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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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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good36%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (56 reviews)
“cornbread” (26 reviews)
“ribs” (76 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Pub, Canadian, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
316 3 St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2S4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food came surprisingly quickly even though the place was busy. The sides were half price also, excellent deal. The food servers were friendly. Love the decor as well. We quickly found parking in the evening.

Thank Doug F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went whilst on a two day visit to Calgary. We really enjoyed the food and the service was really friendly. Good selection of beer and plenty of sports on the TV. Overall a fun pace to go.

Thank SuperHag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you get in Calgary anytime for any reason even for business and you wanna warm you up, feel forever young and also have an informal dinner with your collegues, that is another good place ! Outstanding BBQ. Very good service. Music. Get there and...More

Thank PhStrad
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Food: POOR The ribs were so dried and burnt. So were the pulled pork and Turkey and brisket. The Jambalaya was nothing but spicy, no sweetness to it. Worst of all it took 40 minutes for our food to arrive. We were all starving. Ambience:...More

Thank Alvin C
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Went in for supper last night while visiting a friend in Calgary. I love creole food, so we chose to go here after finding this place on trip advisor, and were not disappointed. Recieved excellent service, the calamari was amazing, and was not disappointed in...More

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for the all you can eat ribs and crab. Crab was great ribs were great service was good. Kept our drinks full the ribs coming and the crab buckets full. All in all a great experience come hungry leave full!

Thank 4mcntrls
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I was in Calgary for business, and drove past Bookers. Very nondescript place. But since I was in "Cowtown" I figured they know bbq. And I was not disappointed. Burnt Ends with KC bbq sauce. The meat was smoked perfectly, with just enough fat to...More

Thank Randywahoo17
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Being a Thursday, it wasn’t a very busy night so we felt quite lucky. The atmosphere is really rough and down to earth, exposed brick and cinder block in a rustic riverfront warehouse setting. No need for suits and ties here! There’s a good amount...More

Thank CaseyPeterson
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Wow!!! We celebrated our parents Birthdays at Bookers last night, with nearly 40 guests and everything was fabulous. The huge appetizer platters were perfect and thoroughly enjoyed. People raved about the ribs and burnt ends. We were never without a drink as the service was...More

Thank DonAngStewart
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Bookers twice during our stay in Calgary. The first time we had lovely steakhouse salad and chilli, with a perfect dark beer as recommended by our waitress and a merlot. The second visit we had a half rack of spicy ribs and a...More

Thank Mike N
BookersBBQ, General Manager at Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to write such an incredible review. I am thrilled to hear you came back a second time while visiting Calgary. I will be sure to pass this amazing information on to the rest of my team. If...More

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21 January 2018|
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Response from MarthaIllinois | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Family friendly and casual. 🙂
4 November 2017|
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12 September 2017|
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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