Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
Reserve now:

Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack Reviews List

Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack

Established in 1998 in a century-old brick warehouse, Bookers is a hidden gem at the gateway to Calgary's East Village. Our seasoned BBQ chefs slow-smoke over 200 lbs of Alberta chicken, beef, and pork every day and serve it up along with fresh seafood, local produce, and original rubs and sauces. With daily features, weekly specials, and live music on weekends, we offer authentic Southern hospitality and a comfortable, upbeat dining and drinking experience.


See more Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack details
522 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(522 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 522 reviews
5 stars
(149)
4 stars
(234)
3 stars
(96)
2 stars
(35)
1 star
(8)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Filter Reviews By:
Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(319)
  • fit for foodies(154)
  • neighborhood gem(152)
  • special occasion(101)
  • great for lunch(98)
  • vibrant bar scene(92)
Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack Reviews List
Review 1 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Don't just drive by, stop at Booker's

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 27/04/2016
 2007
Dined on 27/04/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Finally checked out this southern BBQ style restaurant after driving by it many, many times as Booker's is on 4th Avenue S.E just past the 4th Avenue flyover from west-bound Memorial Drive. Their actual address is 316 3rd Street S.E.
I had a delicious brisket sandwich with a hearty side of gumbo and a fried pickle. My son loved his Pulled Pork sandwich. $41 including tip, the service was friendly and fast. We will definitely be back to try their BBQ ribs."
Dined on 27/04/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 2 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

all you can eat crab legs and ribs

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 24/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 24/04/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"fortunately it was an all you can eat...the ribs really need some work - two hands and muscles to cut, and somewhat fatty. Crab was excellent, prompt refills, and ate enough to make up for the ribs."
Dined on 24/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 3 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 23/04/2016
 2012
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 4 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 23/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 23/04/2016
 2016
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 23/04/2016
 2016
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 5 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 22/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 22/04/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 22/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 6 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food but expensive parking

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 22/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 22/04/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Delicious food and good service. Only big downside is there is no free parking at this restaurant. I had to pay almost $8 for 1.5 hours of parking during the day for my lunch get-together. Although the food is great, the expensive parking makes me think twice about returning to Bookers"
Dined on 22/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 7 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

One of the 'Poutine Week' Choices

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 21/04/2016
 2011
Dined on 21/04/2016
 2011
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"a friend and I checked out Bookers poutine, with the lure of butter poached crab and a mini crab cake. The crab cake was disappointing as it lacked flavor, the crust was not crispy but mushy instead. The butter poached crab tasted like canned crab skimpy - I found a couple of recognizable pieces."
Dined on 21/04/2016
 2011
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 8 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Had a craving for Crab - Was not disappointed

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Have known about Bookers for years and just never found the time to get there. We finally decided to try it out as a going away dinner for my GF bringing one of our close friends who has already been. It was absolutely incredible and I can't believe I waited so long to try it! It was poutine week so we tried the Crab poutine as well as crab cakes and snow crab dinner, our friend got the ribs and crab combo. Everything was on point, the flavours were especially appetizing. It was one of those situations where you just don't want the food to end.
Anyone with a love for seafood (or ribs!) that hasn't been you are missing out on a true gem of Calgary. Grab a big group or just some close friends or a loved one and give it a try - you will thank me (and Bookers) later!"
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 9 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great meal

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 22/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 22/04/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Enjoyed a tasty meal, with great sangria and service. Mouthwatering cornbread."
Dined on 22/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: hot spot, kid-friendly
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 10 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2010
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2010
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2010
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 11 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2011
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 12 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2014
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 13 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 18/04/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 14 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 15 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 16 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 17/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 17 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It was OK. That sums it up really.
I found the crab a little tasteless and the meat warm not hot."
Dined on 14/04/2016
 2014
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 18 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic lunch

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 13/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 13/04/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Went for lunch for the first time, it was fantastic, crab boil hit the spot, girlfriend had the crab and the wife had the pick two meat entrees and we all enjoyed the atmosphere."
Dined on 13/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 19 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 20 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 21 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food quality

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We came as a group of 5 on april 16th at 6pm. My wifes crab was cold. The brisket my sister had was very tough. Batter on the fish was way too thick. And the mashed potatoes were very blend no flavor at all. Other then that the service was great."
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 22 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2011
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 16/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 23 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent value for your money!

