The Rec Room - Calgary Deerfoot

3.8
229 reviews
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Three territories. 10 provinces. Great eats inspired by the true north strong and free!

Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, The Rec Room’s handcrafted dishes feature flavours as diverse as our nation, from coast to coast. So get ready to experience a journey through Canada like never before.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

It just seemed like everyone who worked there just really didn't want to be there. The waitress gave us dirty dishes and water with floating bits in it multiple times. The people there were so unaccommodating and just were miserable. Not to mention the whole place is overpriced...

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The service is not fast at all. When we finally received the food I asked for hot sauce but I ended eating the meal without it. When they brought the sauce it was too late

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LH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We did not enjoy it at all, it was expensive, the good was not good and so loud.. Not a great experience at all....will return to Original Joes much better value and food

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MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great service and food. We enjoyed our evening out.

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h
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Went for Valentine's day dinner. Very loud. Had leftovers from dinner. Chicken breast, coleslaw and a sauce. The server threw it all into one box, all together. It would make sense for the sauce and coleslaw to be put into smaller containers. The sauce leaked over my car seat. The chicken was soggy from being with the coleslaw and sauce. That part really sucked. Not impressed with that.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Or reservation was for 4:15pm. Unfortunately for us, no one seemed keen on taking our table on. Drink ordering was disorganized at best as two servers were helping us out. We had to flag down someone to take our food order twenty five minutes after being sat initially. The food was prompt and delicious. However, we needed to wait another twenty minutes for our take out containers and our bill. Our total time in the restaurant was around 90 minutes and sadly it’s not because we were busy socializing.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great place for lunch... not as busy... noise levels are down a bit. Staff provides friendly, knowledgeable service. Price for value is... ok. Food selections are fairly broad and many interesting choices along with some old favorites.

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JN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! The food quality is excellent, and the portion sizes are decent for the price you are paying. Our waitress was really switched on, professional, friendly, and paid close attention to our needs. After dinner, it's a great place to hang out and unwind!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We waited approximately 45 min for our meal which was underwhelming and overpriced. It wasn’t the best environment and, the service was poor.

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O
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came for a teen birthday and it did not disappoint! Food came out hot and fresh. Server was super helpful in navigating us first timers to this venue and was able to apply points and distribute wristbands for games right at the table. We would recommend this to a friend for a teen birthday again.

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JN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for something different... not quiet by any means, but fun! Good food, service was really friendly and attentive! Too bad I had to drive, could have let loose!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Our food and server were very great. I was a little disappointed when we got a ground level table when I had made a reservation for an upper level table

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ambience, service was good, except food came out in an hour and was cold. Would still return to try again sometime

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EM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We knew we were going to a noisy, fun place. Great for the kids and fun for adults.
Service was quite good. A little slow at times but no complaints. Was busy.
Had to wait longer than expected for food.
However, food was expensive and not that good. Main issue was the three baseball steaks. Most expensive item on menu and mediocre at best. Cuts were either tough, or were too "wet". All three were cooked to correct med rare, but all three were barely warm when they came out. Cold by time we finished.

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MH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really good, the drinks perfect, the service great, it was just a little loud to have a good conversation.

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NP
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had so much fun, spent over four hours with our teenage children. It can get loud so would recommend bringing ear plugs! So many fun games to play; arcade, pool, ping-pong, VR, shuffleboard. There are comfy corners that you can find for quiet times and lots of space to hang out.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Was very loud not the place to go and visit or have any sort of conversation.
Pizzas were very dry

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EW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We arrived ten minutes early for our reservation. We were told our table would be ready at 7:15, and that we needed our entire party in order to be seated. We then waited until the booked time. No one was able to give us a clear answer as to when we would be taken to our table. After waiting for ten to fifteen minutes we were finally seated.
Our waitress that evening was extremely slow and serving our drinks. The food took over an hour to be served.
Afterwards our party proceeded to play games, which was the highlight of the evening.
None of the staff were friendly at all that evening. For future bookings we will dine elsewhere, but return to the rec room for the games.

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CL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a great first time experience however I found it extremely noisy.

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c
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Felt the good and drinks were a little over priced compared to other similar type food establishments. Drinks were pricey as well. Overall we enjoyed ourselves and will probably go back for appies or lunch but not likely for dinner or a party.

