Big Fish

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Seafood
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.


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LA
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We regrettfully made reservations @ Big Fish for a Valentine's celebration! ... which dining experience, as well as atmosphere & service was mediocre - at best! ... & certainly not what we were expecting for a special occasion. From the very start, the hand peeled shrimp appetizer were tiny, tasteless (unseasoned), still partly-frozen crystals remaining (obviously from water thawing) & served with a low quality bottled cocktail sauce (which I can buy better @ grocery store) ... & dinner didn't improve from there - I needn't say anything more!

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service with a perfectly cooked meal

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Fair price

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE

Big Fish
Responded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

F
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice ambience, good service, nice music, soft enough not to drown conversation. A rare gem

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was great other than the table next to us letting there 4 year old wander around the restaraunt and 6 year old watch Netflix on a cell phone with the volume up. I know it's awkward for the staff to have to tell them to be respectful, but I shouldn't have to either. Which I did after the staff ignoring it for 45 minutes

Z
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Since I did the reservation I mentioned was a bday dinner, however, the waitress forgot to bring the cake with the candle. We waited for 20 min and then she said had forgotten. Also, there was a couple absolutely annoyed because my 3-year-old was playing ... it’s a family friendly restaurant and they should know it!
Food is great but service was not good enough a special day :-(

SR
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good food. I would definitely go back again

LM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for brunch on Saturday morning. Waiter was very friendly and food was delicious. Glad we came.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

MB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very tasty appetizers and main courses. Great value for delicious food! Nice little spot in the heart of the city

DS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and food. The restaurant was very cozy and elegant. Had 4 kinds of raw oysters and the fish tacos that were excellent. Waitresses were exceptional.

T
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and a wonderful place for a date!

SM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Big Fish was an extremely enjoyable and social time. The food, excellent. I have had Christina as my server each time I have dined at Big Fish. She is exceptionally professional, attentive, and my favourite.

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was slower then usual
And extremely loud

WZ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been eating here for years and it never disappoints.

WM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The baked oysters were absolutely marvellous. Lobster poutine was interesting. Great sauce.

Sadly, crab cakes were not quite as wonderful as last year. A little dry and overdone.

But, as my mother said, the baked oyster sauce more than made up for it. Wonderful. Looking forward to coming back to Big Fish whenever we can.

D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was average and overpriced. Service was great. Restaurant is decently decorated but nothing special. Overall, overrated for the cost and quality of the dishes.

r
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, health food choices available

L
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had been to Big Fish for dinner but not lunch. I suggested this place to my friends for a get together. The food and service was great. The food was a little slow especially since there were only a few tables. I will definitely be back to try other items on the menu.

JB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was our daughters Birthday. It was very good but very expensive. We would go back.

a
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as usual. Friendly knowledgeable staff, great ambiance.

TG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Big Fish. Our favourite night is Monday, when it is two-for-one oyster night. The menu has options for everyone. The food is always fresh and well prepared. Service is attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Highly recommend!

J
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were greeted in a friendly manner, and there was no problem with our chatting "endlessly".

J
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious!
Great atmosphere and food! Will definitely be back when I’m in Calgary again!

TT
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! The arctic char is amazing and that bourbon pecan praline pie....so yummy!

F
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

great place to eat. Wonderful food. comfy chairs. good wine selection. Wonderful oysters on the half shell.

c
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Delicious food - loved the selection of oyster our server chose for us! Our ‘mains’ were amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

MK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch at Big Fish. We hadn't been there for a long time, and we were treating a friend, so hoped it would be good and it didn't disappoint. Our server was friendly and knowledgable about the menu. We didn't feel rushed at all and yet when we did finally order, our food came out quite promptly. Everything was fresh and tasty. We had the calamari, the fish and chips, the seafood enchiladas and the curry on offer that day. Wonderful. We will definitely return :-)

J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Big Fish! Food is excellent and never disappoints and our server was lovely!

m
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The fish tacos were gross and the sauce that came with the shrimp bucket was kind of weird.

B
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

LOVED the pot au feu. Everything else was delicious, too...as we've come to expect from Big Fish.

B
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Just surprised that the cost of a specialty coffee has increased to $10.

d
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was unremarkable for the price. I wouldn’t bother going again nor would I recommend this place.

R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I definitely recommend starting with the oysters from the West Coast of Canada. They are bigger and tastier than east coast oysters - that's my personal opinion. I had the Seafood Pot Au Feu and it was delicious. Their wine selection is excellent. I especially like their Italian wine selection. Service was friendly and excellent.

DR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was great. It was a birthday celebration for my other. Restaurant was not too busy. A little hard to have an intimate dinner with the couple next to us so close. They also were celebrating his birthday.

NN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything experience. I would definitely go back

S
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great. Can't wait to go back!

SH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been doing brunch at Big Fish for a few years now and it never disappoints. You can make reservations which is wonderful not having to wait for an unexpected time with busy schedules (yes even on weekends!). The food is amazing and such a great variety. The staff is pleasant and has the perfect balance of attentiveness and allowing a big table time to visit. It has set the standard for weekend brunch very high. Every time we talk of trying something new we always agree that Big Fish is the best and has it all, so we keep going back.

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