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Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon

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Second floor, 201 Banff Avenue
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Downtown Banff’s Wild Bill’s Legendary Saloon & Restaurant features authentic smokehouse cuisine. Succulent meats are hickory wood smoked for up to 15 hours. The restaurant also offers a country-style take on traditional pub fare.


The new Sports Saloon offers billiards, big screens and a great view through large windows that open on warm days. The restaurant‘s decor evokes the golden era of mountain guides and horse packers.

Entertainment schedule at wildbillsbanff.com

Wild Bill’s is downtown Banff’s premier venue for live entertainment. The large stage with advanced sound system and dance floor hosts big name touring and local bands that play country to rock music Thursday to Saturday. Enjoy karaoke and mechanical bull rides every Tuesday and local and touring DJs every Sunday. Schedule at wildbillsbanff.com

Menu Samples

  • Appetizers: Wings; Nachos; Fried Pickles; Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers; Brisket Ends; Corn Fritters; Artichoke Cheese Dip; Pork Rinds
  • Salads: Country Cobb Salad: spring mix, tomato egg, bacon, cheddar, Monterey jack, pulled roast chicken; Santa Fe Shrimp: mixed greens, house succotash, cajun pecans, goat cheese
  • Sandwiches: BBQ Pulled Pork; Slider Trio: pulled pork, chicken and brisket; Chicken Avocado Club; The Cowboy Brat; Garden Burger
  • Burgers: Elk Burger: jalapeño havarti, fire roasted tomato, chipotle lime mayo; The Horsepacker’s Burger: aged cheddar, bacon, mushrooms, signature BBQ sauce; Bison Burger: cumin scented blue cheese dressing, crispy bacon
  • Fire-Roasted Stuffed Pepper: mixed peppers stuffed with western dirty rice, a seven bean medley, mixed cheese and topped with a chunky tomato sauce
  • Maple BBQ Salmon; Fried Rainbow Trout
  • Ranch-Style Roast Chicken: quarter or half
  • Rodeo Mac and Cheese: smoky gouda, cheddar and Parmesan
  • St. Louis Style BBQ Pork Ribs: Wild Bill’s own signature barbecue sauce
  • Hickory Smoked Beef Brisket: smoked 15 hours; Smoked Meat Platter
  • AAA Cowboy Sirloin Steaks: grilled to order
  • Desserts: Stampede Donuts; Peach Cobbler; New York Cheesecake

Mains$15 to $30

Drinks: wines $27 to $43, 10 choices, $6.25 to $9 by the glass, nine choices; beer (domestic 20-oz draft from $5.75, premium draft $7, bottles $5.75 to $6.50); domestic hi-balls $4.75 for 1 oz, $8.75 for 2 oz

11 am to 2 am daily; kitchen to 10 pm or later, to 11 pm or later Friday/Saturday
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