Big Fish and Open Range Calgary

4.7
1397 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Dine on fresh sustainably-sourced seafood, wild game meats and more at Big Fish & Open Range, located in Calgary. Its casual setting and inviting atmosphere is ideal for grabbing a bite to eat with friends or family.

Big Fish offers food such as a seafood chowder, smoked oyster sliders or chili-glazed frog legs that make for flavorful appetizers. 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.

Open Range embodies the essence of our city; cutting edge, but comfortable and unpretentious. Open Range mixes modern with tradition, serving every cut you would expect but preparing them with interesting variations of flavours. We offer locally raised beef, elk, bison and game prepared in an easy going Southwestern style. We are one of Calgary's premier steakhouses with multiple awards and accolades.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1397 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.4
Ambience
4.4
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNoobSauce
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favourite brunch spot in the city. We will often end up here on weekends.

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Lorincalgarycityalbertac
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flood was very good and tasty. Portions were generous, and service was excellent, would def return.

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vipTobyT
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service! Brunch was divine! Definitely going back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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Adam
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An excellent experience. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some excellent recommendations. We really enjoyed our lunch!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Adam, Thanks for the review! Please let us know who your server was at marketing@rangefish.ca as we would like to recognize our staff members for their excellent work. We hope to see you again for lunch! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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ZoeH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Monday Oyster deal is amazing. I recommend the east coast oysters.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded 5 days ago

Hi ZoeH, Thanks for the review! The Monday Oyster deal is always a customer favourite - who doesn't enjoy two for the price of one?! See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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AngieO
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always excellent along with the service.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded 5 days ago

Hi AngieO, Thanks for the review! Happy to hear the food and service is always excellent. We look forward to seeing you again!! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One the best restaurants in Calgary

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review! WOW - that is one of the biggest compliments that we could receive. We appreciate your support of our small business. Until next time! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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MartaZ
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so wonderful! My husband had the Cod and I had the walleye and both dishes were delicious! We’ll go back for sure!

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StevenP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was top level with excellent knowledge of the wines and food. The food was full of flavour and cooked just right.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi StevenP, Thanks for the review! We appreciate the shout out you gave our team for their knowledge on wine and food. The entire team works very hard to learn and understand the best pairings. They will be very happy to hear your kind words. Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!! Amazing dishes. All fresh. Great portion size. Also lots of veggies with the main dishes. Great service. Highly recommend!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the review and recommendation! So pleased to see that you enjoyed your entire experience with us. Veggies are so underrated these days so we make sure that everyone has a healthy meal. See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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skiddly
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dinner for a friend’s birthday. Patio was very noisy. Servers were lovely. Some food was delicious (fish tacos) and some wasn’t as good. Overall I still rate it as 4stars.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi skiddly, Thanks for the review! Glad you overall enjoyed your experience with us. Please reach out to us at marketing@rangefish.ca, we would like to learn more about your food selection and what you found to be not as good. The information will help us improve our business. We hope to hear from you soon! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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YYCcasualfoodie
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Great location, good food and drinks.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi YYCcasualfoodie, Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the food and drinks. Until next time! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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vipAngie
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite spots in Calgary for delicious seafood!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi Angie! Thanks for the review! Wow, we are so blessed that your recognize our small business as one of your favourite spots in Calgary. It means so much! Until next time! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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vipEpidelite
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good service and good food. Try the lamb and lobster burger- very tasty!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi Epidelite! Thanks for the review! You can't go wrong with the Lamb and Lobster Burger - definitely one of our most unique dishes. Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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SarahS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal with fresh, tasty ingredients. This place has been around this long for a reason. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere and excellent food.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi SarahS! Thanks for the review and recommendation! Our survival through the COVID-19 lockdowns and our ability to stay open for all these years proves our commitment to quality food and service. It is also thanks to encouraging and supportive customers such as yourself that we are able to keep going! We look forward to your next visit with us! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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Betsy
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful dining experience. Food was delicious and beautiful, wait staff knowledgeable, courteous, and skilled. Will definitely be back. Often.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 8, 2021

