It was great we love the crab
I thought the high price of all you can eat crab was too high. I have been coming here for years and $60 is too much but $30 for my 6 and 9 year is crazy high. I also wish other sides were availiable ..like fries or salad or bread . All cheap filling options. The brisket looked good but small.
The service was slow but friendly.
Over all I was disappointed this time
Want to try amazing burnt ends? Go to Bookers! Tender and juicy...no dried out bits. Brisket passed the fold test (nicely cooked = doesn’t break when folded). Ribs were juicy and very meaty! We also enjoyed the crab legs, even though I made a mess of it! Our lovely server said that I should have told her that I was a rookie, and she could’ve shown me the tricks to tackling the crustacean! Service was friendly and attentive...very nice not to have to ask for a refill of soda and lime! We ordered the corn bread (yum!) corn on the cob (great kick from the chili powder!) and yam fries (holy these were good, even after they cooled down!). Any complaints? It’s a loud place with lively conversations everywhere and the Flames game on. Definitely can’t wait for the next time we go! Especially since new menu items were going to be added starting tomorrow!
Might of been an off night as wings were dry on wing night. The flavours were okay.
Brisket was the best part. Pricey for what you get.
Was a Birthday dinner and the staff went over and above what they had to!! I will be telling everyone that they need to make the effort to go and try Bookers out!! Only draw back is parking and lack of a handicap spot!! Our birthday guest was in a wheel chair and it was very hard with the ice and snow getting him to the door.
Good food great service! Was a great place to start our evening!
Overall the food and beverages were very good but Our appetizer took very long to arrive (45min)
We enjoyed Bookers very much and our waitress Cindy was outstanding. The food was good, free parking and a cool relaxed atmosphere.
Good times were had by all of us. Great barbeque and crab bucket. Delicious.
Love the all you can eat crab! Been going for years!
Unfortunately we were seated next to a table with an extremely loud and obnoxious patron, which spoiled our evening.
Excellent barbecue. Large portions. The service was attentive without being intrusive. Food arrived in good time and was delicious. We enjoyed the crab cakes which were crispy on the outside, and creamy inside. The brisket was stellar and the smoked chicken was moist and delicious. Would definitely recommend.
Food and service great, disappointed our wine and drinks were served in plastic glasses. You would think for what you pay for wine you would get a glass wine glass not a clear solo cup.
The food was fantastic, our server was very slow and sometimes non existent. My dad ordered another drink and it never arrived. We had considered ordering dessert but it took her so long to comeback around that we decided to just get the bill and leave.
Great Valentines night! Awesome service from Cindy, and the GM Fallon was great too!
Excellent food, reasonable price - will be back again and again.
The food was good, service great, very friendly and helpful server.
Didn't find the grunge music appealing for a Valentine's Day dinner.
Excellent service! Our servers were friendly, genuine and made our evening enjoyable. Great food and a fun atmosphere.
Great food and great service! The seafood was amazing!
We made a reservation a month in advance (Jan 3) for 6 people on February 10. The only table left when we arrived at 7 pm was table for 4 at the front door that they had put a chair on each end. We did make inquiries to move to a larger table but were told that was not possible, you should not have to sit at the front door in overflow tables with a reservation made a month in advance. So we accepted that and moved on with our dinner. Our table was so small that you could not share the appetizer platter among the 6 of us easily. We ordered the appetizer platter and then told our waitress that once we were done, we would then order our main meals. The service went downhill and we waited at least 45 minutes for the meals to arrive. Either the restaurant does not employ enough staff or our waitress does not know how to wait on tables efficiently. Our overall experience was that there are other bbq joints in the city that we can go to next time.
Great food and wonderful service.!! We always stop here for a bite when in Calgary. Tried the burnt ends and was not disappointed! Waitress was fantastic and very helpful.
Did not eat here. TVs were so loud and people were yelling and we could not hear the waitress. Eventually left when we could not hear to place our order.
