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Holy Smoke BBQ

#224 of 2,888 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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420 16 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 1K2, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank TheDude1974
Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank tainshd
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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 

Thank GalleySquawk
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18 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank circa78
Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Charp1
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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!

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.

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

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Awesome Service, Atmosphere and Food is Amazing. You should just go!! We also ordered take out for a family BBQ and everyone was impressed !! Nice job Holy Smoke.

Thank Stranjgurl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 16 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 1K2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: 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?