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

HATE the fact that 75% of our party had to be there to be seated. One of our team members is 9 months pregnant and wanted to sit. ZERO service, after 20 minutes of waiting, we had to go the bar to ask if someone was going to take a drink order. The server was nice enough, but had too many people in his section. We saw other patrons going to the bar as well to request things like their bill. We had to take water and cutlery off of other tables. Not a great experience, would not return for another company party.

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p
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for my son’s 10th birthday. The service was great, we all loved the food & they served the meal quickly. It was a perfect afternoon.

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MA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a family brunch there. The sewing was such that the general noise level was minimized, which worked well for us.

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KY
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I was disappointed that I wasn’t informed that the upstairs was booked. After dinner we couldn’t find a spot to exchange gifts with family friends. Also you charged the bracelets under the meal and then we had to pay the tip on the bracelets. Just disappointing!!! Meals weren’t great! Chicken was dry

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M
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very Limited menu. Needs more selections. An area for improvement.

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BS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

The service in the restaurant was horrible. Drinks were slow and often left empty. Food was even slower waiting over an hour for salads. Our waitress was very snarky and when we asked to speak to a manager we were greeted with nothing but excuses. Very disappointing. The manager was comping some appies, but that was forgotten. Took 45 minutes from the time we asked to pay until we actually did.

Arcade is great and lots of fun. Although lots of children even at 1000-1100pm.

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GC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The portion sizes of the appetizers are ridiculous for the price and expectation. Ordered the Nachos thinking 3 of us would share and the portion size fit on a dessert plate for $15. The Calamari serving size was about 1cup. The popcorn machine wasn't working to serve as expected while you wait for food. They were out if wings until about 1 hour later. We were there to watch a major sporting event and they were not making a good impression with their food and had nothing special going on for the game for food, drinks or atmosphere. It's too bad because their servers were really good and the venue is cool, but pretty empty. I probably wont go back.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately the kitchen did not read the modifiers our server used when preparing our meal. No mustard and dressing on the side for both meals? For someone who worked in the food service industry for years this is not acceptable especially when you’re spending $300 for a 6 kids at a birthday party. I asked our server to let the manager know and absolutely nothing came of it outside of “can we make you a new salad”? That didn’t fix the burger or the sandwich.

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was atrocious. The food was okay, but considering all 6 of the people at our table have all stayed that they wouldn’t eat there again - due to the service - it wasn’t recommendable.
We waited over an hour for 2 meals, that were clearly forgotten, and never had a manager or server come by to quality check. We never got drink refills, we had to physically search for our server to try and get our bills after waiting for her to revisit our table. We asked for extra spoons for the desserts and the person practically threw them at us. I honestly haven’t had such awful service in a very long time, maybe ever.

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wanted to celebrate my husband’s birthday with the kids so we chose The Rec Room. Food was great, service was outstanding. Then we stayed to play games and we all had a blast. We’ll be back!

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T
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

No celiac friendly options, very disorganized waitstaff and kitchen, will not seat you until 3+ people for a reserved table show up. Food was alright, game floor was jam packed. Looked like fun but maybe not on a Saturday night if you don’t like crowds.

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b
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service was sub par at best but the restaurant was very busy. Food was bland and cold, appetizers came out at the same time as the rest of the food and all the food was just warm or cold. Games are fun though. Drinks and food are very expensive. Bar service is prompt for cash and carry drinks. Would not recommend for dinner but drinks and games for sure.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was a great time, however I would like to see more vegetarian options, perhaps a quinoa burger or cauliflower bites added to the menu. The roasted veggie wrap I had was pretty good but there wasn't any vegetarian protein options available.

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OT
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere,service and menu. I went 2 nights in a row and had a variety of food. Pizza, Salad, Appetizers etc and enjoyed it all. I will be back again.

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HG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

I have eaten here three times. Food is good up to par with other restaurants that serve the same kind of food.

I wish though that I could get into their kitchen and teach and show them how to make awesome 8 allergy free menu items ( no dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, fish or shellfish).

My son is allergic to the above, we bring his food, but as a business owner in the food industry, my goal is to teach restaurants to adapt so that children and adults can also get out and enjoy safe food.

Hippie Girl Foods

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BS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A fun location. Good food, service was great! A bit busy and had to wait for games. Had a few we couldn't get a turn at. Over all a great night. We need a south location. Would go more often if there was maybe a Seton location.

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have dinner and fun!

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CM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. It’s a little pricey for children, but otherwise great!!

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JH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot to take the fam. There’s something for everyone!

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C
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food took a long time , fries were salty, food wasnt great. Waitress was really nice.

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