Quite noisy and it took forever for us to order food.....waited very long time just for the beer before. Food was good though.
The food was very good - really enjoyed the entrees with so many choices to choose from.
Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Reasonable prices. Will definitely go back again before we go to the theatre or just a night out with friends.
Karen, our waitress, she was the best!!! She made my friend's birthday 🎂 special and memorable! ❤ That's why we come for our special days next door where we live 😊
Was not too thrilled when asked if we could move to a booth and told they were booked for parties of 3+, which is understandable. However during the time my friend and I were there that wasn't the case.
A table for 2, doing the all you can eat crab is cramped and not a lot of room or space on table.
Restaurant was very clean, servers and hostess were very friendly. Good selection on the menu for BBQ and Southern Comfort foods. The quality of the food was good, have had better BBQ for cheaper. The crab legs were quite small.
Alcohol prices were quite over priced for the quality of the drink. For example it was $9 for a glass of Sangria which was orange & pineapple juice mixed with white wine.
Would go back- maybe, not sure I would recommend to anyone as there are equally as good BBQ joints for much cheaper.
I had the smoked beef brisket. It was really good.
Everything was awesome. If I had to be a critic all I could say is a spicier sauce would be nice, however I like exceptionally hot food. Brisket and wings were amazing, the service was superb. The restaurant was spice and span, the beer cold, the people were warm and friendly. I'll be back. Food is top notch.
Bookers was amazing and able to accommodate my seating request. Their food and cocktails were excellent and the service was speedy. I would definitely go back! It would be nice if they used a higher quality crab fork. We found that the one they currently have is not as effective. Overall great spot!
There were four of us out first time being at Bookers. This is not a restaurant to go to if you want to talk to each other, music way too loud. Our waitress came to our table right away offered no help with the menu, asked about the all you can eat crab she said yeah we have it for $56.00 I mentioned to her that on the internet it sait it was $46.00 a plate all she saisd is yeah that should be changed. Then it was do you know what you want we felt we had to rush and eat and get out as soon as possible. Our bill was $200.00 and we will never go to your extablishment again. We don't like to be rushed and felt that we had to eat and get out.
Service was great crab was plentiful, and we didn’t have to wait for crab refills! Was happy mostly all good crabs too! Pretty good deal for the price! Went with family for a special occasion and would for sure do it again!
Great dinner for my Fiancé’s Birthday
Cool place. Food was good, but definitely didn't get a lot for how much we paid. Went and got a burger from peters after.dissapointed overall.
it was our 1st visit, if you like a smoke house this one is pretty good, service was great
Met expectations for BBQ with good appetizers and acceptable wine, beer and bourbon. Very good service.
I just want to say our waitress cindy was exceptional we couldn't have asked for a better service
We splurged and got the meat platter with Crab and it didn't disappoint. Could have few 4 or 5 people but there was only 2 of us. Excellent service! Excellent BBQ. Super juicy and tender. I loved the beans and coleslaw too. Was served on a garbage can lid, super cool!
I am a native Calgarian and have been going to Bookers for some 20 years now, the food used to be great. My wife and I were so disappointed with the quality and the very small amounts of food for what we are paying but more importantly what happened to the quality of the food. It reminded me of fast food dining, ribs weren't cooked, I think I had about for table spoons of pulled pork in my dish. The food was so bad the we ended up going to our favorite pasta restaurant after we left.
Bookers has a lo of work to do before I ever go back or recommend it to anyone.
Since moving to Calgary a year ago, this is my 3rd time here and up until this recent visit it's been good. This last visit was very disappointing in every aspect. The service was terrible, seemed like none of the staff wanted to be there. I had the smokehouse salad and the greens were not fresh and overall not very appetizing. I didn't bother complaining because I didn't think anyone would care.
Didn't really have very high expectations since I've only ever eaten here during Stampede, when everything is the same everywhere. Pleasantly surprised. The food variety was good. The jambalaya was excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices were very reasonable. I will be back.