Tooloulou’s introduced itself to the downtown Banff dining scene in October 2012. Locally owned and operated as a casual and intimate fifty seat restaurant, Tooloulou’s offers a Cajun Creole inspired flair alongside a touch of Canadian Rocky Mountain infusion.
Canadians have a direct historical link with our southern Louisiana neighbours. Acadians who lived in our Maritime provinces survived a time of persecution when many migrated to Louisiana where they were instrumental in developing the Cajun culture. Chef Steve embraces the opportunity to merge his love of hearty home-style cooking that compliments southern & Louisana favourites side by side with true Canadian character. Following his philosophy that ‘made in house’ is best, menu items, sauces and sides are made from fresh and natural ingredients. Extensive Breakfast Lunch & Dinner menus offer a wide selection of tasty options for every palate. And don’t be shy to sample from over 100 hot sauces available on our Hot Shotz shelf!
Owner/Chef Steve hails from Calgary where he earned his Red Seal in 1981. His love of cooking has kept him in Banff’s kitchens for over forty years.
Catherine came to Banff in 1977 and fell in love. She has worked in Banff’s restaurant industry as hostess, server, fry cook, manager and owner.
Born and raised in Banff Caeleigh has been brought up in Banff’s service industry. She now works at Tooloulou’s as a Floor Manager.
Chef Steve embraces the opportunity to merge his love of hearty home-style cooking that compliments southern & Louisana favourites side by side with true Canadian character.
Following his philosophy that ‘made in house’ is best, menu items, sauces and sides are made from fresh and natural ingredients. Extensive Breakfast Lunch & Dinner menus offer a wide selection of tasty options for every palate. And don’t be shy to sample from over 100 hot sauces available on our Hot Shotz shelf!
In 2012 we worked together to include Tooloulou’s in Banff’s downtown dining scene and it is our pride and privilege to welcome you. Our personal passion for great house cooked meals and good times is on display in our restaurant everyday from the decor to the menu to the cocktails and our dedicated staff work hard to create a special memory for you. We are committed to supporting our peers and partners in the greater Bow Valley area. We are grateful to our steadfast customers for your support and for the opportunity to serve our community and visitors for many years to come!
Chef Steve continues to search out new and develop existing authentic recipes for menu items. Made in house is a daily routine in the prep kitchen where items such as our signature gumbo, etouffee, jambalaya, bisque, soups, sauces, dips and spice combinations are prepared. Pop Up Specials of the Day, Holiday Menus and of course annual Mardi Gras menus are an opportunity to showcase signature items as well as introduce new menu items.
Tooloulou’s continues to evolve in our quest to reduce waste and become more eco friendly. As stewards of Banff National Park, and of the Earth, we recognize the importance of doing our part by continuing to move forward utilizing different tools available to us. Presently Tooloulou’s recycles all cardboard, composts kitchen waste, recycles frying oil, uses biodegradable garbage bags and take out containers, recycles glass and cans, have installed an eco friendly dishwasher and offers paper straws to guests.
We are located at 204 Caribou Street, just off the main street of Banff. Parking is available on the street or in the parking arcades located on Bear St.
*Reservations for Dinner Only -online reservations need be submitted minimum 24 hours in advance
Open from 8:00AM – 9:00PM
Open for Dine-In and Take Out
MONDAY to SUNDAY
Lunch 11:30am – 5:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Reservations for Dinner only.
Tooloulou’s will be closed in December:
Wednesday December 15 – closed PM
Thursday December 16 – CLOSED all day
Friday December 17 – closed PM
Friday December 24 – closed PM
Saturday December 25 – CLOSED all day
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