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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 29
    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
Great Steak Spot

This is a great place for a steak or a hunk of beef. The cuts are large but very tasty. The restaurant and salad bar are dated but the food makes up for it. I would suggest the prime rib or rib eye steak. Make sure you ask for the seafood topper on the meat, you won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Mkilburn9
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Cold Lake, Canada
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Washington, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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Cold Lake, Canada
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129 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is a great place for a steak or a hunk of beef. The cuts are large but very tasty. The restaurant and salad bar are dated but the food makes up for it. I would suggest the prime rib or rib eye steak. Make sure you ask for the seafood topper on the meat, you won't be disappointed.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Salad bar was NOT appealing, nor was it fresh. The quality of service has deteriorated as well as the quality of their steaks. Used to frequent it, when it was the only restaurant in that building - was WAY BETTER then....

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The food is fine to good, nothing great and nothing bad. My husband and I have been their several times over the last few months. Every time the restaurant is FULL of babies, toddlers and screaming kids. This restaurant used to be a place for a nice dinner and wine with friends and husband. It is now a restaurant full... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Smugglers Inn brunch is now partnered with Tango restaurant. There was a great selection of buffet options (only the buffet is available during the lunch hour on the weekend). There was a build your own omelette station, eggs Benedict, sausage, eggs, and waffles as some of the breakfast buffet options. There was also glazed chicken, pasta, grilled sirloin and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've loved Smuggler's ever since my mom took me as a kid for steak soup, and it hasn't changed since! Every meal I've had there was delicious, and I go every chance I get. The service is outstanding, and I love the cool 'medieval' style chairs. I'd recommend Smuggler's to anyone!

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Calgary, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Been around for ever, took some friends out from Montreal and they loved it. Salad bar was great, and the soups are to die for, (3 bowls myself) and 2 of us had the prime rib, blackend, and 1 had a chicken sandwich and the other had the salad bar. Everything was great, including the service. Great place to eat.

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Calgary
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have been going to Smuggler’s for over forty years but was back for the first time in a decade to celebrate my Mother’s birthday recently. Mom had asked for a prime rib place and it certainly fit the bill. I did look at recent reviews which were generally good with the exception of couple of comments about uneven food... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I love this place. Whenever I have a special occasion, birthday, anniversary it is my first choice. the salad bar is one of the best in the city, you could just have that and be full and happy. My fav meal is the Smugglers cut. I have them flay it, I think that is the right term. They essentially cut... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?