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420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
403.605.9365
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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
Most recent review
Much better than the location would indicate

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Cindy E
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Lacombe, Canada
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Lacombe, Canada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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121 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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206 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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53 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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