Big Fish

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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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S
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

M
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
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
2 reviews
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
18 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
2 reviews
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

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