Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. Canada
  3. Calgary / Southern Alberta
  4. Calgary
  5. Downtown
National on 17th, Calgary, AB

National on 17th

4.0
4
88 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
National opened its doors at 550 17th Ave. on June 1st, 2012. Providing Calgary with a new, dynamic choice in the growing craft beer market. Serving the best North American Craft Beer alongside Canadian Cuisine. National prides itself on creating a family environment for the staff, and a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere for our guests. We have worked extensively on our food program, paying special attention to our pizza program. Please join us inside to watch the game, or outside to enjoy our wrap-around patio looking out onto lively 17th Ave.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu 11:00 am–1:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 229-0026
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Get the whole group together for some team building! Join us for a beer tasting class, customized chef stations, or for an intimate custom dinner in our private dining room.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    17th Avenue and 5th Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

88 Reviews
  1. Tyra

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for happy hour on the patio. Drinks on special were okay. Service was not the greatest. Ordered some food items and had they seem to forget about it until you ask an hour later. Wouldn't come back

    Is this helpful?

  2. Nickname

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service yesterday was quite sad so it is my assumption that they were understaffed. Told we could sit wherever, totally fine. A girl who I assume was a hostess would drop off waters then run away. It’s not like “ hey, just so you are aware we are under staffed, your server will get to you shortly sorry for any wait times” so like 10 minutes later we get a server we decided to order everything then because looking at the people across from us they were facing the same wait time. Food came before the drinks did, and the fries didn’t come with a condiment so we asked the hostess grabbed us one but like instead of just placing it on the table shoved it right into the fries.. thought it was weird for her to think I will take what my hands just touched and place it into their food I would be okay just placed on the table. I saw a male manager honestly doing the most on the floor so props to him keeping things going! But the table right beside us I think waited 20 Minutes for a server, but instead our server looked at them said I will go find you a server then walked to the bar then picked up her drink and laughed with another girl and checked her phone.. the couple next to us I believe also saw this and just left visually seeing that she could have taken an order from them then found Someone to take over. The food quality wasn’t that great, we normally get the same thing each time we go and it’s had always been the same quality this time it was very sad, server when coming to take our payment was just in a carefree mood. The place wasn’t very busy, but I can understand being for staffed.. but this was servers hostesses who just could care less type of day. Sorry to the supervisor who had to pick up their slack. Next time hopefully it’s back to normal!
    National on 17thResponded on April 2, 2024
    Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. I'm truly sorry to hear about the issues you experienced with our service and food quality. I'd greatly appreciate the chance to learn more about your visit and address these concerns directly. Please email me at bgoldenberg@ntnl.ca , so I can work to ensure your next experience with us reflects the high standards we aim for.

    Is this helpful?

  3. JannelleC

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, amazing food and drinks recommend the smoked burger, tops ! Drinks were fabulous as was our server. We will come again

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Made reservations a month ago as we had friends coming into town. Was called a couple hours prior to our reservation and advised there was a private function and our reservation could be moved to a sister location or after the private event. We moved the reservation to the much later time and were seated right away. Service was horrible. Our first drink order took 30 mins and the second was no better. We ordered chips and guac three times but never got it. It was not busy at all since the private function ended at 9:30pm so it was very frustrating to have our guests have that as their Calgary experience.

    Is this helpful?

  5. CalgaryFB

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best beef dips in Calgary, and I try them everywhere. Our server Emily is always just a beauty as well. 5 stars all the time.

    Is this helpful?

  6. ED75

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    First time eating at Nationals and I ordered the guac and chips and a tofu poke bowl. The guac and chips arrived 20min after the tofu bowl did. The tofu bowl arrived 30min after ordering and had someone's long hair wrapped and entagled around a few of the pieces of tofu. I sent it back and chose to leave as hygiene clearly is not a top priority at this restaurant (possibility of it only being the 17th Ave location. However, I'm not about to find out by going to another). Absolutely disgusting....

    Is this helpful?

  7. Sandy

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent pizza. Excellent Mexican Lager. Great service!

    Is this helpful?

  8. CarolM

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience on a nice day with all the window open. Service was slow but Happy Hour deals are great!

    Is this helpful?

  9. PierreG

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    thank you. service was good, we've been there before and will definitely go back.

    Is this helpful?

  10. KalvinF

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Great service. Wednesdays for wine and pizza.

    Is this helpful?

  11. David

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience. Could be so much better. Surprising average experience from a Concorde Group location. Patio is in a great location but needs an upgrade. Food choices at Happy hour not exciting.

    Is this helpful?

  12. Mini

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Glass and dishes were not cleaned properly. It was busy and less customer service folks arranged for the weekend. Hire more people.

    Is this helpful?

  13. TwoBrides

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I can’t recall ever experiencing poorer customer service at a restaurant. Our waitress was unaware of the availability of beer on tap so it took 5 attempts before we finally ended up with drinks in front of is 20 minutes later. On top of that she brought my wife the wrong beer. One of my so s got a glass half full of beer, which the waitress said would be free, as they had run out of that beer as well. When we ordered our meal she neglected to put in my wife’s order. When we were given our food we weren’t given any cutlery or napkins. Our waitress never returned to see if we required anything else so my son had to seek out these items for us. My sons and I were waiting for my wife’s meal to arrive before starting ours but after 15 minutes we finally flagged someone down to inquire as to the delay. Our waitress finally appeared to tell us that she had neglected to put in the order. No apology was offered. We proceeded to finally eat our food, now cold, and my wife waited another 15 minutes for hers to arrive. Again no apology when it was placed in front of her. Were were never offered more drinks, had to ask for more water and cutlery; as you can guess it was a very frustrating experience. When we finally asked for our bill (which we had to ask for twice) it was full of errors. We expressed our concerns to the waitress and she spoke with her manager. She reduced the bill, we paid and left. We will never return to the National on 17th. Worst service EVER!!!

