Heartland Cafe

4.7
240 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
For over 23 years, Heartland Café and Restaurant has served the public with creative signature dishes and innovative creations.

Our menu is a fresh interpretation of traditional, healthy, & amp; flavorful recipes derived from whole food cooking, created with high quality ingredients without additives or preservatives.

The selection of wine, beer, beverages compliment the wide array of robust dishes that change seasonally to reflect market availability

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 240 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EldonL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite dining experience in Okotoks. Delicious food and exceptional service as always.

Heartland Cafe
Responded 14 hours ago

Eldon L , This is soo kind, thank you so much for this incredible review and your kind words, we love having you visit!

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MissusB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambiance. The decor is exquisite. Everything was perfect!

Heartland Cafe
Responded 15 hours ago

Missus B, Thank you!! Its so nice to hear you had sucha. wonderful time!, We hope we see you again soon!

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JudyK
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good experience. Good food, good service, nice atmosphere.

Heartland Cafe
Responded 14 hours ago

Judy, Thank you for your visit, you had a good experience, but we would love to know what would make it a great experience... one that we know you will come back for! Please let us know.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time visit to the Cafe. We were impressed with the food and customer service. We’ll be back!

Heartland Cafe
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you!!! Its nice to hear that your first impression was so lovely! We look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect setting as always and the food was absolutely delectable!

Heartland Cafe
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you!! This is a wonderful review, thank you so much! We hope we will get to welcome you again soon!

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MervS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went out for my wife’s birthday. Not only was the food above my expectations but the service was outstanding. A job well done by all!

Heartland Cafe
Responded 14 hours ago

Merv, You spoiled your wife, thank you so much, we hope your wife enjoyed being treated like a queen for her special day!

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vipSandy
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always go to Heartland when we can, especially supporting a local family run business right now. Food and service was excellent, always stunning walking in the beautiful dining room, can’t wait for the Xmas decorations- a must go to restaurant in Okotoks for lunch/dinner- all occasions! Honestly can’t say enough good things.

Heartland Cafe
Responded 14 hours ago

Can we send you a virtual hug? Thank you <3 these kind words mean so much... thank you!!! Its customers like you that really remind us that the community is here to help us!

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SheilaM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service are always excellent. Cozy, quiet atmosphere. Our favourite date night spot for sure!

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TC76
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent, service was excellent. Sad they took the Turkey pot pie off the menu.

Heartland Cafe
Responded 14 hours ago

OH we're so sorry to disappoint you but some things need to be kept seasonal so we can truly let guests experience the flavors of the season in a special way. We hope this means you'll be back to try new seasonal dishes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Unfortunately a night ruined. Arrived at the restaurant at 6:45pm. Drinks arrived on time and same with the charcuterie board but took the “chef” over 2hrs to make a Thai bowl and a surf and turf. It was made clear to our waitress a few times that I am very allergic to mushrooms and my plate came out with mushrooms and my friends steak was blue rare. Plates were sent back and within 5mins we magically received hot plates but took them 2 hours to send in the first place. The owner came by and asked how our meal was and we were honest that we were disappointed. I’ve had fabulous meals here in the past but tonight wasn’t acceptable. His response was that maybe “this isn’t the right place for you” and RUDELY turned his back mouthing us off under his breath and walked away. Funny he had no problem taking our $150 for food that was very VERY average.
During this tough time you might want to treat your customers a bit better that still go out and SUPPORT your business, regardless if the meal with great or poor. I wasn’t looking for a free meal but the unprofessional attitude was uncalled for and we will never return.

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vipLauraleeK
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a gem. The food, the staff the drinks excellent you should be very proud of your restaurant. Never disappointed when I come here.
Can't wait to return.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you Lauralee, This is such a wonderful compliment, we are truly proud of what we have built and the kind responses from the community! It means so much to hear kind words like these! Thank you for your visit, we hope to welcome you in again!

