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Smuggler's Inn

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Southwest Calgary
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6920 Macleod Tr. S, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada (Glenmore Trail & Macleod Trail South)
+1 403-253-5355
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Prime Rib in Calgary

I have been a huge fan of Smugglers for 3 1/2 decades now. In recent years they have downsized, and sacrificed prime space to other establishments within the building. The decor used to be one of the nicest aspects of coming here for a fabulous dining experience. Super salad bar , Terrific menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Smuggler's Inn because my husband had a hankering for prime rib, and it was listed online as one of the best places to get prime rib in Calgary. The online listing was right! The prime rib is available in multiple sizes, and according to my husband, was very tasty. My daughter and I both had the roast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have been a huge fan of Smugglers for 3 1/2 decades now. In recent years they have downsized, and sacrificed prime space to other establishments within the building. The decor used to be one of the nicest aspects of coming here for a fabulous dining experience. Super salad bar , Terrific menu, and best of all their beef! Unfortunately... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My wife and mother in law have been here twice for lunch recently and its a very wholesome meal for a reasonable cost. The soups and salad bar are excellent except it fills you up. I have had the steak sandwich and the beef dip and both satisfied a beef lovers appetite. The service is excellent and you don't have... More 

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We came as a Family with my Father in Law, visiting from England. My wife and I had been to Smugglers before, but not for a long time. Thought it would be nice to re-visit with the Family. Unfortunately, the experience was less than positive. The service was not good, the food was ok for 3 of us -the other... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have never had a bad piece of prime rib here... best in Calgary. Absolutely delicious. The salad bar is alright, nothing spectacular, the basics.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Been coming here since we moved to Calgary but I've noticed that the quality of service has declined over the past few years. They still serve the best prime rib in town. The salad bar selections are still plentiful. However, the quality of other entrée selections have gone down so that's why I always revert back to ordering prime rib.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our family has been going to Smugglers Inn since the mid-70's. They are a one-of-a-kind restaurant, and the fact they've been around so long is a testament to their consistent quality. The two famous soups they serve at their soup and salad bar (Steak Soup and Portuguese Bean Soup) are brilliant and unique soup recipes that have been my family's... More 

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It had been quite a few years since we last ate here, so I elected to go there for my birthday dinner. Sadly, I was disappointed. There was nothing specifically wrong, but nor was there anything particularly outstanding. I thought it was over priced for what we got.

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Washington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A pleasant surprise. Wonderful prime rib, great service, warm atmosphere. A good dinning experience. Difficult to find if you are not from around here Been in business for 42 years & I see why

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Kimberley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I love the beautiful display of flowers that surround the building as well as the delicious fresh herbs and greens from the summer kitchen garden. The service has been consistently good. Best prime rib in town. Love the soup and salad bar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6920 Macleod Tr. S, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
    (Glenmore Trail & Macleod Trail South)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Southwest Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Southwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-253-5355

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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