Big Fish

4.6
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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.


What 1223 People Are Saying
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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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K
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, atmosphere & the meals were fantastic. Definitely be back.

Big Fish
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hi Kfal, Thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you back again! - Big Fish Team

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m
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Positive feedback from everyone who attended. Accommodating for special diet without fuss.

Big Fish
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi Michael, Thanks for stopping by! We are glad you noticed our effort in accommodating any special dietary requests. We look forward to serving you again! - Big Fish Team

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K
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I took my friend here for a birthday lunch. The room is quite lovely, a good size and a good feel to it. The server was very pleasant and most accommodating. She recommended the pistachio crusted Arctic Char and they were very flexible and served it with plenty of delicious vegetables, as I requested. The Char was cooked perfectly and was very succulent and tasty.

Big Fish
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hi Kaye, Thanks for visiting us at Big Fish. Again, Happy Birthday to your friend and we hope she had a wonderful day! The Arctic Char is always a customer favourite. We appreciate your review and look forward to having you both back again. - Big Fish Team

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b
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

food was excellent - exactly what we were looking for. service was attentive, but not overbearing. excellent value for the $$

Big Fish
Responded on March 10, 2020

Hi bobsh, Thanks for stopping by! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, especially our service. We look forward to having you come again! - Big Fish Team

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday brunch

Big Fish
Responded on February 23, 2020

Hello, Thank you for the review! Happy Birthday to one celebrating! We hope that you are able to come back again for future occassions. - Big Fish Team

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a couple martinis (Lemon Drop and Vesper) which were fantastic. Two appetizers (crab cakes and lobster/crab artichoke dip) which were both excellent. Could have easily ordered another lobster/crab artichoke dip, was extremely tasty. Two mains were great (fish tacos and fish&chips). Mains were well portioned, larger portions though.

Server was great.

Music level fluctuated (seemed to be with different songs) and was a tiny bit loud at some points. Not that it affected the meal in any way, was just noticeably louder at some points.

Big Fish
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi RobS, Thanks for the feedback and review! We are very happy to know you enjoyed both the food and drinks. The dip is one of our favourites in house as well. We will take a look into our music and see if there is a way to standardize our sound levels. Feel free to stop by again! Regards, Big Fish Team

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CJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great little place, if you want seafood in Calgary, this is the place.

Big Fish
Responded on February 23, 2020

Hi CJcj, Thanks for coming out to Big Fish! We appreciate the review. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish Team

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LA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We regrettfully made reservations @ Big Fish for a Valentine's celebration! ... which dining experience, as well as atmosphere & service was mediocre - at best! ... & certainly not what we were expecting for a special occasion. From the very start, the hand peeled shrimp appetizer were tiny, tasteless (unseasoned), still partly-frozen crystals remaining (obviously from water thawing) & served with a low quality bottled cocktail sauce (which I can buy better @ grocery store) ... & dinner didn't improve from there - I needn't say anything more!

Big Fish
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi LorieA, Thank you for the feedback. We apologize that the experience was not what you had expected. We understand how disappointed you may have been. We can assure you that quality and service is of the upmost importance to us and that our 4 chili cocktail sauce is made in house from scratch. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact us at marketing@rangefish.ca. Regards, Big Fish Team

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service with a perfectly cooked meal

Big Fish
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Fair price

Big Fish
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE

Big Fish
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day

F
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, nice ambience, good service, nice music, soft enough not to drown conversation. A rare gem

A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Everything was great other than the table next to us letting there 4 year old wander around the restaraunt and 6 year old watch Netflix on a cell phone with the volume up. I know it's awkward for the staff to have to tell them to be respectful, but I shouldn't have to either. Which I did after the staff ignoring it for 45 minutes

Z
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Since I did the reservation I mentioned was a bday dinner, however, the waitress forgot to bring the cake with the candle. We waited for 20 min and then she said had forgotten. Also, there was a couple absolutely annoyed because my 3-year-old was playing ... it’s a family friendly restaurant and they should know it!
Food is great but service was not good enough a special day :-(

SR
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service and good food. I would definitely go back again

LM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stopped in for brunch on Saturday morning. Waiter was very friendly and food was delicious. Glad we came.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always!

MB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very tasty appetizers and main courses. Great value for delicious food! Nice little spot in the heart of the city

DS
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good service and food. The restaurant was very cozy and elegant. Had 4 kinds of raw oysters and the fish tacos that were excellent. Waitresses were exceptional.

T
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and a wonderful place for a date!

SM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
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
Calgary
2 reviews
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
24 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
22 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.

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