About Us

Our fabulous fondues and sizzling hot rock selections are available in 14 varieties including beef, buffalo, chicken, rattlesnake, lobster, shark, cheese and chocolate. Or for an alternative entrée, try wild game or Alberta Beef steaks. Appetizers include buffalo steak tartar and Swiss raclette- melted cheese.

At the Grizzly House enjoy a taste of the exotic- and the eclectic. Examine the rustic décor and you will find wood paneled walls, a wood carved bear, totem poles, bearskin rugs, a buffalo head and even a mannequin riding a motorcycle. Glance around the room and you will see working phones at every table- a legacy from the restaurant’s former incarnation as a disco nightclub. Sit back and listen to the non-stop 70s music. The Grizzly House is interactive and entertaining.

In the warmer months, have a seat on our front patio. Take in the spectacular mountain views. Or simply watch visitors from around the world and locals stroll by along Banff’s busy main street. Full food and beverage menus are available on the patio.
The Wine CalkboardOur wine cellar has over 100 labels to compliment every menu selection. We also have a wide range of beer, cocktails, and non-alcoholic drinks.

Join us. We know food and we know Banff – we’ve been in business here since 1967.


Barbara and Peter Steiner opened the Grizzly House in 1967. At the time it was Western Canada’s first disco and was known for its touring bands and go-go dancers.

Initially all the food was delivered through a hole in the wall from a neighbouring Chinese food restaurant. A few months after the Grizzly House opened, the Chinese food restaurant closed. The Grizzly House had to find a new way to comply with the liquor laws that required food service in order to serve alcohol. Peter and the Grizzly House staff brought in their own fondue pots- and a restaurant tradition began. The fondue concept was an immediate success and has, unlike disco, withstood the test of time.
Old Style Menu
In addition to the Grizzly House the Steiner’s also opened the Banff Book and Art Den in the mid-1960s. For the last ten years Peter Steiner has been developing Narrows Village, which is a waterfront resort located near Sicamous, British Columbia. For more information on Narrows Village visit www.narrowsvillage.com . For information on the annual Sicamous and Shuswap Lake Wild Mushroom and Food Festival visit www.fungifestival.com .