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Holy Smoke BBQ

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420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
403.605.9365
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 3
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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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pixcee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ive only eaten at the one up in Deerfoot Mall food court but man!! They are TASTY! Their cornbread is the best Ive ever tasted and have eaten TONS of it :) Always get the pulled pork sandwich and cornbread when I go... it's also nice to have a good sized range of different sauces you can add to it... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Amazing!! I had the barnyard (pork, beef, chicken) and my son had the manwich(beef and chicken). they come with a side (corn bread is great). 9 BBQ sauces to choose from and full will you be. I been to texas and this is as good as it gets the meat is tender full of the bone (if it had a... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place has amazing meat and great food! I was very impressed with all the different sauces I could try and the quality of the food! I will definetly be visiting here often :)

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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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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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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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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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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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