“Established in 1998 in a century-old brick warehouse, Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack is a hidden gem at the gateway to Calgary’s East Village. Known for its Southern cooking, smokehouse barbecue, and all-you-can-eat sprees, Bookers also transforms its converted restaurant into a house of blues with scheduled live music every Friday and Saturday night.
From taste buds to eardrums, Bookers BBQ + Crab Shack guarantees an entirely Southern experience with a commitment to feel-good, laid-back hospitality. Freedom and fun are ingrained in the culture, kitchen and guest experience at Bookers. True to that spirit, the menu is 100 per cent authentic Southern and anything but ordinary. Experienced barbecue chefs slow smoke over 200 lbs of Alberta chicken, beef, and pork every day and serve it up with fresh seafood, local produce, and original rubs and sauces.
Along with exciting daily features, Bookers house-smoked staples include, slow smoked chicken, St Louis style ribs, and C.A.B beef brisket that is smoked for 12 hours, served with hearty sides from Creole rice to jalapeno mac n’ cheese, baked beans to cornbread.