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About Big Fish

Dine on fresh sustainably-sourced seafood and more at Big Fish, located in Calgary. Its casual setting and inviting atmosphere is ideal for grabbing a bite to eat with friends or family. A seafood chowder, smoked oyster sliders or chili-glazed frog legs make for flavorful appetizers at Big Fish. Guests can feast on an entrée of pan-roasted walleye with wilted spinach, fish tacos topped with tomato-mango salsa or a lamb and lobster burger. An oyster bar as well as delicious house-made desserts are also available.



Big Fish features a wide selection of wine that it offers with meals. It serves brunch on Saturdays, Sundays and on Mondays for holidays. This restaurant welcomes reservations and provides take-out services for guests wanting to dine at home.


1114 Edmonton Tr NE
Calgary, AB T2E 3K4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Sunday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 Pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 Am - 4:00 PM;
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 Pm - 10:00 PM,, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cross Street:
11th Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 277-3403

Website:
http://www.big-fish.ca/

Parking Details:
Private parking lot directly behind the restaurant, as well as additional street parking along the neighboring streets. *Please note on our block of 11th Avenue NE the parking is PERMIT ONLY for the residents.

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef: Dwayne Ennest, Kitchen Manager: Christa Scholtens

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Big Fish Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Authentic (4)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

Always found the mussels to be very tasty. The fish selections are interesting and will suit anyone who enjoys seafood. Rarely try desert as usually portions of the main dish with appetizers are substantial. But try the chocolate cake if you can.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Delicious seafood and fresh water fish for good value. Service was friendly and efficient. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always an enjoyable experience. The service was excellent, the food delicious and the price reasonable. It is one of our favourite restaurants. I must mention that the mussels are the biggest and best we have ever eaten. We have them almost every time we go. This is a place that never disappoints.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As always, breakfast was amazing. They do every detail well, down to the daily variety of house made jam and ketchup. This place makes me miss living in Renfrew!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Took my mother here for her Birthday. The ambience was very cozy and relaxed.
Our server Christina was wonderful. She was very attentive and even picked up on the 'birthday surprise' hint I gave her when it was time to order dessert.
The food was delicious and a great variety to choose from. Was easier able to pair wine from the delicious selection to go with my meal.
Looking forward to returning to trying more of the menu!
Thank you for the great birthday experience!

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very good! We did wait almost an hour though for our meal....it was very busy

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a great brunch! We had the curry mussels which were amazing 10/10! Then I had the soft shell crab which was beautifully prepared (bread was a tad too think and not toasted enough) but over all it was a 8/10, my friend had a non seafood brunch menu and really enjoyed it. The Ceasers were yummy as well! Would definitely come back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Big Fish was amazing. Great food and great service! I had the shrimp lasagna and flourless chocolate cake for desert. Both were very good. I am glad I found this restaurant during my stay in Calgary. It was worth it

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent menu and food combinations! Love the serving staff, especially Amanda and Christina! Definitely a favorite go-to place of ours!

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Superb service. Everything was spot on. Will definitely return and will share our experiences with others!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a lovely meal on the patio and the service was amazing! We will definitely be back

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Always great food and great service. If you like fish, this is the place to go!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great food and service. Pistachio crusted artic char was delicious!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The mussels where fantastic. The rest of the meal was good. Don't be fooled by the lobster and butter chicken, altough it was very tasty, the lobster did not exist or it was hard to find and taste. We told our waiter and he specified that it is flakes of lobster from the clawes. A bit disappointing knowing that I was in a seafood restaurant!! My husband had the pot au feu he said it was ok. Laking in flavor. Our waiter was great. Desert was awesome, we had the pecan pie. We had some Muscadet wine and that was lovely. All and all a good experience but we definitely prefer the sister restaurant the Open Range, right next door.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 13, 2017

An excellent meal combined with great service. Always a treat.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Wonderful menu selections with very fresh ingredients.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Get there on oysters Monday. They may run out. I can believe I am giving my tips away........

