Grant and Dorothy Review Calgary, Alberta Restaurants

October 15, 2021


Bookers BBQ Grill & Crab Shack

Grill/Seafood     Informal
         316 - 3 St. SE 403 264-6419 

5.5 glasses

Some restaurants spend thousands trying to get an authentic dockside atmosphere. Booker's just chose Calgary's well–worn east end and benefits from a real sense of old and gritty. And it works wonderfully, especially if you are there when a blues band is playing. Unfortunately ambiance is important, but not as much as the food. And with the food, we had some problems. There was very little crab in the crab chowder. The barbecue items and baked beans were rather ordinary, and the "freshly baked" brownie was just plain tough. Now we know the eat–all–you–can crab evenings on Sunday and Monday are popular, but perhaps this is a case of quantity unjustly trumping quality. We must note that on our first visit a few years ago, we gave this restaruant a 8.5. Oh how the mighty have fallen!  



Su     4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
M to Th    11:30 am - 10:00 pm
F     11:30 am - midnight
Sa     4:00 pm - midnight

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Whatever you do, don’t go to Booker’s Crab Shack. Worst food I’ve ever had. I resented putting my money on the table. Karen P.

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