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Big Fish

988 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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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
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Phone number
(403) 277-3403
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Executive Chef: Dwayne Ennest, Kitchen Manager: Christa Scholtens
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Cross street
11th Avenue
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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.
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 988 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Canadianknight (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Arctic char was perfectly prepared, great flavours! Citrus slaw with the crab cake was so amazing it almost outshone the crab cake itself.

Chocolate flourless torte is decadent!

vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good but we wouldn't go back because of the service. So unfortunate.

vipHolodny (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place for oysters. Good seafood entees

kenf (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

My third visit to this restaurant and nothing but top quality food and service. Worth the visit.

JenC (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We just enjoyed our first dinner here after many glowing referrals! Our meal was delicious and the service was top notch.
If you need a seafood fix, a memorable experience and a fun evening out, visit Big Fish for a delish dish!! (no I don't work here and no, I won't be going into marketing anytime soon ;) )

Courtney (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

I went to Big Fish for brunch on a Sunday with a couple friends and I had the eggs benedict with bison shortrib and it was delicious! My friends enjoyed the soft shell crab club. Big Fish is definitely my new favourite breakfast place in Calgary and I would definitely go back and try out the dinner menu! Additionally, the service was great. 10 out of 10 would recommend.

SunshiineLuvaa (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

My Husband & I have been dining at Big Fish for years. We ONLY eat with CHRISTINA, She has the most chillin vibes of life & has great knowledge of wine, oysters, & most notably, she handles our random menu modifications with absolute GRACE! The food is ALWAYS consistent & fresh which is super important for an establishment that serves mostly seafood. Big Fish has a smaller, cozy atmosphere; Perfect for date night or a special occasion. (REAL candles on the table are a plus for me #Details)

Things we've eaten more than once: Butter Chicken hot pot, Fish Tacos, Lobster Lamb Burger & of course OYSTERS are a MUST! Also, even if I were allergic to nuts I'd still probably try to have a bite of the Pecan Pie.... At least I'd die HAPPY! kinda... LMAO!

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s2f2 (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Server was nice. The place was quite busy, a bit too noisy for me. Food took a little longer than what we expected, taste pretty good but both my daughter and myself found the food a bit too oily. Presentation was very good, would have given 4 stars if the food was less oily. Coffee was no good though, no flavor whatsoever.

Altarose (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We like going to Big Fish with friends who like fish. It’s the best in town for creative, well prepared fish dinners. Their oysters are fabulous, too. A comfortable conversation can be held and seating is casual. What’s better, comfy clothes, good conversation, great fish?

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Food and service at the Big Fish were great. We enjoyed calamari & fish chowder as starters. Our mains - Manitoba walleye, red snapper and Arctic char were tasty. Generous portions.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Amazing service. Great place. Really cozy and delicious food.

vipKirvine (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Our experience at dinner on Sunday night was not what it usually is at Big Fish. We love Big Fish and have eaten there and had fantastic food a multitude of times, but this time the food was terrible. Nobody was enthused at their meals when they came after quite the wait, even though it was dead in there. It was clear one meal held the rest up as 3/4 were luke warm. Fish and chips got sent back as they were burnt and lacking fish.
The waitress was quite attentive, so at least the service was at its usual level. Sad when one of your favourites lets you down.

vipAmberK (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Brunch at Big Fish is a favorite! Excellent service and delicious choices.

Josie (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Mussels are amazing. Menu is limited. Some food items have too many things going on - too many flavours, etc.

Aimee (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

We had such a wonderful date night here! Absolutely phenomenal food experience! Our server was so nice and wonderful throughout the service. The drink special and the food werr perfectly crafted and you could tell there was much thought behind knowing what flavours worked well together. We are returning with guests next time!

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

A good place to take new friends, but a bit too noisy for conversation.

vipBear (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

We loved our meal! I am still thinking about it and want to return as soon as possible. Service is excellent and the food quality is superb. We really enjoyed the oysters (east and west), feature tuna appetizer, crab cakes, walleye main dish and trout main dish. A perfect spot for a group of friends, a date or with colleagues.

ValG (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

The service was lovely and staff very friendly although it was early on a Friday evening and we were the only table. Big Fish has a very unique menu. My friend had the fish taco and the actual fish was very outpowered by the strong seasoning. I had a crab and lamb burger with cambozola cheese and mango salsa. Believe me, there is nothing at all magical about this combination of flavors and it just did not work for me. I had been looking forward to trying this restaurant for a long time and sadly, am disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

First time. Great spot food was excellent . Lived up to the comments from friends who had been there before. Only point for improvement is servers could be more attentive. Otherwise excellent and will return.

Mikemac (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

New owner back in May worried things would slip - they have not great food and great service we will be back.