Big Fish and Open Range Calgary

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Seafood
Dine on fresh sustainably-sourced seafood, wild game meats and more at Big Fish & Open Range, located in Calgary. Its casual setting and inviting atmosphere is ideal for grabbing a bite to eat with friends or family.

Big Fish offers food such as a seafood chowder, smoked oyster sliders or chili-glazed frog legs that make for flavorful appetizers. Guests can feast on an entrée of pan-roasted walleye with wilted spinach, fish tacos topped with tomato-mango salsa or a lamb and lobster burger. An oyster bar as well as delicious house-made desserts are also available.

Open Range embodies the essence of our city; cutting edge, but comfortable and unpretentious. Open Range mixes modern with tradition, serving every cut you would expect but preparing them with interesting variations of flavours. We offer locally raised beef, elk, bison and game prepared in an easy going Southwestern style. We are one of Calgary's premier steakhouses with multiple awards and accol
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MartyParty
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big Fish is the perfect place for a special occasion. They make you so welcome. Absolutely lovely service and incredible food

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded 6 days ago

Hi MartyParty, Thanks for your review. We always strive to provide a welcoming experience with quality food. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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TeriT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food! Great service. Will definitely go back.

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Mandih
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

We order from the meat menu short ribs and 7 oz beef tenderloin I asked for medium I got rare rare. The short ribs were ok but the sides were terrible. We sat on the patio it was quite loud from the traffic. We got it to go took an hr and 15 mins. Won’t be going back.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Mandih, We apologize for the experience that you had. This does not sound like the quality and standards that we hold ourselves to. If you would like to discuss the matter further, please feel free to reach out to us at marketing@rangefish.ca! We would appreciate being able to look into this matter further so we can follow up with the team working that day to ensure it does not happen again. Regards, Big Fish & Open Range Team

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Kirsten
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Father’s Day menu - made the choices easy for my dad. The food was fantastic and the service made the experience even better.

One guest was a vegetarian and even though they didn’t have any options on the menu, they offered beautiful and flavourful options for dinner.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 25 June 2020

Hi Kirsten, We are thankful for your review! We are glad to hear that your Dad had an enjoyable experience for Father's Day. It you haven't already been told by your server, we will make any adjustments to our menu for anyone with any dietary restrictions or preferences, including vegetarians. Just let us know and we will see what we can do! We look forward to seeing you again at future special occasions. - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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KaelaJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food, friendly and quick service. It was our first time going to this restaurant and we will definitely be back

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 25 June 2020

Hi KaelaJ, Thanks for the review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your first time at our restaurant. Always good to hear that we were able to provide good food with friendly and fast service. We can't wait you have you back. - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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ShelleyS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day brunch. My father has very limited mobility and is fussy and the server was most accommodating with seating, food service, options, was a great day!!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded 6 days ago

Hi ShelleyS, So exciting to hear that you had a lovely experience on Father's Day! We are glad we were able to make accommodations for your Father's mobility. Thanks for your review. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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RachelD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been a favourite spot of ours for years. We love the brunch line up and the service is always impeccable!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 25 June 2020

Hi RachelD, We are very appreciative of your review! Thank you for your constant support. We are lucky to have such wonderful customers such as yourself! We look forward to serving you again. - Big Fish Team

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Belle
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had never been here before but will definitely return. It was a lovely evening out and everyone was very friendly and provided a great dining experience.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 25 June 2020

Hi Belle, So exciting to hear that you joined us for the first time and had a lovely experience! Thanks for your review. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish & Open Range Team

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CassieB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!! Would definitely recommend, dessert was also fantastic.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 25 June 2020

Hi CassieB, Thanks for the review and recommendation! Glad you enjoyed your dessert. See you again! - Big Fish Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The water had an ant in it so the first impression was a little off. Service was substandard. The food was good.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 21 June 2020

Hi, We apologize for the ant in your water. We appreciate your feedback and will work towards improving our service. Glad you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you again and provide better service. Thanks, Big Fish Team

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louisdollars
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

waitress kept joining our private conversation. fantastic food! great service! definitely will come again! loved everything!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 19 June 2020

