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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
    Gaga Pizza
    #1 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 226 reviewsTripadvisor (226)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Canadian
    1236 12 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0P3 Canada
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  • #2
    Vero Bistro Moderne
    #2 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1548 reviewsTripadvisor (1548)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion
    209 10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V5 Canada
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  • #3
    SS106 Aperitivo Bar
    #3 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 189 reviewsTripadvisor (189)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    824D Edmonton Trail NE Parking on The Rear, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3J6 Canada
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  • #4
    The Canadian Brewhouse
    #4 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 127 reviewsTripadvisor (127)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Canadian, Brew Pub
    425 36 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 6K3 Canada
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  • #5
    The Himalayan
    #5 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 772 reviewsTripadvisor (772)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepali
    3218 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 0B3 Canada
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  • #6
    Village Ice Cream
    #6 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 972 reviewsTripadvisor (972)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    431 10 Ave SE Calgary Alberta, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0W3 Canada
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  • #7
    The Canadian Brewhouse
    #7 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 201 reviewsTripadvisor (201)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Grill, Pub, Canadian
    7 Mahogany Plaza South East #700, Calgary, Alberta T3M 2P8 Canada
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  • #8
    Santorini Greek Taverna
    #8 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 269 reviewsTripadvisor (269)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    1502 Centre St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2R9 Canada
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  • #9
    Workshop Kitchen + Culture
    #9 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 181 reviewsTripadvisor (181)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    608 1 St SW Located in the Grand Theatre Building - Downtown, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6 Canada
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  • #10
    Ten Foot Henry
    #10 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 432 reviewsTripadvisor (432)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    1209 1 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0V3 Canada
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  • #11
    Minas Brazilian Steakhouse
    #11 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 377 reviewsTripadvisor (377)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue
    136 2 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0S7 Canada
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  • #12
    OEB Breakfast Co. Bridgeland
    #12 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 778 reviewsTripadvisor (778)
    $ - $$ | American, Canadian
    825 1 Ave NE OEB Bridgeland, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2 Canada
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  • #13
    Blue Star Diner
    #13 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 332 reviewsTripadvisor (332)
    $ - $$ | American, Diner, Canadian
    809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2 Canada
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  • #14
    Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
    #14 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 279 reviewsTripadvisor (279)
    $$ | Canadian
    15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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  • #15
    Cactus Club Cafe Barlow Trail
    #15 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 845 reviewsTripadvisor (845)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Canadian
    2612 39 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7J9 Canada
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  • #16
    La Brezza Ristorante
    #16 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 823 reviewsTripadvisor (823)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    990 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8J3 Canada
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  • #17
    Hayden Block
    #17 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 234 reviewsTripadvisor (234)
    $ - $$ | American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
    1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3 Canada
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  • #18
    The Coup
    #18 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 389 reviewsTripadvisor (389)
    $ - $$ | Fusion, Healthy, Canadian
    924B 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A2 Canada
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  • #19
    Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus
    #19 of 3,889 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 218 reviewsTripadvisor (218)
    $ - $$ | Dutch, European
    2439 54 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 1M4 Canada
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  • #20
    One18 Empire
    #20 of 3,889 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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