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Delicious Specials/Deals (Calgary)

What are some of the city's best meal deals / happy hours / lunch specials?
(Excluding Groupons/coupons, etc.) Let's only consider price AND quality.

Off the top of my head, I can think of:

Big Fish
Monday: 2 for 1 oysters by the dozen

Bistro 2210
Wednesday: $10 moules frites
Saturday: $39 prix fixe menu
Sunday: $19 meat + 3 sides

Lunch weekdays: $12 bento box, $14 donburi + noodles + salad
(good deal!)

Fiore's on 17th
Sunday (after 4pm), Mondays & Tuesdays (all day): $8.99 Pasta
Lunch weekdays: pasta special with soup & salad

Lunch weekdays: $16 Brazilian steakhouse buffet

Monday: $2 off veggie lunch/dinner

The District
Happy Hour 4:00 - 7:00pm M, T, W, Th : ¢25 Wings

Local 510
Monday: $7.95 pasta
Wednesday: $7 panini + side
Thursday: $7 flatbread
Happy Hour 3:00 - 7:00pm M - F: $5.10 draughts, hi-balls, wine

Lunch weekdays: $25 App + Main course / Main course + dessert

Monday: Buy one fish & chips, get 2nd half off
Happy Hour 3:00pm - 6:00pm M-F: $20 six oysters, 2 glasses champagne

Mango Shiva
Lunch Weekdays: $18 buffet

Ric's Grill
Happy Hour 3:00-6:00pm Daily: $7 plates


What am I missing?

Don't exclude bakeries or desserts from the list!

Bistro 2210
2210 4 St. SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W9, CA

Gaucho Brazilian BBQ
5920 Macleod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2H 0K2, CA

Big Fish
1112 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3K4, CA

Shikiji Japanese Noodles & Sushi
1608 Centre St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2R9, CA

Fiore Cantina Italiana
638 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B4, CA

Local 522
522 6 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0S1, CA

Local 510
510 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A9, CA

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  1. Hudson's during Happy Hour has a great deal on sliders/mini's, which I find to be delicious! $6 for 3 awesome sliders/mini's.

    1. Yamato's (NW location)
      30% of sushi list on Wed and Thu evenings

      Yamato's (Downtown)
      Mondays - lunch - Buy 2 sushi/sashimi get one free

      Raj Palace
      $15.95 lunch buffet (favourites include Chicken Briyani and Fish Curry) - Saturday

      Belgo Brasserie
      2 for $25 lunch special - choose 1 / 3 appy and 1 /3 entrees

      Joey's Seafood
      All you can eat Fish n Chips - Tuesdays

      Yume Sushi
      $1 sushi/sashimi

      Sakana Grill (Downtown)
      Happy Hour 2 to 5 p.m.

      Yume Sushi
      3400 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2K 1H9, CA

      1. $25 early bird menu every night at River Cafe 4:30-5:30 p.m. I think it's an app, entree and dessert.

        1. Japanese Noodle House
          Lunch weekdays: $7.99 chicken or beef udon + 1 piece salmon sushi + california roll
          $8.99 chicken or beef udon + 1 piece salmon sushi + dynamite roll

          Check out my pics here: http://www.foodspotting.com/places/10...

          Also lunch board specials are very good.

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          1. re: ybnormal

            Sura $10 Lunch Special (11.30am - 2.30pm) Monday - Friday

            I've found it to be excellent value. You get your choice of Beef, Chicken, Pork or Kim Bab served with Kim Chi, Bin Dae Dduk and Jap Chae. If you get the chicken just ask for a little less sauce as they tend to smother it all over the rice and chicken, and it's too cloying.


          2. Gaucho has a $14 lunch special, 1 bbq item plus hot/cold table. For $3 more, all bbq items included, both AYCE. It's a meataganza!

            Dixons, Limericks, I believe all the pubs in that group have a lot of daily specials, including 40% off beer and drinks from 4-6pm weekdays, 17 cent wings on Mondays and 1 cent riblets Wednesdays, 4-close. They do a pretty good job on the riblest and wings. The ribs are pretty gnarly cuts though.

            1. Vero Bistro (Kensington) and Q Haute Cuisine (downtown) both offer $15 three course lunches on week days.

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              1. re: cellophane_star

                1600 World Bier Haus. Went today and the special was a pound of baby back ribs-several flavours- for 6 bucks, or a pound for 10 bucks. They have daily specials weekdays like this that start at 2pm, and lunch specials in the $10-$14 range, as well as a daily bier special. Oh, and 9 cent wings fro Superbowl.