Hi louisdollars, We apologize if the waitress joining your private conversation caused any inconvenience. We might be a little too eager with being back in business and having social interactions again. We will follow up with our wait team. Thank for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service. Looking forward to having you again! - Big Fish Team

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vipAngelaD
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi AngelaD, We appreciate your review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your food and service. Hope to see you again! - Big Fish Team

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Chooch75
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret in Calgary. Food is unique, interesting and never disappoints. I’ve been going here for years and it has always been consistently excellent. Their brunch is equally as delicious and shouldn’t be missed.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi Chooch75, Thanks for your kind words! We are so happy and privileged to have such loyal customers such as yourself supporting us throughout the years. Without customers like you, we would not have been able to make it this long. We look forward to your next visit! - Big Fish Team

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Iggy
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Calamari excellent, as were the mussels. Very nice Arctic Char.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi Iggy, Thank you for your review! Happy to know that you enjoyed three of our most popular dishes. See you soon! - Big Fish Team

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Mango
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service! Our server was professional and knowledgeable and did not rush us at all throughout our meal. It was a wonderful dining experience

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi Mango, Thanks for the review! We are happy to hear that our server did a wonderful job! Please let us know their name in the future so that we can properly recognize them. See you again! - Big Fish Team

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DateNightCouple
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Big Fish offered a ton of it's sister restaurant's food, which was fantastic. We loved the entrees, however the cocktails and appetizers were lacking just a little bit. Overall, we enjoyed our time on the patio and the service that was given.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi DateNightCouple, Thanks for the review! We appreciate all the feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the menu options available from our sister restaurant Open Range. We will definitely look into our cocktails and appetizers to ensure they give the best experience possible. We hope to see you again! - Big Fish Team

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GailA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food ..great people...music perfect...always a pleasure
Highly recommend

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 15 June 2020

Hi GailA, Thanks for the review and recommendation. We are glad you had a great time with us and we look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish Team

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SweetPea
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very impressed with the protocol of the restaurant as the industry reopens after the Alberta government allowed restaurants to get back to normal.
Both the meal and the service were very good.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 8 June 2020

Hi SweetPea, Thanks for the review! We are glad to know that our customers are satisfied with our safety procedures. Keeping both our team and customers safe is a top priority. We look forward to having you back again. - Big Fish Team

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TomandBarb
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They seemed to handle the restrictions required for Covid 19 without impacting the dining experience. All precautions were observed. Excellent food, service and ambiance.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 6 June 2020

Hello TomandBarb, Thanks for visiting! We appreciate your wonderful review. We take all precautions when it comes to the safety of both our staff and customers. Come back soon! - Big Fish Team

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ShaunaL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. It’s a bit pricey but offers great food and great service. They are always very kind to my 9 and 11 year old.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 9 June 2020

Hi ShaunaL, We are so glad that you and your kids enjoyed your time with us! Many on our team are very family oriented and have children of their own. We think of how we would like our own children to be treated. We look forward to seeing you again! Thanks, Big Fish Team

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TimothyL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I booked in for the first day of opening June 1st for a Birthday. It was my first time here and I was looking for a seafood restaurant.

Positives- The service was amazing, very friendly and all adjustments in place for social distancing. The food was great, very good size portions and priced very farily considering there aren't many options in Calgary for fresh seafood selections.

Negatives- no acknowledgement of the fact we booked specifically for a birthday. The ceasar came without the smoked fish (main reason I had ordered the drink intially just to try) restaurant in my opinion could be updated for decor but I also enjoyed the relaxed casual feel.

