Rodney's Oyster House - Calgary

4.4
354 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Oyster Bar
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Rodney’s Oyster House in downtown Calgary offers up wonderful, fresh sustainable seafood. Oysters, Crab, Lobster, Chowders, and other fine Ocean Wise certified seafood are prepped in a beautiful bright open space with an industrial-chic vibe.

http://rodneysoysterhouse.com
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Oyster Bar, Seafood, Shellfish
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Oysters 'til 11:00pm
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Oysters 'til Midnight
Brunch: Saturdays: 11am-3pm
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(403) 460-0026
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Carson Killham
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Catering
Happiness is only real when shared, and our fine fare is guaranteed to put a satisfied smile on your guest’s faces.

From finger foods, to full-scale culinary stations, Rodney’s Catering has you covered. Our reputation is built on our ability to select only the highest quality seafood, meats, and veggies. Oysters may be our crown jewel, but every platter we deliver will make you feel like royalty. So dust off your monocle and give our menu a thorough review. At Rodney’s, it’s nothing but the best.

http://rodneysoysterhouse.com/calgary/catering/
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Cross Street
4th Street
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Parking Details
Parking is free after 6pm on the street. There is a multi level parkade directly across the street from Rodneys on 4th street
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Public Transit
Five minute walk from the C-Train and bus stops on our main block.
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Entertainment
Happy Hour at the Oyster House is live oyster shucking at its best, see you soon!

http://rodneysoysterhouse.com/calgary/menus/happy-hour-specials/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 354 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The drinks were good and service was amazing , Bobbie is one of the best servers I had in a while. He was up beat and funny and a great server. Oysters great as always but the food selection and quality good be a bit better for the price point.

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EI
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was amazing and made the experience that much better.

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GH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The place was very quiet as it was Monday lunch. The waiter missed putting my partners meal in so he got his well after mine came. He did come to the table and apologies for it but nothing was sorted on the bill. Marks for copping to the miss but more could have been done. Plus the waiter didn't pay attention at the end and another server had to bring the bill and the CC machine for payment. I'll give them another chance as the food was good, but another miss would be two strikes.

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F
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a regular spot for us to dine. We sit at the bar. The service is always perfect. The oysters are excellent and sometimes we try other menu items - all have been well prepared and tasty! But again, service is what brings us back, it must be a well run restaurant as many of the staff have been there since opening. Very rare these days. We are always greeted with a smile. It is fun to sit at the bar and chat with the staff as they work. They are a pretty entertaining crew!!! Favourite dishes : oysters ( of course), scallops, New England clam chowder.

*(Even the fish and chips at the take out is excellent- but I had a rude server over there last year and haven’t returned to the take out area. )

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RH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Was an OK experience. We went there for our anniversary and spent about $280. We ordered some oysters and they were fresh and tasty - they come with a variety of decent sauces. However we also ordered a $80 bottle of wine and they forgot about it. So it came after the oysters - note that they did give us 4 extra oysters for free in compensation. For mains we ordered a 2lb lobster and the crab cakes to share. The lobster was not good. It was overcooked so it was chewy, the claws ended up being the best part. Not great for around $90. The crab cakes were quite good and that was the better dish. Dessert were good, the chocolate mousse in particular was very tasty. Was a shame they did not offer a latte or espresso, only drip to go with the dessert.

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EZ
Calgary
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Date night for my wife and I (married 32 years). The restaurant was quite noisy due to an after work crowd in the back. The rest of the restaurant was not very busy. The wait staff are not assigned a specific section or set of tables - everyone serves every table. Sounds like a good concept, but unfortunately this meant we got minimal attention through the 2 1/2 hrs we spent at the restaurant. The land and sea (steak and shrimp) dish was very good. My wife had the Dungeness Crab dish which was good but messy of course. We were surprised the Crab did not come with any side dishes. Overall experience was okay, but should have been so much better for the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I liked the atmosphere and service was great, he gave us samples of beer to try and even made us a scallop so we could try how they were prepared, which wasn’t to our liking. We were told the crab cakes were broiled and lump crab meat with no filler, so we ordered 2 orders. They were not that, on the fried, crispy side, and ground meat with a lot of filler and mayonnaise. We sent them back. I do have to say that I’m from Virginia Beach, Va and super spoiled with fresh, delicious seafood everywhere.

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CL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The food portions were extremely over priced. It took a long time for our server to even take our order. The food was fresh but very bland, the sea food lacked anything other than the fact it was right out of water.

The place had great curb appeal but was over run by the outrageously busy and tight atmosphere. Which is weird to say considering how big it was. I wouldn't go there again. If I'm paying 200 dollars to eat, I want to leave full.

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PP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent restaurant,delicious Food!! Good service!! I love the resturant!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Waitress was rude. I asked for some more butter for the bread, a cup of hard cubes butter was slammed on the table as the waitress walked by...not even eye contact much less a discernible word spoken(and I still gave her a 10$ tip!!!)

Although it was replaced free of charge, the fish wasn’t cooked; the batter was like eating pancake mix(gross!!!)

These two things were understandable and I wasn’t that disappointed but, the photos on the walls of the bathrooms were deplorable!!! I, my girlfriend, and her daughter as well were disgusted with the “artwork” (and I use that term loosely...”in the eye of the beholder” and all considered, I and my family found them in extremely poor taste.

