Rodney's Oyster House - Calgary

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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
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
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LeannesMom
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I held my 40th birthday at Rodney's for 25 people and they set us up in a beautiful section of the restaurant upstairs. The service was outstanding and the food was great. They came by periodically with little treats and an amuse bouche and free desserts during the evening. My friends and family were all thrilled with the evening. They were even very patient with the few kids we had running about a little, which I really appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience1

This restaurant isn’t even on open table anymore. Service was the worst we ever had in our lives

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CJDi
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Rodney's is one of our favorite place to dine out. The service and food is outstanding.

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EstherH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality and taste of food is enough reason for me to go back but the service was amazing!! Def a place I will come back too!

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Cucumberslices
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rodney's is always delivering a great experience with amazing food! We don't go often, but when we do Rodney's never disappoints us. The customer service that is provided delivers a great experience and to top it off the food is always consistently amazing. This night was my wife's birthday and again the experience was a lot of fun and amazing. They were a bit busy but did their best to accommodate us and make it a good night. They helped us with making some delicious oyster selections and then finally helped us with choosing the perfect lobsters. The food was delicious, the service was warm and personable and the ambiance was just right. Thank you for a great night out Rodney's!

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GerardW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went as a surprise birthday for my wife and had 18 people there. The service was amazing and we always had a drink and food was amazing. The general manager (I wish I could remember his name!!) set us up on the upper floor with our own space and waitress. I would highly recommend Rodney’s and will be back.

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vipGayleZ
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Always fabulous food and ambience, and usually service! Our server, young woman was pleasant but extremely inexperienced, dropping utensils, stacking dishes on table while clearing- and saying everything we asked about was “her favourite”. Again - very pleasant, just awkward

But we’ll be back!

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TinnieN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and all the menu items we had tried was GREAT! Would definitely recommend and will go again!

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very cool place with awesome seafood. Best seafood in Calgary for sure. Fun environment with laid back staff

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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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vipEnergyInFrame
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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GordonH
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

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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vipFood4thought
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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RichH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

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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vipEdZT
Calgary
47 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

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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LauraM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

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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CheriseL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

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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PaulP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipBarb
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Rodney’s has become a family favorite for our family of 6. We love the great selection of oysters and they are always amazingly fresh and delicious.
This trip we celebrated our daughter’s 18th birthday and the staff made her night fantastic in the private room.
Love everything about this place from the servers who clearly love to work there and the food that is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Pozzy
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Went here for a date night. We were seated at a high table on the main floor near the front door. Even though there was a lot of foot traffic, we noticed that it didn't affect our dinner. The food was great, service was quick and friendly and the ambiance was quite nice. We are looking forward to returning for more oysters!

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vipTravisC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best oysters I have had in a long time!

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leesteve
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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BruceP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

JB
JackieB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

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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SharonA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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Wayned
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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IanF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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cathid
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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MW01
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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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TomP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

friendly service & great food, interesting decor good location

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vipBistroJ
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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EVWandCo
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience5

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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vipFred
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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ShereneS
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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JillT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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vipStewey
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food.

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vipelraidor
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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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