Big Fish

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
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.


Private Dining

Big Fish is an excellent venue for large or small group reservations…it is possible to rent the entire restaurant or one of three versatile private rooms. Book your next Christmas, holiday, or private party at Big Fish. You can also check out our other location, Open Range for even more private events.

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
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T
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and a wonderful place for a date!

SM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, Big Fish was an extremely enjoyable and social time. The food, excellent. I have had Christina as my server each time I have dined at Big Fish. She is exceptionally professional, attentive, and my favourite.

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was slower then usual
And extremely loud

WZ
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been eating here for years and it never disappoints.

WM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The baked oysters were absolutely marvellous. Lobster poutine was interesting. Great sauce.

Sadly, crab cakes were not quite as wonderful as last year. A little dry and overdone.

But, as my mother said, the baked oyster sauce more than made up for it. Wonderful. Looking forward to coming back to Big Fish whenever we can.

D
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was average and overpriced. Service was great. Restaurant is decently decorated but nothing special. Overall, overrated for the cost and quality of the dishes.

r
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good, health food choices available

L
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I had been to Big Fish for dinner but not lunch. I suggested this place to my friends for a get together. The food and service was great. The food was a little slow especially since there were only a few tables. I will definitely be back to try other items on the menu.

JB
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our daughters Birthday. It was very good but very expensive. We would go back.

a
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience as usual. Friendly knowledgeable staff, great ambiance.

TG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Big Fish. Our favourite night is Monday, when it is two-for-one oyster night. The menu has options for everyone. The food is always fresh and well prepared. Service is attentive and helpful without being intrusive. Highly recommend!

J
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We were greeted in a friendly manner, and there was no problem with our chatting "endlessly".

J
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious!
Great atmosphere and food! Will definitely be back when I’m in Calgary again!

TT
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service! The arctic char is amazing and that bourbon pecan praline pie....so yummy!

F
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

great place to eat. Wonderful food. comfy chairs. good wine selection. Wonderful oysters on the half shell.

c
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Delicious food - loved the selection of oyster our server chose for us! Our ‘mains’ were amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

MK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely lunch at Big Fish. We hadn't been there for a long time, and we were treating a friend, so hoped it would be good and it didn't disappoint. Our server was friendly and knowledgable about the menu. We didn't feel rushed at all and yet when we did finally order, our food came out quite promptly. Everything was fresh and tasty. We had the calamari, the fish and chips, the seafood enchiladas and the curry on offer that day. Wonderful. We will definitely return :-)

J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Big Fish! Food is excellent and never disappoints and our server was lovely!

m
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The fish tacos were gross and the sauce that came with the shrimp bucket was kind of weird.

B
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

LOVED the pot au feu. Everything else was delicious, too...as we've come to expect from Big Fish.

B
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Just surprised that the cost of a specialty coffee has increased to $10.

d
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was unremarkable for the price. I wouldn’t bother going again nor would I recommend this place.

R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I definitely recommend starting with the oysters from the West Coast of Canada. They are bigger and tastier than east coast oysters - that's my personal opinion. I had the Seafood Pot Au Feu and it was delicious. Their wine selection is excellent. I especially like their Italian wine selection. Service was friendly and excellent.

DR
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner was great. It was a birthday celebration for my other. Restaurant was not too busy. A little hard to have an intimate dinner with the couple next to us so close. They also were celebrating his birthday.

NN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing everything experience. I would definitely go back

S
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was great. Can't wait to go back!

SH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been doing brunch at Big Fish for a few years now and it never disappoints. You can make reservations which is wonderful not having to wait for an unexpected time with busy schedules (yes even on weekends!). The food is amazing and such a great variety. The staff is pleasant and has the perfect balance of attentiveness and allowing a big table time to visit. It has set the standard for weekend brunch very high. Every time we talk of trying something new we always agree that Big Fish is the best and has it all, so we keep going back.

S
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and venue was spectacular. We had a group of 8 and everyone was extremely happy with the food.

M
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great at Big Fish - food and service were excellent!! We usually share the mussels and they were as tasty and plump as always. There’s something for everyone on this menu.

J
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had a lovely brunch with excellent service from a menu- knowledgeable server. The oysters, scones and mains were delicious, with lovely presentation and served at perfect intervals. We really enjoyed our visit and plan to go back.

DF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, drinks and service were all excellent -our relatives from out of town were impressed with all aspects of our experience. We will be back!

E
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food, large portions and friendly staff! My new favourite restaurant! :)

BM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I love seafood so as a family, we decided to try this place based on some of the review. I think it is overprice. My husband ordered the fish taco and could not even taste any fish at all. It was more like a veggie taco. I ordered the lasagna and it was watery. Will not go back. We can go somewhere else for seafood for better quality and price.

OD
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Came on the recommendation of a friend - not disappointed- fish was very well cooked -
Enjoyed the evening

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Big Fish has been our favourite go to restaurant for years! Love the menu, the wine selections, the staff, the ambience... it’s the perfect bistro!!!

A
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We love big Fish because we love fish and they do it very well here. Also creativity on the daily specials is always a good find.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best seafood in the city. Everything was amazing and the service was phenomenal!

MS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food choices

RW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated an anniversary at Big Fish & were greeted with 2 glasses of complimentary bubbles...nice touch.
We shared the baked oyster appetizer, I tried the signature Manitoba Walleye entree & my spouse had the feature Seafood Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. Food & service was awesome!

JH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The staff was all exceptionally nice, helpful, and aware of our needs. They really made the experience exceptional. The delicious food was a nice bonus.

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