    Is this helpful?

  14. Katie

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff accommodated our larger group! Thank you for a great time

    Is this helpful?

  15. SantanaB

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    National accepted my reservation and with zero call, email, or other form of notice, closed the restaurant for maintenance. I found this out when my party and I arrived and read the sign on the door. Maintenance is obviously not their fault, however accepting the reso and neglecting to inform me they could not accommodate it makes me a little salty.

    Is this helpful?

  16. ETyyc

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The overall experience was terrible. We went primarily for drinks but could not get what we wanted because they had some issue in their bar. Then we asked them to modify a cocktail which they simply said no to (no idea why). Then we ordered 3 cocktails and two of those were actually terrible. The food was okay but by this time our expectations were low. On top of it there were wasps in our area and when we informed our server she said there's nothing they can do. We asked again some time later when the issue was really bothering us and she again said the same. I know we use wasp nests and sometimes sprays in our backyard, so her response was disappointing. Not even an offer to move us to a different table. Overall a sad experience for what should have been a nice summer patio evening.

    Is this helpful?

  17. Abc123

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a little slow from start to finish, considering it wasn’t that busy and it seemed like there was a lot of staff. We order sandwiches with fries and the fries were ridiculously salty.

    Is this helpful?

  18. Lindsey

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Me and my guest were sat for 30 minutes without a single server approaching us. We eventually got up and just left. Had a wonderful evening at the Rose and Crown last evening instead.

    Is this helpful?

  19. Janist

    Calgary

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good, good portion sizes, could have been warmer. Way to noisy

    Is this helpful?

  20. NikitaS

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Patio and Music. Large Tables and lots of sun!

    Is this helpful?

  21. TylerR

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had fried pickles and pizza. So delicious! The pizza has a nice thin crust and balance of toppings.

    Is this helpful?

  22. Kerr

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had my birthday here on a Monday, the service was great, the pizza was good and the drinks were cheap :)

    Is this helpful?

  23. Aline

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love that place. I strongly recommend National for everyone 💕

    Is this helpful?

  24. LJA3

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was slow in coming out. There were 5 of us, 3 plates arrived luke warm, the two others showed up 10 min after that. The server rarely came by to check on us and so we could not ask where our food was. I would not eat here again.

    Is this helpful?

  25. MisterSH

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a team lunch - Great service. Food was awesome.
    National on 17thResponded on October 22, 2021
    Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, and we look forward to hosting you and your team again in the future.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. SierraT

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a bit slow but I think they only had one server on so no big deal!

    Is this helpful?

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great as always!

    Is this helpful?

  28. EmilyM

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pizza could have been cooked a bit more and we didn't get the pizza for the happy hour price ??

    Is this helpful?

  29. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service always. And food.

    Is this helpful?

  30. Ty16

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was there to watch Euro cup final. Was a good mix of other fans and non fans, so it didn’t get very rowdy. Overall good atmosphere. Waitress was very gracious and prices were fair.

    Is this helpful?

  31. Victoria

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was friendly. Food was relatively fast given that there was a game going on and the restaurant was practically full.

    Is this helpful?

  32. AnneS

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have great service at the national! My friends food was delicious, and our server helped us decide which beer to get. Amazing patio!

    Is this helpful?

  33. ThomasM

    Portland

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brie is always on top of things. Food was great. Beer was great too. Nice patio.
    National on 17thResponded on June 24, 2021
    Thank you so much for your kind review! Bree and the team hope to see you again soon.

    Is this helpful?

  34. JustinB

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for lunch, service was outstanding. Food was very good.

    Is this helpful?

  35. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Not enough umbrellas for shade.

    Is this helpful?

  36. AnthonyI

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Excellent selection of beer with with decent Happy Hour prices.

    Is this helpful?

  37. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was chill. Good vibes

    Is this helpful?

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at national on 17th! We ordered the bees knees pizza and the staff was super accommodating when I told them I didn’t like white sauce on pizza, they swapped it for red sauce and also only put pepperonis on half! It began to rain while we sat on the patio and they brought us out an umbrella and a heater! They were super nice about it too. I enjoyed a Caesar, vodka pink lemonade and a coffee and they were all a solid 10/10! The food and drinks were amazing and I’ll definitely be back!

    Is this helpful?

  39. AliReviews

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were seated at a long bench on the patio sharing with another group with no barrier between us and it was not possible to be 6 feet away from them. The other tables all had Perspex barriers so no idea why ours didn’t. The server was disinterested in serving us and only smiled when she brought the bill, presumably in the hope of a tip. Food was okay bar food, nothing special.

    Is this helpful?

  40. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Patio, great beer and great food!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

National on 17th does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. National on 17th also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 229-0026.

National on 17th is rated 4 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.

National on 17th does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for National on 17th

550 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S0B1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    17th Avenue and 5th Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–12:00 am Thu 11:00 am–1:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 229-0026
  • Private party facilities
    Get the whole group together for some team building! Join us for a beer tasting class, customized chef stations, or for an intimate custom dinner in our private dining room.
Gift card

Gift card

Send gift cards instantly by email or print to present in person.

Send a gift card
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo