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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.
Calgary, AB T2E 3K4
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
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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: Dwayne Ennest, Kitchen Manager: Christa Scholtens
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Big Fish Ratings and Reviews
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.
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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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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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