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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We are starting our Valentine's Menu a day early on Tuesday, February 13th and extending it until Thursday February 15th so that you don't have to panic if you cannot get a reservation on valentines day! Celebrate with a loved one and treat them to a decadent dinner, special menu available Feb 13-15

Big Fish Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
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Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Comfort Food (5)
Cozy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 8, 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.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 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!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·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.

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·Dined on December 10, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, People Watching, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been to Big Fish (and its neighbour Open Range owned by the same group) a number of times mostly with family. The food is good and portions generous. This time we were meeting friends having not seen each other for a number of months and with the expectation that we won't see them again for at least 4 months. So we had lots to talk about. Since we were doing a lot of chatting at the start it felt like we were getting push a bit to order but after that the service was good and I really enjoyed the baked oysters on the daily sheet. I took the easy way out or the main with fish and chips. Flavor was good but the batter perhaps a bit on the soft side though the fish was very hot and beautifully tender. It wasn't busy for a Friday which was good as we ended up staying for 2.5 hours which was the borderline for their guidelines due to their seating schedules.

Just wish they had a bit more parking. Its always a concern if you book right in prime time for dinner as the back lot was full as expected and we ended up having to park a block and a half away due to permit parking in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was excellent! Atmosphere was casual and light-hearted but also attention to detail in food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (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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