shoe & canoe PUBLIC HOUSE

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
The Shoe & Canoe Public House menu celebrates Canadian cuisine, using only the freshest locally sourced ingredients, coupled with North American– and European-inspired flavors.

We pride ourselves on our locally sourced Craft Beer list as our goal is to show our guests what an amazingly robust and diverse Craft Beer seen Calgary has to offer.
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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JP
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Upscale pub with amazing food, highly recommend Short Rib Meatballs & Pasta as well as Thompson Burger

MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My friend and I both ordered from the Express Menu. The pulled beef sandwich was delicious and I wouldn't mind coming back to try the other options

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great wings and cheese plate. Only place on my trip serving Blantons! Waitress was fun and helpful even just before midnight on New Years Eve

LB
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A lovely place to be on Christmas Day when far from home.

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience, great to see a new vibe in the Delta downtown.

CB
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had a nice meal and enjoyed the shoe & canoe. The service was good for the first half of our visit but then after we had been served our meal, it was not as good. My husband actually had to go find someone to order another beverage, there was no one to be found, not even at the bar. Not a huge deal but not the quality you'd expect on a Saturday evening or anytime really.

L
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was outstanding! From the greeting at the door to the last sip of coffee. Being the lunch rush out food arrived quickly and was hot - if we had wanted to we could have easily been in and out within the 1 hour lunch mark but it was so good we hung around for a while. We will definitely be returning. Thank you

MH
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A group of us celebrated a birthday at lunch the service and the food was absolutely fantastic ~ I will definitely be coming back again

d
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was very open and roomy with lots of natural light. We were there at lunch and two people ordered the express lunch while 2 ordered off the menu and everything came out very quick. The food was delicious and we plan to go back to try out more of it.

J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We’ve been their before, and knew what to expect and were not disappointed. The food was great, the service was great, and we were able to have a comfortable conversation with friends without having to compete with loud background noise. Overall, we were so comfortable we were there for three hours.

F
Calgary
103 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here on a dinner service with another couple and we had a wonderful time.

Melanie, one of the servers, made sure that we have enough room for our food and offered us the enclosed space so we can catch up with our friends. The other server Seunghee was equally attentive to our needs and provided great service as well.

Our food were delicious! The pork belly appetizer was tasty, the charcuterie was bountiful! Our mains came in good portions as well.

Overall, we had a great time at Shoe and Canoe!

EF
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Beautiful comfortable decor Curry Cauliflower was excellent the pasta lacked flavour

TS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have a garlic allergy so it's always a challenge to eat out...
However the Manager came over to me and told me they take allegys very seriously and I was not to feel embarrassed. He made me feel so comfortable and When the food came it was excellent.
Thank you so much.
My husband and I had a really lovely evening

f
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service was excellent. Short rib pappardelle was delicious - short ribs were tender, the pasta perfectly cooked. The tri-tip was cooked perfectly to medium rare. Loved the vinaigrette on the salad, but the green beans didn’t need the garlic. The horseradish was nice and spicy.
Overall a great meal.

T
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This is a beautifully decorated space and has an enjoyable atmosphere. It’s unfortunate that people don’t get to this end of town outside of the work week. The ambiance would have scored higher if there was more than 5 other tables eating...it’s a large space and it felt empty.

In regards to the food, it was terrific. The chicken wings were hot and crispy and came with 2 dipping sauces. The lamb entree was cooked perfectly, and the staff were able to make substitutions to accommodate my lifestyle.

The service was good, however there were a few instances where we were looking for our server. I would have rated higher if she came around a bit more.

Overall a great meal.

PD
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

What you’d expect from a hotel restaurant. The decor is lovely, and it was very quiet. The food was ok, just nothing spectacular.

GS
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had fantastic service. We were a group of 6, who became 8, two were celiac and one had mobility issues. We had to move tables (because of the mobility) and nothing we asked for or did was a problem. The servers were attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was fantastic and the food was good too! It was a lovely surprise for a hotel "pub". I'd go back!

LC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to go to have a great time with friends and family. No loud music so you can actually hear people talk. Food was amazing and staff was professional and friendly. Will definitively be going back!

