Heartland Cafe

4.5
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CAN$30 and under
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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, & 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

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Tue - Wed 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 145 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Set menu for Valentine’s Day was well thought out and included 4 courses. Food was excellent and service was great and unhurried. Wonderful evening and well worth the price.

GP
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambiance. Nice and quiet and the tables are not jammed together. Food has been very good both times we have dined here. The surf (scallops and shrimps) and turf(beef tenderloin) was very well prepared. Suggest a focus on the daily items available.

S
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great dinner with another couple- Loved the specials on table board- portion sizes were huge. Definitely one of the best places in Okotoks for a finer dining experience. Loved it

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 10, 2020

Thank you Sandy, We love to stand out with our guests and we never know what makes their visit special so we love hearing these notes. Glad this visit truly wow'd you and your guests! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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LV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always. "I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friend's home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Brought a friend from Cochrane and she loved this place!!

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Responded on February 9, 2020

LaVera, This is such a wonderful review, thank you for leaving us these great notes and bringing a friend to share in the experiences. Thank you for such an exceptional review!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good. Thank you

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 9, 2020

Anonymous, Thank you for tis review, if there is anything you would like to see us offer or do to make your visit more customized, we are always open to feedback and suggestions, we want each guest to have a great experience.

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Q
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to celebrate a girlfriends birthday. Server was very friendly and helpful, we enjoyed a bottle of wine with lunch as it was the Friday special, and my girlfriend was treated to a complimentary dessert to help celebrate! Thank you for a most enjoyable lunch with delicious food! Will definitely be back!!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 9, 2020

Queenbee1964, Thank you for celebrating with us, we always find it to be extra special when our guests make the Heartland their destination for special events. We hope to see you all again soon.

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JS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place, and getting better and better. We lunch and dine there regularly.

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Responded on February 9, 2020

Joel S, Thank you Joel, we hope by your next visit you will find us to be perfect! Thanks for noting the changes, we have been working hard to make each guest have a memorable experience.

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JE
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland was a great experience as always. Thank you.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 25, 2020

Thank you JudyE, Thank you for always choosing us, it means a lot to know that we continue to impress you. We have some exciting events coming up for our guests, stay tuned to us online to find out about them or sign up for our newsletter. See you again soon!

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F
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything is great about this place! Make sure to give yourself lots of time, as the food takes a while to come out. Worth the wait though!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 25, 2020

Foody, Thank you for mentioning that, its all made fresh so it is definitely worth enjoying your time and conversation with, and thanks for pointing out that it is worth it, we appreciate that!

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SW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland is my fave restaurant in Okotoks, the food is superb, the wine is fabulous and the service is outstanding.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 25, 2020

SherryW, This is so wonderful to read, thank you so much! We have some exciting events coming up for our guests, stay tuned to us online to find out about them or sign up for our newsletter to hear first (there may be another wine event with a twist in March/April)

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GREAT FOOD - GREAT SERVICE - FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE - GREAT VENUE

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thank you David for this incredible and enthusiastic review - It means a lot to us that you chose our restaurant and love to see you really enjoyed your experience! Thank you!

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WG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wish I could get out more often as this is the best food in tuwn’

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Responded on January 20, 2020

WendyG, Thank you, we have always strived to provide unique and flavorful options to guests, small town dining with big flavor! Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you soon!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing. Viktoria is the most wonderful owner who really connects with her guests. Every time we dine we feel like family

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 20, 2020

Anonymous, Thank you! Tes, Viktoria and Laszlo are such passionate owners and they definitely go the extra mile to ensure everyone feels truly welcome - like they are inviting you into their home because they view the restaurant like home. Thanks for this beautiful note!

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YS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland is by far our favourite place to dine in Okotoks and it is on our top 5 places to dine in Southern Alberta.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on January 20, 2020

YanS, Thank you, we were a little secret but we seems to be making waves with guests like you, thank you for telling everyone about us and spreading the word! We hope to see you again soon!

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C
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always love this restaurant!!

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Responded on January 20, 2020

Colleen, Thank you!! We love hearing this love, it brightens our day! See you soon!

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AB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent experience at the Heartland!
The food was very good and the atmosphere in the old Church is wonderful!
Overall, I would like to extend a nine out of ten rating!
Fabulous experience!!!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you AartB for this incredible review, we love hearing that you especially enjoyed the historic elements of your visit and really enjoyed your overall experience with us! Thank you sincerely,

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AJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food, every time ❤️

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you for choosing us AngelaJ, We love hearing that you always have a wonderful experience! We will always strive to ensure you always enjoy your visit, thank you for supporting local!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Meal tasted good but I payed extra for shrimp , and was shorted on my order. It was brought to your staffs attention and she even said I was correct however nothing was done. I thing at the very least you should get what you pay for.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 26, 2019

Anonymous, It sounds like we may have missed correcting the error, can you please contact us so we can make it right?

