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Holy Smoke BBQ

#300 of 2,912 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
+1 403-605-9365
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Calgary, Canada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Met two friends here for supper on a Sunday evening. There is only bar style seating by the window. We each ordered something different. I wasn't impressed by the small size of my regular $8 chicken sandwich. The chicken was tasty and they have a lot of sauces to try but the coleslaw was tasteless, in fact it tasted a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Came to the north end location for my first meal here. Had the barnyard sandwich, and it was huge, a selection of brisket, pulled pork and chicken. Great and diverse selection of sauces to choose from. Highly recommend the food. The downside is that there is almost no seating, maybe 8 seats bar style at the window, no tables. No... More 

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Thank TheDude1974
Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Had the manwich and was just average. Would I go back ....maybe! Wasn't that helpful at the counter.

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Thank tainshd
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

The food here is amazing! The pulled pork is delicious and the array of sauces lets you personalize your meal. Everything from the sauces to the coleslaw to the buns used is all great. The staff is also super friendly and really efficient at getting lunch lines through exceptionally fast.

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Thank Megan W
Hollywood, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

This place was a pleasant surprise! I've had southern/texan BBQ & this may have been better than a lot of the meat I've had @ home. I had a pulled pork sandwich & they gave me a little sample of the brisket because it took me forever to decide which 1 to have. It was hard to pick a sauce... More 

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Thank GalleySquawk
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Another strip-mall place I would have never realized was there until someone told me about it. There's some fun hubcap decor and I think there is, like, a (as in, one) table in the place...and a counter with some stools (this is the 16th Ave location) - best to plan on taking out if there's a few of you. If... More 

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Thank circa78
Calgary, Canada
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36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, fresh cornbread, coleslaw, hot salty fries, homemade real milkshakes -need I say more? Holy Smoke is a funky little place in a strip mall on 16th Ave but the size has nothing to do with the quality of food. There are a few bench seats to eat in, but they're great for pick-up with fast... More 

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Thank Charp1
Calgary
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

Had the opportunity to stop in for lunch. The Brisket and the pulled pork are fantastic. Good value for generous portions of amazing BBQ! It's tiny so pull up a stool to the counter and enjoy. Try all the different sauces if you can!

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Thank AdventureCalgary
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

Who wouldn't like pulled pork sandwiches? A funky sort of place with delicious pulled pork sandwiches.

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Thank Frank H
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

went here for fathers day, so good. you can order the ribs one at a time, great selection of sauces to put on them also

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 - 16th Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta AB T2G 4B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-605-9365

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?