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Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack

316 3 St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2S4, Canada
+1 403-264-6419
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (55 reviews)
“cornbread” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (74 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub, Canadian, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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316 3 St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2S4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very friendly and fast. Food was delicious. We almost all had the shrimp po'boy, with one brisket sandwich also. They were excellent. The baked beans as a side were also yummy. The only complaint was that the jalapeño mac n cheese side...More

Thank aamum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner with another couple and had a great meal! Had the appetizer platter!! So much food and variety, great wings, ribs and sausage. The main courses were excellent and the portions were large and very good. Nice atmosphere and the service was excellent. Nicely...More

Thank Stuart71
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The service was outstanding. Wonderful BBQ and crab. Wings are the best we have had. Bookers is consistently one of the best eateries for us.More

Thank Marty H
BookersBBQ, General Manager at Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Happy anniversary! Thank you very much for taking the time to write such an incredible review. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the service and even more thrilled your chose to spend your anniversary with us. Please come back again soon and if there...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

It's ok. It doesn't reach the heights of the source material by any means, but it's all competently done at the end of the day. We got the appetizer platter and the Booker Boil. The food was more than decent. The sauces were all tangy...More

Thank Cyrribrae
BookersBBQ, General Manager at Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hello BBQ lover, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I was very excited to read it when I saw the title, "An acceptable mashup of southern BBQ and seafood boil." Our goal has always been to provide an incredible...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

Sunday night we were in the area dropping a friend at a local hotel and were looking for a place to grab a bite. He was from out of town so I was scanning for something uniquely Calgary. Booker's caught my eye as I had...More

Thank Stevomars
BookersBBQ, General Manager at Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

HI there! Who would have thought.... Thank you for the incredible review. You're right, Sunday's are a little crazy but glad to hear my team was able to get you a table. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you, Falyn Letkeman General...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

A fun place to have a large table of friends. They let us decorate and were very consistent with their services. The food was very good and the atmosphere, congenial. They let us have our table early so we could decorate a bit with balloons...More

Thank barbcard9
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Bookers is an informal bar and grill in downtown Calgary. It focuses on a mix of typical barbeque - a mix of bar casual dining staples, including burgers and ribs - with seafood. With a group of six family members I went for dinner. On...More

Thank SeanOden
BookersBBQ, General Manager at Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

HI there, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of our restaurant. You definitely nailed the atmosphere. Please make sure next time you are in town you visit again. Thank you, Falyn Letkeman General Manager

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Still all you can eat rib & crab on Sunday but the price has gone up yet again! But it's good and fun so why not?! It just won't be often!More

Thank Chr15t1n3
BookersBBQ, General Manager at Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

HI there! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear you love our all you can eat snow crab and pork ribs on Sundays. You;re correct, we were forced to increase our price in August due to the...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

This place is a must for any special occasion or get together! We had a 65th surprise party for my husband and Haley and her whole team really went out of there way to make sure everything was perfect! Had heard different reviews and this...More

Thank Debbie I
Reviewed 27 March 2018

A group of us went to Bookers for a birthday party. They seated us at one long table upstairs which was good as it was away from the noisy crowds. The menu offered lots of options. Several of our group had crab legs which they...More

Thank scottie552
BookersBBQ, General Manager at Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal, your private space and the service. It's great you had the chance to catch up with your family. Don't be a stranger and we hope...More

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Merna L
21 January 2018|
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Response from MarthaIllinois | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Family friendly and casual. 🙂
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Response from BookersBBQ | Property representative |
Yes, we offer all you can eat snow crab and pork ribs on Sunday's starting at 4:00pm. The current price is $56.95 per person. We highly recommend making a reservation, feel free to contact the restaurant directly at... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$23 - US$23
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 3 St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2S4, Canada
    (3rd Street SE)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-264-6419
  • E-mail
Description
Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack brings an authentic Southern atmosphere to Calgary with a comfortable, upbeat dining and drinking experience. Located in a century-old brick warehouse, Bookers is a hidden gem at the gateway to Calgary’s East Village. Seasoned BBQ chefs slow smoke over 200 lbs of Alberta chicken, beef, and pork every day and serve it alongside fresh seafood, local produce, signature cocktails, and original, house made sauces and rubs. Bookers is Calgary’s oldest BBQ institution where freedom and fun are ingrained in the culture, kitchen and guest experience.
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