AH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Went here for a date night, but I didn't realize this was a hotel restaurant. I was looking for an upscale pub, (which is somewhat is), but it has a lot of travellers so is pretty casual, and very brightly lit. Not very cozy feeling. Food was decent and service was very good. I like that they have local craft beer on tap and good cocktails.

HF
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. I really enjoyed the burger and my guest the pizza.

RW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent place for a social dinner.
Definitely a must visit.
Excellent food.

A
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casual place attached to the Delta Marriott. Good food and excellent service.

M
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy we decided to eat at hotel restaurant. I had wings and papardelle. We also had breakfast there. Excellent

F
Calgary
103 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our last visit to the Shoe and Canoe was outstanding!

We had great service, flavorful food, and better - in wonderful price point too! Our seat was setup at the back of the area so we had great space to ourselves.

I also like the fact that they acknowledged our birthday celebration based on the notes on the reservation.

We will return soon!

E
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It was a let down. Not what you expect from a Delta/Marriott hotel. Food was overpriced and average. We not be returning.

TS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed Shoe and Canoe. Good choices on the menu and our waiter went the extra mile with accommodating a special request we had for dessert. Really ppreciate restaurants like Shoe and Canoe that use local ingredients. Draft beer prices are a little out of line at $8, although one of us took advantage of the Happy Hour draft at $5. Food could have been served a bit hotter, but was tasty. Business was a little slow which it made it quieter dining for us and very nice decor and layout in the restaurant. Off the beaten track from Stephen Ave which was another reason for our choice and we will be back for sure.

HF
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my second visit and in both situations, the food was excellent with attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fabulous experience. The food was delicious, the service was top notch. Everyone was so caring to us. Thanks Shoe and Canoe!!

C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Friendly and welcoming. Food was tasty and seating comfortable.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were immediately treated very special and were given our choice of a couple beautiful cozy spots to sit near the fire. The manager and staff were friendly and attentive and helped make this a special occasion for sure. What was really nice is that we were surprised by a DELICIOUS dessert on the house to share to congratulate my daughter on the success we were celebrating. They were all great. I love this spot! (Oh... and somehow they keep it classy and warm and yet there are large TVs with the hockey on as well. So really everyone was happy. Great meal, quiet to visit, cozy seating, sports for the fans and the food was amazing. GREAT vegetarian choices for those who prefer them and really imaginative cocktails. We will be back for sure.

M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Thought the menu was very limited. Not much selection.

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We only ordered from the breakfast menu so not able to comment on the food. Our waiter was almost too attentive but appreciated because we had a limited time.

K
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Only issue was the front door kept being held open so we were cold.

TS
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Went to Shoe and Canoe for lunch. It's a rambling open area, and the construction in and around the hotel forces you to approach from the non-business end. The Hostess stand isn't obvious, which didn't really matter in our case as there was no staff around to greet anyone anyway. We stood for a minute or two, at which point I started wandering through the area hoping someone would notice me. Someone finally did.

I had a healthy bowl for lunch with beef tip. It was tasty, but expensive for what it was. My companion had the brisket pasta. I didn't ask him how it was, but it disappeared in record time, so I'll assume it was good. I tried to order dessert. They only had two things on the menu (as I remember), and I ordered the carrot cake from memory, only to find they didn't have it. My companion attempted to order decaf coffee. I missed a bit of that conversation, but the end result was that he didn't get it (something about getting coffee from the Starbucks across the lobby, and they don't have it or something like that).

After we finished, we waited a long time for our bill. With the rambling space and less than 50% occupancy, it seemed that our server's section reached all over the place so it took her a while to notice us.

So, overall food was good, selection not so good, and service as very hit and miss, mostly miss. Two lunch entrees and two coffees were $60 with tip and tax, which is pricy. With the open space and low turnout, it was great for quiet conversation.

TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Server was really nice, cool ambience, definitely a trendy little spot to eat at the Delta Hotel.

b
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice restaurant with fabulous service and good food. My only complaint was the background music was a tad too loud for conversation.

MK
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We haven't been to the delta in quite a while so coming in and seeing the upgrades was really quite nice and the restaurant was very pleasant to sit in and be part of the space. Restaurant space is truly Hemet spot and they did it very very well.