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Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall

9615 Macleod Tr. SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0P6, Canada
403-253-1100
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Ranked #948 of 2,896 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse, Canadian, Chicken Wings
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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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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went the first night of Stampede got there before the queues started. Great night but busy couldnt get moving great music. service was good so organised no waiting for long periods at the bars Danced until hey who knows we had a good night.

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My company has an event at Ranchman's every year for the last 5 years. This was my first one and it was awesome. I'd been a few times at night for dancing but had no idea that they put on a show during the day. We had the upper patio for the day and then got to go inside after.... More

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san antonio,texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

while touring in alberta ,we ventured into the ranchmans , decor and general atmosphere looked great now , we dined and no complaints here , grub came quickly and was excellent . the band came on later , good country music and a good bar service complimented the night , prices maybe a bit pricey , but thats expected !... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Cowboy décor and a mechanical bull ($10 to ride) to add to the ambience and 'after a few' antics. The patio feels like a tinderbox with all of the surrounding barn wood. Yes the patio area is free: they get that area crowded first so it looks like a party from the street, but they have tents out back with... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Caution: Are you looking for a friendly good place to spend your evening with friends? Well then avoid this place. I can't stress enough how awful it is. The staff is offensive and discourteous to clients and enjoy using their power and authority over anyone they yearn to. Please avoid this place!!! P.S. I hope Ranchman's staff read this and... More

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Met cousins here for drinks during the stampede since we were staying across the street at The Carriage House Inn. When we arrived we quickly joined the line-up to the bar. Upon entrance they advised there was a $20.00 cover charge per person so we anteed up, unaware that the outdoor patio was not accessible through the bar. Walked into... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was my only experience dining,I usayally go for a drink and enjoy the Country Music and friendly people around there

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Calgary, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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