Summer is in full swing and with the warm weather comes Calgary barbecue season.
Whether you like a good steak, tender beef brisket, savory chicken wings or a rack of baby back ribs, this is the perfect time to enjoy delicious grilled food.
If you’re too tired (or too hot) at the end of a long day to fire up your own grill, you’re in luck, because Calgary is full of great restaurants where you can enjoy a hearty meal – even better by the way. that someone else cooked it.
Additionally, restaurants usually serve their barbecue dishes with equally delicious sides like mac and cheese, cornbread, and coleslaw to complete your meal.
Here are some of the best places in Calgary to enjoy a barbecue.
With smoked meat every day until 2 p.m. and a homemade barbecue sauce, Hayden Block is a staple. Order platters of pulled pork, tender brisket, turkey breast, pork ribs, chicken, smoked wings and more, with sides like bacon-wrapped corn on the cob or a macaroni salad. In addition, all meats are half reduced after 10 p.m.
Address: 1136 Kensington Road NO
With three different locations in the city, Big T’s is a carnivore’s dream. The smoker serves delicious ribs, grilled chicken combos, burgers and pulled pork sandwiches, as well as barbecue nachos and smoked poutine topped with your choice of breast or pulled pork.
Address: Big T’s BBQ McMahon – 2138 Crowchild Trail NW
Telephone: 403-284-5959 or 403-452-4821
Address: Big T’s BBQ Deer Ridge – 14935 Deer Ridge Drive SE
Address: Big T’s BBQ Farmers’ Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
There isn’t enough room in anyone’s stomach to enjoy all this joint has to offer in one visit. Serving smoked brisket, St. Louis ribs, jerk chicken, grilled chorizo and pulled pork, as well as fried catfish and finger-licking sides like nut cornbread. coconut and corn wrapped in bacon, your eyes will definitely be bigger than your stomach on this one.
Address: 321 – 723 46th Avenue SE
Nothing pairs better with a barbecue than beer, and Paddy’s offers just that. This southern-style place smokes its brisket in the oven for 12 hours each night, and its menu also features pulled pork tacos, ribs, sausage, chicken sandwiches, smoked meat poutine and more. Add one of Paddy’s award-winning beers to your meal to create a wedding heaven.
Address: 3610 Burnsland Road South East
Offering 12 hours of smoked Alberta beef and succulent pulled pork served on a fluffy white bun, this meaty establishment is the delight of Calgary carnivores. Try their Cowtown Cheese Steak Sandwich, featuring rich two-year white cheddar, caramelized onions and sweet peppers on their smoked beef.
Address: 640 26 McKenzie Towne Gate SE
One of Calgary’s most beloved concert halls also serves a killer barbecue. “The Pal” reviews books every day on barbecue classics like beef brisket, pulled pork and ribs, and also has smoked chicken, New Orleans catfish Po’boys, award-winning chili, house sauces and baby back ribs. -paste the macaroni and cheese. For those who want a bit of everything, we recommend the Fatass Platter.
Address: 109 7th Avenue SW
This local microbrewery offers delicious craft beers as well as inventive barbecues. Menu highlights include corn dumplings, fried pastrami nuggets, a brewer’s breast sandwich, and the $ 35 poutine, which includes brisket, pulled pork, and chopped smoked bacon. Of course, you can also find all the classics here, such as brisket, ribs and sausages.
Address: 105D 58th Avenue SE
For a barbecue touch, check out Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse. This downtown Calgary establishment offers the best cuts of meat, exclusive hot dishes, fresh salads and homemade desserts, with dishes such as slow roasted beef brisket, boneless marinated lamb thighs and Parmesan-crusted pork loin.
True meat lovers can even try Pampa’s ‘Full Dinner Rodizio’, offering unlimited servings of 10 cuts of grilled caramelized meat and pineapple, as well as table service of starters, salads and side dishes. hot for $ 49.99.
Address: 521 10th Avenue SW
With files from Milena Petrovic