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420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
403.605.9365
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  • 12
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good BBQ in Calgary

Finding a true BBQ joint with smoked meat is always a treat. Holy Smoke offers great BBQ: pulled pork, ribs and the brisket are excellent. Especially like the southern influence of unsweetened ice tea and tasty lemonade. There is a small seating area and its counter service - good for take out or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JorgeSubie
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Finding a true BBQ joint with smoked meat is always a treat. Holy Smoke offers great BBQ: pulled pork, ribs and the brisket are excellent. Especially like the southern influence of unsweetened ice tea and tasty lemonade. There is a small seating area and its counter service - good for take out or grabbing a seat at the counter. Good... More 

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Cold Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I hit up their food truck downtown and was not impressed. When you go to a food truck you expect lots of food for a decent price. Their truck is different, lots of food but you are paying for it as well. I also found the chicken to be dry, like I saw on reviews, and coleslaw to be missing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My go-to place in Calgary for smoked meat sandwiches. I take visitors here to get a taste of the best Calgary BBQ. A fun atmosphere and a very cool interior. You need to go here!

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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Over priced for over rated food. My brisket had no taste and chicken was dry and hard to chew, again with no flavor, had to soak it in barbeque sauce for taste. Regrets but will not stop again.

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Calgary, Canada
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161 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The rating for this restaurant is really only based on the food - it's excellent. We were hosting a group so we phoned ahead and had them have 6 dozen ribs and 9 sides ready for us. I have to say that they were ready for me at the agreed to time and I was in and out in less... More 

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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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33 restaurant reviews
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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 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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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 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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Address: 420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
Phone Number: 403.605.9365
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
Cuisine: Barbecue

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  • 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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