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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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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (50 reviews)
“cornbread” (25 reviews)
“ribs” (68 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, Canadian, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
316 3 St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 2S4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I went to Booker’s on our last night in Calgary since it was recommended by our Air BnB host. We ate there on a Sunday night for their all you can eat crab and ribs. The crab was good but the ribs...More

Thank Kamille M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could quite possibly be the worst place I have ever eaten. The service was awful.. A few people at our table paid $57 for “all you can eat” (which the waitress recommended as “such a good deal”) and they bring out one tiny rib...More

Thank ali48926
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crabshack is really a misnomer. This is a converted warehouse (abattoir ?) close to the river and away from downtown. It is basically a big sports bar, serving pub-style food. Don't expect gourmet food, but Booker's serves tasty burgers and the like. Good selection of...More

Thank Tony E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We finally made it to Bookers last night with high expectations. We enjoyed a good variety at our table however our highlight of delicious crab was anything but. The crab cluster was so small there was no meat in the claws. I’ve had bigger portions...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Selected Booker's for a large group for the holidays. Booker's then determined we had to use a set menu for our table of 20, with only 2 options, and they increased the price compared to the menu. This plus a 20% auto gratuity helped us...More

Thank Brettcedergren
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

All I have to say is holy SMOKES (pun intended) this place is AMAZING!! Not only is the food absolutely astounding.. our server Lindsay knocked it out of the park and was super cool.. she really made the whole experience a wonderful time with her...More

Thank Rach M
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This restaurant was close to our Hotel and so we decided to try the seafood, but settled for ribs instead. This restaurant is set up like a saloon. Wide selection of food, which was great.

Thank wazza53
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Good food but not outrageous prices. We had fried pickles, the pulled pork sandwich and the brisket chili. Tasty meat and house made sauces. Best fried pickles we've had in a while. And we got to bring our dog along with us (they allow well...More

Thank Neil L
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Firstly, we started off with their delicious smoked buffalo wings. They were one of the best wings I've ever had. We tried the jambalaya and fried shrimp po boy sandwich and they were both very succulent. Our server was very good! She constantly checked on...More

Thank Quinn C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We went there twice over 1 weekend and these weren't our first time there! The First visit was on a Friday and I wasn't sure we were going to get in but there was no problem at all. I had the Bookers Burger, which is...More

Thank Mike G
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4 November 2017|
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Response from Redgreenblack | Reviewed this property |
Sherriya K
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
7 June 2016|
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Response from yelowdaisy | Reviewed this property |
Terrible. If you are there at the right time you may find a spot to park but only on the street which requires payment. They do not have complimentary parking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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