Hi Betsy! Thanks for the review! We appreciate your kind words. Our team is happy to know that we were able to provide you with a wonderful dining experience. See you at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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nick0169
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

pricey, but you get what you pay for. amazing service, a variety of wonderful food to try.

will always return

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 2, 2021

Hi nick0169! Thanks for the review! Our team will be very happy to know you enjoyed both the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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Rich
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food - no ac and it was a heatwave. Still recommend

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on July 2, 2021

Hi Rich! Thanks for the review and for choosing to support our small business! You'll be glad to know that we have taken measures to improve the air conditioning in the restaurant including two instant air chillers and a tall fan as well. We have also completed repairs with our existing air conditioning system. See you at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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LemM
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

It was good place to eat. Location and it was nice and quiet.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on June 25, 2021

Hi LemM! Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoyed the food and ambiance. We look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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WilliamM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always, will been bringing the inlaws next time

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on June 25, 2021

Hi WilliamM! Thanks for the review! Our kitchen will be happy to hear you enjoyed the food. We look forward to seeing you and your inlaws at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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SunnyDawn
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Initial service was excellent then waiter never asked my husband if he wanted anything else to drink after his first order, like coffee or ?? I feel the make up of the bourbon pecan pie has changed. The taste was there but the pecans were whole or large chunks which made the texture chewy. I expected spring/summer veggies instead of turnip and peppers. Risotto was excellent as was the sour dough bread appetizer. I always enjoy the East Coast oysters and the sauces provided. We will be back but probably not as quickly as we would have in the past.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on June 25, 2021

Hi SunnyDawn! Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed most of the food. We can assure you that the Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie recipe that you love has not changed but we have provided your feedback to our kitchen team regarding the chewy texture. In regards to the seasonal vegetables, we are currently transitioning into our spring/summer assortment that includes snap peas, baby carrots and green beans. We appreciate your constant support. See you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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TimO
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So good - we'll be back soon. Thanks so much for a great night.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on June 25, 2021

Hi TimO! Thanks for the review and for choosing to support our small business! See you at your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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Victoria
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend. From appetizer to main to dessert —> all very good. Will be coming back again …

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on June 15, 2021

Hi Victoria! Thanks for the review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our dishes from beginning to end. We look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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vipKylaH
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We lone Big Fish and Open Range! The service is always friendly and professional and the food is amazing! They have buy one get one free oysters on Mondays and it is a delight!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on May 6, 2021

Hi KylaH, Thanks for the review! Our front and back of house teams appreciate the support. Oyster Mondays are always such a hit - you can't go wrong! See you again. - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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SJCMANN
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anytime at Big Fish is an occasion, especially living in Calgary where seafood centric menus are difficult to find and even harder to deliver on. Two for one, oyster Mondays is my favourite time to go and this outing was excellent. While it was +18ºC a couple days earlier it was only +2ºC this Monday and with current restrictions we sat on the patio. We Brough some blankets and a portable heater. The chill in the air, frankly, made the oysters that much more of an experience as they remained, well, chilled. Their patio has a lovely vibe especially later in spring when flower baskets in Calgary have a fighting chance at not being frozen. GO! Enjoy yourself on the patio. I had a terrific Monday there.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi SJCMANN, Thanks for the review and your support! Again, we hope you had a wonderful Happy Anniversary and great rest of your day! You will be pleased to know that we have finally received our outdoor heaters so you will no longer need to bring your portable heater. We appreciate your constant support of our small business. We look forward to having you join us again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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ShaunaL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My son loved the duck!! My favourite is the lasagne, white sauce, shrimp and asparagus....how can you go wrong?? My daughter had lobster pot au foie and my husband had fish tacos, yum on both. Aps of chowder and mussels....I could order the "soup" the mussels come in and drink it from a cup it's soooo delicious. Staff always treats my 10 and 12 year very well! Thank you Big Fish!!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on April 14, 2021

