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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Calgary / Southern Alberta

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Calgary / Southern Alberta? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of French 50 Bakery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (27)
CAN$30 and under
French / Canadian
Okotoks
About the restaurant
French 50 Bakery + Artisan Pizza
***Reservations are accepted for Evening Dinner Service only***

(Brunch/breakfast is cafe style - order at the desk and we will serve your table, first come first serve).

Specializing in handmade pastries, rustic sourdough, delicious brunch, and artisan pizza dinner service.

Our bakery, cafe & restaurant is located in a 1910 refurbished home on historic Elma Street in Okotoks downtown district.

Great casual vibe, friendly service, and really good food - large three season heated patio space.
Top review
JulieY
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing! Best pizza we’ve ever had, and the service was excellent.
A photo of Pizza Culture restaurant
4.8
4.8 (32)
CAN$30 and under
Pizzeria
Calgary
About the restaurant
Pizza Culture Napoletana brings you authentic, true-to-Italy Napoletana pizza and amore. As a registered member of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) you can put your trust in our crust.

Our founder and head pizza maker Jeremy Hube is hands-on in the restaurant and can be seen working our wood-fired oven (alongside the ever-reliable and talented Simon and Roman). We curate a wine list that is regionally appropriate and the good word on the street is that we make a mean sourdough (a side hustle we perfected in the Pandemic).

A friendly, casual and often bustling neighbourhood pizzeria with a dine-in dining room, side-street patio and options for takeout and delivery. If you've never dined with us before, we look forward to seeing you soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Delicious! Friendly and prompt service. Went with a friend who is Italian and a self-proclaimed “pizza snob”, and she loved it. Highly recommend.
A photo of Waldhaus Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (990)
CAN$51 and over
German
Banff
About the restaurant
Overlooking the confluence of Spray and Bow Rivers, The Waldhaus. our "House in the Forest" is a retreat for those seeking solace from Banff's bustle. What began as the Clubhouse for the renowned Stanley Thompson Golf Course has transformed into a sanctuary of Mountain gastronomy. In the dining room above, rich timber and a majestic hearth narrate the epic tales of bygone explorations. Meanwhile, the Bierhalle below is where history and merriment collide, offering a spirited space for companionship, games, and the shared joy of storied adventures.

Please note:
- The Waldhaus is designated as a historical building and such has stairs to access all areas.
- The Bierhalle and Billardhalle only take limited reservations, otherwise operating on a first-come, first-served basis
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great experience. Wonderful meal. Cheese fondue appetizer, short ribs sauerbraten for main course, and chocolate fondue with fresh berries for dessert. And of course an excellent wine menu. You just can’t go wrong.
A photo of River Café restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4622)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Canadian
Calgary
About the restaurant
An extraordinary dining experience is to embark on a journey. We have created a beautiful place in an extraordinary setting and have tended to the details that make you feel at home: staff who care, chefs who are passionate about quality and the regional seasonal ingredients that bring to your palate a taste of place.

Getting to River Cafe is just a walk in the park.

Access River Café on Prince's Island Park from:
1. North side crossing the Bow River and Memorial Drive at the Calgary Curling Club.
2. South East end of the island at the 2nd street SW bridge, directly East of Eau Claire Market.
3. South West end of the island at 6th Street SW and Eau Claire Way near the Peace Bridge.

Eau Claire Plaza is currently closed for construction.
Parking is available on the street in the Eau Claire area, underground at Eau Claire Market or North of Memorial Drive.

