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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Banff / Canmore

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Banff / Canmore? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Waldhaus Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (992)
CAN$51 and over
German
Banff
About the restaurant
Overlooking the confluence of Spray and Bow Rivers, The Waldhaus. our "House in the Forest" is a retreat for those seeking solace from Banff's bustle. What began as the Clubhouse for the renowned Stanley Thompson Golf Course has transformed into a sanctuary of Mountain gastronomy. In the dining room above, rich timber and a majestic hearth narrate the epic tales of bygone explorations. Meanwhile, the Bierhalle below is where history and merriment collide, offering a spirited space for companionship, games, and the shared joy of storied adventures.

Please note:
- The Waldhaus is designated as a historical building and such has stairs to access all areas.
- The Bierhalle and Billardhalle only take limited reservations, otherwise operating on a first-come, first-served basis
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Our table of six enjoyed our visit. The food was excellent. Service was on point.
A photo of Bear Street Tavern restaurant
4.8
4.8 (439)
CAN$30 and under
Pizzeria
Banff
About the restaurant
Banff's best pizza, as seen on You Gotta Eat Here. Our signature pizzas, sandwiches & cast iron specialties will satisfy any hungry Banff adventurer. Make yourself at home in a cozy booth and enjoy a beer, or a bear sized cocktail and finish with a ridiculously good pizza. Our dog-friendly courtyard patio is the perfect place to soak up the sun with your furry friend. Come join us for lunch, dinner, drinks, or all of the above! Children are most welcome. Take out available.
Top review
DeniseD
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent pizza Friendly service Good selection of beers available
A photo of Juniper Bistro - The Juniper Hotel restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1422)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Banff
About the restaurant
Welcome to our gathering place, wrapped in uplifting mountain views. Share a variety of delicious dishes, inspired by the elements of nature. Connect to our surroundings and each other.

The Bistro's wood-burning fireplace and panoramic windows make it the perfect spot to cozy up on a winter evening. There’s plenty of space to relax and unwind. Weather permitting, our patio fire pits add to the atmosphere and let you enjoy unique views of the Bow Valley and the night skies!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Exceptional service, food, and views. Shout out to Jeremy for his excellent service.
A photo of Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1086)
CAN$30 and under
Brewery
Banff
About the restaurant
OpenTable Top 100 Restaurants in Canada.
A craft brewery in a National Park, in a restaurant, in a forest. Complete with a stargazing retractable roof, beer garden, 25-foot pine tree and forest critters, our restaurant will make you feel like you're dining outdoors all year round. Our menu features tasty chef-inspired food meant to be enjoyed with beer made here. From the chicken wing to the kale salad, from the hand-stretched pizza to the Alberta striploin, beer has a wonderful way of bringing out the best in everything. Three Bears is the spot for happy hour featuring live music and beer specials.
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Don't forget about Happy Hour daily from 3pm-5pm
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Three Bears offers group & private dining options accommodating 8-250 guests.
Mountain-view private rooms / Private fireplace + patio spaces / Total venue Brewery experience
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Learn more/connect about group dining:
https://www.banffcollective.com/three-bears-events
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Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The waitstaff was unbelievable kind. The food was amazing! Beer was great - we got the flight so we could try everything!
A photo of Bridgette Bar Canmore restaurant
4.7
4.7 (738)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
American
Canmore
About the restaurant
A chef-driven bar in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Canmore, Alberta.
Top review
LeisaMvip
Dined 2 days ago
The food was wonderful and our waitress was amazing!
A photo of Table Food + Drink restaurant
4.6
4.6 (660)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Canmore
About the restaurant
At Table, our philosophy is this: Quality Ingredients + Traditional Methods + Contemporary Interpretation. Discover a great dining experience in our casual ambiance, punctuated by impeccable service. Open 7 days per week for breakfast + lunch + dinner.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
The service was good and the food is well presented and tasty.
A photo of The Market Bistro restaurant
4.4
4.4 (634)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Canmore
About the restaurant
At the Market Bistro we love fresh ingredients, authentic flavors, good wines, cooking up a storm, spending time with friends and family, a good laugh, the outdoors and meeting new people. We made the Market Bistro our home and welcome you to it to share a good meal. Our open kitchen concept will let you feel the full experience!

Please note that reservation durations are limited to 1.5hrs due to limited capacity.

Please also note if you have booked an outside table we cannot guarantee that we have availability inside if the weather changes. Please phone to restaurant in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Top review
VirginiaH
Dined 3 days ago
Always a favorite. Happy to see that the restaurant survived the change of ownership and continues with excellent service and food.
A photo of Banff Ave Brewing Co. restaurant
4.4
4.4 (46)
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Banff
About the restaurant
We’re Banff’s living room. We share Banff’s real mountain lifestyle – active living by day, living actively by night. Banff Ave Brewing is a place where locals come to share the stories of their mountain experience and plan the next one, and where out-of-town visitors come to feel comfortable and soak in the real Banff. We're stoked to offer three different spaces, two of which you can reserve tables for:

The Pub
Get comfy and hunker down for après-whatever in Banff’s almost-secret hideaway. Enjoy great craft brews and all your pub favourites in a casual venue that’ll make you feel like a local, no matter where you’re from.

The Lodge
Climb on up to our newest casual dining spot with an easy-going approach. Anchor in for Banff’s legit take on Detroit-style deep-dish pizza (if you know, you know), along with pasta and small plates – perfect for sharing with the crew.
Top review
EmilyC
Dined on May 9, 2024
Very good food and price point. Nice atmosphere and nice staff
A photo of The Wood Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.3
4.3 (313)
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Canmore
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Canmore, Alberta The Wood Restaurant and Lounge offers casual dining with attentive and friendly service. Our menu features Alberta beef steaks, homemade burgers, and a wide selection of sandwiches and amazing salads, gluten free and vegan options, and a kids menu featuring pigs in pretzel buns and kids chicken fingers.

The Wood Restaurant and Lounge is located in the log building at the corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue in Canmore and offers breathtaking views from the best patio in town. The lounge offers 24 draft beers on tap, a wine list with 30 wines from 30 vines, our signature and seasonal cocktail list including our famous peach bellini. Eight big screen televisions offer up all the big sporting events. Free wireless internet is available throughout, including the 130 seat patio......which offers great views of the local mountains.

....fun, food, and friends....
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food here was really good and had generous portions. The service was fantastic and the overall ambiance was great.
A photo of Chili's Grill & Bar restaurant
4.1
4.1 (27)
CAN$30 and under
American
Banff
About the restaurant
Joins us for some Tex-Mex and our famous Margarita’s. With items like Bottomless Chips and Big Mouth Burgers you know we love food. Sizzling fajitas and Baby Back Ribs are always a hit. We also feature Mex Bowls, Guiltless Grill options, Chicken Crispers, Sandwiches, Soups, and Salads too. We are open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
Top review
YoungjaeS
Dined on Apr 28, 2024
The food was good service was good too. will visit for next time
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