10 Delicious Lake Louise Restaurants to Try!

At the beautiful Lake Louise and feeling peckish? While it may seem like a small off the beaten path area in the Rockies, there are surprisingly a good number of Lake Louise restaurants to try (for being in the middle of the mountains that is).

Whether we’re freezing our butts off at Lake Louise in February or just getting in off a fun hike in the area we are almost always in the food for some good Banff eats. Here are our favorite Lake Louise restaurants to enjoy!


The Best Lake Louise Restaurants


Mount Fairview Dining Room

  • Price: $$
  • Address: 109 Lake Louise Dr
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Situated in the Deer Lodge, an amazing Lake Louise cabin hotel, is this notable dining room. It’s here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner under the iconic Mount Fairview.

Here you can enjoy the best of Rocky Mountain Cuisine! Enjoy hearty meals before heading out on one of the best hikes in Lake Louise. Fuel up with a Bison and Beef Burger and finish with Peanut Butter Cheesecake – don’t worry, you’ll work it off later when you go hike to the Big Beehive!

There aren’t many restaurants in Banff with views like this, so make sure to stop by when you are in the area.


Post Hotel Dining Room Lake Louise

  • Price: $$-$$$
  • Address:  200 Pipestone Rd
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The Post Hotel is a fantastic hotel in Lake Louise, but they also have a great dining room for an elegant night out. Conde Nast has even named their dishes the “Best Food in the Americas,” and if you reserve a table here, I’m sure you’ll quickly see why!

The whole dining room gives off the ideal Canadian Rockies vibe as you are surrounded by Canadian Pine, flowers, a grand fireplace, and crystal to give it that warm and inviting feel.

If you are a wine connoisseur, you will want to head here. Their cellar holds over 25,500 bottles and 2300 selections!

When you’re visiting Lake Louise in the winter, I would suggest ordering their fondue sampler! You won’t regret it!


Walliser Stube

  • Price: $$$
  • Address: 111 Lake Louise Dr
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Walliser Stube is a European restaurant at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. It’s an upscale affair perfect for when you want to celebrate a special occasion, like a Banff honeymoon.

You’ll enter and find huge views of Lake Louise, but feel like you are in Switzerland when you try the food.

They are only open at night from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm, and reservations are highly recommended. Especially around Christmas in Banff or in the peak summer months. Go ahead and add on the wine pairing, it’s likely the best you’ll find outside of the Alps!


Lake Louise Railway Station & Restaurant

  • Price: $$
  • Address:   200 Sentinel Rd
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If you want a unique restaurant experience around Lake Louise, head to the Railway station! Wondering why you would go to a train station for a meal? Well, this is no ordinary train station. This former train station serves Canadian cuisine in multiple areas, including in an old dining car!

You’ll be able to get some classic Canadian staples here and enjoy food items like the Paradise Bowl (soba noodle dish) and a Spinach Herb Lasagna.

Because of their not-so-obvious location, they often get overlooked. You have to know this Lake Louise restaurant is even there to really enjoy it, but once you experience dining in a historic rail cart, you may not want to go anywhere else!


Bill Peyto’s Cafe

  • Price: $$
  • Address:  203 Village Rd
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This is one of the most laid-back Lake Louise restaurants you can find. Bill Peyto’s Cafe is located inside the HI Lake Louise Hostel and dishes up fantastic breakfast and even better burgers.

Of course, you may be wondering about the name. Bill Peyto’s Cafe is named after Bill Peyto, a pioneer, mountain guide, and early park warden in Banff. It’s said that at the turn of the 20th century, Bill caught a lynx, strapped to his pack and brought it to his favorite bar and released the cat.

The place emptied immediately, which is just what Mr. Peyto wanted as he was quite an introverted guy. He then enjoyed his drink alone and sold the animal to the Banff Park Museum. Is the story true? Well, after hearing many stories about Bill Peyto, I would say probably, but even if it isn’t, we now have this great cafe to tell the tale at!


