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Oysters | Courtesy of The Embarcadero
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The Best Seafood Restaurants In Calgary, Canada

Picture of Paige Watts
Updated: 9 February 2017
From fresh fish to oysters to lobster, Calgary’s seafood restaurants will have what you are looking for if you’re a seafood lover. Calgary itself is a lively metropolitan city, the largest one in Alberta province, Canada. The city is a cultural tourist hotspot as there’s plenty to do and see. Read on for our list of the best seafood places in the city.
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Big Fish Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Big Fish Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar is a casual, intimate restaurant for seafood, fresh oysters, and lounging with a drink. They offer lunch and weekend brunch, and you can enjoy your dinner by candlelight to the soothing tunes of blues music. This restaurant serves up unique seafood option like salt and pepper frogs legs and the house-smoked or raw oysters. The cocktail list is anything but predictable with a selection of carefully concocted and eclectic martini choices.

1112 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 277 3403

Big Fish | Courtesy of Big Fish Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Big Fish | Courtesy of Big Fish Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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The Embarcadero Wine & Oyster Bar

Named after the waterfront district in San Francisco, the Embarcadero Wine & Oyster Bar has the widest selection of oysters in the city. Their menu features six varieties of northern Atlantic and Pacific fresh oysters. The Embarcadero’s wine list is extensive and has an ever-changing selection of wines by the glass. The first floor of the historic red brick building the restaurant sits in features a European-style wine bar, the second floor gallery features original Asian artwork, and the brick-paved outdoor patio is ideal for summer dining.

208 17 Ave SE, Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 263 0848

Oysters | Courtesy of The Embarcadero

Oysters | Courtesy of The Embarcadero

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Billingsgate Seafood Market & Restaurant

Billingsgate Seafood Market & Restaurant is named for the fish distribution area in London. Started in the early 1900s as a cart and horse operation, Billingsgate is the largest continually owned and operated family business not only in Calgary but in all of Canada. The restaurant is a fairly new addition to the business.. The Billingsgate Restaurant offers Great Grandpa Bertie’s secret fish and chips recipe, Great Grandma Marg’s famous chowders and soups, crabs, lobster, and oysters.

2B, Stadium Shopping Center, 1941 Uxbridge Dr NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 269 3474

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River Café

Set on Calgary’s Prince’s Island in the middle of the Bow River is River Café. You may have already heard of River Café from our top restaurants in Eau Claire and top Calgary brunch spots lists. So it should come as no surprise to find River Café listed again, this time for best seafood. Along with their fresh, organic, and sustainable products from small local farms, River Café carefully selects its seafood from sustainable fishers. Their menu offers various fish, duck, oyster, octopus, and chowder dishes.

25 Prince’s Island Park, Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 261 7670

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Pelican Pier Seafood Restaurant & Fish Market

Pelican Pier Seafood Restaurant is a family-run business that has been in operation for 20 years. Inside the restaurant is the fish and seafood market where customers can buy fresh and frozen fish and seafood from all over the world. The restaurant is casual with a maritime décor designed by a movie set company to give off the feel that you are dining on a pier. The menu offers chowders, shrimp, fish and chips, and fish tacos. You can also buy some of your favorite restaurant items from the market.

4404 14 St NW, Calgary, AB, Canada, +1 403 289 6100