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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here at 4:50 PM on May 6, 2022. Thought we'd have 4 or 5 appetizers as our meal. Got to the front station, and had to wait 2 or 3 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us. There were about 4 or 5 tables full...- maybe 30% full. Then the hostess took her clipborad and hummed an hah-ed for another 2-3 minutes. No idea what she was doing. Then she sat us, and we waited another 5 minutes before our server arrived. We then asked for paper menus, and were told they don't have any. I then suggested to my wife that we go elsewhere. I usually find, when the service starts bad, it usually stays bad. So we left and went elsewhere - a god decision I believe.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

Third time trying this establishment in the past few years, kept hoping it would get better, it hasn’t. Took the wife out for a date. The hush puppy app was so greasy I couldn’t wash the oil out of my mouth. Had the jambalaya, the...sausage was black, dry and burnt, the sauce tasted life it came from a can. The creole dish was the same level of tasteless. Also had a bowl of “gumbo” tomato soup with rice. My wife promised to remind me if I ever consider going again . . .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

Jambalaya tasted like rice-a-roni and the Seafood Creole tasted exactly the same, the hush puppies were so greasy they slid off the table. Sad to say we don’t have a great Cajun restaurant in Saskatoon.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 11, 2022 via mobile

Bon Temps served up an excellent experience! Nicole on the floor and Domenic behind the bar provided 5 star service. The food was really outstanding, a true Creole menu in the middle of the prairies. Gumbo- excellent, crab cakes - excellent ‘pile o bones’ side...ribs will have you asking ‘where have you been all my life’. And of course Jambalaya, also excellent. And if you have room then the Baignet for desert- but make sure you have someone to share with! What also stood out was their pride in being part of Saskatoon’s fine dining community, sharing a list of other great places to try I subsequent visits. Local beer by Great Western Brewing is a story in itself, so check it out.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 24, 2022 via mobile

Quit reading reviews and go eat here! The flavours of Bon Temps are unreal and can’t be captured by an image. We started with the sampler of crab cakes, bone-in ribs, and Hushpuppies and then moved on to the shrimp etoufee and blackened chicken. The...food is clearly homemade with care and the layers upon layers of flavour are unmatched in Saskatoon. Oh, and they have a lot of local craft beers on tap too- a nice touch that adds to a wonderful evening out.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed October 24, 2021 via mobile

Not very good food. I had “fire bird” the chicken was dry and way over deep fried that I was exceptionally hardened. The corn on the cob that came with it was inedible it was mushy and tasted rotten. Will NEVER ever return.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 29, 2021 via mobile

We had the sampler appetizer which was all fried and had some good flavor. It is pork, crab cakes and hush puppies with 3 sauces. Afterwards, my wife had a Caesar salad and gumbo. I had the buttermilk fried chicken. Her salad was a good...size for a side and the gumbo was good. The buttermilk fried chicken was to be half chicken, but instead it was two thighs and three legs. No mention in advance that they only had dark meat chicken. I also don’t like chicken legs, so in a real half chicken I just don’t eat the leg. Also, ordered the Vieux Carre drink which was supposed to be a bourbon drink, but their menu is wrong and the bartender just said they would let the website people know (Online menus due to Covid) Overall, the missed expectations are what brought the rating down for us. If something doesn’t match the menu, you should let people know in advance.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

We were very excited to try Bon Temps after hearing many good things. We went for our 5th anniversary. The room is cool and the cocktails were great but we should stopped there. Mussel appetizer was tasty but only contained maybe 15 mussels total so...poor value. We were very excited to try the low country boil but were extremely disappointed food was almost stone cold.corn was a shrivelled tough Cobb and sausage had been precooked so long ago and clearly just reheated it was inedible. When we mentioned to the server our food was cold she said here let me try it like she didn’t believe us! At this point we had been waiting for food for an hour and thirty minutes so we clearly did not want to wait for another hour for a new order one wasn’t offered anyway! Our server came back and gave us a spiel about owner being cheap and only could offer us a 10 percent discount which was ridiculous as my wife’s food was a total disappointment especially for 45 dollars! Unfortunately we will not be back or recommending this restaurant to anyoneMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 8, 2021 via mobile

The restaurant looks great and the service was good. The food was okay. The peel and eat shrimp were cooked well, the crab cakes had very little flavour, the jambalaya was okay but had a very strong tomato paste flavour, the seafood creole had good...flavour but the rice was horribly overcooked as was the corn on the cob it tasted water logged and I was unable to eat it. I don’t understand all the excellent reviews. The food is average at best. We left still hungry and to be honest would not return. They did have many gluten free options which was a bonus.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021

Before visiting Saskatoon, my family and I saw Bon Temps Cafe on the TV show, "You Gotta Eat Here". We had to try it. We went for the authentic boil experience. The experience starts with a perfectly seasoned gumbo followed by the singing and clapping...staff bringing out a huge pot of the best cajun cuisine and dumping it right on the table. Crawfish, crab, clams, mussels, potatoes, corn, sausage andouille, shrimp together with jambalaya. Beignets for dessert. The experience is $45 per person and worth it. The portion of food is huge so come hungry. By far this is the best cajun dining experience outside of New Orleans. Thank you to Nicole and Samara for making the authentic boil experience a delight for my family. My son is still repeating the chant "laissez et laizzez bon temps rouler".More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Roxix0x
April 9, 2017|
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Response from Phoenix_2391 | Reviewed this property |
It was 45$ when we went this past weekend. Beware the 18% automatic gratuity. Bring extra cash.
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December 13, 2015|
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Response from 507vinceh | Reviewed this property |
The 6pm comment is true, I know 1st hand with our 9 year old. Honestly, I have no issue with that ... when I go out for the evening, I really don't want to be sitting next to an infant or young child. Get a sitter like we... More
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Yes, Bon Temps Cafe offers takeaway services.

Bon Temps Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5