How Many Restaurants Are In Calgary - Report
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How Many Restaurants Are In Calgary - Report

March 26th, 2024

There are 3757 restaurants in the city of Calgary according to data which we compiled using Google Maps. This data represents all restaurants listed on Google Maps in Calgary.

The data in this article is a representation of the number of restaurants in Calgary. We analyzed all 3757 listings and here are the most important data findings we discovered.

If you’d like to view restaurant data for other Canadian cities, you can do so here: Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa.

3,757 Restaurants in Calgary

There are 3757 restaurants in the City of Calgary according to Google’s data. The most popular restaurant categories (in no particular order) in Calgary include: Hamburger, Chicken, Mexican, Chinese, Pizza, Indian, Vietnamese, Indian, Fast Food, Bar & Grill and Pizza.

There are currently zero Michelin star restaurants in Calgary.

2.9 Restaurants Per Capita

With population of 1.31 million population in 2021 according to Census Canada, there are 2.9 restaurants per 1000 residents in Calgary.

Restaurants per 1000 people

Indian Cuisine Has Most Options

Among a variety of cuisine options throughout Calgary, Indian cuisine has the highest number of restaurants with 140. This is followed by the following cuisine focused restaurants: Vietnamese (137), Chinese (113), Mexican (63), Italian (56), Japanese (44) and Korean (40).

popular cuisine in calgary

Average Customer Rating of 3.9/5

Calgary restaurants have an average customer rating of 3.9/5 on Google. There are 160 restaurants in Calgary that have a perfect 5/5 rating on Google while 1128 have 4.5 or more. 326 restaurants in Calgary have a customer rating of less than 3/5.

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Average Google rating

208 Fast-food Restaurants

With 208 fast food restaurants in Calgary, popular brands include McDonald’s, Wendy’s and KFC.

fast food restaurants in calgary

46 McDonald's Locations

There are 46 McDonald’s locations in the city of Calgary.

McDonald's locations

158 Bars

Calgary offers 158 bars and bar related venues to enjoy during the day as well as night. Popular bar categories include: bar, bar  & grill, sports bar and cocktail bar.

bars in calgary

419 Pizza Restaurants

Calgary offers a lot of pizza options for residents and visitors with 419 pizza restaurant locations across the city. This number ranks second only to Toronto among all Canadian cities.

Pizza restaurants

259 Coffee Shops

Calgary also has 259 coffee shops across the city.

111 Tim Hortons & 90 Starbucks

Calgary also has 111 Tim Hortons and 90 Starbucks locations in the city. With almost one to one ratio, Calgary is quite welcoming to famous coffee brands.

95 Hamburger Restaurants

Calgary has one of the highest number of hamburger focused restaurants among all Canadian cities with 95.

Hamburger Restaurants


While Calgary might have been type cast as a typical western Canadian cities full of steakhouses, bars and Tim Hortons, it has quietly become a diverse culinary capital of western Canada. From extensive choices of ethnic cuisine to almost a hundred Starbucks locations across the city, Calgary is a culinary metropolis that offers thousands of options for every palette.

Calgary’s influence in the restaurant scene of Canada is only starting to take off and residents and visitors alike should expect a lot of restaurant growth in the years ahead.


There are 3,757 restaurants in the City of Calgary.

There are 2.9 restaurants per capita in Calgary.

There are 90 Starbucks locations in Calgary.

There are 46 McDonald’s locations in Calgary.

There are 111 Tim Hortons locations in Calgary.

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