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EatoutMore
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A lovely lunch, tables were spaced apart. Our server was very attentive. The clam chowder was the best I had ever had. I had a small Caesar salad and pecan chicken. Both were very tasty.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 2, 2020

Eatoutmore, Thank you so much! We appreciate your wonderful words, and appreciate the huge compliment. We love creating dishes for our guests and are so flattered hearing that its the best you've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service definitely will be going back!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you Anonymous, We are so glad to hear you loved your visit, we would love to see you again! Our menu changes with new additions seasonally, stay tuned for some updates!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Neighboring diners were very noisy

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 26, 2020

Sorry Anonymous, We cannot control the sound from the other diners, we want everyone to enjoy their experience, please let us know next time you visit and we can plan to seat you in a more secluded location. We keep all guests distanced but sometimes there are celebrations that we know people are very excited by. We hope you will visit again, we would love to welcome you back.

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DianneP
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The greatest place for lunch and dinner - always fab!!!!!!!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you Dianne, We love hearing such kind words and knowing we are consistently able to impress our guests with the food and experience! Thank you for your visit, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is perfect and I don’t have words to describe their food! Everything is amazing. I will back for sure!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 19, 2020

Thank you Anonymous, We are fortunate to have a European trained head Chef, he is the star of the food! Thank you, we hope to see you again soon!

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KateD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal in the lovely atmosphere of the old church. Very relaxing, no feeling of being hurried.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thank you Kate, Our food is made fresh so we want you to be able to enjoy the full experience and enjoy the time with your companions. We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful experience! We hope we will see you again soon!

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KristiB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic anniversary celebration! Service was impeccable, food was outstanding. When we moved to Okotoks a couple of years ago we hoped we’d find “our place” and we did. We will be back again for sure!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 19, 2020

Kristi, This is so sweet, thank you. We are so glad you had a wonderful celebration and we would be honoured to be 'your place'. We hope we will see you more often than just. your anniversary!

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vipMichelleW
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent friendly service. Food was fabulous. Great place to visit with a friend or business lunch.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 26, 2020

Michelle, Thank you so much. It's such a unique space we love hearing that people are enjoying themselves so much! We love that people enjoy the casual nature during the day but yet can enjoy more formal events as well. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipjanicem
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WOW the food, service and ambiance were great. Such a warm and friendly atmosphere with staff and owners who obviously pride what they do. What a great menu too! We'll be back!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 12, 2020

Janice, Thank you for the kind words, we are so proud to be able to welcome guests into our restaurant. One of our biggest blessings is our team, everyone is so passionate and attentive. We appreciate you choosing to visit us, we definitely hope to see you back soon!

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VinceP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service,great food.alway a favourite for Date night.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 12, 2020

Vince, Thank you Vince. We have been meeting so many new guests from outside of Okotoks so thank you for being one of them. We know there are many great places, we are especially honoured you chose to visit us. Thank you for your kind review, we hope we will see you again!

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MAGGIEB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had walked past this wonderful place many times and wondered what it was like. I got to go there yesterday and was stunned at the beauty of it inside. MY food was fabulous and the service great. I will definitely be going back again. It is a beautiful setting......

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 12, 2020

Maggie, I wonder how many people wonder as you did? We are so pleased you were pleasantly surprised when you came in and were able to enjoy a wonderful meal. It was truly our pleasure to meet you and we are thankful you chose to visit us. We hope we will see you again soon!

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Judith
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our 54th anniversary and Heartland was recommended by our son and daughter in law, who live in Okotoks. The whole time there was wonderful, the table, the service, the food, and the atmosphere....just what we had hoped for. My dinner had plenty of vegetables and the chicken melted in my mouth. Awesome in all.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 5, 2020

Judith, Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us, we always find it to be a huge honor to be selected for such a momentous event! Congrats, and you know we all want to know, what is the secret to 54 years of marriage? We hope to see you for your 55th anniversary!

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MartinusB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

In a way simple and still different. Well prepared and tasty.
A balanced menu for a nice evening out.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 5, 2020

Martinus, Thank you for your review, when you select the best ingredients, even the simplest of meals are more incredible! Thank you for choosing us, we hope we will see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience at the heartland cafe! 10/10 would recommend!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 26, 2020

Anonymous, Thank you! I only wish we had 10 star ratings just for you! Thank you for choosing the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant, we so appreciate your visit!

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Doreen1
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have dined at the Heartland Cafe twice, both for lunch and both times my experience has been outstanding. The servers are incredible and the food is absolutely without a doubt fantastic!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 26, 2020

Doreen1, Thank you, thank you! Our team puts so much passion and care into serving our guests that we love when you appreciate it! We hope to see you again and thank you for supporting us and choosing us !

