We were starving after hiking so a stop in Banff was a necessity. My cousin was feeling sandwiches and soup so we decided to give Squish a try. We dropped by on a Monday afternoon around 3:00pm for a late lunch.
Proclamations that their sandwiches are the best in the Rockies. Or anywhere for that matter. *spoiler alert* keep dreaming Squish…
Massive ugly mock Montreal smoked meat sandwich when you first walk in.
The inside is literally a basement cellar. Lots of room to sit and even a few picnic tables. They had a few TV’s up streaming Wimbledon.
Arcade games coming soon. That’ll make the basement dungeon a little more hip.
You order at the counter and your food is brought out to your table. Service is pretty bare bones; the man, who I assume is the owner, wasn’t very helpful while we debated what to order. We asked him about the soup of the day, wild mushroom, which he said was good. We asked him if it was homemade and he said no.
It gets worse. One of the dishes that we ordered had HALF of a plastic sauce bag in the coleslaw. When my cousin went up to show him, all he did was say sorry. It was shocking! Never seen worse service than that. Should we get onto the food?
The food was passable but unimaginative. Doubt I’m ever coming back again.
Squish Sandwich Cellar
211 Banff Avenue