Best Seafood: Booker's BBQ Grill and Crab Shack
Yes, Calgary has killer seafood even this far from the ocean. Since 1998, Bookers BBQ & Crab Shack has been serving up saucy appetizers, hefty meat platters, and seafood entrees. This restaurant is located right off the Bow River, acting as the gateway to East Village. Come here on the weekends to enjoy live music performed just inside to create a comfortable, laid-paid pub vibe. The menu boasts 100 per cent authentic Southern cuisine and the cocktails are to die for.
Everyday, the well-seasoned barbecue chefs smoke over 200 pounds of local Alberta chicken, beef and pork to keep us hungry Calgarians at bay. But what we’re really here to talk about is the unbelievable seafood found at this joint. Start off with Crab Cakes or Fire Grilled Prawns to whet your appetite, followed by the blackened salmon sandwich or perhaps the blue cod beer battered fish & chips. We can guarantee you will not be disappointed with the barbecue platter: smoked ribs, brisket, chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw & fries. No one’s going hungry after a night at Booker’s - you can count on that.
316 3 St SE, Calgary, AB
Tel. (403) 264-6419