Stanley's Smokehouse

3.6
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26 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Canadian

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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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3.6based on recent ratings
3.3
Food
3.3
Service
3.5
Ambience
3.2
Value
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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

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

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vipSusanM
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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Bert
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

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.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
94 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

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

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scarlettO
London
12 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

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.

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ChrisB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

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

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vipRobert
Dallas
46 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipilovetoeat
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

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.

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vipHineconsult
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2016
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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vipGoodFoodForAll
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2016
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

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Sylvi4s
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipDaisy
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2015
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The brisket is to die for!!!

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vipDiner
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2015
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

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.

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vipBusyParentLovesFood
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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casico
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2015
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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Amanda
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2015
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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Zoltan
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2015
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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vipwinson2001
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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.

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Alshuman
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall4Food1Service4Ambience5

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!

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vipRS256
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2014
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

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.

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Snowbirds
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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Stanley's Smokehouse is rated 3.6 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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