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Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

#58 of 2,962 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-476-1310
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the restaurant for a romantic dinner! Everything was fine! Beautiful cosy Interior, excellent location in a park away from the city! Very sophisticated, delicious food, friendly and helpful staff! In the warmer months, you can have a great time on the terrace. Recommend for a romantic dinner, family events and to meet with friends!

Thank Julia K
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We very much enjoyed this establishment. The food was delicious. We all tried something we hadn't experienced before. The service was fantastic. Our waitress (Dayna) was the best. Of course, we will go back.

1 Thank Diana P
Wakaw, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I along with another couple enjoyed a fine supper at this restaurant. The service was fast but not rushed. Although the menu is not large, the choices offered are very enticing. The dishes we chose were tasty and we'll prepared. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed. We will definitely be back.

Thank Ken D
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To start we got seated at a window seat and when I said " it is really cold here" I was told to put wood boards over the vent. Needless to say I spent the whole evening with my winter coat on which made for an uncomfortable experience. The food was was good but not great. The portions were huge... More 

Thank Chris E
De Winton
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the wait staff's perfection to the ambvience to the food, you can't beat this place. Needing to impress someone? Take them here. A beautiful farmhouse remodelled into a high end restaurant, the place is beautiful. Food is consistently excellent and the wait staff is extremely attentive-- your glass is never empty. Extensive wine list and dessert list is not... More 

Thank Kate B
Calgary, Alberta
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I popped in here after a brisk walk throughout the beautiful Fish Creek Park. We both opted for their $25 Winter Express lunch and it was worth every penny. We had their Butternut Squash soup, Steelhead Trout, and the mini Creme Brulee. Every bite was delicious, the trout literally melted in our mouths. The dessert is mini... More 

Thank Indiabound10
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Top quality food, excellent service and an extensive wine list in a beautiful historical setting. Kudos !!

Thank CityFlitter
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

The Bow Valley Ranche is located in beautiful Fish Creek, an oasis far away from downtown Calgary. This is the old William Roper Hull Ranche House dating from the 1890's. The dining room has old world charm with the mandatory buffalo head and and antler chandelier (must see to believe). Service was excellent, professional and friendly. We started out with... More 

Thank KatherinePakatra
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We went for a mid-week dinner out @ the Ranche in Fish Creek Park. Parking wasn't an issue and it was a beautiful evening, so we enjoyed the short walk. We were greeted by friendly staff and offered our choice of tables in one of the dinner room areas. Menu provided many choices and the wine menu had good selection... More 

Thank Jimmy3423
Calgary, Canada
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390 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Our kids gave us a gift certificate to eat here and our night was fabulous from beginning to end. Our waiter Martin was funny, welcoming and made some recommendations that really made the evening special (he even made my wife a non-alcoholic drink while the bartender was busy). Of course the ambience helped, being housed in this historical old ranch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$32
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-476-1310
The Bow Valley Ranche is a magnificent historical landmark tucked into a corner of Fish Creek Provincial Park, only a short drive from Calgary's downtown. Our intimate dining rooms highlight the elegant architecture of the site's original ranch house, constructed in 1896.

The exquisite ambiance of the Bow Valley Ranche's tranquil setting is suited to any occasion, whether a celebratory family dinner, a romantic wedding or a special night out. Whatever your reason for coming to the Bow Valley Ranche, you will be enchanted by the elegant country atmosphere and dazzled by the fresh, locally-sourced Canadian cuisine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?