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
    Gaga Pizza
    #1 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 225 reviewsTripadvisor (225)
    $ | Italian, Pizza, Canadian
    1236 12 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3C 0P3 Canada
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  • #2
    The Canadian Brewhouse
    #2 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 128 reviewsTripadvisor (128)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Canadian, Brew Pub, Pub
    425 36 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2A 6K3 Canada
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  • #3
    Vero Bistro Moderne
    #3 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1542 reviewsTripadvisor (1542)
    $ - $$ | Italian, European, Canadian, Contemporary, Fusion
    209 10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1V5 Canada
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  • #4
    SS106 Aperitivo Bar
    #4 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 188 reviewsTripadvisor (188)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    824D Edmonton Trail NE Parking on The Rear, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3J6 Canada
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  • #5
    The Himalayan
    #5 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 770 reviewsTripadvisor (770)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Tibetan, Nepali
    3218 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T3E 0B3 Canada
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  • #6
    Village Ice Cream
    #6 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 972 reviewsTripadvisor (972)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    431 10 Ave SE Calgary Alberta, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0W3 Canada
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  • #7
    Workshop Kitchen + Culture
    #7 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 181 reviewsTripadvisor (181)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    608 1 St SW Located in the Grand Theatre Building - Downtown, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M6 Canada
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  • #8
    Santorini Greek Taverna
    #8 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 267 reviewsTripadvisor (267)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek
    1502 Centre St NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2R9 Canada
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  • #9
    The Canadian Brewhouse
    #9 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 196 reviewsTripadvisor (196)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Grill, Pub, Canadian
    7 Mahogany Plaza South East #700, Calgary, Alberta T3M 2P8 Canada
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  • #10
    Ten Foot Henry
    #10 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 430 reviewsTripadvisor (430)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    1209 1 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0V3 Canada
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  • #11
    Minas Brazilian Steakhouse
    #11 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 376 reviewsTripadvisor (376)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue
    136 2 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0S7 Canada
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  • #12
    OEB Breakfast Co. Bridgeland
    #12 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 777 reviewsTripadvisor (777)
    $ - $$ | American, Canadian
    825 1 Ave NE OEB Bridgeland, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2 Canada
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  • #13
    Blue Star Diner
    #13 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 332 reviewsTripadvisor (332)
    $ - $$ | American, Diner, Canadian
    809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2 Canada
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  • #14
    Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant
    #14 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 275 reviewsTripadvisor (275)
    $$ | Canadian
    15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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  • #15
    Hayden Block
    #15 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 233 reviewsTripadvisor (233)
    $ - $$ | American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian
    1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3 Canada
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  • #16
    Cactus Club Cafe
    #16 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 845 reviewsTripadvisor (845)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Canadian
    2612 39 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T1Y 7J9 Canada
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  • #17
    La Brezza Ristorante
    #17 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 824 reviewsTripadvisor (824)
    $ - $$ | Italian
    990 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8J3 Canada
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  • #18
    The Coup
    #18 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 388 reviewsTripadvisor (388)
    $ - $$ | Fusion, Healthy, Canadian
    924B 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A2 Canada
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  • #19
    Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar
    #19 of 3,911 Places to Eat in Calgary
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 184 reviewsTripadvisor (184)
    $ - $$ | American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
    624 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1G4 Canada
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  • #20
    Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus
    #20 of 3,911 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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