20 New Calgary Restaurants Opening in 2024

Start planning your first visit to these restaurants, bars and cafés offering doughnuts, French fare, Vietnamese desserts, ramen and more.

True Wild Distillery aims to open this June. Rendering courtesy of True Wild Distillery.

 

Abbey’s Creations

This local ice cream chain continues its expansion in and around Calgary with the opening of its ninth location this spring. Start thinking now whether you want a banana split, milkshake or towering ice cream cone when the new shop opens in Mission.

106, 1800 4 St. S.W., abbeys.net

 

BeaverTails

 

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You may have had one of BeaverTails’ iconic pastries on a visit to the mountains or Calaway Park, and soon, you’ll also be able to snag one on 17th Avenue S.W. Located right beside Analog Coffee, the eatery will be serving up its flat, doughnut-like treats with toppings ranging from apple pie filling to chocolate hazelnut spread.

738A 17 Ave. S.W., beavertails.com

 

Belmont Diner

 

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Come March, Calgarians will be able to start their day off at Belmont Diner’s new location in Willow Park. The local diner also has restaurants in Marda Loop and Aspen Landing.

10816 Macleod Tr. S.E., belmontdiner.com, @belmontdiner

 

Brooklyn Dumpling Shop

This New York-based dumpling franchise is slated to open two locations in Calgary, so look for the zero-contact dining experience soon in Inglewood and on 17th Avenue S.W.

brooklyndumplingshop.com, @brooklyndumplingshop

 

Buta Katsu

 

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There’s a new spot for katsu in northwest Calgary. Buta Katsu, which celebrated its grand opening in mid-January, offers eight different kinds of katsu dishes, but if you can’t decide, opt for the assorted katsu with cheese, chicken and pork tenderloin katsu to try a few. Add appetizers like chicken karaage, edamame or takoyaki to complete your dining experience.

112, 15 Royal Vista Pl. N.W., @butakatsuyyc

 

Charcut Roast House

 

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Charcut has been a popular downtown dining destination since chef Connie DeSousa, chef John Jackson and Carrie Jackson first opened it in Le Germain Hotel in 2010. This spring, the team will open a second Charcut restaurant on the main floor of Alt Hotel (from the Germain Hotels group) in the University District. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant will feature an 80-seat main dining room, a three-season, heated patio and an open kitchen. The restaurant will also offer a walk-up takeout window where you can snag a pizza pie from Connie & John’s Pizza.

charcut.com, @charcut

 

Crumbl

 

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Calgary is the latest city to welcome this famed cookie franchise. As of January 19, Calgarians can now pop into the Quarry Park shop for cookies in flavours like strawberry crumb cake, cannoli and cinnamon square. The menu changes weekly, so check back regularly for new creations.

218, 163 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., crumblcookies.ca, @crumbl.ca

 

Cuties Cafe & Shop

 

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Keep your eyes peeled for this new eatery specializing in Vietnamese drinks and desserts, which aims to open this January. The eatery is being opened by the team behind Cuties Club, which hosts community markets and events.

@cutiescafe.yyc

 

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

A barbecue franchise based in Dallas, Texas, Dickey’s has opened its first Calgary location in the Beltline area. Along with sandwiches, wings and giant baked potatoes, diners can dig into meat plates featuring brisket burnt ends, beef sausage, smoked turkey or chicken breast.

140 11 Ave. S.W., 403-225-8599, dickeys.com, @dickeysbarbecuepitcalgary

 

Doughnut Party

 

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Inglewood will soon have an exciting doughnut destination. Edmonton-based Doughnut Party is expanding south and will be serving up its pillowy creations in Calgary starting in February. Along with classic options like apple fritter and strawberry dip, the shop is known for its creative and ever-changing doughnut flavours like cappuccino Nanaimo bar, mapleberry and everything bagel.

1125 9 Ave. S.E., doughnutparty.ca, @doughnutparty

 

Francine’s

 

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Meat & Bread’s downtown space has hosted many evening dining concepts and pop-ups over the last few years. The latest one is Francine’s, a French bar led by chef Garrett Martin and bar manager Nathan Wry. Guests can expect “old-world cocktails, spirits and aperitifs with craveable, tavern-focused and French-accented fare” when it opens on January 25.

Inside Meat & Bread, 821 1 St. S.W., francines.ca, @francines.yyc

 

Hooch & Co.

 

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Dogs and humans alike will enjoy this new addition to Calgary’s dining scene. At Hooch Dog Bar, guests can bring their furry friend with them when they stop in to enjoy a beer, a dog-inspired craft cocktail and classic pub fare. Dogs can get in on the fun too with options like bone-broth flights, a bone bar and barkuterie boards. The bar aims to open in Inglewood this June.

1409 9 Ave. S.E., hoochdogbar.com, @hooch_dog_bar

 

Mama Rice Roll

Look for this spot specializing in rice rolls opening in Dragon City Mall this spring.

@mamariceroll

 

Maverick’s Donut Company

This Canadian doughnut chain has nearly a dozen locations across Alberta and Ontario, and as of this month, you’ll also find it in Calgary’s Copperfield neighbourhood. Pop in to get a box of doughnut flavours like maple bacon, hot cocoa, mint chocolate, dulce cinnamon roll, pecan pie and more.

511, 15566 McIvor Blvd. S.E., mavericks-donuts.square.site, @mavrickscopperfield

 

Native Tongues Taqueria

Thank You Hospitality is adding a third Native Tongues location to its roster with a new restaurant coming to the University District this year. The new addition promises to be a popular spot for Mexican fare.

nativetongues.ca, @nativetonguesyyc

 

The Office

California meets Cabo at this new restaurant and bar coming to Calgary, which is sure to be a popular destination for post-work drinks with downtown workers.

318 8 Ave. S.W., theofficerestaurantandbar.com, @theoffice.yyc

 

Ramen Arashi

 

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This ramen shop has locations in Banff, Canmore, Victoria and Kelowna. Soon, that list will also include Calgary. Guests can expect a wide selection of ramen bowls and appetizers.

ramenarashi.ca, @ramenarashicalgary

 

Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market

This popular destination for Italian fare is opening a second location in Legacy this spring.

sauceyyc.ca, @sauceitalianmarket

 

True Wild Distilling

Opening this June, True Wild Distillery will be one of the biggest craft distilleries in the country. One of the most notable aspects of this distillery is the building it resides in, a converted historic electrical substation on a 1.21-acre estate. Frank Architecture & Design is designing the space, which will feature a tasting room, restaurant and patio.

3115 11 St. S.E., truewilddistilling.com, @truewilddistilling

 

Una Pizza + Wine

 

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Una has become one of Calgary’s most popular pizza destinations since opening its first location in 2010. This year, pizza fans will be able to grab a slice or two at the chain’s fourth Calgary location in the University District.

unapizzeria.com, @unapizzaandwine

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