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland Cafe is always a wonderful place to meet friends for lunch. It is very comfortable and welcoming. The service is great. You can always count on a good meal.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 26, 2019

RayM, Thank you for this wonderful note. We love that you choose us to catch up with friends and enjoy some well deserved time to reconnect. We are so glad you enjoyed your food, we are always striving to be innovative while maintaining excellent quality.

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great venue and very good food. We are looking forward returning in the near future.

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Responded on December 26, 2019

Thank you JamesB, We love that you really enjoyed your visit and we would love to see you back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I brought my parents here for my Dad’s birthday after my wife and I had an amazing meal a couple of weeks earlier. My parents usually go to the Keg for birthday parties however we were able to convince them to try something new and they were not disappointed. Both the food and the service was exceptional, the steaks were cooked perfectly and were served with fresh sides that tasted incredible. My parents have now been converted and will be returning for their next birthday dinner.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 26, 2019

Anonymous, Thank you for trying something new and choosing the Heartland Cafe and Restaurant. We are so pleased to hear that we wowed your party and that everything was perfect! We hope to see you for your next celebration!

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e
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is excellent in every way. The only down side was the rather noisy table close by our, 'a gaggle of girls'!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 16, 2019

Ellemac, Thank you for this kind review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. While we cannot manage giggly girls, it does provide a sense that they were enjoying their visit as well. We have more private tables if you would like for your next visit, just let us know when you place your reservation.

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

The food was decent. It's very cozy inside. The service was slow and forgetful. Could of been an off night. I'd try it again to see if it improved. It was alright.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on December 5, 2019

JessA, This does sound like a rare occurrence, we would love to learn more to look into it, can you email us at info@heartlandcafe.ca so we can look into it? We would like to hear that guests have a wonderful time so we would love to learn more about what may have occurred.

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NP
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was delicious! We ordered from the Brunch menu. I wish they would add more per serving though. The service was ok. Our server seemed to be exasperated about something and we could feel it. But overall our dining experience was OK.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 28, 2019

NP29, Sorry to hear this, would you mind sending us a message to info@heartlandcafe.ca so we can look into it, we would hate to think any of our staff was distracted, they are very passionate so if we can we would love to help both of you. We hate hearing the experience was only OK we would love to hear more so we can make it right! Thank you!

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MP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I came with my girlfriend who, upon entering the restaurant turned to me and said "Oh, this place is beautiful. I did make a reservation and glad I did as it was pretty busy. We had the salmon and the pasta.

The Cafe Lattes are the best...

Great service.

We were so relaxed we stayed for 2 hours and loved the place.

Thank you so much we will be back....

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 23, 2019

MavisP, Our secret is that we use Rebel Bean coffee - a local roaster making our coffee extremely fresh (it travels 2 blocks!) We would welcome you back anytime! Thank you for choosing a local restaurant!

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m
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and quaint atmosphere. Pecan chicken was amazing! Loved it.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 11, 2019

McHolly, The pecan chicken is definitely a guest favorite, along with the beet salad. Thank you for choosing us and leaving us such a wonderful review. Being an old church, we think the atmosphere is unlike anywhere else, so glad you enjoyed it!

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LB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service, beautiful atmosphere

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 11, 2019

Linda, Thank you for visiting us and for leaving us this perfect review. We love making experiences wonderful for guests. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit so much and look forward to welcoming you back

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A little pricy but for a great event this was spectacular!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thank you, We bring in all of our food locally and source everything we can from local businesses and suppliers. We know that fresh makes a difference and sometimes it does mean we have to pay a little more. We love hosting events, they feel intimate while still being a lot of fun. Thank you for visiting us. We hope to see you again!

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CJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely spot. Lovely food. Lovely service. Perfect place for a special evening.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 11, 2019

ColleenJ, We love being a part of a special evening and meet so many wonderful guests during wonderful moments in their lives. Thank you for noting that. We appreciate you visiting us, we know you have options so we always love being one of our guests favorite places to visit!

