Heartland Cafe

4.6
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173 reviews
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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
What 173 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Shawster
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal so much! The desserts were excellent.
My husband had the duck breast, and I had the pecan
Chicken breast. Everything was delicious! A perfect meal.
We will definitely return.

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KateD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Love the ambience in the old church.
Perfect for a ladies lunch. Food so fresh as always.

Heartland Cafe
Responded 6 days ago

KateD, Thank you for this great review, we are so glad you and your friends could enjoy some time together, thank you for choosing our setting to do so. See you again soon!

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JoA1
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

We always enjoy our dining experience at your cafe.

Heartland Cafe
Responded 6 days ago

JoA1, Thank you for mentioning you always enjoy the meal, your rating was quiet low, by any change could this be mixed up? 5 is a great rating whereas 1 is a low rating... if there was any reason you didnt love it, could you let us know.

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Darren
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland not only serves gourmet food but the staff there treat you like royalty. The ambience and locale is perfect for a relaxing and upscale experience .

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 22, 2020

Darren, This is a huge compliment, we believe every guest should be treated well, thank you for these outstanding words and for visiting us, we look forward to having King Darren in again!

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Tigger
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The service and food is always excellent and the atmosphere is lovely.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you Tigger, If we are going to be consistent at anything we love that we are able to still wow you with our service! We look forward to your next visit!

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vipMECRAT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a pleasant drive from Calgary to the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant for lunch and well worth it! We were pleased to see that the staff are adhering to the new safety requirements with ample space between the tables for no more than five people. Our server, Reanna, immediately greeted us and took us to our table. The fascinating history of the building dating back to 1902 is written at the top of the menu. There are some new interesting choices in the menu but I ordered my favourite Beet Salad with a side order of Pecan Chicken Breast. This was a delicious combination and still the best Beet Salad that I ever eaten! My husband enjoyed his Beef Burger. Reanna was a very attentive and pleasant server. She described the tempting options for dessert but we were full! The Heartland has a lovely ambiance, a great menu and efficient, friendly service. It's one of our favourite restaurants!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you Mecrat! We will be sure to pass the lovely note on. All of our staff have been adjusting well, they have missed our guests as much as we have. It is only possible because our customers are so patient and cooperative as well that we are able to continue to keep the community safe. We are so pleased to hear you loved everything about your visit and next time you'll know to save room for dessert! We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, great service! Beautiful ambiance!! They did a great job making us feel safe with all if the covid 19 proper procedures.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 22, 2020

Thank you Anonymous, We have done everything we can to keep everyone safe and still help them feel as comfortable and normal as possible, thank you for noting that. We appreciate being open and having wonderful guests as you to visit us! See you soon!

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RoxanneG
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland was outstanding! We had the surf and turf, it was cooked to absolute perfection. So fresh and full of flavor. From the cocktails through to desert was delicious! Our server knew every detail of the menu and was an absolute gentleman to top everything off! Highly recommend Heartland Cafe Okotoks

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 9, 2020

RoxanneG, The surf and turf has been a big hit so we ar eso glad that we are able to bring in fresh food and welcome our guests back. Thank you for choosing the Heartland Cafe & Restaurant, and recommending us to your friends and fmaily, it means so much to us.

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MarleneA
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super caesar salad...best I've had! My friend had a chicken brie sandwich without the bread and apple. She loved it.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 22, 2020

MarleneA, Who knew salads could be so amazing! We knew that if you made something special out of every dish, you can make guests happy! Thank you for these kind words!

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Maggie
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heartland never disappoints. Food, people, ambiance and service always top notch.

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CeeBee
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very flavourful as always. Very quick to receive our order which was great. However I was surprised to see that the starting tip percentage was set at 18 where it always used to be 15. Is this the new normal now?

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 9, 2020

CeeBee, Thank you, we are so glad to have you back and have our guests start celebrating again. We have loved seeing all of the celebrations and the joy in being able to get together again. We have not changed our amounts on large groups but please feel free to chat with us in person if you ever have a concern, we are always hapy to talk to our guests!

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vipscoopster
Calgary
56 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate on the patio since it was a beautiful evening. Servers wore masks and hand sanitizer was at the entrance. We started with the beet salad with cream feta dressing.
It was excellent. We had halibut-cooked perfectly and lamb shank- so tender for our entrees. Both were very delicious. Wine selections were very good. We will be back.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 1, 2020

Thank you and we loved welcoming you back. The patio is always incredible when the weather participates, so its a wonderful way to enjoy. Glad to hear that you are comfortable with all of our safety precautions and that you still very much enjoyed all of your meal. We look forward to welcoming you back again!

