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Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall

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Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Chicken Wings, Canadian
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9615 Macleod Tr. SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0P6, Canada (90 Ave SE)
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.
403-253-1100
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Calgary's iconic country restaurant, nightclub, and Stampede hot spot...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Experience the Wild West

We visited the place as a group of 3 generations aged 21 to 76 and all enjoyed the experience. With a rough decor depicting the old time cowboy, saddles, rodeo photos and of course lots of Calgary Stampede memorabilia it is a great place to browse before it gets crowded, The prime rims were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Ian A
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Ipoh, Malaysia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the place as a group of 3 generations aged 21 to 76 and all enjoyed the experience. With a rough decor depicting the old time cowboy, saddles, rodeo photos and of course lots of Calgary Stampede memorabilia it is a great place to browse before it gets crowded, The prime rims were very good and there is a... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This place is ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING. This past Saturday, myself and 6 other people (all originally from Montreal) decided on Ranchman’s for a friends 27th birthday. Two of my friends were let in with their Quebec Medicare cards-one was asked to log in to Facebook for age verification (fair enough), however, a 3rd friend tried to enter about 5 minutes later... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Not worth the trip from downtown. First time to Ranchmans, and was told it was a good stampede stop. Was denied entry by 'Casey' without cause. No reason given, but i suspect he simply didn't like our look. Pathetic.

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New Brunswick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This was OK. Prime rib was very good, chicken not so much. Salad bar was OK and the desserts were not great. Folks who were dancing looked like they were having lots of ft.

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De Winton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I am a Breast Cancer Survivor and I was treated so terribly at Ranchmans that I can't even explain. I have gone there over 30 years and have a valued customer card. I asked the coat check girl to zip up my dress when I took my coat off because I can not reach the back to do so myself... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Have been here many times. They have great tasting food and a varied menu. It's the typical bar/lounge food. Had a steak standwich with ceasar salad....very tasty and good size steak. Never had to wait too long for bar service. Dancefloor is large but wish it was larger as it gets crowded on the weekends. If you want to experience... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
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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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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9615 Macleod Tr. SW, Calgary, Alberta T2J 0P6, Canada
    (90 Ave SE)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-253-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Chicken Wings, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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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