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420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
403.605.9365
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good BBQ for a Fair Price

I found the BBQ here to be quite tasty. I always have the pulled pork and hubby has tried everything (I think). I like the choice of sauces, and they always allow us to take extra with our takeout. I really like the corn bread, which is a sweeter version than I have previously had. And you can't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Sara D
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Calgary, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Love the pulled pork here. It’s the best I’ve eaten in Calgary and I love all of the homemade sauces. They also have beef and ribs as main dishes if you aren’t in the mood for pulled pork. They have a variety of sides like coleslaw, baked beans, chilli, corn bread, fries, milkshakes, and lemonade. Everything I’ve tried so far... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I found the BBQ here to be quite tasty. I always have the pulled pork and hubby has tried everything (I think). I like the choice of sauces, and they always allow us to take extra with our takeout. I really like the corn bread, which is a sweeter version than I have previously had. And you can't beat the... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Meat was good albeit a bit fatty. Baked beans have a strong molasses flavor. Numerous kinds of sauces offered if you like sauce on your meat.

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Lacombe, Canada
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78 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Pulled up to this location and was quite nervous about trying it since it's not in the greatest location. However, as soon as we opened the door and smelled the food, we knew it was going to be good. We had the Meat Sundae, the Manwich and a Pulled Pork sandwich, plus sides of corn bread and macaroni salad. Everyone... More 

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calgary
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You get a good portion for what you pay, the meat isn't oily at all! I do like how you get to put sauce on but I wish they would flavour the meat a little. The buns however were so good, I've never had a pulled pork on a bun with the bun that good!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was told that Holy Smoke had the best ribs in town - they may be. Huge and tender - you order them by the number you want and then can select any of 15 different sauces to try with them - from sweet to screaming hot. I guess that Holy Smoke has three locations now; this one is more... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a great restaurant to go to if you like smoked meat sandwiches. The sandwich can be purchased with sides. Great for family or business.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love the smoked pork ribs at the 16th Ave location. Ribs were tender with a great smoke flavour. Will go again!

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Calgary, Canada
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212 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Saw Holy Smoke when traveling on 16th Ave NE and thought I would give it a try. I ordered the smoked chicken and pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and baked beans as sides. The sides were $1.99 each which is really high priced for what you get. The baked beans were in a very small container and the coleslaw in... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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57 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were looking for a menu that would appeal to eight people and this place fit the bill. The smoked chicken sandwich was delicious as was the accompanying potato salad. Others in our party had the pulled pork which was described as delicious as well as the manwich which our son declared very good. There are an array of sauces... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403.605.9365

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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