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“No reservations but HEADS UP”
Review of Big T's BBQ

Big T's BBQ
Ranked #271 of 3,786 Restaurants in Calgary
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We had a group of 6,, phoned for reservation 3 days in advance but they said NO Reservation. upon arrival there we no tables for us, after waiting 20 minutes, they eated a group of 10. I asked about it and was told they did not take reservations but did take "Heads Up". This policy only only makes for ANGRY CUSTOMERS.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

The Keg, Montana's, Tony Roma are all superior cooks. It's not the meat or sauce hut how it's prepared. Yes, try the food here but be ready for disappointment. 1st time here all of us ordered different ribs so that we could compare different cuts. Everybody had to send the orders back as everything was dry. We wanted soft, slow cooked ribs. Next batch was marginally better, edible but not pleasing, the sauce was the only redeaming quality.The place was empty so no excuses.
Our next trip (today) all different people, 5 wanted baby back ribs, 1wanted beef bone ribs. All were dry, again, but edible. Will never go back. $200+ in dry dinners, not again. The Keg will do it right or make it right. If this place only did steak, they would be out of business as they have no skill in heat control or respect for meat.
We suspect they precook the meat, freeze or chill, then reheat as needed as this would explain the toughness as it appears it was once tender but they bring it back to temp too fast and the meat can't relax again or absorb juices again. #sad.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Big T's is always busy, that is a good sign, right? We frequently see the manager speaking to patrons ensuring they are having a good dining experience. We have been there a few times now and the food is decent but a little pricey for what it is. On this particular evening, chicken and waffles was the special so both the hubby and I ordered this dish. While flavourful, we found both the waffle (1) and the chicken (smoked & fried, 3 pieces) a little dry. No matter how much syrup we put on it, unfortunately it was still dry. It was however, spiced well and you could taste the smokiness of the chicken. Would that stop me from going back? No, overall this place is clean and since it is busy, clearly they are doing something right here. I just would not choose chicken and waffles again.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great lunch at this restaurant Nov. 8th. It us a casual place with very good food at a good price. I enjoyed the brisket on a bun which was very tasty as well as filling as the portions are quite large. This is always a good place to eat.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Came in with the family... the Southern Wrap - pulled pork was delicious! Meat tender and the fries was just right - nice and crispy! Mixed greens with brisket - you can cut the beef with a fork! Southwest Quesadilla - chicken and homemade salsa YUMMY! Baby Back Ribs - they have great ribs! Will definitely be back for dinner!

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