Big Fish and Open Range Calgary

4.8
1433 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Dine on fresh sustainably-sourced seafood, wild game meats and more at Big Fish & Open Range, located in Calgary. Its casual setting and inviting atmosphere is ideal for grabbing a bite to eat with friends or family.

Big Fish offers food such as a seafood chowder, smoked oyster sliders or chili-glazed frog legs that make for flavorful appetizers. 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.

Open Range embodies the essence of our city; cutting edge, but comfortable and unpretentious. Open Range mixes modern with tradition, serving every cut you would expect but preparing them with interesting variations of flavours. We offer locally raised beef, elk, bison and game prepared in an easy going Southwestern style. We are one of Calgary's premier steakhouses with multiple awards and accolades.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1433 people are saying
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Sofcal
Calgary
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good tasty and fresh food. Service was attentive and welcoming. Small restaurant with a quiet good ambiance

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Crystal was a gem….great mannerisms, friendliness, knowledge, grace. Food was spectacular as before. Will be back!!!

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Arnie
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Nice to have choice of the Open Range menu.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Arnie, Thanks for the review and recommendation! It always makes us happy to see that our guests had great food and service. We believe that offering both the Big Fish and the Open Range menus leaves something for everyone no matter the craving! Please come again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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LoveinMaui
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Fresh, well-prepared, rich in flavour.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded 2 days ago

Hi LoveinMaui, Thanks for the review! We take the upmost care in ensuring that we only provide the highest quality ingredients to every dish. Glad to hear your food was fresh, well-prepared and rich in flavour. Until next time! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review! See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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HW57
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite go to restaurants. Never disappointed by the food or the service. Hidden gem.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hi HW57, Thanks for the review and recommendation! We are so honoured to be one of your favourite go to restaurants. It means a lot to us. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice and friendly service. Good menue with lots of variety. Enjoyed the experience

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience from the nice and friendly service to the wide variety in our menu options. Look forward to serving you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway great food and atmosphere. Service is top notch. Wonderful.
If you haven’t tried it, you really should.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review! We try our best to always provide the best service so it pleases us to know the service and food you received was great and top notch! See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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vipTobyT
Calgary
30 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!!! Great service and great food! The desserts are incredible!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this restaurant, great experience! Highly recommend the duck!

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TimO
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never fails to impress me. I think it's my favorite restaurant in Calgary.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on November 5, 2021

Hi TimO, Thanks for the review and recommendation! WOW - we are honoured that we are your favourite restaurant in Calgary. Your kind words make everything that we do worth it. If we can ever make your next visit even better, please feel free to ask! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

busy but comfortable distance. Excellent and informed service. Wonderful food.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on November 5, 2021

Hi BrianM, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Glad you enjoyed the experience from the food to the service. Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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wishb
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. The server was personable and made perfect recommendations. We even chatted about our dogs and his appreciation for them. The lobster lamb burger is a rarity with good flavor. Everything about this place lived up to the expectations and more.

You can see the staff really care about getting to know their customers. Thank you!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 29, 2021

Hi wishb, Thanks for the review and recommendation! We are so pleased to hear that you had an amazing time with us. It makes us so happy to know that we lived up to expectations and more. Our servers definitely try to go above and beyond with their customer service. We look forward to having you join us again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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viptheleer
Calgary
46 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious rose wine and fish tacos which were perfectly spicy, reasonably priced, good-sized serving. Service was the right balance of attentive. Nice to sit near the window but a bit chilly.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 29, 2021

Hi theleer, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Glad you enjoyed both the rose wine and tacos. We have noted that being near the window was a little bit chilly for you and we will keep an eye on it heading into the colder winter season. Come again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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StacyA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was a wonderful evening, our waiter was very charming, and had wealth of knowledge to share about the menu,and food. Oysters were exceptional, my main course of boring walleye, was cooked to perfection. The subtle flavours of the other items on my plate blending with the fish made it exquisite. I don’t think I have had such a wonderful fish meal, since being in BC. I can not wait to go again. Thank you!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on November 5, 2021

Hi StacyA, Thanks for the review! We are so privileged to have you say that our fish is comparable to being in BC. It means a lot to us. See you at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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Greg
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, food is superb as always. Been going there for over 10 years. Highly recommend!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 21, 2021

Hi Greg, Thanks for the review and for your support over the last 10 years! We are so privileged to have you returning after all this time. Without you, we would not still be here today especially during these difficult times. If there is ever anything we can do to make your next visit even better, please let us know! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! Loved how there were so many choices. Mussels were so good! We will be going back to try other items on the menu!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 18, 2021

Hi JamesK, Thanks for the review and recommendation! With so many options, you are sure to find something that matches your cravings. The mussels are definitely a customer favourite. Looking forward to having you back! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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randyp
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We have eaten at Big Fish before and the food/service were both great.
Last nite both were less than mediocre, it was so disappointing considering we spent well over $300.00 on the meal. We wanted salmon, the server or the kitchen had no idea if it was farmed or wild, the server even said, “we don’t have salmon on our menu”, we had to point it out. The muscles were HUGE and the sauce, which is always the best in town, was watered down and not flavourful. We waited over 45 minutes from the time the server picked up our completed appetizer dishes until our meal finally arrived. Not sure we will go back :(

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 19, 2021

Hi randyp, Thanks for the feedback! Please accept our sincerest apologies for this experience. This does not sound like the high standards and quality that we pride ourselves in delivering. Please reach out to us at marketing@rangefish.ca. We appreciate your support and we would like to rectify this. We would like the opportunity to show you that the Big Fish & Open Range that you know has not gone anywhere. We look forward to hearing from you soon! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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RamonaH
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely everything was just so delicious. Smoked maple salmon salad a real standout, fresh oysters from PEI a real treat. Super great suggest wine pairing. Service top notch, definitely our new favourite restaurant.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 18, 2021