                I thought )then forgot) about starting a thread like this last summer after spending a couple of days in Seattle where a great number of restaurants, typically the upscale, hot, trendy restaurants, have daily happy hours. Not the booze happy hour we are accustomed to here, but food happy hours, with pretty good prices on special creations as well as reduced size regular menu items. It is really quite competitive and fun to go restaurant-hopping. for food instead of drinks. There is often a drink special, but not always. Would be nice if this kind of competition caught on in Calgary at the higher end restos.

                1. Parkerhouse
                  Half price oysters on Thursdays, all day. $1.50 instead of $3

                  Open Range
                  Bring-Your-Own-Wine on Tuesdays

                  Molly Malones
                  10 cent wings on Mondays
                  Dinner+one drink for $15 on Fridays and Saturdays

                  1. I just came back from a fantastic lunch at Marathon Ethiopian restaurant along 10th St NW in Kensington, and it was great! They have a weekly lunch special BUFFET. Buffet! Delicious and a definite lunch recommendation.

                    $12 Ethiopian buffet lunch from Monday - Thursday.
                    When I was there they had beef, spicy chicken, lamb, lentils, chickpeas, split peas, mixed veggies, salad and several other side dishes + endless injera. Yum.

                    Marathon Ethiopian Restaurant
                    130 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V5, CA

                    1. Fujiyama Sushi in the Devenish building (9th St SW & 17th Avenue SW) has $10.75 lunch specials, and two lunch entrees for $11.75.

                      Fuji Yama Japanese Restaurant
                      118 5 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0E2, CA

                      1. There is an $8.99 lunch buffet at the Indian Bakery in the NE (Castleridge).

                        Apparently their desserts and samosas are fantastic! And they give you a big basket of naan, which is how it should be.

                        Bikaner Sweets House & Restaurant
                        4851 Westwinds Dr NE #105, Calgary, AB T3J 4L4, CA

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                        1. re: summersupper

                          I've been to Bikaner Sweets House for the lunch buffet a few times in the past month or so - and am impressed with the selection in the buffet for the price. Lots of choice and I'm quite happy with the quality, also the people there are very helpful and friendly. I think it's the best deal around - that I've found anyway.

                          Bikaner Sweets House & Restaurant
                          4851 Westwinds Dr NE #105, Calgary, AB T3J 4L4, CA

                        2. Boccavino
                          Monday: All Day Happy Hour
                          Tuesday: $9 Mussels, $4 Cocktails
                          Wednesday: $3 / lb Wings

                          Bolero Fire Grill
                          Sunday Brunch Buffet: $22

                          Chianti Cafe
                          Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and 11pm-4pm Saturday: $7.99 pasta

                          Cultural Centre Restaurant
                          $21.95 All You Can Eat

                          Curry N' Hurry
                          $16 Combo (Butter Chicken, Peas Pulao, Naan)
                          $30 2-Person Combo (Pakora, Butter Chicken, Veg Curry, Pea Pilao, Naan × 2, Gulab Jamun)

                          Fab Bar (Gay Bar with good food?)
                          Tuesday: $5 steak sandwiches & double Caesars.
                          Wednesday: $0.25 wings
                          Thursday: "Fiesta Thurs" $5 / 3 tacos; $3 Tequila
                          Friday: $3 Apps 3pm-6pm; $7 pizza + salad
                          Sunday: All Day Happy Hour. $8 Sunday dinner + caesars

                          Tuesday: Prix Fixe Menu $30 for 3 courses

                          Filos Pizza & Pub
                          Tuesday: Any medium pizza $10

                          Hankang Korean BBQ
                          $10 Beef or Chicken Special (short ribs or chicken bulgogi + rice, veggies, spring rolls, soup)

                          Ho Won
                          $2.99 All Dim Sum

                          Ichizen Japanese Cuisine
                          $10 Lunch: Bento or Sushi + Tempura (Shrimp, Veg Tempura, Tuna, Salmon Sushi, California Roll)

                          Jacqueline Suzanne's Bistro & Antiquities
                          Sunday: $30/pp Prime Rib Dinner

                          Joey Tomato's
                          Tuesday: All you can eat fish & chips

                          Kinh Do Vietnamese Subs
                          $5 Subs, Donairs & Shwarmas

                          Koreana BBQ Restaurant
                          Tuesday & Thursday: All You Can Eat

                          Myhre's Deli
                          $7 Smoked Meat Sandwich

                          Ogam, Korean & Japanese Restaurant
                          $9.50 - $11 Lunch Bento
                          Dinner + free tempura

