The Rec Room - Calgary Deerfoot

3.8
319 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Due to provincial restrictions, The Rec Room is closed until further notice. We look forward to serving you as soon as we are allowed to re-open.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 319 people are saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.6
food
3.7
service
3.9
ambience
3.5
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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krog123
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The food options are minimal and all of our dishes tasted off, food was cold etc. management made up for it, hopefully it was just a one off. The kids love the games!

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BernieD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times.
Clean washrooms. Great entertainment. Fantastic service.

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MomsNightOut
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Slow and unfriendly service

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MeghanT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was fun. It was expensive. The kids had a blast and the food was pretty good.

The only negative was:

We had 7 people in our family and we weren't allowed to sit together which was super weird. We were told that the government said that more than 6 people aren't allowed to sit together ... However, we have had no issues with this anywhere else. We regularly go out as a family.

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NormaM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was awful. Nothing looked fresh and we all got sick. It was my daughter’s birthday and they don’t do anything for you’

We were only 2 tables for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went as a family, with 3 generations, and we all had a great time. There was something to do for everyone. Bartender made a special drink for the birthday girl and all the staff were very accommodating. Drink prices are a little high but food tasted delicious.

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Somebody
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Slow Service because they were understaffed, not because the staff weren't trying. Still frustrating when trying to order or pay.

The food was weird and gross though. Strangest nachos I've ever seen - a drizzle of that 7-11 space cheese on top of a mounded cone of tortilla chips with salsa, sour cream and guac dumped on top rather than served in separate dipping containers. The only other topping was a sprinkling of shredded lettuce. The falafels tasted like battery acid.

It's like a space alien was trying to replicate human food based on a brief description. Luckily there is a McDonalds across the street. A member of our party went across, grabbed us burgers and smuggled them in to us before the server even came back to take our order.

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SherWood
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We had our sons birthday here as he loves all the games and he comes here quite often. It was the best birthday party in many years! staff were all so friendly and accommodating to our constant requests.
A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO NICKY our server, she was a shining star!

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Server was fast getting our food and drinks, very accommodating! They were ok for us to bring the Birthday cake and our own balloons so definitely will come back and dine in again and book Big parties again soon as well

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honeybunny
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good. Wasn't busy which was nice. Waitress was able to check in on us. Pricey but it was good.

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KabeerA
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Helpful service from the staff, wings were meh 😕

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JamieN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was decent however could have been warmer. I had the breakfast poutine and the fries and eggs were barley warm where there was no gravy when I got them. If it wasn’t for the gravy warming them up it would horrible.

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KyleL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I’ll never go there again worst service I have ever had!!!!! Never again

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vipGHyyc
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Had a great time with the family here, fun for everyone!

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Erica
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice place. great environment. A bit loud especially on the arcade side. But hey it’s to be expected

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great. Good food and service was great!

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vipMrColin
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great upscale pub fare in a energetic environment (arcade). Relatively speaking, the Rec Room has a really strong menu that is well executed, the wait staff is super attentive and helpful. If you are looking for a fun sports bar type environment, this is a great place. Then give the arcade a shot.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Their website advertised they were airing the UFC fights and they did not so we left

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Terrible food. We had a variety of dishes and they were all substandard. They even forgot to put cheese on a pizza! How does that even make it out of the kitchen to a table??
Excellent server, however. Pity she has to share her tips with the kitchen.
Kids enjoyed the arcade.
Due to the quality of the food, I wouldn’t recommend it or go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was so bad my wife actually had to go to the washrooms and get sick. We had to leave early and get her home. We will go back to play games but never to eat. Hard to believe that a place this popular has such bad food.

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GeoffreyS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Poor dining experience, would not go back for the food - but the arcade was nice.

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Amanda
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience3

A great fun time! So much going and sometimes a tad busy but overall a nice place to have a date night with the family or friends.

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Wowza
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The Rec Room has a lot going for it, tons of great arcade games and a fun atmosphere. Where it fails is consistency. We've been there a few times now and each time the food was either good or terrible. Somehow they can't make a burger without drying it into beef jerky, but can cook an ok steak. Hopefully this improves or when we go we'll just eat elsewhere before we play games.