Thank you for choosing to dine with us.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
The restaurant was great and accommodated a large group of us on the patio which was greatly appreciated. The Halibut is fantastic!! Service was excellent.
A photo of PZA Parlour - Calgary restaurant
4.6
4.6 (765)
CAN$30 and under
Pizzeria
Calgary
About the restaurant
Discover PZA Parlour, Calgary's hub for exquisite pizzas and welcoming ambiance! Set in a lively contemporary space, we offer a delightful blend of gourmet pizzas, flavourful pastas, and authentic Italian dishes. Our focus on fresh ingredients and homemade sauces guarantees a burst of flavours in every bite, from classic Margherita to indulgent truffle mushroom pizzas. Enhance your dining experience with our carefully curated wine list, featuring a selection of fine wines to complement your meal perfectly. Our friendly staff ensures top-notch service, making your time with us exceptional. Don't miss pairing your meal with our handcrafted cocktails. Come see why PZA Parlour is adored by pizza and Italian food enthusiasts in Calgary!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
The service was amazing and the patio had a great relaxing vibe. We went on Wednesday when they had half price bottles of wine! Really good food as well!
A photo of Earls Kitchen + Bar - Red Deer restaurant
4.6
4.6 (347)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
American
Red Deer
About the restaurant
Earls Kitchen + Bar is a globally inspired restaurant focused on using the freshest ingredients and making our food and drinks from scratch. We believe in using the best proteins and produce that is locally sourced and thinking consciously about how the product is produced, raised and grown.
Top review
MyriamT
Dined on May 28, 2024
My husband and I had a great time at Earls last night as we celebrated our 41st anniversary. The food was absolutely delicious and our waitress was very nice as she gladly agreed to take our picture to commemorate our evening. We’ll be sure to visit this restaurant again.
A photo of Chilitos Taberna restaurant
4.4
4.4 (81)
CAN$30 and under
Mexican
Beltline
About the restaurant
Chilitos is a lively Mexican Taberna with amazing Margaritas & Cocktails, a large selection of Tequilas & Mezcals and delicious Mexican street food.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 31, 2024
The food is outstanding and so are the drinks although it did take some time to get them served! The space is clean and super fun, we sat inside on a cooler day and it was perfect. Would 100% recommend and go again. Thank you!!
A photo of OUR DAILY BRETT MARKET & CAFE restaurant
4.3
4.3 (44)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
Calgary
About the restaurant
Our Daily Brett Market & Cafe offers a chef-driven dinner menu featuring locally sourced, innovative dishes. The café boasts a curated cocktail selection and an extensive natural wine program, highlighting organic and biodynamic wines, catering to a refined palate with a focus on quality and sustainability.
Top review
FoodLover
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
The food was good but I felt it was overpriced for what you got. For example the Hamburger was 24 but it did not come with any tomato and the patties were small.
A photo of Banff Ave Brewing Co. restaurant
4.2
4.2 (46)
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Banff
About the restaurant
We’re Banff’s living room. We share Banff’s real mountain lifestyle – active living by day, living actively by night. Banff Ave Brewing is a place where locals come to share the stories of their mountain experience and plan the next one, and where out-of-town visitors come to feel comfortable and soak in the real Banff. We're stoked to offer three different spaces, two of which you can reserve tables for:

The Pub
Get comfy and hunker down for après-whatever in Banff’s almost-secret hideaway. Enjoy great craft brews and all your pub favourites in a casual venue that’ll make you feel like a local, no matter where you’re from.

The Lodge
Climb on up to our newest casual dining spot with an easy-going approach. Anchor in for Banff’s legit take on Detroit-style deep-dish pizza (if you know, you know), along with pasta and small plates – perfect for sharing with the crew.
Top review
EmilyC
Dined on May 9, 2024
Very good food and price point. Nice atmosphere and nice staff
A photo of The Canadian Brewhouse - University District restaurant
3.9
3.9 (112)
CAN$30 and under
Sports Bar
Calgary
About the restaurant
Our one-of-a-kind Canadian themed sports bar & grill has an extensive menu of appetizers, entrees, drinks and amazing specials every night of the week. You’ll note our Canadian decor starts right when you walk up to our huge Inukshuk at our doors and continues throughout the restaurant in a “cheeky” Canadian fashion. We promise, when you come to The Canadian Brewhouse, you’ll instantly feel at home, because our house is your house…only we have way more TVs! You won’t find a better selection of screens anywhere for the sports you love! We even provide tabletop speakers for those nights when multiple sports and teams are playing.
Top review
thegr8divavip
Dined 1 day ago
Great time watching the hockey game! Manager was especially accommodating & helpful
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