                          Pelican Pier
                          Tuesday: Buy one 3-piece, get 2nd 50% off

                          Richmond's Pub
                          Tuesday: $0.25 wings
                          Wednesday: $11 steak
                          + daily deals

                          Saigon Baguette (former owner of Saigon Y2K)
                          $8 Sate Chicken & spring rolls on rice
                          10% off pick up orders

                          Sky 360°
                          Monday - Friday: $23 "Corporate Lunch"

                          Spolumbo's Deli ($8 - $10)
                          Tuesdays: Spolumbo's Bun
                          Wednesdays: Turkey Loaf
                          Thursday: Panzerotti
                          Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: "Mamma's Meat Loaf on a Bun"
                          Saturdays: Porchetta Muffaletta

                          Sura Korean Restaurant
                          Monday - Friday: $10 Lunch Special (Beef / Chicken / Pork / Kim-Bab + rice, jap chae, kim chi, bin-dae-duck)

                          Tuesday: "Taste Test Tuesday" 3 courses for $30

                          Thai Nongkhai
                          Tuesday 11am - 2pm: $16 Lunch Buffet

                          Tony Roma's
                          Tuesday: All You Can Eat Ribs

                          Trawler's Seafood Kitchen (excellent fish & chips)
                          Monday - Tuesday after 4pm: $7 Fish & Chips second order
                          $12 Fish & Chips plus drink

                          Tubby Dog
                          Taco Tuesdays: $2.50 tacos

                          Union Station Tap House
                          Monday: $0.25 wings
                          Tuesday: $10 Moulson pint & pizza
                          Wednesday: "Steak night" $10 6oz steak, $6 Rickard's pint
                          Thursday: $10 seafood special; $5.25 Keith's pint
                          Friday: $6 wine

                          Yume Sushi
                          $1 sushi

                          1. Tilted Grill - Happy Hour M-F: 30% off wine & food
                            Mondays: $6 wine, $8 chicken poutine, 25% off steaks
                            Tuesdays: $8 "Mexi steak cheese fries," $10 carne asada tacos
                            Wednesday: $1.50 pork skewers
                            Thursday: $10 bacon cheddar burger, $8 poutine
                            Sat: $12 burger (?!), $3/taco... not tooo special
                            Sunday: $2 Sliders, $8 "Country Breakfast" 10:30am - 2pm

                            Golden Bell Saigon (17th)
                            Monday: $7.50 Beef Sate Pho
                            Tuesday: $5 Subs
                            Wednesday: $7.50 Chicken & Springrolls on Vermicelli
                            Thursday: $7.50 Rare Beef Noodle Pho
                            Friday: $7.50 Charbroiled Pork & Springrolls on Vermicelli
                            Saturday $7.50 Rare Beef & Meatball Pho
                            Sunday: $7.50 Sate Beef & Springrolls on Vermicelli

                            Rustic Bakery
                            $8 Deli Sandwiches, $10 sandwich + soup/salad

                            Salt n Pepper Mexican Restaurant
                            Tuesdays: All You Can Eat "Taco Tuesdays"

                            Monday: $7 Steak sandwich
                            Tuesday: $9 Nachos
                            Wed: $0.20 Wings
                            Thursday: 1/2 price pizza
                            Sunday: $2 Sliders

                            Rose & Crown:
                            Wednesday: $0.20 wings
                            Sat - Sun: $9.50 Brunch Plates

                            El Sombrero - Special + $4 wine, $3 fried ice cream, $3.50 Corona
                            Monday: $16.50 Chicken Burrito + Chicken Tostada +Beef Enchilada
                            Tuesday: $16.50 Beef Burrito, Chicken Enchilada, Chorizo Taco, Crispy Chicken Taco
                            Wednesday:$16.50 Beef Chimichanga, Jumbo Chicken Burrito
                            Thursday: $16.50 Chicken Quesadilla, Chicken Enchilada, Beef Taco, Chicken Taco
                            Sunday: $16.50 2 Jalepeno Poppers, Cheese & Ham Quesadilla, Beef Burrito, Chicken Burrito

                            European Bakery and Deli
                            $3.99 Burek + drink

                            El Sombrero Restaurant Mexicano
                            520 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R, CA

                            Salt & Pepper
                            4351 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2G 0A3, CA

                            Rose and Crown
                            1503 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0Y3, CA

                            Rustic Sourdough Bakery & Deli
                            1305 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0C4, CA

                            Tilted Grill
                            1800 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 3A8, CA

                            Golden Bell
                            1112 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0B4, CA

                            European Bakery and Deli
                            515 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A9, CA