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KristyB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I would recommend Rec Room, however not the restaurant three10. We came at opening and our food took an hour and was cold. Disappointing for Xmas Eve!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good, drinks a little pricey, the games were pretty decent several didn’t work but were operational, the staff were very helpful and answered any questions

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Jeff
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! Our server was Desiree and she was phenomenal- friendly, personable, professional. The food was also of great quality.

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JasonC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience1

Didn’t like the fact 18 year olds were doing shots and beer chasers right next to my daughters aged 8 and 4.

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AndyR
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Food was good and not a lot of noise. Service was a little slow but not horrible.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for my daughter's birthday party. We had an excellent time.

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GrantE
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stefan was great, our server. Food was pretty good but we had to wait a little for one of the burgers. Overall its a great place to have a company outing and the games are a lot of fun

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I would recommend the Rec Room itself, but like others, I would say eat before you get there. We booked a couple of tables for a big group and were not informed that our reservation was only for 2 hours until we had arrived (it should really be on the website). We wanted to wait until more people had arrived (traffic was not great so people were playing games while we waited) before being seated, but the host was getting incredibly pushy and rude because they really needed our tables if we weren't going to use them (the place was three-quarters empty and no one else sat in our tables the entire time we were there. I have Celiac so I was hoping that one of the few items on the menu labeled "gluten-free" would be ok, but then was informed that these actually did contain gluten and I couldn't have the tofu that was supposed to come with my rice bowl. It was nice that someone from the kitchen came out to tell me that, but unfortunate that there really weren't any gluten-free options. The food did come out quite quickly and everyone else seemed to enjoy their meals and drinks. It is a lovely looking restaurant, but the overall experience was not great.

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JenniR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Had a reservation for Sunday but all games were out of service. So, rescheduled reservation for Monday and Hostess had the nerve to tell me that our party could not be seated at 4:55. We had to wait until 5 pm. Restaurant was basically empty but sure, I mean we only just waited 24 hours. Ordered Apps and mains and ALL came out at the same time after a long wait. Lots of apologies from server but no concessions. Nachos with fake cheese sauce for $15??? Clearly you don't come here for the food or the service and clearly they don't care about the quality of either. So long as your kiddies are spending your money on the games

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together

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SamaraB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Loud and chaotic but the food was tasty. Our server mess up a couple of our orders so a few people at our table didn’t get food at all. They told us that we didn’t order anything, that’s why it didn’t come out and then another server said that they had burned our food and that’s why it didn’t come out. There’s a 2.5 hour time limit on the table apparently so we weren’t even allowed to stay and watch the whole flames game, very disappointed in that considering we spent a good chunk of money to be there (games and food).

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JUANA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food1service2ambience5

Food need to be improved. It was cold and not good at all.
Servíce also need improvement.

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Dwight
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I would say go to the rec room for the games
However they change the menu increased prices. Little to nothing that kids would eat. 21.00 for 12 wings. Very over priced. Awesome popcorn. Save your food money eat elsewhere
. We have been going to rec room regularly since it opened .

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HollyZ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This is our second time, and the wait time again was ridiculously long!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Reserved a table for 7. At arrival we waited about 20 mins for someone to come take our drink order. Then about another 10 for the drinks and another 10 to order. After ordering and asking for a ice tea for someone twice it never came. Food took about 30 mins to be ready and when it was brought out 4 plates were brought out and 2 didn’t come out because the salad on them wasn’t finished. Seems like a strange item to not be finished. Waited about 5 mins for the last two dishes. At the end of dinner the waitress finally came out and brought the ice tea that was asked for at the start of the meal. Really bad service. Shouldn’t take 2 hours for dinner

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AyD29
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is ok, nothing amazing but tastes good. Service was a bit slow and it took forever to get the servers attention. Prices are ok specially for a large party, kids love the arcade games the best.

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ShannonH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and was pleasantly surprised at everything from the food, service to the games

FAQs

The Rec Room - Calgary Deerfoot does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

The Rec Room - Calgary Deerfoot is rated 3.8 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.