Dinner in Calgary with 2 kids Sat Nov 8th
We will be in downtown Calgary tomorrow night. We are staying at the Fairmont for just one night before proceeding to Banff.
Walking distance from 9th Ave SW would be great. The kids are well behaved 10/12.
I am not looking for an expensive meal, but good hearty food would be nice. We will be eating early as we have to be at the South Fish Creek Rec Centre for 7:30.
If there is a place near the rec centre that would be good too.
I would stick to somewhere near the arena. I would suggest the Greek Restaurant. Its on the right hand side of Shawville Blvd in the corner by the Zellers. Phoenix Grill is ok as well. If you want Sushi, Tokyo Garden is on your way to the arena. Its on the corner of McLeod and Southland. There is an Earls along the way too. If you want decent mexican, Salt and Pepper is along the way.
My first choice near the arena would be the Greek place. The lamb is awesome there and the souvlaki is very good as well. Hearty plates, not expensive and its a small place.
Edit: Its called Greek Plaka
Other Restaurants on Stephen avenue that you might enjoy, that are reasonably priced include:
7-232 8 Avenue SW
Rose Garden Thai
207 8th Avenue SW
Palomino Smokehouse (Southern BBQ
)109 7 Avenue SW
All within 2 blocks of the Fairmont.
Walking distance from The Fairmont are lots of nice restaurants on Stephen Ave (8 Ave SW 1 St SE to 4 St SW)...
Milestone's comes to mind right away for hearty food, and a comfortable place for kids (not too stuffy)... It is a chain but I think their menu (from burgers to decent steaks) has come a long way.
For something a bit different, Mango Shiva offers modern Indian.
107 8th Avenue SE
218 Stephen Ave. S.W.
16061 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2Y 3S5
North American with a Pacific Rim influence. Its pretty good, and within a couple KM of the rink.
There is also a Moxies and East Side Marios in the same vacinity.
Plan for a GOOD half hour drive down McLeod Tr to 162nd AVE
The rink is south of the YMCA and across the street from the HomeDepot. You'll pass a 2nd Cup and Tims on your way....guessing you'll need a coffee
There is a Starbucks in the Chapters in the same complex as Pheonix Grill.
Welcome to Calgary and have a great time here and in Banff.