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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.

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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

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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
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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

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  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.

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  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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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....

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  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!

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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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

8:00 p.m.


Booked 6 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.
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