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The Banquet - University District, Calgary, AB

The Banquet - University District

4.0
4
204 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Our custom built food menu is going to keep you coming back for more! With food specials every day of the week you'll have to try everything on we have to offer! We have a variety of signature cocktails and drinks available! With over 30 beers on tap, you'll be sure to find exactly what you're looking for! 4 lanes for duck pin bowling ! Come strike up a conversation and enjoy Calgary's best bowling alley.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–1:00 am Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (587) 943-4726
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Duck Pin Bowling

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Book an hour of duck pin bowling! If guests are more than 15 minutes late from your reserved time, The Banquet has the right to give away the lane.

Offers

  • $2 Bowling Mondays!

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
    Join us for $2 Bowling Mondays, First come first serve! Bowling $2.00 Per Person & $5.00 per person for shoes rentals - Payment required upon arrival - All bowlers must wear bowling shoes while on lanes!

What 204 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

204 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time to dine here food tastes good. Price is reasonable. Staff are attentive and pleasant. Will sure come back.

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  2. Trevor

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Server came around periodically, but we had to find her to pay after waiting 10-15 mins. Duck pin bowling was fun, although the bowling balls regularly came off the track and would hit us in the feet, if we weren’t paying attention.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice restaurant. The food could have been a bit hotter.

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  4. WendyM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service & food kids enjoyed the bowling. Only problem balls were flying off ethe ball ramp & up to the table -supposed to be fixed, we had a great time except for the balls. Will be back

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  5. cherylc

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice family outing with the family. Our little ones really like the duck pin bowling. Service was very good in comparison to past visits. There was a group from a child sports team sitting in main area who did not supervise their kids who were climbing walls, throwing balls in inactive bowling lanes. Was chaotic at the end of our stay. Overall we had a good time and will come back.

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  6. JacquiM

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time bowling with our toddler. Another family was bowling so the atmosphere was great. Wish the music was a bit quieter given it was noon but the food was delicious and we will be returning again soon.

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  7. AZtravel

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fun. Kids and adults. Went for lunch with the kids and some bowling. Kept them busy

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  8. Kylie

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. We all enjoyed it. Service was not great. She never came by and asked us how our food was. She never brought us more water, we had to ask for it late into dinner. She never came around asking if we needed anything like napkins, condiments etc. I asked multiple times(around 4) for a box for my food. If was never brought. She eventually came up to us after 9pm and said minors aren't allowed anymore, but she never once came by to give us our bills or to ask if we are ready for the bills.

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  9. LisaK

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great went there for my birthday and everyone had a great time. Shoutout to Callie for the awesome service

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  10. ReneeG

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hosted a bday party here for 17 people. Awesome that everyone could have their own tab to allow people to come and go.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a cool place. Bowling is goofy and fun. Good atmosphere. Food is ok, but not great. Had the fish and chips…. I’d give it a 5/10. Had wings too, which were good, but brutally overpriced IMO…… I think it was 8 wings for $19. Canadian Brewhouse wings are far superior. $220 for 2 adults, 2 kids (teens) and 1.5 hours of bowling, so call it $50 a head for a fun couple of hours. Will go again and try different food. There were a lot of young kids in there enjoying bowling. By young, I mean 5 and under…… seems like a great place to go to kill a few hours with the littles.

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  12. Unknown

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was good however we were asked to leave as they had another reservation...however there we ppl in front of us way before us and they weren't asked to hereup and leave??? Way if we wanted more drinks.. food...didn't get that option....not cool

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  13. CarrieK

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always nice and prompt staff. Very helpful in everything. One star off of the food, not because it isn't amazing, but because they always seem to be out of something that I want. Whether it he kettle chips or the supplies for table side ice cream. Small inconviences but still inconvenient.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    I wouldn’t go again. The service was terrible. Our group of 6 finally left and went to the Brewhouse after sitting there for 30 mins with everyone having empty drinks. The steak sandwich was awful. Overcooked and just not good. The ambiance and decor is all so nice, but doesn’t match the prices and quality of the food and service at all.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Music was so loud could hardly talk. It’s a restaurant not a club, turn down the music. Was provided food but then had to chase someone down to get utensils

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly waitress! Good Service and big portions. We will be back.

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  17. Littlebuddy

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for the duck pin bowling - it was lots of fun! The food was good and we liked the place - next birthday we'll be back!!

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  18. Karna

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time with friends. Food was very good, server was efficient and friendly.

