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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed November 5, 2022 via mobile

It all started with a great intro via website and friend's suggestion that we should try this. In town for a trade show and we were looking for a cultural and foodie experience. Vibe was great. Atmosphere awesome. Drinks delicious. Server was wonderful. Food absolutely...disappointing. I had the Seafood Creole. I was led to believe I would get red snapper, scallops, and other seafood on rice with fresh corn and a biscuit. What I got was shredded and minced seafood with chunks of scallops, one craw dad that was very salty and more of a garnish then part of the meal and half cooked rice. Corn was cold. Would I go back? No. I got a discount on the food which after tipping the waitress pretty much balanced out.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 31, 2022

The whole experience was great! The atomospeere, the drinks and then the food was amazing! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2022

Did this restaurant get new owners or something? My wife and I have been coming to this restaurant for years and it has always been reserved for special occasions because it is always that good. It was our favourite restaurant. The atmosphere, food, and service...has always been amazing, but something changed on this visit. We were seated and then forgotten about. Our waitress was not as welcoming as we have had in the past but whatever, food is always good. It took a long time for us to order since the waitress would go and talk to the other waitresses in the back of the restaurant. Finally, we were able to order our food and have our drink. This restaurant always had a great atmosphere but even that was different on this visit. There was no music playing and it was not as lively as it had been in the past. It was almost like I was sitting in a Boston Pizza but at least Boston Pizza has TVs and sound in the restaurant. After waiting a long time, we finally received our food and that was the straw that broke the camel's back. We could have got the same type of food at Boston Pizza. I had the jambalaya, and it was like eating rice a roni with overcooked sausage and it only had 2 shrimp and an undercooked crawfish. I can't remember what my wife ordered which is sad because in the past we would rave about the food to each other afterwards and then to our friends and family. We finished eating and it took the waitress 30 minutes after to notice. We had plans after our meal, but we had planned it out to make it to the next place in time. The waitress finally comes over and we ask for the bill, perfect, let's get out of here. We waited another 45 minutes to receive our bill because the waitress was in the back talking to other workers. I actually had to leave the restaurant to get the car so we could make it to the next destination. My wife actually had to get up from the table and ask the waitress again for the bill. It is October when I write this, and we went here in April. I was hoping when I read other recent reviews that maybe something changed but clearly it has not. I was going to give this restaurant one last chance but reading these new reviews, I think I will spend our money and time elsewhere.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed September 20, 2022

Worst service we have had in years. We had company in town from Ontario, so we wanted to show them a unique local restaurant. We were seated immediately, but from there no service. Waitresses would walk right by our table and did not acknowledge us...at all. Finally after close to 1/2 an hour we walked out and nobody did anything, except one waitress who said "Have a nice night" What a joke. We went to another local restaurant and spent over $200 for our meal, so I guess it was their loss.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 2, 2022

I waited 15 minutes at the front (with noone else in front of me) waiting to be greeted/acknowledged. Staff members who walked by just ignored us. I finally interrupted someone walking by to ask for service. I witnessed this happen to the next person who...walked in as well. The chicken burger was so salty, it was barely edible. The server was brand new and she was very nice and tried her best. I would not go back and I am definitely turned off of Cajun food. The only thing that we really enjoyed was the appetizer shrimp. The ambiance was crazy loud which is fine if thats what you are into.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 23, 2022

The server was very friendly and nice. The food was great! I was very happy with my choice – and I believe others in our group were equally happy. The décor was great and there was plenty of seating.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2022 via mobile

We were so happy we were able to get in for dinner here. The most beautiful little place for a romantic meal. Service was great and our meal was unbelievable

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

Came here because it was a long time favorite and we wanted a treat because its pride. We were sat down quickly and fed water and then completely abandoned. We both finished our waters over 15 mins of being conpletely ignored. I booked a reservation...for another restaurant while we were waiti.g for service and we left... like what!?! Guess we wont be backMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

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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It was 45$ when we went this past weekend. Beware the 18% automatic gratuity. Bring extra cash.
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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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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5