We won’t be back nor will we be recommending Rodney’s to any of our friends or colleagues.

Overall disgusted. Would’ve been better pleased at McDonald’s for a LOT LESS $

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was epic!! Will be back!! :-)

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best oysters I have had in a long time!

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l
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best seafood place in Calgary. If you have a craving for oysters this is the place to go.

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BP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

All was great but it’s just a big space if not many patrons which was the case at lunch today.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We made a reservation. We were seated at an elevated table after requesting a booth. We ordered a drink and water. We were then relocated to a non elevated table. One glass of water made it to our table with us. We then waited 15 minutes for anyone to notice us even though the host had seated us. Our original waiter came by and asked us if everything was ok. We explained that we had been moved-no one had informed him. Then another waiter came to serve us. We asked if our drinks were ready and if we could have water. 10 minutes later we had water. At this point our original server again came by and asked if all was well. We told him no, it wasn’t. We finally got out food and drinks -which were superb! No one asked if we wanted another drink or dessert or anything. We paid and left. We are fairly reasonable people. This was a rare time we were out without or children.

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SA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had to Oysters and my partner had the Cobb salad. Both equally delicious. I can hardly wait to have another plate of their Oysters. Service was great.

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Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a family get together that included 5 adults, a two year old and a new born. Staff were immediately friendly and accommodating. Food was provided in a timely manner and was very good. We had an excellent time in an unhurried and friendly atmosphere. We look forward to returning.

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IF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Since moving to Calgary from Vancouver, Rodney’s has been our ‘go to’ place for oysters. We thoroughly enjoy the ambience, and the servers are friendly and professional without being stuffy.
Fresh oysters are hands down our favourite and Rodney’s never fail to deliver quality and variety.
The King Salmon entre was a winner and the lobster roll is always a favourite.

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c
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

100% recommend - service is outstanding, knowledgeable and fun! Fantastic food!

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MW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best Calamari ever! Oysters Rockefeller were excellent and my lobster was amazing! Atmosphere had a clean crisp maritime feel to it.

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TP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

friendly service & great food, interesting decor good location

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BJ
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for oysters had some awesome choices good quality. Dinner was delicious and pleasant atmosphere service was spot on.

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EV
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

Quite a nice looking restaurant. But "looks" more fancy than it is. The menu lacks descriptions so you really don't know what you're getting. Waitstaff is nice but lacks enthusiasm for the job or the restaurant. For an oyster bar theres little info about the oysters theselves (i.e. flavour profiles, different locations produce different tasting oysters but they don't explain that). Food is very much over priced. The quality is mediocre, and nothing is done very well. It's as though no one running the restaurant actually cares. Theres no passion in the food nor the business.

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F
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Love coming for oysters!!! Best in the city !!!

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SS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic happy hour, fantastic food, fantastic service!!!!!

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JT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Rodney's never disappoints! The best part is how passionate the staff are. Their wine recommendation was on point for the monkfish. Food is always exceptional!!

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S
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and great food.

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e
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Disappointing this time - good food let down by lackadaisical service. Needs more management attention to sort out.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing. The staff is extremely friendly and want to make sure you get the best experience. They are knowledgeable and kind. The food was fantastic. Would absolutely recommend to friends.

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W
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Unfortunately we waited 15 minutes and still didn’t get our drink order in. The menu was overpriced but we didn’t wait around to try anything as the service was lacking and no one paid any attention to us at all. I can’t comment on the food or anything but there’s better places than this price wise. I enjoy the Vancouver location but Calgary service needs a ton of improvement. First time walking out like that

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PD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The oysters are very good, great selection, fresh and accompanied with the right condiments.
The rest of the menu is bland, if not surprisingly boring.
Most of the regular menu is greasy, i.e., the lobster roll and the fish and chips. Yes they need to be on the fatty side, but they could be executed better. The fries are an after thought.
Wine list acceptable, with low priced to medium priced bottles that complement the menu.
Some people could consider the place expensive, but oysters add up quickly.

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FD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Only drawback is that the wooden chairs are somewhat uncomfortable.

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OT
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was an excellent meal great atmosphere and oysters were delightful;)

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L
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We took family there who were visiting from Ontario. Great food, ambience and decor, and lovely drinks! Rob helped make our dining experience memorable with his stories and humorous antics. Can’t wait to come back - fix that salad dressing though Rob, lol! We had so much fun - Our guests are looking forward to visiting the King Street location in Toronto.

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KB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have been to Rodney's several times. We love the oyster selection, knowledge and energy. If you are looking for fresh seafood, service and atmosphere... look no further. It will not disappint.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent Sea food, and Oysters

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dinner and service

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Been here a gazillion time in the past and always been one of their biggest fans, however last night, the service was very disappointing.. That is if it could even be categorized as ‘service’.

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OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was indifferent. A full glass of water dropped in my husband’s lap by the server. Very little contact with server, we would have ordered more food/wine but server was no where to be found.

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AP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Don’t know why this was our first time here, if you love seafood these guys know how to prepare it!

Oysters Macintosh were amazing, along with white wine mussels to die for. Crab cakes that actually tasted like crab cakes, scallops that were prepared perfectly and the ceviche was so refreshing in the pallet it was perfect for a hot day.

Can’t wait to try other items on the menu, we will be back!

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