Calgary Cheap Eats: Get through the week on a budget

Dec 19 2017, 11:02 am

With Alberta’s economy in a bit of slump, it’s hard to go out and eat and drink while spending less than $20. So we are working with our pals at YYC Specials to bring you weekly articles on the best places to eat, but more importantly the best places to find cheap eats in Calgary.


Monday: Africana Eatery

Butter Chicken is well known among Calgarians, but what about a Butter Chicken Poutine? Africana Eatery has a Butter Chicken poutine special on Monday and it’s really good. For just $8.99 you get a large bowl filled with Fries, Raita, and their signature Butter Chicken. While you’re there be sure to try their world famous Beef Ribs made with authentic African spices.

Address: 3927 Edmonton Trail NE
Phone: 403-274-4433

Tuesday: Cat ‘n Fiddle Pub

The Cat ‘n Fiddle is a local pub on 16th Avenue,  and they are well known for their Celtic themed food and drinks. One of our favourite food specials is their $3.95/lb ribs. They even have trivia night every Tuesday at 7 p.m. as well.

Address: 540 16th Avenue NW
Phone: 403-289-0414

Wednesday: The Bank & Barron

For Wing Night Wednesday, mosey on over to The Bank & Barron in Downtown Calgary. Wings are on special for only 25 cents from 3 p.m. onwards. They also have drink specials $5 Big Rock Pints and Grasshopper.  The Bank & Barron food specials will definitely make you want to come back, especially with their old school vibe.

Address: 125 8th Avenue SW
Phone: 587-293-9688

Thursday: Creekside Bar & Grill

Our good friends at Creekside Bar & Grill wanted know how to start the weekend early. Every Thursday they feature 1/2 price appetizers and $4.50 highballs and domestic bottles. And what’s even better than their drink specials is their hospitality.

Address: 1065 Canyon Meadows Drive SW
Phone: 403-457-2411

Friday: The Pig & Duke

It’s Friday! Head down to The Pig And Duke and enjoy $7.25 (20oz) local Craft Pints and $10.95 (6oz) for a Striploin Steak Sandwich with Fries & Caesar Salad.  The Pig & Duke is also known to be host to many soccer fans who like to wake up early mornings and watch the EPL.

Address:  1312 – 12th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-245-8487

Saturday: Roosevelt

Located on the heart of 17th Avenue, Roosevelt Food & Drink is frequently known as one of the places to be on a Saturday night. Not only do they have a live DJ but they also have $5 highballs all night. And if you can’t make it at night be sure to stop by in the morning where they serve a delicious brunch.

Address: 933 17th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-719-9330


Sunday: Pips Board Game Cafe

Sunday is fun day at Pips Board Game Cafe. For only $5 you get access to try out over 500 different board games. They also have great food and drink specials. We here at YYC Specials love this place and we know you will to.

Address: 2015 33 Avenue SW Calgary


Phone: 587-349-0047

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