5 Great Places to Eat in Calgary

Calgary is the heart of Alberta, world-famous for its hockey, and well known in the country for its cowboy aesthetics.  Although lots are known about the city itself, not much is known about the cuisine it houses.  Although it’s safe to assume, there are some great poutine restaurants and a couple of excellent Sugar Shack spots- nothing can hold a candle to the cuisine it offers from these restaurants.  Here are five of the best places to eat the next time you’re in Calgary.

NOtaBLE

Price: middle of the road.

Average Rating: 4.9 stars out of five.

Food Type: bar and classic Canada.

If you want to sneak away somewhere warm and comfortable, where you can enjoy a good beer with some fantastic bar food: this is the place to go.  NOtaBLE is an upscale bar and eatery that can be anything you want- from a brunch spot to a place to nurse a fantastic beer.  Just bring an appetite for some good food.

River Cafe

Price: pricier.

Average Rating: 4.5 out of five stars.

Food Type: meat and seafood.

This chic restaurant aims for its flavor and style to get a ‘wow’ from their guests.  Despite their higher prices, almost every review for this restaurant says that the cost is worth it.  Not only are the waitstaff incredible, but the food is so good that visitors who have scoped out Calgary homes for sale and moved to the city end up frequenting the place all the time.

Native Tongues Taqueria

Price: affordable!

Average Rating: 4.5 out of five stars.

Food Type: Mexican.

If you’re tired of the same old uninspired foods, this restaurant will knock that exhaustion away.  Full of delicious flavor and spice, every dish is expertly cooked to leave you wanting to come back for every single meal.  The lower prices mean you can afford more food, and the friendly waitstaff makes you want to stay forever.  Native Tongues Taqueria is a must-stop for anybody with a tongue and an appetite!

Pigeonhole

Price: middle of the road.

Average Rating: 4.6 stars out of five.

Food Type: eclectic bar food.

A rustic touch can go a long way for anyone wanting to find a great bar and grill to eat.  The Pigeonhole is one of Calgary’s best-kept secrets, with a knack for filling up any craving you could have.  The fun and inviting atmosphere will make you feel at home, while the delicious food will invite you back time and time again.  The delicious alcohol selection will surprise you, as there’s a drink that will suit anybody’s tastes!

Ten Foot Henry

Price: expensive.

Average Rating: 4.7 stars out of five.

Food Type: modern and vegetarian adjacent.

Although you may not think of vegans or vegetarians when you think of Calgary, this restaurant may change your mind.  Offering everything from gorgeous borscht to some of the best chicken you’ll ever taste- Ten Foot Henry aims to surprise.  The owners claim the goal is to mix what you should be eating with what you want to eat- and they succeed there.

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