Trailhead Cafe

  • Price: $
  • Address:  101 Lake Louise Dr

Not so much a Lake Louise restaurant, but a small cafe good for takeaway sandwiches and coffee drinks. The Trailhead Cafe is where we usually stop for a warm-up after a long day out at Lake Louise Ski Resort.

If you just want something short and sweet before heading to do your activity at Lake Louise or Moraine Lake, this is a great stop. Like most coffee shops, they close at 5pm, so if you’re craving a latte, get here before then (there aren’t any other proper coffee shops until you get to Field or the town of Banff).


Lakeview Lounge

  • Price: $$$
  • Address:  111 Lake Louise Dr
  • See Menu

The Lakeview Lounge is another great Lake Louise restaurant at The Fairmont, great for guests staying at the Lake or non-guests who just want to enjoy the views of Victoria Glacier.

For those who wish to dine outside in the summer, you can take a seat on the stunning outdoor patio.

The Lakeview Lounge has various dishes, although my absolute go-to is the Apple Smoked Chicken on Butterfly Pea Sourdough Sandwich. If you can try to get a seat next to the big oval windows, though you may have to wait extra long to get this seat, it’s beyond worth it.


Lake Agnes Tea House

  • Price: $-$$
  • Address:  Lake Agnes
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The Lake Agnes Tea House is an icon of Lake Louise and all of Banff National Park, for that matter. It’s not so much as a Lake Louise restaurant as it is well, a tea house! To get to the Lake Agnes Tea House, you’ll have to put some work in and hike up to Lake Agnes.

Once you are there, you won’t be able to miss the tea house directly in front of this amazing Banff lake. The Lake Agnes Tea House serves up expensive English tea and pastries. A visit here isn’t for the super hungry, but rather for the Banff tourists that want to check this awesome spot off their Canadian Rockies bucket list.

The Lake Agnes Tea House is only open during the summer months during the day. It’s often hectic, especially on holidays and weekends July and August. Unless you visit outside of peak hours, you’ll probably have to wait to get inside and order a $5 cup of tea, but the setting around you is heavenly.


Laggan’s

  • Price: $
  • Address: 101 Village Rd Building B

Laggan’s is a counter-serve cafe and deli in the Lake Louise village. It’s right next to the Trailhouse Cafe (but in my opinion, the Trailhouse Cafe holds a better vibe).

If you need something quick and easy, a stop here is essential. We’ve visited Laggan’s before having a big day out, like biking and hiking at Moraine Lake or continuing to Lake O Hara.


Whitehorn Bistro

Lake Louise Ski Resort
  • Price: $$
  • Address:  1 Whitehorn Rd
  • See Menu

There aren’t many restaurants on Lake Louise Ski Resort, but Whitehorn Bistro is the absolute best out of the ones that are there! It’s where you’ll head on a winter day in Banff when the sun is shining, and snow is glistening.

You can enjoy a light meal here like Cauliflower Wings with King Mushrooms or an Alberta Whitehorn Burger! We’ve only eaten here once on an exceptional day while skiing in Banff and can assure you, the views of Mount Temple never get old.

Whitehorn Bistro is also open in the summer during lunch hours, though you’ll need to hike to it or take the Lake Louise Gondola. Consider purchasing a Gondola and Gourmet ticket which gets you a discount on the combination.



Hopefully, this helped you determine the best Lake Louise restaurant for your taste buds.

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Natasha Alden lives in Canmore, Alberta. After traveling across six continents and 80 countries with Cameron, she settled down in the stunning Canadian Rockies. She loves to help others travel and make their planning easier. She is a winter enthusiast and loves to snowboard, ice skate, and snowshoe and enjoy all the fantastic summer opportunities in Banff like hiking, scrambling, and biking. You can find her in the mountains or enjoying a coffee by the river.

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