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We love Bookers.....Excellent meal...the brisket is wonderful...great value for your money."
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly, late-night find
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 24 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2008
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 25 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2011
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 26 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 15/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 27 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Time to improve

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 10/04/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Bookers maybe the only place for all you can eat crab. That doesn't mean we'll be back .Since Dalton's at the Greenwood Inn stopped this event on Saturdays 1 1/2 years ago it's been a loss for crab lovers. Their service was outstanding and the meal also included salad bar and desert bar for the same price that Bookers charges just for watery crab underdone ribs a tiny amount of beans rice or mashed potatoes .
If we hear better reviews we may come back . We like crab !
"
Dined on 10/04/2016
 2015
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 28 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 13/04/2016
 2008
Dined on 13/04/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 13/04/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 29 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 20/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 20/12/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The meal was ok and the atmosphere was hum drum. I guess it's a fine place to go with jeans on and a craving for jambalaya. It was on average with the chain restaurants like chilis or montanas. Fine enough but nothing to rave about."
Dined on 20/12/2015
 2015
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 30 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 09/04/2016
 2009
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 31 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

I love Bookers!

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 09/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 09/04/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Excellent food, for a reasonable price! Awesome atmosphere, very cool building, and a very big surprise on the inside compared to the look of the outside! I love and look forward to coming to Bookers! Easily one of my favourite restaurants!"
Dined on 09/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 32 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We all thoroughly enjoyed the crab buckets, tasty

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 09/04/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 33 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Many positives to Booker's except the value.

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 09/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 09/04/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The service was great, a bit rushed but overall really good. Food was excellent, price was a bit high for the portion size, other than that, would highly recommend Booker's for any occasion."
Dined on 09/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 34 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Very fatty beef brisket sandwich. Disappointed

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 08/04/2016
 2012
Dined on 08/04/2016
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 08/04/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 35 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 08/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 08/04/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 08/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 36 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 09/04/2016
 2007
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 37 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/04/2016
 2007
Dined on 03/04/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 03/04/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 38 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 07/10/2015
 2012
Dined on 07/10/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 07/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 39 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Crabalicious!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Always wanted to try out Bookers for the ribs, chicken and crab . Definitely will be back, the plater for sharing was a great deal and the bourbon list was very impressive."
Dined on 01/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 40 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/04/2016
 2016
Dined on 01/04/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 01/04/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 41 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 03/04/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 03/04/2016
 2015
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 42 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 05/02/2015
 2013
Dined on 05/02/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 05/02/2015
 2013
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 43 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 29/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 29/03/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 29/03/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 44 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 27/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 27/03/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"You may not go here for the atmosphere, but if you want a terrific crab experience and don't mind putting in the time, this is the just the place to go. Super tasty."
Dined on 27/03/2016
 2015
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 45 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 29/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 29/03/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 29/03/2016
 2016
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 46 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Tough Ribs

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 26/03/2016
 2016
Dined on 26/03/2016
 2016
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We went to Bookers excited about authentic BBQ ribs. We left disappointed after being served tough ribs that were just heated through. Too bad, the restaurant has a great vibe. At $140 including tip for three people we won't be back."
Dined on 26/03/2016
 2016
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 47 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 14/02/2015
 2014
Dined on 14/02/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was ok, the bacon donuts where incredible!"
Dined on 14/02/2015
 2014
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 48 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 20/02/2016
 2014
Dined on 20/02/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food was incredible. Service was great! Lots of noise. Would recommend for a group dinner to watch the game."
Dined on 20/02/2016
 2014
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 49 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 20/03/2016
 2014
Dined on 20/03/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 20/03/2016
 2014
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
Review 50 for Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Passable Food, Service wasn't great

Customer Avatar
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 24/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 24/03/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The service was slow, but polite. The food was ok, but expensive, and the portion sizes were not large enough for the money charged. I understand downtown is a more expensive location, but if the prices have to be high the food should be great, not just ok. The restaurant wasn't busy enough on a Thursday night before a long weekend for the service to be so slow. "I'll be right back" became the joke of the night because we waited 10 minutes each time the server said it. Even for the debit machine to be brought back after receiving the bill. I don't think I'll be back."
Dined on 24/03/2016
 2015
0points
0of 0voted this as helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.
1 2 3 4 5 ... 9 next>>