National on 17th

4.6
62 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
National opened its doors at 550 17th Ave., on June 1st, 2012. Providing Calgary
with a new, dynamic choice in the growing craft beer market. Serving the best North American Craft Beer alongside Canadian Cuisine. National prides itself on creating a family environment for the staff, and a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere for our guests. We have worked extensively on our food program, paying special attention to our pizza program. Please join us inside to watch the game, or outside to enjoy our wrap around patio looking out onto lively 17th Ave.

Support National on 17th during COVID-19

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 62 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always!

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pizza could have been cooked a bit more and we didn't get the pizza for the happy hour price ??

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service always. And food.

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Ty16
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was there to watch Euro cup final. Was a good mix of other fans and non fans, so it didn’t get very rowdy. Overall good atmosphere. Waitress was very gracious and prices were fair.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was friendly. Food was relatively fast given that there was a game going on and the restaurant was practically full.

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AnneS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have great service at the national! My friends food was delicious, and our server helped us decide which beer to get. Amazing patio!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brie is always on top of things. Food was great. Beer was great too. Nice patio.

National on 17th
Responded on June 24, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind review! Bree and the team hope to see you again soon.

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vipJustinB
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for lunch, service was outstanding. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Not enough umbrellas for shade.

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AnthonyI
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Excellent selection of beer with with decent Happy Hour prices.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was chill. Good vibes

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at national on 17th!

We ordered the bees knees pizza and the staff was super accommodating when I told them I didn’t like white sauce on pizza, they swapped it for red sauce and also only put pepperonis on half!

It began to rain while we sat on the patio and they brought us out an umbrella and a heater! They were super nice about it too.

I enjoyed a Caesar, vodka pink lemonade and a coffee and they were all a solid 10/10!

The food and drinks were amazing and I’ll definitely be back!

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vipAliReviews
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were seated at a long bench on the patio sharing with another group with no barrier between us and it was not possible to be 6 feet away from them. The other tables all had Perspex barriers so no idea why ours didn’t. The server was disinterested in serving us and only smiled when she brought the bill, presumably in the hope of a tip. Food was okay bar food, nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Patio, great beer and great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott smith and John A are two of the best servers/bartenders! We always have a great time with them and enjoy the food and drinks along the way. Patio was great with the heaters on - perfect for typical Canadians enjoying the cold !

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vipDemialucy
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, cocktails and service. One of the best patios on 17th Ave will be back for sure

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Martini
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that place! Great ambiance, great music, delicious food and deer/drinks, can't go wrong.

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Armand
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Le service était vraiment ordinaire. La serveuse était distraite et pressée, aucunement accommodante. Pas de menu papier, pas de solution alternative et toute sa condescendance comme seul réponse. À peine terminé de manger, on se fait kicker dehors nonchalamment par une gérante qui a oublié que son travail implique un minimum de sourire. Je n'y retournerai pas.

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vipCarny
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the pizza for lunch as well as a cold pint and must say that I was very pleased with how good the pizza was and I would definitely recommend it. The staff was very friendly and attentive and I appreciate being able to book seats on the patio via Opentable during the current Covid restrictions.

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SarahB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best experience at National on 17th for dinner. The service was fantastic, our waitress was very energetic, professional, and was very attentative to make sure that we had everything we needed. The pizza was fantastic and our server had good recommendations for beers that I will definitely be going back for! Will definitely be coming back to this location!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Value how they addressed safety concerns as well as very friendly waitstaff.

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vipMarieGrace
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love their pizza and beer selection. And who doesn’t love tater tots as a side or appetizer!

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SusanS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We were there on St. Patrick's Day. Everybody was very friendly and the restaurant was clean. A great experience.

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Bree
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, nice patio and my favourite pizza in the city!
What more could you ask for!

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vipShal
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time. Fantastic service. We had the best waitress and really enjoyed our time.

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JenniferC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing value with 1/2 wine and pizza deal. The pizza is beyond delicious and we can’t wait to go back for more.

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vipdinewithsteeler
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We always like going to the National and will continue to go. However, one of our meals wasn't as ordered and the server while great didn't offer much of a discount or comp on the screw up. Which she admitted was her mistake. In any event, we will go again as we live in the hood and know this isn't a usual occurrence.

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marciap
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good price good food.
We would come back for happy hour

National on 17th
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thanks for the great review, we appreciate you taking the time to leave one. Hopefully you'll join us for dine-in in the new year!

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vipDeeQ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch, good menu variety!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night out. The atmosphere and service were fantastic. The COVID protocols felt appropriate and were being followed. Our server was outstanding and always stopped by at the perfect time. The lettuce wraps, Clive burger, and crispy chicken sandwich were all outstanding as well. Would strongly recommend for a fun night out.

National on 17th
Responded on November 23, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! So happy we could make you feel safe for your night out during these uncertain times. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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PD999
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and very good service. Everything very well spaced so it feels comfortable (safe) but still enjoyed the ambience of a pub.

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vipEricH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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AlbertoM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and customer service was excellent!

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Jewel54
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Chicken was overly crispy and very thin so just a crunchy no taste sandwich. To bad because the burgers are great my mistake. They also charge a dollar for a little side of mayo. Would look for other burger places.

National on 17th
Responded on November 9, 2020

Hi Jewel. Our apologies that the sandwich was not up to par, we only want our guests to have the best experience. Should you feel inclined to further express your concerns, or if you join us again in the future, please let me know so we can reconcile this or take care of something on the house. Your feedback is appreciated and important to us! Thanks, Tabitha ttumback@ntnl.ca

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott is amazing

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vipJenC
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks and service!

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SelenaK
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great deals and food!

National on 17th
Responded on August 30, 2020

Thank you Selena! hope to see you again soon.

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vipKeano83
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was fantastic and pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

This was not what I expected for my daughter as she brought her friends to the patio to celebrate her 18th birthday. I mentioned it was her birthday in the reservation and her friends told the server yet she was not even wished a happy birthday by the server or any staff at the pub. Worse though was the service of the grumpy and snippy server. She did not introduce herself and was unpleasant to her guests throughout their stay. TOO BAD.

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ShaneM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, the food was insane good, pizza there is unreal good.... (Go get it.) way above average pub standards. Kristen was our server, top notch and quick, quick everything. everything was dynamite....we'll be back asap.

National on 17th
Responded on July 29, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review! We'll be sure to pass along these thoughtful words to Kristen.

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FAQs

National on 17th does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. National on 17th also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 229-0026.

National on 17th is rated 4.6 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

National on 17th does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.concordegroup.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.