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Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall

9615 Macleod Tr. SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0P6, Canada
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Ranked #809 of 2,872 restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse, Canadian, Chicken Wings
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 90 Ave SE
Transit: There is a bus stop in either direction within 1 block or less; however, you may only cross at the lights. The LRT Stations are within a 15 minute walk in either direction.
Description: Calgary's iconic country restaurant, nightclub, and Stampede hot spot presents some of the biggest names in Country Music and is the Official Hospitality location of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association! Ranchman's specializes in authentic western barbecue including succulent steaks, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and the famous Stampede beef on a bun. Following dinner, stick around for a night of live music, cold drinks, dancing, and great times as Ranchman's plays host to the hottest country nightclub experience in Calgary! Ranchman's is a 14 time winner of the CCMA County Club of the Year award. The likes of Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Paul Brandt, The Band Perry, Doc Walker, Jason Aldean, Dean Bordy, Emerson Drive, Kenny Rogers and many more have rocked the Ranchman's Stage! Strap on those hats, dust off those boots, and saddle up for a truly unique country western experience.
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65% Recommend
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you're looking for a real country bar, this is not it! Sure, it's decorated to the 9's with saddles, signs and everything to make you feel like you're in a country bar. The country music stops at 11pm and they turn on top 40 so that every 17 year old in the place will flock to the dancefloor. Real... More

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Calgary, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I have been to Ranchman's on two different occasions will definitely not be returning. Staff are so incredibly rude, I've never experienced worse treatment at a bar. Here's one example - I approached the bar and asked for a glass of water. The bar tender asked me for ID, and after giving it to him I casually mentioned to my... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Great cowboy bar, lots to look at and quite entertaining, but had to wait half hr before finally going and getting someone to serve our us, took 15 mins every time we ordered a drink, then the food took an hr for a few starters. Then the hostess had the nerve to complain that we didn't give her a tip.... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The staff went above and beyond to make our night memorable. Fun experience, wonderful atmosphere!!! Loved it!!!

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

If you're looking for some authentic cowboys, the best country music there is, and a night you'll NEVER forget, head to Ranchman's! It doesn't get much better - two-stepping, line dancing, mechanical bull riding (watch out - you'll be sore the day after...or the week after - personal experience from my most recent birthday!). The best time to go is... More

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Had something to eat before we partied, food was better than expected. Service was great!!!! Music even better. Great atmosphere.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Be prepared to be ripped off!! I was at the Ranch last Saturday night with a group of girls for a Stagette. My daughter knows the place very well and she organized the event. I had a few arguments with the girls looking after out table as we had a difference of opinion on what I was being served as... More

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Brisbane, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Ranchman's is as country as they come, I had such a great night! The drinks are reasonably priced and the place is quite large, accommodating for large crowds. It has an outside area which is not really used on colder nights. The dance floor is AWESOME and country music is played all night. You can't go without having a ride... More

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Pecatu, Indonesia
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315 reviews 315 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Last visited Ranchmans 8 years ago. I was on an extended vacation in Calgary and loved this place. It WAS a great place to go and listen to country music and dance/watch the dancing. Also to get some great food. I have now come back to Canada and drove down from Edmonton to visit Calgary. This was to be a... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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106 reviews 106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I was a little hesitant at first to go here. But once settled and we ordered we were served very quickly. The Potatoe skins are absolutely amazing with a 1,2 Knock out for taste and cooked to perfection. The beer is also reasonabley priced. Had an enjoyable evening fun of Bull riding and Dancing afterwards. Left very content with this... More

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