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National on 17th

) #438 of 3,057 Restaurants in Calgary $$ - $$$ American, ,
550 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B1, Canada
+1 403-229-0226
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (6 reviews)
“pulled pork” (3 reviews)
“sliders” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
550 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Craft Beer Selection. Great Patio. Great Service. The burger though.... off the chains! The Oysters were good for buck a shuck. Love the chowder. Wasn't overly busy for lunch on a Wednesday either. Great stop.

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was my first visit to National on 17th. We visited on a perfect July evening during the first weekend of the Calgary Stampede. We easily found a table on the patio for our party of 4. The server was very pleasant and helpful regarding...More

Thank Randy H
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We love this place- great food, beer and cocktails, but every time we've had poor service. I get it's a cool place, but the servers could shake their egos a bit to create a better experience for the customers. Just kills the experience.

Thank Slovesfoodalot
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This review is a bit mixed. I went there with some friends intending to have some patio drinks on a hot day; the patio is huge and lovely but we could not get service at all. There were 6 servers behind the bar and not...More

Thank C K
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I have been here dozens of times. This place is all about the South/West facing patio with great sun all afternoon. Great location, happening spot on 17th. However, the service leaves much to be desired, more often than not it is slow and rude. Also,...More

Thank Emzy12345
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

My friend and I had dinner here and we liked everything we ordered. We got the pizza, sliders, and fries. I really liked the Live sauce that came with the fries.

Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Weather was beautiful so getting on the patio didn't happen but we were able to sit at the bar and watch the hockey game and have a few ciders!

Thank Jadybugs
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We just stopped by to watch the Oilers win their game against SJ. We were very surprised. Nice place, good crowd, good beer! Will go back if I am in the area.

Thank Doug O
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Don't get me wrong this isn't a bad spot but we were told it was ''the''hangout'' on Thursday night for professionals in their 30s but it was packed with a young crowd. Lots of beers, selection is amazing but if you want your classics such...More

Thank Dom T
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stopped in late one afternoon -- sat on the patio - and tried to order some drinks and food. The service was very slow and not friendly at all. Once we finally received our food it was pretty mediocre. Wouldn't rush back.

Thank Altius10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B1, Canada (Formerly National 17th Ave)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-229-0226
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