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Holy Smoke BBQ

420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
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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232 reviews 232 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Yeah a a a! Soowee! !! Thought I got lost on Route 66. This place is the real thing. From brisket to ribs, pulled pork Smoky chicken. OH YEAH. Great coleslaw. Corn bread biscuits just like Madea used to make. Beans rich an' smokey. Get here early or send a gofer to bring back everyone's lunch cause you don't want... More

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Ontario Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

In Calgary our friends brought us to Holy Smoke raving about the food. We walked in and there were stools against the window with a very small ledge to eat from. I had the brisket sandwich would have been good i guess had it not been served on a white hamburger bun. I thought it was very small and the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I still plan on visiting the actual restaurant, but we were in the area of Deerfoot Mall and wanted to try this place out! I recommend the Pulled Pork sandwich! We ordered both the pulled pork and the beef brisket, out of the two, the pulled pork was awesome! The customer service was great! They offered to explain which sauce... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Ate here when it first opened a few years back and it was Incredible. Tastey fresh BBQ Ate there 4 mths ago and it was suspect, but we gave it a pass that we hit it on an off day. Had the most disappointing lunch there yesterday. Did someone decide old frozen meat scraps from Chile make better tasting bone... More

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

First time we tried this place - loved it. Food was excellent and definitely we'll be back. We only had the pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw but thought it was great. Strange little place but the atmosphere was perfect for a very casual barbecue place.

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