Calgary’s Family Tradition

Founded in 1979 by Nick Petros, Nick’s Steakhouse is located near the University of Calgary, and directly across from McMahon Stadium – the home of the Calgary Stampeders.

We craft our award-winning food using traditional family recipes, and our exceptional service is provided by our experienced and dedicated team. However, it’s our valued, loyal customers that make Nick’s a great place to be. We are more than family-friendly -we are a family, and when you visit us, you become a part of that family too.

Play Video


Over Four Decades of History, Three Generations of Family Legacy:

The Story of Nick's Steakhouse & Pizza

Born in the small village of Kardiakafti, Greece, Nick immigrated to Canada at the age of 17, leaving his parents, five brothers, and three sisters behind. Despite arriving with no money and speaking no English, Nick embarked on a journey of hard work and determination. From janitor to dishwasher, busboy, waiter, maitre’d, and manager, he embraced every role in the restaurant industry.

In 1959, Nick married Joan Baziuk, and together they raised three children: Kim, Tim, and Mark. Drawing on his mother’s homemade recipes and 25 years of on-the-job training, Nick realized his dream of opening Nick’s Steakhouse & Pizza in March 1979.

Nick Petros passed away peacefully in 2023, surrounded by family, leaving behind a legacy of resilience and dedication.

In 2000, Mark Petros and his wife Michelle took over the business, allowing Nick and Joan to enjoy well-deserved relaxation with their eight grandchildren and vacations in Maui.

Today, the third generation of the Petros family, led by Mark, continues the tradition at Nick’s Steakhouse & Pizza. With a team that feels like family, they strive to preserve the restaurant’s legacy and carry it proudly into the future.

Nick’s is not just a restaurant; it’s Calgary’s Family Tradition.