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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Calgary / Southern Alberta

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Calgary / Southern Alberta? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Prickett Richard restaurant
4.8
4.8 (213)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Cocktail Bar
Beltline
About the restaurant
Prickett Richard is a cocktail bar located in the underbelly of Comery Block Barbecue. You’ll find the entrance in the back alley just off the corner of 17th Avenue and 6th Street SW. Look for the steel door and head inside. You’ll see a kitchen on your left, don’t go in there, just head downstairs and through the wooden clad door straight ahead. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are available based on availability.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We came here to celebrate our upcoming marriage and they sat us in a super comfortable section that fit our whole wedding party. The drinks were well crafted and delicious, and worth the price. We will definitely be coming back!
A photo of Hudsons Canada's Pub - Shawnessy restaurant
4.8
4.8 (27)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Willow Park
About the restaurant
AT HUDSONS, WE INVITE YOU TO ENJOY CANADA'S PUB WITH GOOD FRIENDS AND SOON-TO-BE GOOD FRIENDS. ELEVATED PUB FOOD WITH A FOCUS ON CANADIAN CLASSICS.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Canada Day celebrations with 50% off drinks?! YES! Great job all around!
A photo of Last Best Brewing & Distilling restaurant
4.7
4.7 (588)
CAN$30 and under
Comfort Food
Downtown
About the restaurant
We’re Last Best Brewing & Distilling, Calgary’s most unique brewpub, and the fourth location in the Bearhill Brewing Family of Breweries.It’s our privilege to be the community liaison for beer, and beer culture, and we don’t take this role lightly. The beers we make are a direct reflection of the values and personalities of you – our customers and our community. We believe that pubs should be hubs that bring people together; a place where we can grow community, and the culture of beer, in a fun and interactive environment.

Our beers are fresh and delicious because we make them in-house using the best ingredients for everything we produce. Which isn’t hard here in Alberta – we are literally surrounded by a sea of barley, making (in our opinion) Calgary the Last Best opportunity for the craft brewing industry and brewers like us.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Overall experience was Great! Service was fantastic and upbeat. I would definitely return.
A photo of The Summit Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (301)
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Kananaskis
About the restaurant
The Summit Restaurant located in the clubhouse at the Kananaskis Country Golf Course is a perfect spot for so many different occasions. With the best patio in the Kananaskis Valley and arguably the Canadian Rockies, it sits at the foot of Mt. Kidd and is a place to create memories for all occasions. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, rain or shine for the duration of our golf season. Everyone is welcome to join us at the Summit Restaurant who is visiting the area.

If you are golfing prior to joining us, please make your reservation 4 hours and 45 minutes after your tee time.

Our patio is sat on a first come, first serve basis. We will attempt to honor all the patio requests that we receive.

We do keep tables for walk ins in case your desired reservation time is not available.

Top review
GarryL
Dined 5 days ago
We enjoyed our meals and our server, Kennedy, did a great job.
A photo of Alvin's Jazz Club restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1265)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Calgary
About the restaurant
A throwback to the quintessential New York City dining experience of the 1930’s & 40’s, with a modern approach. Enjoy expertly curated wines, spirits and specialty cocktails.

Located in the heart of Westman Village in Mahogany, we are Calgary's favourite venue for live jazz, amazing food and drinks.

We are open Tuesday to Thursday at 5:00pm until late Friday to Sunday at 4:00pm to late with live entertainment every night. Come enjoy our Sunday Jazzy Brunch 10:00am to 2:00pm. Enjoy our fabulous Happy Hour from Tuesday to Thursday 5:00pm to 6:00pm and Friday to Sunday 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

