Big Fish

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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Casual
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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What 1172 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

BM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

MS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food choices

RW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

RS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was served in perfect time, staff were attentive yet distant. The open doors made it breezy. I will be back...again.

MW
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the decor and the light atmosphere. Manager is friendly and attentive. All the food ordered was fantastic! Went back the next week with visiting family, we loved it so much

JL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

I’ve been there before and had a great time. I convinced my husband to come and he had the fish and chips. Fish was burnt and was falling apart. I had the lasagna which was pretty good but not as favourable as some of their other dishes.

JM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Big Fish is an excellent restaurant to visit, especially if you are celebrating something. The food is incredible and the portions are generous--so you get your money's worth. This is a restaurant worth repeating many, many times.

FJ
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner (went with my fiance and mom). Wine prices seemed pretty reasonable. Dishes were surprisingly large portions (I got two meals out of mine). It was nice going on a Monday since they have 2 for 1 oysters on special.

JL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had heard great things and finally was able to try it. We had crab cakes and the mussels for an appetizer and then the spaghetti special. Everything was seasoned spectacularly and was so delicious. I’ll be back as soon as I can.

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. The crab cakes were AMAZING!

M
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food ans service, if you love fish try this place, enough said :)

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Recommend the Lobster Burger

BE
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time for my 2 friends everyone enjoyed their meal.

KD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great tasting food and exceptional service. Nice cozy place to enjoy good food & company.

BW
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and ambience professional staff many thanks we hope to be back

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There was a loud party seated next to us, the dining room area being small already seemed to make the noise amplify. The waitress was very informative, and polite. Seafood chowder was yummy. It’s more cream based and heavier than just a broth. Just the way I like it! Pistachio crusted char was so so so good, I’d pick it a million times over.

MH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The mussels were fabulous. I wish I hadn't shared :)

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

The food was delicious! The mussels appetizer was glorious! I don’t usually enjoy most seafood, but this was fresh and delicious. The atmosphere was cozy, rustic chic and inviting. Other servers were delightful, knowledgeable and welcoming. Unfortunately, we had a server who barely spoke to us and viewed us with disapproval during each interaction. We were not disorderly and went out of our way to be gracious and complimentary. This will not stop us from visiting this wonderful restaurant again.

R
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a very pleasant way to spend our 40th Anniversary. We enjoyed every aspect of the restaurant. The only hard part was deciding what to have. Most definitely, we will be back.

JC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing value. Amazing updates to the space. Our server was exceptional! Thank you.

DW
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It has been tooooo long since we ate at Big Fish, and this dinner reminded us of how much we enjoyed the first time we went there. Arctic Char was ideal, as was the seafood chowder. Definitely an earlier return visit is required!

c
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top notch service and food. Same as always but always unexpected.

M
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Big Fish offers delicious seafood dishes in Calgary. I appreciate their menu- it isn’t a daunting menu with so many options and confusing dishes. The dishes are well crafted with nice favours and seasonings.
Monday’s are buy one get one for oysters. Such a great deal for the freshest oysters in the city.

R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The fish tacos had a strong fish taste. One piece of fish with the fish and chips was excellent the other was mushy and doughy.

VJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Unfortunately disappointing. We chose Big Fish after hearing great things and noting wonderful reviews. Our service was fair - nothing above and beyond. The restaurant was less than half full and we waited at least 45 minutes for our food to come out. Two plates came out about 5 minutes before the other two. Eggs were very overdone, brioche on one plate was hard and dry. Would not return for brunch.

A
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, Had the Mussels, Id go back just for those still thinking about them. I Like that its not a noisy restaurant. Was able to enjoy a weekend brunch without loud music and hustle. I would go back in a heartbeat.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Was disappointed with the calamari & crab cake but the oyster were awesome. The sauces are well done as well.

MS
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, awesome atmosphere and server was super nice

KL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice venue. Our server was really good. We were close to a larger party and asked to be moved. This was done easily and efficiently.

Big Fish
Responded on May 20, 2019

Hi Kathleen, Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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BL
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fresh, tasty seafood in a cosy atmosphere. Thanks Big Fish

DP
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Haven't been to Big Fish in quite a while so didn't know what to expect. Still a great place! Enjoyed the food very much and the service was fine. - a bit slow but we weren't in a hurry so no complaints and it was pleasant and professional. Server was knowledgable about the menu which helped when we were making our selections. The noise was more noticeable I suppose because it's not a big place (just big fish I guess) but I really wish they'd play something else besides hillbilly music - that got to me.

Big Fish
Responded on May 20, 2019

Hi Dan, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Dining at Big Fish is an experience we want our guests to enjoy, and not feel rushed. Savouring both the food, as well as the company you're dining with is important to us. Glad to hear you enjoyed your meals.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We shared raw oysters and they were really good but the sauces were just okay. We had the fish and chips and I did not like the batter at all. We shared the pecan pie dessert and it was delicious

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Been here a few times and have always had a good experience. Great staff although they really should have a no sense policy. Difficult to enjoy your meal when perfume is lingering at your table from staff.
Mussels as expected was wonderful. A bit too salty though.
Artic Char was perfectly cooked. The carrots could have been cooked more.
Seafood pasta, feature entre was great. Seafood with ever bite. Octopus was a nice surprise.

M
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best seafood in the city. Fresh and flavourful dishes served in a comfortable and casual atmosphere. Daily specials available. Loved the fish and chips,

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