Overall- I'll be back for sure and would absolutely recommend this restaurant. The food is awesome and pricing very fair

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 6 June 2020

Hi TimothyL, Thank you for your review. We apologize that we did not acknowledge you for your birthday! We will definitely follow up with the team on the proper procedures when it comes to all special occasions. We look forward to seeing you again! - Big Fish Team

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vipKfal
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere & the meals were fantastic. Definitely be back.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 12 March 2020

Hi Kfal, Thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you back again! - Big Fish Team

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vipmichael
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Positive feedback from everyone who attended. Accommodating for special diet without fuss.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 18 March 2020

Hi Michael, Thanks for stopping by! We are glad you noticed our effort in accommodating any special dietary requests. We look forward to serving you again! - Big Fish Team

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Kaye
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I took my friend here for a birthday lunch. The room is quite lovely, a good size and a good feel to it. The server was very pleasant and most accommodating. She recommended the pistachio crusted Arctic Char and they were very flexible and served it with plenty of delicious vegetables, as I requested. The Char was cooked perfectly and was very succulent and tasty.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 12 March 2020

Hi Kaye, Thanks for visiting us at Big Fish. Again, Happy Birthday to your friend and we hope she had a wonderful day! The Arctic Char is always a customer favourite. We appreciate your review and look forward to having you both back again. - Big Fish Team

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bobsh
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

food was excellent - exactly what we were looking for. service was attentive, but not overbearing. excellent value for the $$

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 10 March 2020

Hi bobsh, Thanks for stopping by! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, especially our service. We look forward to having you come again! - Big Fish Team

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 23 February 2020

Hello, Thank you for the review! Happy Birthday to one celebrating! We hope that you are able to come back again for future occassions. - Big Fish Team

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RobS
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a couple martinis (Lemon Drop and Vesper) which were fantastic. Two appetizers (crab cakes and lobster/crab artichoke dip) which were both excellent. Could have easily ordered another lobster/crab artichoke dip, was extremely tasty. Two mains were great (fish tacos and fish&chips). Mains were well portioned, larger portions though.

Server was great.

Music level fluctuated (seemed to be with different songs) and was a tiny bit loud at some points. Not that it affected the meal in any way, was just noticeably louder at some points.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 25 February 2020

Hi RobS, Thanks for the feedback and review! We are very happy to know you enjoyed both the food and drinks. The dip is one of our favourites in house as well. We will take a look into our music and see if there is a way to standardize our sound levels. Feel free to stop by again! Regards, Big Fish Team

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CJcj
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little place, if you want seafood in Calgary, this is the place.

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 23 February 2020

Hi CJcj, Thanks for coming out to Big Fish! We appreciate the review. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we look forward to seeing you again. - Big Fish Team

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LorieA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We regrettfully made reservations @ Big Fish for a Valentine's celebration! ... which dining experience, as well as atmosphere & service was mediocre - at best! ... & certainly not what we were expecting for a special occasion. From the very start, the hand peeled shrimp appetizer were tiny, tasteless (unseasoned), still partly-frozen crystals remaining (obviously from water thawing) & served with a low quality bottled cocktail sauce (which I can buy better @ grocery store) ... & dinner didn't improve from there - I needn't say anything more!

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi LorieA, Thank you for the feedback. We apologize that the experience was not what you had expected. We understand how disappointed you may have been. We can assure you that quality and service is of the upmost importance to us and that our 4 chili cocktail sauce is made in house from scratch. If you would like to discuss this matter further, please feel free to contact us at marketing@rangefish.ca. Regards, Big Fish Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service with a perfectly cooked meal

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi, Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Fair price

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING EXPERIENCE

Big Fish and Open Range Calgary
Responded on 15 February 2020

Hi, Thank you for the review! We hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Fmhd
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, nice ambience, good service, nice music, soft enough not to drown conversation. A rare gem

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Adam
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was great other than the table next to us letting there 4 year old wander around the restaraunt and 6 year old watch Netflix on a cell phone with the volume up. I know it's awkward for the staff to have to tell them to be respectful, but I shouldn't have to either. Which I did after the staff ignoring it for 45 minutes

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Zaidita16
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Since I did the reservation I mentioned was a bday dinner, however, the waitress forgot to bring the cake with the candle. We waited for 20 min and then she said had forgotten. Also, there was a couple absolutely annoyed because my 3-year-old was playing ... it’s a family friendly restaurant and they should know it!
Food is great but service was not good enough a special day :-(

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SashaR
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good food. I would definitely go back again

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LMei
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for brunch on Saturday morning. Waiter was very friendly and food was delicious. Glad we came.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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MaureenB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very tasty appetizers and main courses. Great value for delicious food! Nice little spot in the heart of the city

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