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Holy Smoke BBQ

420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
403.605.9365
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Ranked #589 of 2,891 restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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194 reviews 194 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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Calgary
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Banff National Park, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I told everyone I knew about this place. The food was excellent....Until the Wife and I both become sick one night after eating here. This was the only thing we had in common that day so we believe it must have been from the beef brisket sandwich. What a shame I really enjoyed this place before this and I haven't... More

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Calgary, Canada
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279 reviews 279 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Had lunch here today, service was friendly and helpful, brisket was pulled (would've preferred sliced) but nice enough, house sauce really good, beans not really cooked enough or smokey enough, slaw good, surroundings simple and cool - not bad for Calgary bbq Rob

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Pritchard, BC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Very pleasantly surprised. Excellent BBQ sandwiches, amazing corn bread (from someone who does not like corn bread), great sweet tea. Definitely on my return list

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