Calgary Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Calgary

With a nickname like "Cowtown," it's no surprise Alberta beef is a star dish on many restaurant menus. But that's not all your find in Calgary.

Local favorites include cheese buns from Glamorgan Bakery, a tasty snack famous in Calgary that is known to sell out fast. The minidoughnuts at the Calgary Stampede are world-renowned and when the event isn't happening, the Calgary Mini Donuts food truck found around town can still fill your cravings.

Deep-fried shredded ginger beef is said to have been invented in Calgary at the Silver Inn Restaurant in the 1970s, where diners can order it to this day. The Caesar cocktail is another Calgary invention. According to local lore, the concoction is made with Clamato juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vodka and spices. Order it at the Westin Calgary (which was formerly the Calgary Inn – where the drink was invented) and at bars throughout town.

Find the Best Restaurants in Calgary

  • #1
    Vero Bistro Moderne
    #1 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1537 reviewsTripadvisor (1537)
    $ - $$ | European, Canadian, Italian, Contemporary, Fusion
    209 10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V5 Canada
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  • #2
    Gaga Pizza
    #2 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 221 reviewsTripadvisor (221)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Canadian
    1236 12 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0P3 Canada
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  • #3
    SS106 Aperitivo Bar
    #3 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 185 reviewsTripadvisor (185)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    824D Edmonton Trail NE Parking on The Rear, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3J6 Canada
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  • #4
    Village Ice Cream
    #4 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 971 reviewsTripadvisor (971)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    431 10 Ave SE Calgary Alberta, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0W3 Canada
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  • #5
    The Himalayan
    #5 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 768 reviewsTripadvisor (768)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Tibetan, Nepali
    3218 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 0B3 Canada
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  • #6
    Workshop Kitchen + Culture
    #6 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 181 reviewsTripadvisor (181)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    608 1 St SW Located in the Grand Theatre Building - Downtown, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6 Canada
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  • #7
    Santorini Greek Taverna
    #7 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 265 reviewsTripadvisor (265)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    1502 Centre St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2R9 Canada
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  • #8
    The Canadian Brewhouse
    #8 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 189 reviewsTripadvisor (189)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Grill, Pub, Canadian
    7 Mahogany Plaza South East #700, Calgary, Alberta T3M 2P8 Canada
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  • #9
    Minas Brazilian Steakhouse
    #9 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 375 reviewsTripadvisor (375)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue
    136 2 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0S7 Canada
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  • #10
    Ten Foot Henry
    #10 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 429 reviewsTripadvisor (429)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    1209 1 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0V3 Canada
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  • #11
    OEB Breakfast Co. Bridgeland
    #11 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 772 reviewsTripadvisor (772)
    $ - $$ | American, Canadian
    825 1 Ave NE OEB Bridgeland, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2 Canada
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  • #12
    Blue Star Diner
    #12 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 331 reviewsTripadvisor (331)
    $ - $$ | American, Canadian, Diner
    809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2 Canada
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  • #13
    Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
    #13 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 270 reviewsTripadvisor (270)
    $$ | Canadian
    15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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  • #14
    Cactus Club Cafe
    #14 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 841 reviewsTripadvisor (841)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Canadian
    2612 39 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7J9 Canada
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  • #15
    Hayden Block
    #15 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 232 reviewsTripadvisor (232)
    $ - $$ | American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
    1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3 Canada
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  • #16
    La Brezza Ristorante
    #16 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 824 reviewsTripadvisor (824)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    990 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8J3 Canada
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  • #17
    Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus
    #17 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 216 reviewsTripadvisor (216)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, European
    2439 54 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 1M4 Canada
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  • #18
    The Coup
    #18 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 387 reviewsTripadvisor (387)
    $ - $$ | Fusion, Healthy, Canadian, Asian
    924B 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A2 Canada
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  • #19
    Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
    #19 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 183 reviewsTripadvisor (183)
    $ - $$ | American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
    624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4 Canada
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  • #20
    One18 Empire
    #20 of 3,908 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 286 reviewsTripadvisor (286)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
    820 Centre St SE Se, Calgary, Alberta T2G 5J2 Canada
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