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Ranchman's Cookhouse and Dancehall

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Steakhouse, 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: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
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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  • 10
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
BUSY,BUSY,

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2014
sueinkillie
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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De Winton
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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, Barbecue, Chicken Wings, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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