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Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack

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316 3 St SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (3rd Street SE)
+1 403-264-6419
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack brings an authentic Southern atmosphere to...
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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
All you can Eat Sunday

Went this past Sunday for all you can eat ribs and crab.prompt service took order and got drinks quickly. ordered appy's of fried pickle spears and crab cakes. Crab cakes average the corn salsa they were on excellent flavourful and spicy. The ribs had nice rub went well with the different sauces... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
mawt101
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Calgary
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Calgary
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went this past Sunday for all you can eat ribs and crab.prompt service took order and got drinks quickly. ordered appy's of fried pickle spears and crab cakes. Crab cakes average the corn salsa they were on excellent flavourful and spicy. The ribs had nice rub went well with the different sauces. lots of medium crab legs[only] with a nice... More 

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Drumheller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Really good crab supplied in what looks a 'shack' from the outside, a pub inside. Enough crab for my wife and I to share a plate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Just celebrated a birthday of a family member at Bookers. Sunday night special is an "eat all you can" crab and ribs for just under $50. It beat me hands down. Very nice ribs and even better crab.....but where others just kept on eating, I had to surrender. Atmosphere was a tad loud for my taste....but the food is tasty... More 

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Marshall , Sask
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

You have got to take the extra time, and go downtown Calgary and check this place out.I had heard of it, and when visiting Calgary, my friends and I checked it out, and sooo glad we did. I had the brisket, with 2 sides, and I am telling you,it was mouth watering. The cornbread a must !! The staff was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I took my husband for a birthday dinner last night and it was early enough (6:15) that we got parking right out front. The server was able to accommodate our request for a booth which was nice. But they don't serve mojitos (no mint) so husband settled for a gin Caesar. We ordered the hot wings to start and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Well we have been to Bookers 2 times before and have had a really good experience. Not to say it was a horrible experience this time, but not worth going to for the Big 30! They emailed and called me to confirm my reservations which was really nice and both times mentioned that they were aware it was our 30th.... More 

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Ingersoll, Ontario
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My boyfriend and I were visiting from Ontario (May 22, 2015 at approximately 7:15) and he being a chef, who builds smokers and specializes in smokes meats, we like to check out BBQ places wherever we visit. Do yourself a favour and skip this place. We were excited walking up, trendy looking place, great vibe, busy, all good signs that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We were only in Calgary for one night, but we were glad we made it to Bookers. We didn't have reservations (because it's a BBQ place and who knew you would need reservations for that?!?!?!), but we were able to get a table right away. We were seated at a table where we sat side by side facing the bar,... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went to this restaurant with our boys volleyball team while in town for the National Championships. Food was o.k. but I have had better.

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were feeding 20 people and did take out. We ordered 5 platters. The portions were huge and we had so much left over. The ribs and chicken were delicious but the the pulled pork was to dye for!! Can't wait to go back to Calgary and eat here again!!

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Additional Information about Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack

Address: 316 3 St SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-264-6419
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 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 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 24 - 24
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 3 St SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    (3rd Street SE)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-264-6419

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 24
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 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
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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