The Rec Room - South Edmonton

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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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3.8based on recent ratings
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3.6
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3.8
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CrystalK
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with a Oilers game on it was great service and great quality food. Was able to carry conversation with ease

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SaZa
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I was disappointed that as an all ages space the bar was right in the middle of the restaurant and people were drinking and waking around throughout the games areas.

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ElizabethS28
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Headed to the Rec Room for the first time and it was a blast. We did dinner first and the food was amazing and well priced for sure! We had a great time, and then ventured over to the arcade and had some good old school fun! We will definitely be back!

We were a small group (4 of us), and could have stayed all night, makes for a great date!

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HeatherD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Service from the kitchen was pretty poor, it was no fault of our server. But we were a party of four and two meals arrived but by the time the other two arrived the first pair were pretty close to being finished. Also drinks from the bar took forever to arrive!

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Parker
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

the food was very delicious, so i would go back again. however, the staff were incredibly slow, outright ignored us, and were rude and snarky to us as well

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Nicki
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not bad for a busy night on Valentine's. Dining did not feel cozy or intimate. Food and service were ok.

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LeanneV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was very mediocre. The calamari and fish were heavily battered which took away from the actual flavour. The burger patty was very thin and the fries were tiny little stubs. I wouldn’t recommend dining here but the games and recreation were a lot of fun.

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AshaleyS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Everyone at the table more than loved their Dinner! Would return and plan to soon!

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Lenore
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought the kids for New Year’s Eve. There was a kids menu but we had to ask for it as they only gave us regular menu. The meals were delicious - I have picky kids and and 3 out of 4 enjoyed their meals. We will come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food is good. Table placing is in a warm spot away from the door as requested. Coffee is expensive though.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Food just wasn’t great and server took a longer than normal amount of time to return to table.

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ChrisN
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, great service but super loud.

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Alex
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The in the restaurant portion was really good and the cocktails were delicious! I would recommend making a reservation especially if you are going on the weekend as it gets really busy.

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Justin
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience1

So loud in the restaurant you could barely hear yourself think and the food was terrible

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LeslieH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Younger people only, too many noises from the arcade to have a relaxing dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We reserved a table for 7 for our sons 13th birthday for 5:00 pm. They only had one server working at 5:00 when we arrived, so we were advised we needed to wait for another server before we would be seated. After we were seated and had our drinks we were asked our orders. We decided on a bunch of appetizers and one main (ribs and fries) for everyone to share. Our waitress did not like the idea of appetizers being ordered told us it would be better to order pizzas for 7 people as it’s easier. I thanked her for the suggestion but we didn’t want pizza. The food came quickly but never were we offered desert or anything special for the 13th Birthday Boy even though I put in our reservation that we were celebrating his 13th birthday.

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

While our server was friendly, she paid absolutely no attention to us. It wasn’t busy and yet she hardly looked after us. The food was a joke - in this day and age to not offer a gluten free alternative for simple things like ordering a dip - you don’t carry fresh veggies!?
Incredibly poor dining experience.

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LeeM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We were there on a Thursday evening. It wasn't very busy but the service was so slow and the server did not seem very interested in serving our group of 8 we had to always flag her down to refill drinks. (We also had to help another table flag her down so they could order because she kept walking by and not looking!)

When we ordered dinner, she brought 7/8 meals and one person was left waiting 15 mins for their dinner (which ironically was a salad). How is that even possible?

They also had a promotion going on where you get 2 free movie passes if you spend $55 or more on food. Obviously, with 8 people we exceeded that by a mile. Even though I had discussed with the server at the beginning of the night when it came time to pay the bill she didn't bring any movie tickets and said she forgot and had to go get her manager to do it for us. Very frustrating experience.

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AliL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had a few friends join me there saturday for my birthday. I had a friend following around taking pictures. Then a manager went to him and told him no pictures and he explained that only my party is in the photos, the manager let it slide. Now what I don't understand is that you don't tell other patrons to put away their phones when they're snapchatting/recording viodeos/taking pictures etc. Are there any signs posted about no photography? If so, camera phone photos shouldn't be allowed either.

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The noise is very loud you have to yell at the person across the table to have a conversation.

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Jufo187
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Reservation wasn’t honoured upon arrival. Luckily spoke with the manager (Ryan) who was able to sort everything out.

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Ngst
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for the raptors viewing party, and it was awesome!

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Mackdaddy007
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Was not happy with the food quality from dinner and movie deal rest was okay

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UCLFail
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst experience. Over 60 people left at the same time as us. Rec room advertised that they were showing the Champions League final and then decided since it was PPV they won't. They pulled this stunt at the last minute. Completely unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Went around 9pm on a Monday night and it wasn’t busy at all. That being said, there was only one server (in training) and it took really long to first get our drinks, then our food, and later the bill. Felt like we were constantly waiting around for someone to help us out and the few other customers there. The food and ambience were good and we kept ourselves busy to pass the time. Not bad overall for a chill spot to grab a bite to eat and play some games.