Hi ShaunaL, Thanks for the review! We love having your family in for a visit. We agree that the broth to the mussels is amazing - we often having customers request extra grilled bread to soak up every last drop! Stay safe and we look forward to having you all join us again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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LizB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Big Fish and Open Range Menu selections are Great especially the Fresh oysters, Seafood platter and the Three course lunch menu. Dinner was Fantastic. Enjoyed the Mai tini, wine too. I was there March 22nd and twice in April 5 & 8 2021. Service was Awesome! Compliments and Thanks to the Chef and Chelsea.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on April 14, 2021

Hi LizB, Thanks for the review and your constant support! The kitchen team and Chelsea will be so happy to hear your wonderful compliments. See you again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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SharonK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Myself and my husband son and girlfriend had a love time food was amazing

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on April 14, 2021

Hi SharonK, Thanks for the review. We are glad you all had an amazing time! Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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QueenyH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Loved everything we ordered, especially the chowder with garlic bread! Very good value for your money and overall service and experience was great!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi QueenyH, Thanks for the review. The Chowder is such a great choice especially with the colder days Calgary has been having. We are pleased that you find our standards and quality worth the price. Come back again! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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LeeS
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word describes this place.... incredible

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi LeeS, Thank you for your review! We have one word to describe you... AMAZING! Looking forward to your next visit! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food with excellent service.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your review! Our team will be happy to see your kind words. Come back again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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KevinN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food flavour. Great presentation. Paired well with beverage selection and served up with style.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hi KevinN, Thanks for the review. We are glad you mentioned our beverage pairing selections. We took great care in ensuring that every beverage complemented our dishes. Look forward to having you come back! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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HungryHungarian
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a perfect little restaurant, you know the seafood is fresh when the restaurant smells like ocean water. We came for oysters, drinks and a small appetizer and it was a perfect start to our night. Service was very friendly and attentive and food came out perfectly and on time.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on March 30, 2021

Hi HungryHungarian, Thank you for your review! So pleased that you were able to have an enjoyable experience from the food to the service. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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MyriamB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awsome service and food. We had great time there and lots of food on the plate

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on March 23, 2021

Hi MyriamB, Thank you for your review! It is always so heartwarming to know our customers have a great time at our small business. We look forward to your next visit! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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AngelaB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and atmosphere. Although we all requested medium eggs, they were all very soft poached and it was a bit pricey for brunch. Otherwise it was really great.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on March 23, 2021

Hi AngelaB, Thank you for your review! We will definitely let our team know about the eggs for our next Brunch service to improve our customer experience. Come again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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SarahA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it. Food was excellent. Service was fantastic!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on March 23, 2021

Hi SarahA, Thank you for your review! Our teams will be pleased to know they were able to deliver excellent food and fantastic service. We hope you can join us again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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thegr8diva
Saskatoon
20 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely family dinner! Ordered too much food, but it was all delicious! Frogs legs were a favourite, along with seafood charcuterie. Fish tacos & lamb/lobster burger delicious. Thanks to Cindy for terrific service!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on March 23, 2021

Hi thegr8diva, Thank you for your review! There is nothing wrong with ordering a little too much food. Good food = good life! Cindy will be so happy to hear that she was able to provide terrific service. Please come again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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bettydee
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Good food, good selection for both seafood and meat eaters. Service was excellent. We felt very comfortable eating here as far as Covid restrictions are concerned. There was ample distance between tables and sanitizing going on. As soon as the weather improves there will be an outdoor patio area.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on March 23, 2021

Hi bettydee, Thanks for the review! We look forward to having you join us on the patio! See you soon! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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RichardN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, quality of seafood is always outstanding. Service staff is attentive, knowledgable & friendly.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi RichardN, Thank you for your review! Our team will be pleased to hear both the food and service were outstanding. We appreciate it. Please come again! Thanks, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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FAQs

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 277-3403.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary is rated 4.7 stars by 1397 OpenTable diners.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://bigfishrestaurant.ca/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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