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DMEKT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening with a great server. We enjoyed the soup, (pumpkin and tomato basil), bread, and beet salad. We were disappointed with the gnocchi, it was overly salted, cold and very chewy. I was looking forward to trying this dish but will not recommend it or have again. We both ordered a large glass of wine and I had pieces of residue in the bottom of my glass, a little off putting.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 21, 2020

DMEKT, Thank you for leaving us a review, we want all guests to have a wonderful experience when visiting us and while we are grateful you enjoyed the soup and salad so much, we wish your whole meal was just as incredible. Please send us a message, we would love to be able to explore what may have happened and use your help to improve in the future!

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rossco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good food, and service. Have dined there 3 times now, and really like it.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 21, 2020

Rossco, Thank you for choosing us, if we are going to be anything, consistently great is a perfect place to be. Thank you for your repeat visits, we very much appreciate your support and we are glad we can impress you each time.

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Liz42
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local restaurant. Food excellent staff friendly and helpful

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

Liz, Thank you for these wonderful comments! So glad you chose to visit us and that you enjoyed your experience! We hope to be launching an exciting event this fall/winter so be sure to keep an eye on us!

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YanS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Heartland was splendid, Shandor was superb in providing service for our group and showed us a nice time and the chef left us wanting more.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

YanS, Thank you for this outstanding review and lovely comments. We always love the chance to welcome guests and ensure they have a wonderful experience!

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JoSy
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to enjoy lunch with friends and family.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

JoSy. Thank you for your kind comments, lunch is the perfect meal to catch up with friends and family over. If there was anything we could have done to make it better, we are always open to hearing your suggestions. Thank you for your visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always awesome. Food is fantastic.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

Anonymous, Thank you for your comment, if we are going to be consistent, we want to be consistently awesome for sure. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Annie
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A real gem in Okotoks...Fabulous building, great food and wonderful service

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

Annie, Awe, thank you for all of your kind words and leaving us such a wonderful review. Our biggest appreciation comes when you choose us as your place to dine out, so thank you!

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We wanted a really nice evening to celebrate our Anniversary and it was just lovely.. our dinner was delicious, best Caesar Salad ever, our beef was perfect and the vegetables were so flavorful !! Great ambiance, and the biggest surprise was the "friendly, sincere service" we received, far out did any restaurant in Calgary. So glad we decided to have a wonderful night out at the Heartland with an on the House fabulous dessert for our 50 years together.
Thanks Heartland (:

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

Linda, It really means that much extra to us when we hear our guests are celebrating a special day and they chose the Heartland to celebrate at. Your table was absolutely wonderful and we were so happy to be celebrating with you! Thank you for all of your kind comments!

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STaylor
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow!!! The food was amazing. I can't believe it took me this long to try. No more Keg and trips to Calgary. I've found my new favourite place!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

STaylor, WOW, thank you!! This is such a wonderful compliment! We are beyond words with gratitude! (sorry to the Keg, yay for us! )

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vipJayZ
Calgary
63 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was amazing.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

JayZ, Amazing... thank you for that, we love that you chose the Heartland Cafe and Restaurant and appreciate this kind review. We have some exciting events coming up, keep an eye out, we would love to have you back!

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ArnoldM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was memorable, thanks in great part to the great service, great food and ambiance in Heartland Cafe.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

Arnold, Wow, thank you for these kind words, our whole team deserves the credit, they all love welcoming our guests so much! Thank you for leaving this kind review!

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LucieD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly waitress Brianne I believe was her name. The food was fantastic I will go back again thank you!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

Lucie, Thank you, we will definitely pass on your kind words, we appreciate your visit and your review so much! Thank you for choosing the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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GaryP
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

This is a favourite restaurant, but this visit didn’t reach the level the restaurant in our experience meets. Service was great. Meal was only fair at best. Veggies were poor. Sauces were cold. Better luck next time.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 14, 2020

Sorry to hear about your experience Gary, We were unaware there was anything wrong otherwise we would have done everything to correct it, we hope you will visit us again and let us know how we can make this right for you, we want all guests to have a great experience. Please let us know.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent restaurant, good food & excellent service.

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FAQs

Heartland Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 995-4623.

Heartland Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.

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.