmont restaurant.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

View was awesome, service great and food was "Fan" Tastic!

i
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good but not at all outstanding and the prices were above average. The restaurant is located in the middle of an 18-hole golf course. To reach it, we had to take the shuttle which runs from the Banff Springs Hotel on the half hour, so plan accordingly. Or you could drive directly. The real attraction is the fantastic view, the relaxed ambience and the warm, excellent service. The wall looking up at the mountains is all glass so you can enjoy the view from any table. The ceilings are very high so the noise level should be very low, although we couldn't test that since we were one of only two occupied tables. We ordered the ribs and the brisket. It was a full slab of ribs, a generous portion. I would have liked the option of half a slab. Both were rather dry, improved by bbq sauce, which has to be requested.

H
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of our dinner. The Salmon salad was fantastic. The staff is very friendly and Ernest to please.

GF
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I do not recommend this restaurant. It is not really a restaurant but rather a golf club. We did not stay at this place as we would have been the only person in he place on that evening. It had no atmosphere and nothing would attract us there.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

They forgot the side dish which was caesar salad - we requested for it and when they brought it, it look old cut salad and very small as if it is to feed my Five year old. service was excellent. the smoke pork was well done but too fatty. I wish they cut most of the fat out it will be great.

D
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Chicken and brisket were cold, and not tasty.
Fries very salty.
Rhubarb pie very small, rhubarb pieces were hard and woody ( too old).

Felt poorly shortly after eating this dinner

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The brisket is to die for!!!

D
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is on the Banff Springs golf course. The view was beautiful and we did see an elk while dining. A shuttle takes you from the hotel and runs every 30 minutes. We were 1 of 4 tables of guests. Bar choices were somewhat limited and the service was not very attentive considering the lack of customers. However, the brisket was delicious,coming with a choice of barbecue sauce and 2 sides. For the view and the amount of food for the price, it is probably one of the best values in Banff. Despite the shortcomings, I would not hesitate to eat there again.

BP
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the restaurant as a last night in Banff get together with friends, and it hit the spot. The setting is to die for gorgeous, and quiet. Most of Banff is crowded and can be loud, however, the relaxing setting, in the middle of the course, created a park-like feel. The smoked meats were amazing. The brisket was the winner, if you forced me to decide, but every element of the meal was delicious.

c
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best food, best price, massive amounts of foods. The scenery was spectacular. Go there often . Don't waste time withn others

A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I took my husband here for his birthday and was blown away at how wonderful it was. I had the Brisket and he had the pulled pork. The portion sizes were generous and very tasty. My husband gave the side Mac and Cheese two thumbs up.

I would recommend the Peach Southern Tea or the Paloma as a cocktail with your meal.

Z
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wow, this restaurant is nestled in a worldclass surrounding of the Rockies and hugged by the Bow river and carpeted with superb golf course. Experience of a life time.
I checked it off my bucket list last week, but after a great round of golf and dinner put it right back on the must repeat column.
Highly recommend everyone this experience.

G Zoltan

w
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

awesome view, quiet, super friendly staffs :D will go again just for these. Briskets is awesome, everything else is soso, bbq ribs are pretty dry, crispy pork has way too much fat to consume.

A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

Beautiful view, relaxed atmosphere within the Banff Springs Fairmont Resort-perfect for a dinner without the stress of the crowds elsewhere. Saw a herd of elk at close range!

RS
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We found the service quite lacking. Should have a more attentive host, menus to be explained better, sides especially, because those pickled jalapeños were hot and it was warned, I probably would have been ok with just the raw pepper that was already on the plate.
Not a BBQ but everything is smoked, should explain that more, and the food should be "smoked". For the amount of side beans there are the corn was not satisfactory .
Great dessert though, not a big fan of the pie but the lemon pie was very decadent.

S
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This undiscovered restaurant within the very busy Banff Springs Fairmont resort in Canada is a gem. It is at their golf course,but by no means a sports pub. Great chef and specialty is barbeque ribs, brisket etc. Although also have trout, salads etc. We had a party of 8 and were thrilled to be there in a quiet, gorgeous view with windows all around looking the Canadian Rockies. Highly recommend it