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Balkan the Greek Restaurant

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120 Banff Avenue
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Serving modern Greek food in the heart of Banff, The Balkan welcomes guests with its authentic flavours, hospitality and festivity. The menu features classic Greek dishes with a modern twist, prepared with the staple ingredients of a healthy Mediterranean diet.


‘Crumbling’ stone walls in the dining room evoke a sense of ancient Greece, and granite bar tops and rich oak finishes add to the warm, inviting atmosphere.


Tuesday and Thursday Greek Night (Banff’s only dinner show) features belly dancers, plate smashing and ouzo shooters. The fun starts around 8:30 pm

Menu Samples

  • Appetizers: handmade pita with fresh dips; fried feta balls; kalamari; saganaki
  • Salads: try traditional Greek or mixed greens with grilled haloumi
  • Arni Psito: 12-hour slow roasted lamb shank (house specialty)
  • Athenian Chicken: stuffed chicken breast with spinach & feta
  • Seafood Stew: prawns, white fish, scallops, mussels
  • Moussaka: seasoned ground beef, eggplant, zucchini
  • Share Platters: seafood medley or Ultimate Greek
  • Gemista: baked stuffed peppers (vegan)
  • Lemon & Herb Lamb Chops
  • Grilled Hercules Sword: chicken, sirloin, pork or lamb souvlaki
  • Greek Pitas: try donair meat or dry rubbed pork shoulder

Monday: Lunch only: Greek Pita Pizza with choice of side for $13. Double Caesar $8.

Tuesday: Lunch only: Steak Pita Wrap with choice of a side for $13. Jugs of Sangria $35.

Wednesday: Lunch only: Greek Donair with choice of side for $12. Mighty Aphrodite Cocktail $8.

Thursday: Lunch only: Pork Gyros with choice of side $12. Jugs of Sangria $35.

Friday: Lunch only: Lamb & Tzatziki Pita with choice of side $12. The Razz Cocktail $8.

Mains$17 to $38; $13 to $31 at lunch

Drinks: wines $36 to $299, 62 choices, $8 to $13 by the glass, 20 choices; exotic signature cocktails from fresh local ingredients

Lunch 11 am to 3:30 pm; dinner 4 to 10 pm
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