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  19. SueC

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere were great. Unfortunately the service was next to non existent. We had to wait all f time for our first round of beverages and we’re not offered a second. Anytime we needed anything we had to try to get someone’s attention. Then we wanted the bill we had to wait over 10 mins.

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  20. SabrinaY

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was very energetic and positive! Great food!

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  21. StephanieH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for accommodating a large table. we appreciate it.

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  22. Howard

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening celebrating my son’s birthday! We’ll be back for another great evening soon.

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  23. Ashley

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    One of our meals was rang in as the wrong thing so when all the food was all brought out we told them it was supposed to be fish and chips and not chicken. It took the waitress(who didn’t bring the food) over 5 minutes to come and talk to us. And said “well do you just want the chicken?” To which we said no the fish please. She came back another 5 minutes later telling us if we wanted the fish it was going to take a long time because the restaurant was busy, or we could just have the chicken(that has now been sitting somewhere for about 15 minutes. We also had to request the water on the table to be filled 4 times before we were given more water.

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  24. kaylink

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It took a while to get served after we sat ourselves but there was a large group beside us so maybe that was why. Food was mediocre for the price but the drinks were good. Would be a nice place to come back to for games/bowling

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  25. JenniferN

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I had a great dinner with drinks as well as an absolute blast playing Duck Pin bowling.

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  26. JuleZ

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    It took a while for our server to come around to see us after we were seated. By a while I mean even our hostess came by and asked if our server had been around to see us. We ordered our food, 9 sushi tacos and then waited a bit until she came around again and we ordered 9 more. The second round of tacos was burnt and didn’t taste as good. The facility was cold once the blinds were rolled up. But lots of tvs for watching the football game and hockey. If you want to bowl make sure you book in advance on the weekend.

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  27. JanaC

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing. Only table options were near opening doorways. Unfortunately they don’t have any type of wind block or temp control for the frigid weather. Several draft beers on the menu were out of stock. Beer was flat. Celery had been frozen and was mushy. Venue was busy with a fundraiser so service was very intermittent. Great location but wouldn’t recommend.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shanelle was an awesome, attentive server. She made our experience 100% better.

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  29. DanW

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stella was a great server. Very personable and funny and nice to talk to. Excellent service. Wings were good too and fine value at 39c wing night.

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  30. IC88

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter loves it, will go back again for more bowling.

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  31. MissyL

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived for a bowling session for birthday celebration during happy hour on Friday, Jan 5th. Ordered nachos and wings for 10 people as appies as well as drinks. The nachos were soggy and I was charged for 2 orders of guacamole which we never received. The wings were way overpriced $18.99 each for the size of wings; more like sparrow's wings. Very disappointed with the food so needless to say will not be back to eat there.

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  32. LucasP

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    new year’s party was a waste of money. Poor service.

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  33. cherylc

    Calgary

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve been to Banquet a few times before and have been happy with the food and the service. We had 2 kids meals and 3 adult meals. Kids meals came first. Adult ones about 10 min after and meals were totally cold. I’m not sure if it was the service or the kitchen that it was cold.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ok waitress was good she had 15 tables by herself. That’s about it

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is ‘meh’, ordered crispy dill pickle appetizer and had to send it back as batter was raw, daughter’s Chicken carbonara was bland, other meals were only ok. Server was lovely, atmosphere is cool, but have given it a few attempts now and unfortunately the food quality just doesn’t warrant a return trip.

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  36. CathyB

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Live music was quite loud. Server was polite but it was ridiculously slow. (Not the servers fault - there were not enough staff working.)We waited 30 minutes after ordering for our drinks. The table beside us left since no one served them.

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  37. AntoaP

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately would not recommend or got back to the Banquet. Was very disappointed with food and service. Food was over spiced and salty and waited for an hour to get our first round of drinks and waited an additional 45 to order food.

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  38. KrisG

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The beef dip that we had (3 orders) was extremely fatty m. I’ve had this meal a few times prior to last night and it was always a lot of beef and no fat. Last night was half the normal amount of beef and the chunks of fat were plentiful.

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  39. TrevorS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers seemed a little preoccupied with setting up for a large group. Food was decent. The au jus for the beef dip was somewhat flavorless. The other guests in our party enjoyed their meals. Will return to give it another try.

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  40. VictoriaF

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the lettuce wraps with the tofu instead of chicken. Although the filling was a bit Salty on its own, with the lettuce wrap they were delicious!

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FAQs

The Banquet - University District is rated 4 stars by 204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Banquet - University District

3957 University Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 2V7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–1:00 am Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Canadian, Contemporary Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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