Bring your abundant appetite to Calgary's south

As you head south, you’ll find a wealth of dining opportunities from restaurants known far and wide to one-of-a kind jewels you’ll only find in Calgary.

You’ll also experience great dining at hotels in the south: Hotel Blackfoot, Deerfoot Inn and Casino, Delta Calgary South and Service Plus Inns and Suites.

A number of national chains deliver quality family dining experiences at family friendly prices such as Montana's, Boston Pizza, and Jack Astor’s.

Or hit up one of many restaurants beloved across Western Canada such as Earl’s, Whitespot, Cactus Club or Milestones. Feast on the ‘ultimate steak experience’ at Chop Steakhouse & Bar or if you’re looking for a more casual atmosphere, check out Ceili’s (pronounced “Kaylee's”), an Irish Gaelic word that means friends gathering for drinks, food and good times.

And of course the south has more than its share of gems you can only find in Calgary—local spots the people of the city’s south have loved for years, and in some cases, decades.

Smugglers Inn, for example, has been serving up great steaks and prime rib at its only Calgary location since 1972. These days, you can go next door to find fresh Asian cooking with a twist at Open Sesame, or share and sample from a delicious array of small plate meals at Tango Bistro. If you’re in the mood to explore Brazilian cuisine, take in Bolero. All four restaurants are in the Smugglers Inn building on Macleod Trail, near Glenmore Trail.

Or drop by Wellingtons of Calgary, a fine dining establishment that’s been serving fine steaks, seafood and of course, Beef Wellington, since 1979.

Redwater Rustic Grille is upscale casual, with loads of fresh and regional cuisine on the menu along with an award winning wine list.

At Caesars Steakhouse, you can feast on Alberta beef as well as the rich surroundings of this 40-year old Calgary tradition.

If you feel like throwing some plates around, you must head to the aptly named The Broken Plate for Greek cuisine followed by optional plate smashing and Opa yelling.

No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find it in Calgary’s south.