By: JANET DAVIE
Photo Courtesy of Rodney’s Oyster House
Though Calgary is known for beef, seafood lovers can still find great options in the city. From oysters to lobster to fish, you don’t need to head to the coast for your seafood fix:
The Keg has rolled out their Lobster Summer menu, a celebration of –you guessed it— lobster. The regal crustacean is featured in many ways, from being mixed with veggies in Szechwan style to crispy lobster tacos. For true enthusiasts, a steak and half lobster entrée is available, as well as a whole (2 pounds!) lobster served with hot butter and lemon. Hurry, the menu is available until August 30th.
320 – 4 Avenue SW, 403-699-9843; 130 Crowfoot Terrace NW, 403-208-0220; 7104 Macleod Trail South, 403-253-2534; 425 – 36 St NE, 403-235-5858; 1101 – 5 St SW, 403-266-1036; 100 – 4600 130 Ave SE, 403-726-1022; 1923 Uxbridge Drive NW, 403-282-0020 www.kegsteakhouse.com
This elegant seafood restaurant has a menu that changes with the seasons, to always guarantee the freshest food. Entrees in the dining room include Wild BC Halibut and Alaskan Weathervane Scallops. After work, head to the lively Oyster Bar to slurp down fresh oysters. Daily Oyster Bar specials are featured.
100 – 8 Ave SE, 403.206.0000 www.catchoysterbar.com
Head to the newly opened Charbar in the Simmons Building where seafood items include clams, oysters, and a tableside ceviche. If you’d like to combine the best of both worlds, order the seafood and meat platter. With seafood this fresh and the rooftop patio overlooking the Bow, it’s almost like you’re right on the coast.
618 Confluence Way SE, 403-452-3115 www.charbar.ca
Rodney’s Oyster House
This seafood restaurant has one of the best seafood selections in the city, with a charming cape-cod décor to match. Main dishes include steamed mussels, garlic shrimp, and Dungeness crab, with five different types of chowder available as well. Their Bait and Tackle takeaway spot (located on the side of the restaurant) is perfect for seafood on the go. Items include Fish and Chips and a Lobster Cobb Salad.
355 – 10 Ave SW, 403-460-0026 www.rodneysoysterhousecalgary.com
Rush Ocean Prime
If you’re really into seafood — and we mean really into it — then head to Rush Ocean Prime and order the decadent Seafood Tower, loaded with smoked shrimp, tuna tartare, king crab legs, smoked salmon, and more. Not ready to commit to such a feast? Other seafood items on the menu include a selection of sushi, lobster pot pie, and seabass.
207 – 9 Ave SW, 403-271-7874 www.rushoceanprime.com
Modern Steak serves up more than just great beef; they also have a tasty seafood menu as well. Order up a pan roasted Atlantic cod, or try the Prawn Skewers. The Bacon “Not Wrapped” Scallops is a fresh take on an old classic, and those looking for a comfort dish will not go wrong with the Lobster Mac n’ Cheese.Modern Steak
107- 10a St NW, 403-670-6873 www.modernsteak.ca