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Balkan Mediterranean Restaurant & Patio, Banff, AB

Balkan Mediterranean Restaurant & Patio

4.6
4.6
629 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mediterranean
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Fresh Mediterranean in the heart of Banf established in 1984. Our Yia Yia (Grandma) lived to be 103 years old for a reason — Greece's fresh and healthy diet. We honor the traditions of the Mediterranean, including a wide range of lighter vegetarian options and mindful halal meats. Don't miss Greek nights! Banff's famous FREE live dinner shows featuring belly dancing, plate smashing, and Greek dancing! OPA! Reservations recommended.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, Halal
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 762-3454
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Balkan offers group & private dining options accommodating 8-120 guests.Belly dancing & plate smashing /Total venue Greek experience.Learn more/connect about group dining:https://www.banffcollective.com/balkan-events
  • Neighbourhood
    Banff
  • Cross Street
    Caribou
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Entertainment
    Balkan Greek nights... Banff's favorite FREE live dinner show! Greek nights are a 5-star dinner extravaganza featuring belly dancing, plate smashing & Greek dancing. Enjoy the Balkan's full a la carte food & drinks menu. All ages are welcome. Reserve your table through Open Table experiences
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

Experiences

  • 🧿𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 LIVE DINNER SHOW: Balkan Greek Night

    Multiple dates available
    𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Greek night is a 5-star dinner extravaganza featuring belly dancing, plate smashing & Greek dancing. Show starts at 7:30pm! Enjoy the Balkan's full a la carte food & drinks menu. All ages are welcome. . . .
    🧿𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 LIVE DINNER SHOW: Balkan Greek Night photo
  • 🌄RESERVE MOUNTAIN VIEW PATIO TABLE

    May 18 - Oct 14, 2024
    Reserve your spot on the Balkan’s mountain view street patio. Enjoy sundrenched cocktails, fresh Mediterranean food, and the bustle of the Banff Avenue pedestrian zone. Full a la carte menu available. *Please note: reservation will be moved inside in the event of inclement weather
    🌄RESERVE MOUNTAIN VIEW PATIO TABLE photo
  • 🥗 Souvlaki Platter Special @ The Balkan

    Multiple dates available
    *Starting at $19.99* Your choice of grilled skewers served with hummus, mediterranean salad, labneh, grilled pita, olives, pickled onions. Available Sunday to Thursday, dine in only. Not available on Statutory Holidays.
    🥗 Souvlaki Platter Special @ The Balkan photo

What 629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Banff / Canmore

    Good for groups

  • Banff / Canmore

    Neighbourhood gem

629 Reviews
  1. Trickeg

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is outstanding and the dinner show was incredible and all inclusive. Highly recommend this place for family, friends, and out of town visitors. So much fun!

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  2. LacyG

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server Emily made the experience very good! She recommended the Yaiyai Feta Chicken and it was a great share between my partner and I. The area we were seated at had dim lighting and the space was alright. Would've preferred to have better lighting though but overall was a great experience! Would try it again!

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  3. NonnaR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the BEST time dining during their live show! Highly recommend!! Food was amazing!

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  4. TarheelMom

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food and friendly staff. I have a number of food allergies, and communicated with management prior to dining there, everyone was really helpful and bent over backwards to accommodate my restrictions.

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  5. YYCFOODIE

    Calgary

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value. We ordered the souvlaki platter. I ordered the beef and rather than cubes it was more like a beef satay. Never had that before at a Greek restaurant.

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  6. RockyGem

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good food. We dined on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was fairly quiet. Four of us dined sharing two platters. Everything was very tasty. Our server was attentive and gave us good information. We definitely will recommend and dine here again.

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  7. outonadatepks

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If I could give SERVICE a higher rating, I would. We had a wonderful experience and the food was delicious. The beet root deep was our favorite and chicken was perfection.

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  8. BrenD

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute and cosy restaurant with central location. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Small menu but has a good variety. We both had the slouvaki (beef and chicken). Dinner was delicious, fresh and very flavourable. We were offered a free desert when the waitress heard it was our anniversary but we declined as we were both full. We were very happy with our experience.

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  9. Jdell

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, food was amazing! We have lived in Banff for years and that was one of the best meals I have had. Our server was very attentive and we never felt forgotten even though it was a very busy Friday night.

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  10. Mercoledi

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great communicative and attentive service by Quinn. Delicious food, including lemon potatoes, chicken hummus…recommend. I made a mistake in a wine I ordered and Quinn rectified it very professionally. Thank you!

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  11. DaniP

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very accommodating of our big group and made our night so much fun!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Be sure to check out Greek Nigh for a fun show!

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  13. ChantelleJ

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Supper was very good and the belly dance experience was a novelty.

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  14. ChloeS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    -the food was mediocre, but the service and entertainment great!

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  15. JeffR

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here many times over the years. Amazing good quality food for the price. Other more expensive restaurants in Banff you don’t feel like you get good value, here is different. Always great.

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  16. MavisD

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. We will definitely be returning. I’d recommend the calamari and the Greek feast.

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  17. HELENR

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the dip duo, calamari, Greek fries, lamb, souvlaki, salad and everything was so well presented and very delicious. This was our first time dining there and will make it a staple each time we visit Banff. Highly recommended!

