218 Lynx Street
Banff, AB T1L 1A9
Melissa's Missteak is the actual name of the place according to the sign outside. The place is located away from all the touristy action, but I read good things so decided to drop by for brunch before we took from Banff for good.
The place itself has an old timey feel, as if we were eating in a lodging cabin (but much cleaner). The restaurant offers up breakfast foods and diner classics for what seems to be actual residents of Banff and locals. Menu includes breakfast classics, burgers, sandwiches, and diner steaks (which differ from actual steaks really).
I ordered the Club Sandwich with the soup of the day, Mexican Chili, while the fiance ordered the Fish N Chips. The club sandwich was huge. Definitely not a sandwich you can fit into your mouth....only I did. The meats were good and sliced a bit thicker than normal, which I enjoyed. However...no bacon? I thought all clubs come with bacon :(. The mexican chili was actually really good. Thick and savory with massive amounts of beef and beans.
The fish and chips were alright. The giant haddock tasted fine and the batter was done OK. The batter was very crisp which is a nice touch. The fish adhered pretty well and the batter doesn't fall apart. You'd be surprised how many places I've been to where this happens.
Our server was great. She made small talk and answered all our questions including our personal curiosity of why so many Australians were living in Banff!? She was Australian herself and there were so many of them (tour guides, servers, store owners, etc) that it just struck my curiosity. (Not complaining though. Aussies are awesome!) The place is the perfect spot to grab lunch or a quick bite to eat. Real unassuming and non-touristy, so it was a good meal.
Ambience: B | Service: A | Price: B | Food: C+