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Fantastic food with wonderful service! I am visiting Calgary from the UK and I went with a friend for my 60th birthday - I wasn't disappointed!! Our waiter was courteous and informative without being intrusive. I had oysters followed by one of the day's specials: pecan and maple crusted walleye with beets on a puree of purple cauliflower and potato - a perfect combination with succulent fish. My dessert came with a sparkler in it - lovely!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Amazing service! Casual atmosphere...great quality and value.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

A bit overpriced for the entres - however good quality - good service

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This was our first time at Big Fish. It was our anniversary and were looking for a special place to dine. The ambiance was not that great as it was very casual, but the food was very good. We will go back to enjoy the food again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Not your usual salmon and tuna fare. Interesting seafood done in complementary tasty ways.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We have forgotten about how good the food is here plus the best oysters in Calgary as we live in the Deep South Calgary but will definitely be making a pointe of going back more often. Loved loved our evening, the service was top notch and the chef even came by and asked how our evening was.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The amazing service Andy provided was only matched by the delicious brunch we enjoyed on Sunday. Can't wait to return soon!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Loved this restaurant. The food was exceptional. And for those who think they can't get good seafood in calgary -- think again! A great relaxing evening with lovely service.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food is fresh and flavourful. I had the pickerel which was cooked perfectly. It was served with the best spinach I've had in awhile. The crab cakes were great too....just a hint of spicy bite. And the dessert! Yum! Service is always great at The Big Fish. And this visit did not disappoint. The serving staff know the menu inside and out.
And the Big Fish always has great music playing!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We arrived early on Tuesday evening and had the restaurant to ourselves for the first hour which was lovely. Our server Kelly was awesome throughout the meal being very thoughtful and attentive. We shared the chef's menu with wine pairings which was delicious and interesting but not before we shared their fabulous cheese souffle with a glass of rose'. A very memorable evening indeed!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I've been to Big Fish a few times now - and have never been disappointed. We ordered mussels for a starter to share and then the salmon special. It was wonderful and I'm hoping they have it on the menu again. The warm potato salad was particularly good with feta and bacon - yum!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We had a delightful time at Big Fish. Service was very good and the food was excellent. My Walleye was delicious. Fairly small, intimate and unpretentious restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Excellent service, good selection of food choices, found that the table by the bar was a little noisy, would definitely recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great Beer
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Make sure you try the Manitoba walleye. I had it on Monday night and it's Thursday now and I am still thinking about. Had it with a nice glass of Rose. Perfect meal!

As I have a shellfish allergy, I tend to avoid seafood restaurants, but I felt very confident at Big Fish. The waitress took extra care to accommodate my allergy.

We live about 40 km from this restaurant, but we are already planning our next visit.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Great selection. Always a welcoming surprise with fresh fish in Calgary! Enjoyed all the options and loved the smell of the BBQ outside after a snowstorm!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Have the chowder. It's was delicious. Service was amazing. Had a wonderful time and we will be back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Artic char with pistachios was one of the best I've had. Keep it up

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 29, 2017

My husband and I have visited Big Fish before a very long time ago for dinner and I remembered we both enjoyed it. So for my birthday this year, I decided to revisit the restaurant to see if it was still as good as we remembered.

When we arrived we were seated promptly and did not have to wait long. The restaurant was busy and there was still a few tables available for walk in (which you don't see very often).

My husband ordered the bison pulled pork and I ordered the bison burger. Both were fairly good! We really enjoyed our meals at Big Fish. Our waiter (Andy) was attentive and checked up on us often. Our drinks were also refilled without us having to ask. The prices were reasonable and portions were decent. Our only complaint was the food took a bit longer than expected. We waited about half an hour for our food to arrive. But other than that, everything else was top notch and we wouldn't hesitate to return for brunch again!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Excellent food and overall pleasant experience.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2017

I went to Big Fish based on the reviews from previous patrons and I am so happy that I went! The food was amazing and so tasty, the atmosphere was fun and lively, and our waiter was so friendly! I would definitely recommend this restaurant especially for seafood lovers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 11, 2016

This is not your typical seafood place, there are items for those not wanting seafood. Their dishes all have a twist from the regular so may seem very exotic just reading off the menu but give it a try before you judge, I'm sure you'll be surprised.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 27, 2016

This was a great find. Food was amazing (scones are a must try), service was great and they take reservations. We picked the place because it was relatively central, had parking and took reservations. We'll definitely be going back for the amazing food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 15, 2016

We have been coming to Big Fish for over 7 years and we love it!! We come for the outstanding Oysters and the amazing Mussels and the wine list is unbelievable!!!!...We have brought many family and friends over the years and now they are regulars! We will keep coming!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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