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S
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Music was a bit loud- little over priced but was great food and great service don’t really mind

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 11, 2019

SandyF, Thank you, we have such a unique space, being an old church, that we need to constantly be adjusting things to make sure they are ok for everyone based on the weather and how full the dining area is. Thanks for your patience and understanding, we always try to have such high quality food and service that our guests still love their experience.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience3

Service was good, but the food was very expensive. It was difficult to find much chicken on the “chicken and brie” sandwich, making this a grossly over-priced item. The small (but tasty) children’s grilled cheese was over-priced too.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 11, 2019

Jason, We are saddened to see your review. We make every attempt to make guests happy. We cannot speak to this now because this was never mentioned to us at the time so we didn't have an opportunity to make it right. We have 3 points of quality control in our restaurant, so to hear that anything went out without meeting our standards is surprising but we would love to correct it. Children love our grilled cheese ($12) because we use fine cheeses in it so it gives them a different flavor.

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K
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We didn’t get our whole meals, the potatoes we finally got after we had already finished our meals. It also took a. Rey long time to get our meals.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on November 11, 2019

Karebeark50, I am not sure I understand what happened here, did you mention this to our team, this does not seem like a standard issue. We have 3 points of contact for quality control ensuring service and that each plate meetings our standards so if you could let us know more so we can better understand it woudl be greatly appreciated!

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JK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a awesome meal, food was 10 out or 10, staff were phenomenal, we will definitely be back!!!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you Anonymous, From the kitchen to the front desk, all of our team is extremely passionate about providing an exceptional experience for all of our guests. Everyone is treated exactly how we would want to be served. We believe that sourcing fresh ingredients makes the quality and flavors of our food shine! We look forward to seeing you again!

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A great quiet restaurant in a small neighbourhood

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you Anonymous, The charm of Olde Towne Okotoks is infectious, it provides a quaint setting that provided a great gathering spot when our building was a church. Thank you for visiting us, it can be the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion!

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AH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

We had people in from the US and after telling them how spectacular Alberta Beef is and ordering the ribeyes, we were sorely disappointed. The cut was very thin, not normal for that cut, and the cook levels were not accurate, and also a tremendous amount of fat in a couple of the steaks...over half the steak was pure fat. They apologized and gave us free dessert, but it was still such a disappointment. Most times we have been to Heartland, the food has been excellent. Service is always top-notch, but dinner prices are too high. Go for lunch. Same experience, for half the price.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on October 12, 2019

AlanaH, Much like wine, Alberta beef is recognized for it's quality and taste. This does not mean it is perfect for everyone and we respect that, we are passionate about sourcing local Alberta beef and every cut will be different. We appreciate you taking the time to let us find a good resolution for you and appreciate your kind rating and suggestion!

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S
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always outstanding food in a unique space with good service.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you Steven, We are always so proud to read these reviews especially from guests that have visited us more than one occasion. Thank you for choosing the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant!

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Z
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious. Staff were lovely. Very nice atmosphere

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Responded on September 23, 2019

Zoom, What a wonderdul review, thank you for visiting us and taking the time to leave us sucha . wonderful review, we appreciate it very much!

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FM
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In town for a dog show. Went to Heartland based on the reviews. The prawn tagliatelle was outstanding, and the restaurant is so quaint and charming. Will definitely be back when in Okotoks again.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you FoodMom38, We love that you chose to support a local restaurant while you visited our beautiful town. We are always so proud when we hear that we were able to leave our guests with a memorable impression. How was the dog show?

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g
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent quality in all the food, fantastic coffee, great ambience and friendly servers. Highly recomemded.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 12, 2019

Gregj, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review, it means a lot to us that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant! We appreciate you supporting local and sharing your wonderful experience.

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H
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

First time guest at the heartland café. It's very nice when coming in, we were impressed with the decor and the atmosphere. My brother in law (who's 15) said it's the fanciest place he's been to. I would suggest it as a nice date night destination.
The food was tasty. I was happy with our shared appetizer and my meal. The Baba Ganoush and gnocchi, However my brother in law ordered the special which was a lamb lasagna, and we were both disappointed with the portion size as well he couldn't eat the bottom of it because it was burnt or else had dried out. He couldn't cut it with his knife but tried to scrape off whatever he could. He recieved a corner piece, no garlic toast, and no side. For 24 dollars I thought it was a bit stingy. He did say though that it tasted very good.
I will go back even with that experience, knowing that I probably won't order the lasagna if I'm hungry.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on September 10, 2019

Heatherm, Thank you for visiting the Heartland. We would love to be able to look into this further as we have multiple points of quality control and would love to learn how this may have made it to your table. We have pride in what we serve and are very sorry to hear this happened. We use high-quality, fresh ingredients and find that guests are mostly full with our portion sizes leaving very little waste. We believe in quality over quantity to satisfy our guests.

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