This steak house and family restaurant‘s made-from-scratch meals are filled with homemade flavour. Star menu items include AAA Alberta and Canadian CAB beef from the pick-your-own-cut steak cart, and live lobster from the tank. Melissa’s is also popular for breakfast.
Atmosphere & Accolades
Melissa’s is located in a 1928 log building (with antique lights) typical of Banff architecture a century ago. Locally owned and operated for 36 years, this spot has been voted Favourite Banff Restaurant by Calgary Herald readers. The upstairs bar has 60-inch sports plasmas, wireless speakers at tables, darts,
pool, pinball and low drink prices. Book a private room for up to 150 people.
Live bands play Tuesday and Thursday nights at Melissa’s Upstairs Bar.
Breakfast: Swiss Apple Pancakes; Crêpes; Eggs Benedict; Belgian Waffles; French Toast; Asparagus and Crab Omelette; Huevos Rancheros; Steak and Egg
Lunch: Cajun Chicken Caesar; Beef Dip; Tuna Melt; Real Hot Turkey and Hot Beef Sandwiches; Chicken Burrito; Personal Pan Pizzas; Brunch and Dinner Items
Dinner: Homemade Burgers (11 varieties): beef, chicken and vegetarian with toppings like Canadian back bacon, Danish blue cheese, sautéed mushrooms, avocado
Pizzas: made from scratch, deep dish or traditional, topped as you like
Slow Roasted Canadian CAB Prime Rib: au jus with Yorkshires
Fully Aged AAA Alberta and Canadian CAB Steaks: New York striploin, ribeye, filet mignon or sirloin; peppercorn, mushroom, hollandaise or béarnaise sauce options; vegetables, bread and choice of side
Seafood: rainbow trout; wild salmon; live Atlantic lobster (choose-your-own from the tank, meals for one or two); Canadian lobster tails
Other Entrées: barbecue baby back ribs; mountain stew; chicken supreme; chicken cordon bleu; beef stroganoff; daily homemade pasta
Desserts: Brownie Conspiracy; key lime cheesecake; apple or bumbleberry pie; blueberry and apple crisp; sticky toffee pudding; ice cream
Mains: $14 to $50; breakfast and brunch $7 to $20; lunch $10 to $20
Drinks: wines include interesting limited release vintages $42/$44/$54, 27 choices, $8 to $17 by the glass; bar highballs $3.50, bar king can PBR $4.50; 20oz pints of AGD $4.50