5 Hour Complimentary Parking Available - Please Register at the Host Stand

Top review
QUILLS
Dined 6 days ago
Always excellent service (Michelle) and food. Trio was great. Our guests were impressed with ambience, service and food.
A photo of UNA pizza + wine - Bridgeland restaurant
4.7
4.7 (55)
CAN$30 and under
Pizzeria
Calgary
About the restaurant
Welcome to UNA pizza + wine, your casual escape to Italian culinary delights nestled in the heart of Calgary's charming Bridgeland neighbourhood. Whether you're craving a laid-back brunch, planning a lively birthday celebration, or simply seeking a fun spot for delicious pizza, UNA offers a cozy ambiance for every occasion. Relax on our inviting seasonal patio and indulge in artisanal pizzas, expertly crafted with carefully chosen ingredients and plentiful gluten-free options. Let the atmosphere elevate your dining experience, whether it's a romantic date night or a gathering with friends. UNA pizza + wine welcomes groups of all sizes to enjoy the vibrant flavours of Calgary's local culinary scene. Join us and discover why UNA is the go-to destination for casual yet memorable dining experiences in Bridgeland.
Top review
KarlaC
Dined 2 days ago
Pizza is great, service is outstanding and the place is gorgeous. Absolutely nothing bad to say...
A photo of The Palomino Smokehouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (142)
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue
Calgary
About the restaurant
Barbecue season never ends at the Palomino Smokehouse!! Situated in the heart of downtown Calgary with the largest smoker in Western Canada. All of our meats are smoked low and slow everyday as we go through pounds of BBQ classics such as Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork and Ribs. Our Smoked Chicken, New Orleans style Catfish Po'boy, award winning Chili and rib-sticking Macaroni & Cheese are also extremely popular with the locals. All of our BBQ sauces (House, Chipotle and Carolina Mustard) and Rubs are made in-house and are gluten free. On weekends we feature the famous Cowboy Brunch, our BBQ-inspired take on breakfast classics which are available for both early and not-so-early risers. We feature a large selection of beer, whiskey, bourbon and other spirits to quench your thirst.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 20, 2024
Always love an after work drink and then some at the Pal.
A photo of Anejo Restaurant - Banff restaurant
4.5
4.5 (264)
CAN$30 and under
Unspecified
Banff
About the restaurant
Welcome to Añejo, your go-to tequila experience. Our location is set in beautiful Banff, within a historic building built in the early 1900s. We are surrounded by mountains and an exuberance that stems from fresh air and unreal scenery. Our Añejo team is your tequila guide, serving as your connection to Mexican cuisine and spirits. The food that we offer is as vibrant as our décor and pairs perfectly with our selection of over 200 tequilas (the largest collection in Canada). Raise a glass with us to bright Mexican flavours and hand-crafted margaritas that can make anybody's day. ¡Salud!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent food and plenty of it!! Great choice of Mexican dishes and drinks
A photo of Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill - Deerfoot restaurant
4.1
4.1 (80)
CAN$30 and under
Burgers
Calgary
About the restaurant
Shark Club is Sports HQ. What makes us so confident? Towering big screens showing every game and fight imaginable and a teeth-rattling audio system because a true sports bar always has featured games with the sound on, right? Not to mention, we’ve got an all-star staff that are in game shape to bring the best damn atmosphere outside of the stadium. We’re focused on you, driven by passion and hell-bent on making every trip hall-of-fame worthy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Best place in the city to watch sports! Great food and drinks for reasonable prices!
A photo of National on 10th restaurant
3.9
3.9 (100)
CAN$30 and under
Beer Garden
Downtown
About the restaurant
At National on 10th, we've maintained the charm of our 17th Avenue location while creating the best place to eat, drink, and play in the city's core. Take the stage in our karaoke lounge, go head to head in basketball in the aracade, head downstairs to bowl a few frames at our 8-lane bowling alley, or enjoy our sun soaked rooftop patio!
Top review
Mfrie
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Nice to have another rooftop option! Spacious, beautiful and fun up there! It’d be great for National to include alcohol free items in their happy hour, the server made it happen, which was awesome 👏🏽 but it was not the norm which is ridiculous
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