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The Banquet Bar and Drinkery, Fort McMurray, AB

The Banquet Bar and Drinkery

3.9
3.9
47 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Our custom built food menu is going to keep you coming back for more! With food specials every day of the week you'll have to try everything on we have to offer! We have a variety of signature cocktails and drinks available! With over 30 beers on tap, you'll be sure to find exactly what you're looking for! 6 lanes for bowling built into the bottom floor! Come strike up a conversation and enjoy Fort McMurray's best bowling alley.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–2:00 am Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–1:00 am Thu 11:00 am–1:00 am Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (780) 750-8696
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Fort McMurray
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bowling Lane - Payment Required at Restaurant

    Multiple dates available
    Book an hour of bowling for up to 6 guests! If your party if more than 15 minutes later for your reserved time, the The Banquet Fort Mac has the right to give away your lane. Price Per Lane Monday - Thursday 11am - 7pm $19.99 / hour 7pm - Close $49.99 / hour Friday - Saturday 11am - Close $79.99 Sunday 11am - 4pm $69.99 4pm - Close $39.99 $5.00 per person for shoes rentals All bowlers must wear bowling shoes while on the lanes!

What 47 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Alberta

    Most Booked

47 Reviews
  1. User123

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The staff were excellent, provided great service and were very hospitable.

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  2. Billy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    The service is terribly sloalw. Not the fault of ther servers though, they are all polite and hospitable but the wait times for food is absurd.

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  3. DarleneM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Too expensive for bowling and meal. No sound barrier between tables & bowling.

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  4. KristenT

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great time! Awesome service! Loved our area on the patio!

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  5. LauraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Thank you for making my daughter's birthday great. The server we had was absolutely amazing!

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  6. FoodEnthus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The fire tables were nice but going as a larger group to eat was a bit awkward. Overall the space was enjoyable and the staff were very friendly but the bench seats were a bit hard, the bathrooms were all out of paper towel and I’m not sure whether they were short staffed, but there were very long wait times for both food and drinks. I would go back again to give it another go because the patio was top k notch but hopefully there’s alot less waiting next time.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    This place is hit or miss. Been here a lot. And sometimes food is good but more than not it’s trash. The first beer you get usually warm. Have to send it back. Especially on patio. Clear the lines before you pour.

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  8. NicoleA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The food was okay. The pepperoni pizza got top marks. The au jus for the beef deep was both spicy and very greasy, and there was no dill flavor on the creamy dill wings. What made it unenjoyable was the poor service. The restaurant was fairly empty, yet service was beyond slow and a couple of them looked and acted like they would rather be anywhere else.

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  9. Holly

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We went there to celebrate a birthday. Our service was slow and the food was not good at all. Then we went bowling and there was a leak in our lane and in the other lane the bumpers wouldn’t come up. For a newer building it is falling apart already. Not enough up keep and poor staff planning.

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  10. jodyg

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was a decent enough stay but we shouldn't have to sit there 15 minutes trying to get a final bill. It was st Patty's day true but it wasn't busy yet, it was 8pm.

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  11. CandyL

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Waited for quite some time to check in for bowling. One bar tender downstairs somewhat ignored us waiting by bowling check in. Had to go interrupt him chatting to ask for help. Finally server showed up and was running ragged trying to serve whole basement and blocking people.

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  12. John

    Edmonton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Went bowling. Good and drinks were fine, but the alcohol was very expensive. The bowling alley was unkept and needed maintenance. The seats were worn and torn, and the ball return was not working properly and continually jammed and we had to continually unblock it manually. Appies we ordered took almost an hour to arrive, which was the duration of our bowling time. Our server was great. Drinks came promptly, and the food came hot when it did arrive. Service was also polite, friendly, and courteous.

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  13. BrettW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and things to keep everyone entertained.

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  14. granny

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we took the grandkids bowling, food was great - kids menu contained just what they like to eat.

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  15. AnetaB

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    We had great time and wonderful surprise We had anonymous person pay for our bill Great Christmas surprise It was interesting time

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good time had by all

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  17. MABELA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Awesome deals on Tuesday! My family and I had a great time bowling and munching on appetizers. Our server was fantastic despite serving a large crowd and our family the same time. Food was a bit salty, but doesn't take away from experience. Thanks!

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  18. LindaP

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We settled on the appetizers, very good! Kira was fantastic!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time bowling with my partner

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bowling with the fam jam. Had a great time! Thank you The Banquet Fort McMurray!

