Heartland Cafe

4.6
78 reviews
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Bistro
For over 23 years, Heartland Café and Restaurant has served the public with creative signature dishes and innovative creations.

Our menu is a fresh interpretation of traditional, healthy, & flavorful recipes derived from whole food cooking, created with high quality ingredients without additives or preservatives.

The selection of wine, beer, beverages compliment the wide array of robust dishes that change seasonally to reflect market availability

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Tue - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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MS
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Out of town guests. First time there

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RT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Too bad, I was hoping this cute place would be my new go-to as I am new to the area. Took a friend for birthday dinner and the waiter definitely tried but we were out on the balcony and the service was slower because there was only 1 waiter for the whole place. Food was good...$200 (w tip) for dinner for 2. Food was priced alright and a much nicer menu then I expected (had Charcuterie, pecan chicken and a steak), but the wine at $17 a glass was a surprise for a 'Café' (but that is on me as I did not look). I might try it again though, I understand it was a little busy and the waiter was at least friendly (compared to other reviews). The dinner plates weren't cleared (pet-peeve) so I gave up the idea of coffee and went to hunt him down inside to pay. I prefer to spend my money at "little & local" and don't care about price if it is fabulous so I may give it one more try. Definitely a cute place and service is key, but I may have high expectations for a Café (?).

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Heartland Cafe is an absolute gem in Okotoks. We went for dinner and the experience was outstanding. The fine dining experience paired with the quality of the food was absolutely amazing. As soon as you walk in you are welcomed in as if you were family, and it this feeling did not fade throughout the whole meal. I had the filet, it was beautifully presented and tasted amazing, melt in your mouth kind of steak. As we were leaving the feeling of friendliness was still there, the owners took time away from their own meal to ask us how our dinner and experience was. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody and everybody. I will be back very soon.

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SC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heartland is a beautiful and relaxing place with very good food and service. The burger is excellent and so is the beet salad.
Looking forward to go back.

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FG
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We hadn’t been in a while and decided to fir brunch. We sat outside on the patio and enjoyed a delicious meals and the service was excellent. Situated in old town Okotoks, this restaurant is worth the drive from Calgary or surrounding area.

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TP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this for a birthday celebration dinner . Heartland café is one of the few intrinsically Okotoks restaurants. It was so charming and inviting. the staff was professional and down to earth . The food was delicious . the decor is put together Care and creativity. It’s lovely mixture of the past with the comforts of the present.

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LK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. The atmosphere is very charming.

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L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I have been to the Heartland cafe many times and thus was the first time the service was terrible. Pretty well we're ignored the whole time and had to consistently flag down another server as our server was no where to be seen.

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T
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our second time at the Heartland and it was again, excellent. Both the food and the service were great.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat out a lot. I feel like The Heartland might be THE finest dining option in Okotoks town right now! The prices are on the higher side, but they are well worth a special visit on a special occasion. I will be back for sure. The food was really tasty with superb presentation; the service was great and very friendly; the ambiance very upscale and pleasant. Plus, my friend Stephen, who works in the kitchen, made absolutely sure to go an extra mile for me on my visit to celebrate my Birthday :). Very pleased, with everything, with the whole experience. Thank you.

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BE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Owners, great atmosphere, great service, wonderful food. Very pleased, will return!

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JM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The performer was WAY TOO LOUD. Great quality of music but was a concert not "background" music It did not provide ambiance, and conversation across the table was very difficult. If the Heartland wants to present a concert, it should be clear when reservations are made that the concert is going on that particular night. We would have made another plan.

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JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the Heartland - especially summers on the patio or winters in the cozy atmosphere. Ideal for getting people together for a meal you know everyone will love!

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were very impressed. Loved everything about it. Will definitely go back.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you KathyP, We very much appreciate you visiting us and look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you for your kind review!

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R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Heartland Cafe used to be a favourite, but our most recent visit was rather disappointing. Dishes served were lacking flavour, very small portions, for exorbitant prices. The servers seemed inconvenienced with our presence and busied themselves taking down tables for the evening when it was still hours from closing time, asking us repeatedly if we were ready to leave.

I had previously really enjoyed my dining experiences in prior years, but it would seem something has changed and I would not recommend it based on my visit this week.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on May 31, 2019

Rachel, We take all reviews very seriously so we can ensure we provide the best value & quality of food for our guests. We strive to keep our prices as low as possible & maintain the high quality of food that our guests request, as such, have always conservatively priced our dishes. We have a strict policy about not rushing guests, we will review your comments with our team to ensure all guests feel welcome. We know this is likely an isolated incident and welcome the chance to win you over.

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CB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful family dinner!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you CherylB We are so pleased your family enjoyed their dinner, we pride ourselves on having options for the entire family!

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SK
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very unique venue..love it and have brought people with me at different times to experience it too.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Spoke with the new owner and he seemed very concerned about our experience. That was awesome

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T
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely place - enjoyed the history and the food was delicious!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our dinner. Food, service and experience were top shelf! So glad we came......

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took 2 guests to the Heartland Cafe as part of a fundraising on-line auction for Habitat for Humanity! Our guests, (winning bid) requested the Heartland as they had never eaten there before. The food was great, our server, Jessica, was outstanding, and the overall experience was wonderful!

-Mayor Bill Robertson
Okotoks

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BH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cools place, nice live music, good food, great service.

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AK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, clean organized restaurant. Staff worked together to create a pleasant experience. Food plated and tasted great. Server listen and excelled at our requests. Thank You.

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service at Heartland has always been spectacular and I will be coming back for more.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heartland is always a great place to go! An absolute gem in a small town!

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OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good! Prompt service, friendly staff, great food.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed ourselves for a nice evening out. The service was really good and it was not too noisy in the restaurant so that we could talk at a normal level great overall.

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MM
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall good dining experience. We missed some items that had been taken off the menu since our last visit. Had the ribs which were tasty and tender. Coleslaw serving was minuscule. Corn on the cob was mushy.
Overall view - - previous visits were better.

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IT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A treasured gem in downtown Okotoks. Easy to find with parking in front of and behind the building.
Look forward to dining there one day soon.

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F
Calgary
32 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great selection of food on the menu. We all enjoyed our lunches. Fabulous space with an interesting history. The only downside is that because it is so good, it is busy, so be prepared to wait for your food.

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M
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really great service and good food.

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JD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The decor and atmosphere is wonderful. One of my favourite places.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent place to have brunch with my friend. We will definitely be returning.

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BS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

food was very good, but not hot .

everything else was very good.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consider changing the background music selection - didn’t fit the ambiance of the venue

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a lovely spot.

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CW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite Restaurant in Okotoks!!!!! The food always tastes so fresh and wholesome. Love the staff, they are always so friendly.

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T
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went to Heartland Cafe for Valentines Day and enjoyed our visit. The menu had lots of delicious choices and there was a good selection of wine. The service was excellent and the food tasted very good. We have already recommended Heartland Cafe to several of our friends and family.

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SK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE WERE VERY SURPRISED IN THE LOVELY MENU FOR BREAKFAST ON SUNDAY. THE GAL SERVING WAS GREAT AND LET US TAKE OUR TIME. THE MEAL WAS VERY NICE EVERYONE SEEMED HAPPY IWTH THEIR CHOICES. WE WILL ATTEND AGAIN AND TELL OTHERS.
THANK YOU,
Sandi Kennedy

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SC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the look and feel of the old building and little touches relating to it's past as a church ex. bible on the front counter, "brothers" and "sisters" on the washroom doors instead of "Men's" and "Ladies". We were a party of six, ordered different items and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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