Special: right in the middle of Banff, with 3 areas where you can sit outside on a balcony 'with a view'.
Not so special: Staff: greeting very friendly, but then got a table (outside) covered with Ketchup. When I requested a towel so I (yes, not THEM) could clean it they looked very annoyed. Our beer had lipstick prints, the wraps were average and the SpareRibs were terrible. For both meals the fries were cold. When our waitress came along and asked how everything was (she probably was forced to ask us, cause she didn't care at all) I wanted to say that it wasn't that good, but before I finished my sentence she said "ok, wonderfull, thankyou very much" ??? What? She wasn't even listening.
This is one of these places where the food is average but the staff will not make you feel welcome and you'll hesitate asking something because they look annoyed with every request.
Based on the reviews we read here at virtualtourist.com we decided to try Wild Bill's. We were greatly disappointed. The glasses had lipstick smudges and the whole bar (it really is a bar more than a restaurant) was generally not kept very clean. The hostess and servers were not very friendly nor attentive to our needs even though the place only had a few tables occupied. The burgers we had were very mediocre and typical of what one would find served in a crowded ski lodge cafeteria. On the plus side we did eat at several very good restaurants in Banff. We suggest The Keg Steakhouse, Maple Leaf Grill or Saltlik.
We went to Wild Bill's on a Tuesday evening for dinner. The food was decent (nothing special) and the service was disappointing. It was not very busy. I had a beef barbecue sandwich. Others had ceasar salad with grilled chicken, a chicken burger and fries, and chili. Service was far and few inbetween.
I think it may be better and more fun on the weekends. There was a dance floor.
I enjoyed reading about Wild Bill Peyto's life on the back of the menu.
Another huge bar. On the suggestion of a friend, we were advised that if we wanted a fun time to go to Wild Bill's. This western themed restaurant has your normal burger and sanwiches along with of course, famous Alberta steaks. Fun place to come with a big group. Like many of the bar and grills on Banff Ave, Wild Bill's is on the second floor.
Favorite Dish: Wild Boar Burger
Wild Bill's sells absolutely huge plates of nachos for only $20 apiece, and it's seriously enough to feed up to 5 people. A great end to a day on the slopes, plus the beer is pretty cheap (though the service is lacking a little).
We only went here once because there are so many restaurants in Banff. But dont hold that against it. It has the best burgers in town. Its on the main street of Banff right in the middle of the restaurant and shopping area.
In a wide menu we had the burgers and they were fantastic!!! A huge patty of freshly made meet and all the trimmings.
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Quick service and good food.
We sat on the balcony outside upstairs, as is the rest of the saloon.
Favorite Dish: Fish and Chips were on the menu, and the chips were the best we had tasted in Canada. Plenty of them too.
It was pretty quiet when we went on Sunday evening, but some nights there's live music. The restaurant's dedicated to Bill Peyto (as is the lake).
Favorite Dish: It all sounded good!