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  21. MrNoBowl

    Edmonton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Booked online for a 12 pm bowling lane. When we arrived, the building was locked. Good thing the Alley was open.

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  22. SamanthaB

    Edmonton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I visited on a Tuesday as I wanted to take advantage of $2 bowling while my nephews were in town. Service to our lane was prompt and we were told someone would be by shortly to take our order. This never happened. Groups arriving after us were served and even the two gentlemen bowling in the lane connected to ours were served but the only time the server engaged with us is when the balls got backed up in our lane. She replied in a snarky tone about there being ‘too many balls’ in the queue when both groups counted the maximum of six. We completed an entire game before deciding to leave as we had planned to eat there and everyone was hungry. The kids were hugely disappointed to cut the fun short and my partner and I were also for the lack of service and poor attitude received from the server who helped us briefly. It was a far cry from the experience we had a few weeks prior when we visiting with a group of three adults for bowling, food and drinks. Super unfortunate.

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  23. KevinR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and quick great service. Definitely a great place

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  24. nemo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Banquet Bar and Drinkery was excellent and very fun

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  25. Manojm

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food was not of good quality. I ordered fish and chips. Fish (haddock) was battered and it was so oily and tasteless. Fish inside was OK. I just ate the fish and pull aside all battering. Coleslaw was soggy and It tasted no good. I felt it was made hours before and served in the evening! Onion rings were so much oily that I tasted only one and didi not eat that at all. Overall, not happy with food.

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  26. LaurenP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    All in all it was a pleasant time , but the servers left a lot of tables confused or surprised at their service. The girl who brought our meals couldn’t be heard at all despite all of us leaning forward and asking for her to speak up many time. And she didn’t know what meals she was bringing. our main waitress wouldn’t come when flagged multiple times and the tables next to ours had the same issue . Or maybe she just wasn’t looking for people trying to get her attention? just sort of weird . Didn’t ruin the evening by any means.

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  27. Mcmurray836

    Edmonton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    One server for the patio on a warm day, took over an hour for us to even be asked if we wanted to order any food

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  28. TracyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls night and we had a great time! Our server was on top of us and the food was really good!

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  29. LindaP

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my 1st time, staff was friendly and helpful. Service was excellent, food was good. Will be going back soon!

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  30. Birthday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked bowling for a birthday party and we had such great service and such a fun atmosphere!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Mothers day sucked coming here - It was supposed to be a mothers day brunch but they didnt actually do it. It shouldn’t have been posted if they werent doing it. So disappointing.

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  32. Notimpressed

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The bowling was good, we stayed for food, the fish batter wasn’t fully cooked on inside but almost burnt on the outside. We will not be going back anytime soon.

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  33. Foodlovers

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was great loved the smokey flavors. The service was not very good. Lots of servers but they didn't come by often. They brought a stack of small appetizer plates to eat off and 3 of the plates had dried food on them from the previous people.

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  34. Jay9

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food and bowling was amazing. Unfortunately there were dust bunnies in all the corners (huge piles of dust). Stuck to the bench seat legs, in the bathroom, etc. not the most cleanest place

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  35. lindieo

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding! They served us in the bowling alley area which was very loud not a fan of that.

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  36. McSnack

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I had trash can nachos. The sauce on the outside was an interesting twist. The appy onion rings were good but expensive. The brisket was really good, but the side of cole slaw was blah. Also had bleu cheese mushroom caps. Food seemed to be prepared with a lot of bottled ingredients like hot sauce and salad dressing. I wasn’t wowed by anything we ordered.

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  37. JohnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Food was decent, good selection of beers, bowling was excellent, Would recommend to others

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  38. stevenh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Maybe the worst service ever! Slow, unfriendly, and she looked uninterested. Had a bowling lane booked for 8pm. Our waitress decided to ask us at 8:30 is we wanted to bowl. A joke!

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  39. RanjeevW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful experience, very humble service and we will visit again

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  40. JennrP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Stood at the door for 5 minutes Before I had to go to the kitchen to let somebody know that we were there. I had a reservation and there was only one table that was seated in the restaurant.. Service was terrible very slow took forever The shrimp appetizer was just tiny pieces of shrimp cut up

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

The Banquet Bar and Drinkery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 750-8696.

The Banquet Bar and Drinkery is rated 3.9 stars by 47 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 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Banquet Bar and Drinkery

155 Eagle Ridge Blvd, Fort McMurray, AB T9K 2Z7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Fort McMurray
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–2:00 am Tue, Wed 4:00 pm–1:00 am Thu 11:00 am–1:00 am Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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