Hi RamonaH, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Wow we feel privileged to be your new favourite restaurant! Glad the wine pairing elevated your experience. See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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OutofTowners
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was amazing and the recommendations were spot on. We had a quiet table and a really engaged set of servers. Go here for a top quality meal!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 18, 2021

Hi OutofTowners, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Great to hear that the recommendations were to your liking. See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food from the open kitchen and great service from the server! Nice time to have a delicious thanksgiving dinner with friends and relatives!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 18, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and we are grateful you chose us for your special occassion. Come again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 29, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review! We are happy that you had a good experience with us. Come again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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LiamJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My family enjoyed our dining experience. The food was on point thank you chef and staff.
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LeahA
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time and we were not disappointed. Food was amazing and service was excellent.. we will definitely be back to try more of menu. The salmon was the best I have ever had.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 18, 2021

Hi LeahA, Thanks for the review and recommendations! We always enjoy first time visitors. Happy hear the salmon was the best you've ever had. See you at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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AraS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the Arctic char, I had the elk rib eye. It was perfection. Sat at the bar and had excellent service and chat with the staff. 10/10

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 18, 2021

Hi AraS, Thanks for the review and recommendations! Glad you enjoyed both our surf n' turf option. Come again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing. Small space, personable, friendly. I’m pretty sure the owner was our waiter, he took so much pride in the food and service. Great place, with great food! We will be returning!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 8, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review! We appreciate your kinds words. Our owner loves to flip between supporting in the kitchen but also serving our guests. Being connected to our guests is an important part to our dedication to customer service. We look forward to your return! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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Eric
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply spectacular meals from both menus. I highly recommend Big Fish and Open Range for anyone looking for a nice local spot to enjoy excellent food.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 1, 2021

Hi Eric, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Happy Birthday once again to your friend! We hope she had the best day ever! We appreciate your support of our small business. We look forward to serving you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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Canadian
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Artic Char was outstanding! Great service! Extremely pleased to learn that those serving us were also vaccinated.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 1, 2021

Hi Canadian, Thanks for the review and recommendation! We take the health and safety of our team and guests seriously. We are glad you are happy with the protocols we have put into place. Come again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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JLM2
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Happy to see you could combine Open Range and Big Fish and remain viable.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 1, 2021

Hi JLM2, Thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed the options for both surf n' turf. It was really important for us to still offer both menus to our customers. See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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DaveN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small cozy atmosphere with excellent food and great service! Can’t wait to go back.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on October 1, 2021

Hi DaveN, Thanks for the review! We appreciate your kind words. We also can't wait to have you back! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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SirVCW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice for steaks or fish. The Arctic Char was amazing. Highly recommend. Great wine list.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi SirVCW, Thanks for the review and recommendation! We are glad you enjoyed the options for both surf n' turf. Until next time! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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vipBrian
Calgary
46 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still one of my favorites. Ate on the patio so had some noise from Edmonton trail but it was too nice to be inside. The bison short ribs from the Open Range menu are a must try.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi Brian, Thanks for the review and recommendation! We are so honoured that you regard as one of your favourites. It really means a lot to us. We look forward to having you join us again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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LiseG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far my favorite restaurant in the city. The Salmon is incredible…always cooked to perfection, and the Bison burger is the best in the city! I love everything on this menu…it’s a must try!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 24, 2021

Hi LisaG, Thanks for the review and recommendation! WOW - your kind words make us so happy. It makes all our hard work worth it to see our customers enjoying themselves. Thanks for supporting our small business! Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambience fantastic, menu great lots of choices, oysters unbelievable,delicious!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi SusanM, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Glad that our variety of choices, our ambiance and the oysters were to your satisfaction. Always glad to know when we have delivered a good experience. We hope to see you in the future! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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KathyB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy big fish.food is great .service is wonderful

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi KathyB, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Thank you for your continued support of our small business. It means a lot to us during this difficult time. Be safe and see you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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AnthonyN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved this place! Great for special celebrations or a romantic evening. The food was amazing and served in a decent time frame. Price was on par for the food served 👌

Only con of this experience, is they seated us beside the staff door, which wasn't ideal, as we were celebrating our anniversary....

Other then that, highly recommend!!!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi AnthonyN, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Once again, we would like to wish the both of you a Happy Anniversary. We hope you have many more beautiful memories to come. We do apologize for seating you by the staff door. In the future, feel free to let us know if you have a particular seating preference in advance and we will make every effort to accommodate. Until next time! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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SoufianeB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish is awesome !
I recommend this restaurant 100%

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi SoufianeB, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Glen will be so happy to see your kind words. Come again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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TinaL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is amazing however, more importantly, the service is impeccable! Chelsea was friendly, attentive, and had perfect timing.
Would 100% go back and would recommend if you're looking for a nice steak dinner (on the open range side of the menu).

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi TinaL, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Chelsea is a rockstar and we are so glad that you recognized her hard work. We will be sure to let her know when she is in next. Glad you enjoyed our turf Open Range menu. Come again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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MMYYC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Frog legs were excellent. Good selection of wines.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi MMYYC, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Our Frog Legs are definitely underestimated. Glad you enjoyed our wine selection. See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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DaveD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Nice ambiance as well.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi DaveD, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Happy to see you had an excellent meal and service with us. Looking forward to your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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FAQs

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 277-3403.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary is rated 4.8 stars by 1433 OpenTable diners.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bigfishrestaurant.ca/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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