Family-friendly dining in Banff National Park

From gourmet dining to burgers and fries, Banff and Lake Louise both offer some tasty options when it comes to feeding your appetite. Although dining in Banff offers more variety, the food in the nearby village of Lake Louise was definitely a pleasant surprise, as well.Parenthood and Passports - Dining in Banff

The Post Hotel – Lake Louise

Not only did we stay at The Post Hotel, we dined there, as well. For a splurge, I would recommend having dinner at this wonderful restaurant in Lake Louise. They recommend reservations, especially if you travel during the busy summer season. I had the filet (pictured above) which was tender and cooked perfectly. What I found most appealing about this restaurant was the service. Although most fine dining restaurants frown upon bringing a baby, the staff here couldn’t have been more family friendly. They brought a toy to our table to help entertain our daughter and even brought a pillow, without us asking, to help make the high chair more snug and comfortable for her tiny frame.Parenthood and Passports - Dining in Banff Lake Louise

Station Restaurant – Lake Louise

Parenthood and Passports - Dining in Banff Lake LouiseIf you are looking for a unique atmosphere, Station Restaurant is where you need to go! This charming restaurant is in an old train station, built in 1910. It is the oldest building in Lake Louise, and much of the original charm remains, from the original hardwood floors to the wood-burning fireplace. The restaurant serves contemporary Canadian cuisine, including bison burgers and duck chops. It is reasonably priced and family-friendly. It’s a great place for lunch or a casual dinner. Don’t leave without having their rhubarb pie!

The Keg – Banff

The Keg is located in downtown Banff, in walking distance to most of the hotels, including Fairmont Banff Springs. The food was so good we decided to eat there two nights in a row! There are actually two of them located in Banff, and several more across Canada and the United States. It is a steakhouse but offers plenty of different options for those who are not big red meat eaters, which I am not. It is both a restaurant and bar, but they welcome kids of all ages, making this a great option for family-friendly dining in Banff.

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