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KimB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful restaurant and terrific staff. Ribs were tasty and loved the starter beet salad. On a warm evening the patio is great!!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 1, 2020

The patio is such a wonderful place to sit and relax, thank you for taking the time to come back and join us again. We have missed seeing the smiles of our customers so this has been a delight. Glad everything was perfect and we will see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding gourmet food

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 1, 2020

Thank you! We are so fortunate to have a wonderful chef in house that has been trained in Europe with an incredible set of skills. We are honored to be able to being his experience to Okotoks and ou community. Thank you for visiting, we will see you again soon!

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AmericanLostInCanada
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice unique little place. Nice casual but formal if you know what I mean.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 1, 2020

We know what you mean. We love blending something for everyone, whether you love to enjoy a burger or a steak, we have diversified our menu for everyone and we are so lucky to have one of the most incredible historic buildings to allow guests to dine in. Thank you for visiting, we will see you soon!

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Neen
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly food was superb

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 1, 2020

Thank you Neen, We love being able to have guests back and love that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for being so wonderful to serve and allowing us to welcome you back.

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CynthiaS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic! The ambiance was warm and inviting and they nailed the social distancing with taking out some tables and putting big plants on others. Will definitely be back soon.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 1, 2020

CynthisS, Thank you, the space has been nice, and we would do whatever we can to see the smiles of our guests again, we know this is only temporary but are so delighted it means we can have guests back. Thank you for visiting, we hope to see you soon and we will be here if you need anything!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this heavenly little spot. So pretty and unique. Always get warm gracious service and excellent food!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 1, 2020

Thank you. Being closed we missed our guests so much, we truly enjoy being able to welcome people, share their time with them and create dishes they won't forget, thank you! Its been wonderful and we hope to see you again!

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KatieG
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoy our evening!Food was delicious and it was a wonderful surprise to be able to eat at the restaurant. I highly recommend it for a romantic night out!

Heartland Cafe
Responded on June 1, 2020

Thank you KatieG, We hope your romantic evening was perfect, its a wonderful place to celebrate special events, thank you for noticing. We love welcoming you and look forward to seeing you again!

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ArtM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as usual

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TeenaT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great..food always good

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LesleyJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was poor in our opinion. Overcooked eggs Benedict. Very little food for the price so don’t go hungry. They automatically added 18% tip because we were 6.,4?adults and two toddlers!! Not impressed and won’t be returning

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vipTracyP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVED the avocado toast! They make great gin caesars too! Nice place for Sunday brunch.

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FELIX
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The only reservation we have about this fine restaurant is that half price bottles of wine are advertised on the website. When we asked about this, the waitress said that that had been discontinued a while ago. She said that she would speak to someone and have it removed from the website. But it is still on the website. Other than this, it is a fine restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! The food was prepared perfectly and our server was attentive and accurate with everything. Delicious!

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GraC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful evening, as usual service is great, food is awesome. definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my aunt to lunch at Heartland as she had never been and I knew the ambience would be one she would enjoy. I was pleasantly surprised to see it quite busy at lunch as in the past it was always quiet.
Our waitress was excellent! She didn’t rush us, was very friendly, and suggested items on the menu that were her favourite. We ordered the Sweet Onion House Burger Chuck and the Thai Fried Rice Noodle bowl. The burger is made in-house & was fresh and tasty. The Thai noodle bowl was not too spicy, very flavourful. Perhaps a bit too much sauce but excellent none the less.
Fantastic lunch spot and we are going to go back for brunch soon!

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vipSHunter
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Sunday brunch, my eggs Benedict were served ice cold, all other guests temperatures were fine. Food was unspectacular. Nice decor.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 18, 2020

S Hunter, We're very sorry to hear this was your experience, we have 3 points of check before each dish makes it to the table so we would love the opportunity to look into where the error may have occurred. We would love to ensure your next experience with us exceeds your expectations, if anything is not right, please let us know in the moment, we are happy to correct things instantly and remake dishes if needed. We appreciate your feedback and would love to welcome you again.

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MurrayH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 18, 2020

MurrayH, Thank you, we know if we are chosen to be the date for Valentines we had better make it special, so we are so pleased to hear our efforts did not go unnoticed. Thank you for this kind review!

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GaryP
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
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.

Heartland Cafe
Responded on February 18, 2020

Gary, We love to switch up the daily specials each week, by doing this we can make sure we can create something special with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible and pass that freshness to our guests. Thank you for your kind words and choosing us over and over!

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vipSandy
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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LaVeraD
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!!

Heartland Cafe
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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OpenTable Diner
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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Queenbee1964
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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JoelS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

Heartland Cafe
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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JudyE
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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vipFoody
Calgary
37 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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SherryW
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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DAVIDM
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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WendyG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

Heartland Cafe
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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FAQs

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

Heartland Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.