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Squiwrl
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We went for the Mother’s Day brunch. The food was delicious, however it is overpriced for the location. I found the prices for a mimosa or non alcoholic mimosa to be far too much. It really didn’t feel like a special brunch except for the menu design.
Our server wasn’t very personable and seemed irritated should we have a request. Overall I would eat here again but as a complete one off rather than a planned meal.

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Melanied
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Fun place to go with the family. The food was tasty (while a little cold) and showed up relatively quickly. having a place to unwind a bit after dinner was nice as well. We were with another family and kept losing them in the crowd around the machines. Some areas were a bit too crowded and made it hard to play the games without bumping into each other. The kids loved picking out prizes after all their hard work ;). Will definitely be back.

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AndyT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

We love the concept of The Rec room but the food quality is quite poor. For example wilted lettuce ,not enough flavour, very little toppings on pizza. In the future we will eat at a neighbouring restaurant before coming.

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AllisonG
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

server was slow; never brought us our second drink; food didn’t have much flavor.

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LarissaJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Its a fun place for drinks and games with friends. However the menu (food and drink) were very overpriced. It’s an expensive night out if you decide to dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Came on a Saturday night, so it was bumpin'. Boyfriend had the fish and chips. Or should I say, had batter and chips. Very thick batter, super greasy and had oil pooled in on side of the fish. I had the burger. Nothing special at all. Have to pay if you want cheese and bacon. Fries tasted like they sat out for two days. Friends ordered both types of mac and cheese. Also, they gave it 2/10. Not worth the price and didn't taste like there was any cheese used. Also, the water bottles they give at the beginning were very dirty and had a disgusting amount of hard water stains.

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere, the waitress was less than friendly or attentive, we were definitely "just another face" to her. Ordered the spicy chicken sandwich.....it was sweet not spicy. Ordered the other chicken sandwich and it was made with chicken thighs.....less than impressed with that considering the price. Had fun at the Rec Room but will eat elsewhere next time then go play there

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VimD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server was very slow...there were not many customers in the restaurant. Kept forgetting to bring items that we had ordered. Brought the receipt and we waited another 20 minutes until we were finally able to flag her down and ask for a debit machine to pay our bill. Will most likely never go back here again!!!

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DonnaF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Family Day weekend & very busy. I am glad I made online reservations however it showed as 2 but i had tried to change it online to 6 but to no avail. They did accommodate us however! The noise level is high but expected as it is a Rec Room! All in all a very great time!

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JanineA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The food is bland, what we had anyway. Some things are way to overpriced for what you get and others you got more than expected.
Our server was amazing especially considering how many tables he had. It was nice for the kids to be able to play games and go back and forth (big and small kids)

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Overall the food was just okay and the service was below average. Our drinks were not filled unless we made a point of asking after they were empty for a long time. Our meals came out with lettuce for example after we asked for no lettuce. We ordered a kids meal and never did get the dessert we paid for. Also the waitress needed to have better personal hygiene. Was our first time eating there and as a below satisfactory experience.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I would recommend The Rec Food for the games... but the food is sub par.

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CarO
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Fun place to go with family. Great entertainment. Good sports bar.

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DarrellS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The Three10 burger is the best burger in Edmonton. However, the service is generally bad. There are a few servers who are amazing but many of the rest are often lazy.
The host staff try to dissuade my wife and i from sitting at tables, instead always directing us to the bar. They get upset when we politely refuse to sit at the bar.
I have seen staff on numerous occasions eat the popcorn directly from the bin instead of scooping into a bag.
My last visit i waited 10 minutes for my server and after ordering waited 25 minutes for my food.
My Sprite was semi flat.
And the bun on the burger was toasted too much while the bottom was soggy.
Trying to get ketchup is an ordeal.
I love the food but serious work needs to be done to improve service.

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

$15 appetizer “nacho stack” size of my palm and I’m a petite lady so not worth the price-not shareable
Waitress was only molderatlely friendly when we were about to pay/tip- had to ask other staff to get her after waiting 30 minutes to get our bill after finishing our meal and it wasn’t that busy
Made reservations for a booth and they sat us at high chairs and when I asked the booth they said they didn’t have any free but there were plenty empty one that hadn’t been cleaned.
Drinks weren’t refilled when empty
Part of my meal (Rainbow bowl)was missing an ingredient and when I mentioned that it was supposed to have spirilized zucchini- she didn’t apologize just went and brought me a a small bowl of sliced zucchini. Not a big deal but kind of misses the mark. Charged an additional $11 dollars to add farmed salmon that was 1 inch by 3inches. So $23 for rainbow bowl.. Husband was not super impressed with his meal either. The fries were good I guess. Small appetizer, 2 unsatisfying meals, 2 beers(no complaints from my hubby there haha), a virgin Caesar that I couldn’t finish because it was gross, and one pop was $100. Definitely recommend elsewhere

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