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  18. NorthBP

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food as always from starters to dessert, weeknight special on souvlakis was a welcome offer. Well looked after by Albert with drink suggestions.

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  19. woodyatethere

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Online menu different than in restaurant. Online promotions not honoured once at the restaurant. Server disappeared for nearly 30mins. Left after appetizer. Too bad because food was good. Never will go back.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our second consecutive year to this restaurant and we were really looking forward to another amazing dinner. Unfortunately, this was not as good as before. The beef was very dry and tough as though they used the rump cuts. Three of us asked for medium rare whereas I ordered rare. All overcooked. Suspect that these sat under a hot lamp for a long time. So disappointed that I didn’t even dare order dessert.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but small portions. Lamb was very tender and tasty. Donairs were good and fries good

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  22. Tnicole

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, service and food!! Family friendly as well.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was fantastic, the food was delicious, and our waitress was professional. What more could you ask for? Will definitely be coming back!! A1👍

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers were fantastic. The main I happen to get, lamb shank, although tender, it was very small for the price. Disappointing.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new menu and wine list. Fun evening with the entertainment, we enjoyed sitting by the window in the bar area.

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  26. KadriyeM

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were party of 6. Arrived on time for our reservation, waited outside to get seated for 10 min cuz table wasn’t clear. No worries, we set and I don’t know her name this server that taking care us had an attitude from the start rushing us for our orders not a single smile thank you or anything. We place our orders and 2 of ours lamb meal came uncook fully raw inside. Let the server know, she took out food and said it will remake. Meanwhile all other friends got their food and we still waiting. Finally they all done and she come back clearing the plates and turn us yours will be soon, not a single apologies or anything. We got our food after and it came burn. It wasn’t like char or anything it was burn. Let manager know about it all she was saying excuses instead sorry what we can do better. So we end up leaving the place hungry. Thanks for disappointment. It was delicious.

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  27. Fuzzymitz

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Booking was easy, server seemed a bit flustered with the amount of people in the restaurant/tables that he had. They had a belly dancer and breaking of plates experience, which was fun and I would recommend. Food quality was amazing, the taste of the meals were really good, but the meals were tiny. For example, their flagship lamb shank was smaller than the average appetizer. My husband has a healthy appetite and we ended up going to a "second dinner" before heading back to the hotel. So if you feel like good food but are not very hungry, definitely worth a visit.

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  28. Burgerlover

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was fantastic, wish I could remember her name. We noticed a couple things not on the menu this time that we really loved when we came before. We had saganaki, horiatiki(sp?) salad and seafood linguini and all were good.

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  29. MichealA

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always make the Balkan a stop every year we are in Banff. Long term local owners, great food prepared deliciously.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We ate here when we visited Banff in 2019. It was fantastic. We went on Greek night and the food was memorable Tonight we were so excited to go again, but the food was very bland and boring. It’s a shame that the food quality seems to have slipped so much. We probably won’t go back again unfortunately

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  31. ArianeB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time at this restaurant, our server was very knowledgeable about the food and wine list (more than I expected from a family/group friendly and touristy place). He was just great and made sure our children were treated with the same level of care and attention as grown ups. They had cool coloring pads and the food came out quick and delicious. Lamb riblets and the spanakopitas were amazing! I rated the ambiance kinda blah but that mainly cause we were a bit early.

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  32. BojanaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, as expected. Clean restaurant! Family loved it!

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  33. ValerieV

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very disappointed by the food quality and quantity served for the high price we paid for our meals/wine. First time i go to a Greek restaurant and leave feeling hungry. It's modern cuisine and ambiance, not a hint of Greek ambiance in there. I worked in Greece, I should know! Don't waste your time & money, not worth it.

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  34. TiffanyB

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had high hopes for this restaurant, but it was extremely overpriced, and the food was not filling. My husband ate at our hotel after the restaurant.

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  35. ChantelC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great evening, highly recommend going for the belly dancing and plate smashing. Oh and the food was amazing as well !

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lively dining experience. Portions are large and food is tasty.

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  37. Jamison

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a unique experience, highly recommend! Staff was great and the show was a lot of fun.

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  38. ChuckM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service and, while not exactly cheap, the prices are more than reasonable given the location, the service, and the quality of the food. No wonder they've been here 40 years.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the belly dancer and the whole interacive experiences

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great really good celebrating a birthday ! Enjoyed every part of it

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Balkan Mediterranean Restaurant & Patio is rated 4.6 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Balkan Mediterranean Restaurant & Patio

120 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB T1L 1B6

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Caribou
  • Neighbourhood
    Banff
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Greek, Halal
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Balkan Greek nights... Banff's favorite FREE live dinner show! Greek nights are a 5-star dinner extravaganza featuring belly dancing, plate smashing & Greek dancing. Enjoy the Balkan's full a la carte food & drinks menu. All ages are welcome. Reserve your table through Open Table experiences
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 762-3454
  • Private party facilities
    Balkan offers group & private dining options accommodating 8-120 guests.Belly dancing & plate smashing /Total venue Greek experience.Learn more/connect about group dining:https://www.banffcollective.com/balkan-events
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