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Hayden Block

₱₱ - ₱₱₱American, , Barbecue
1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
+1 403-283-3021
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“hush puppies” (13 reviews)
“brisket” (50 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I live in the area and was looking forward to trying out the spot! Called during the day to ask about a reservation. The nic guy who answered said, “ we don’t do reservations but you should have no problem at 7 ish. Got there...More

Thank MJB1010
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent food and service. We chose to sit outside which was nice to observe the people coming and going. The only drawback is the communal table. I realize you can't control people's conversation however I didn't need to hear of a group of men (Man...More

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We looked at a few places in Kensington before we remembered the great meal we had at Hayden Block a few months ago. As good as that was, this time was even better. The place (as you'd expect a popular place to be on a...More

Thank CalgaryFisherman
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The best wings in Calgary. The beef short ribs are must. You cannot come to Calgary without eating and drinking here. Amazing atmosphere.

Thank Denis M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife, my adult daughter and myself were in Calgary for 12 days from late May to early June. Some background first. I have been watching BBQ pitmaster type of shows on the food network and have been wanting to try one for a while....More

Thank TJSRegina
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really enjoyed our BBQ lunch at Hayden Block. On the carnivore side, we ordered beef short rib, links and brisket. On the herbivore side we had green beans, salad and deep fried pickles. Brisket was outstanding, green beans were nicely done and I loved the...More

Thank Jamie-Sadie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Omg what a great place very different if you can it’s better to sit in the area where the roof retracts at least it less noisy but that apart the place is awesome the food is awesome if you love pickles I recommend the fried...More

Thank Marianna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hayden Block does BBQ as well as anyone in Alberta. The room is a little antiseptic with communal benches and a plethora of millennial, neither of which are to everyone's taste, but the star of the place is the food. Smoked meat is ordered by...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent choice of beer, scotch and fancy-pants drinks. The meals are filling and absolutely delicious. Tried the brisket, ribs, hush puppies, pecan pie and ice cream. Check it out later at night, as meats 1/2 price after 10pm. Worth a visit and worth the wait...More

Thank Smiley D
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Always great food. The bartenders are great as well as the servers. The drinks are wonderful and super tasty. It’s a definite must in Kensington.

Thank Jennifer H
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Questions & Answers
Jessica G
26 November 2017|
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Response from SDPandCGP | Reviewed this property |
There were a few older kids there and I think they are allowed in there until 8 or 9pm. I personally wouldn’t bring a kid there unless they were older (due to seating/table style, atmosphere/volume, etc). Hope this helps!
24 September 2017|
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Response from Jason C | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure you can. They are usually very busy though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1136 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-283-3021
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