Best Fast Casual Restaurants in Calgary

Pop into one of these fast casual eateries for a sandwich, a burger or some fried chicken.

The double Clive burger from Clive Burger. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Alumni Sandwiches

Equally tasty whether you’re dining in or grabbing takeout, this 17 Ave. S.W. sandwich spot doesn’t disappoint. While you can’t really go wrong with any of the 14 sandwiches on the menu, the chicken parmesan, the hot chicken and the rosemary beef dip are all must-try options. And if you have dietary restrictions, many items on the menu are or can be made dairy-free, gluten-free and/or vegetarian.

725 17 Ave. S.W., 403-455-7255,


Clive Burger

Decked out in whimsical illustrations of burgers, hot dogs, fries and shakes, this popular spot serves juicy, made-to-order burgers with your choice of toppings. Add a custard shake — available in flavours like chocolate, cherry, strawberry, coffee or vanilla — to your order too.

736 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-9224,


Cluck N Cleaver

Craving chicken? Head to Cluck N Cleaver for some crispy fried chicken, rotisserie chicken or the must-try Mother Clucker sandwich with coleslaw, blue cheese mayonnaise, pickles and honey hot sauce. You can also get your chicken fix at Cluck N Cleaver’s second location, which opened in the West Springs Co-op last summer.

1511 14 St. S.W., 403-266-2067; and 100, 917 85 St. S.W., 403-910-0052;

*Listed in alphabetical order.

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This article appears in the March 2020 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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