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Smuggler's Inn

#60 of 2,912 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southwest Calgary
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6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada (Glenmore Trail & Macleod Trail South)
+1 403-253-5355
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went for the first time today for brunch at Smugglers. I thought the price was very reasonable as well as a huge variety of foods as well as an omelet chef to make them fresh for you. The eggs Benedict was delicious. So much food to choose from. Our waiter was fantastic! Smugglers has always been a favourite for... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took my son and his girlfriend to dinner on Tuesday for his birthday. We'd been there before and given the special occasion decided to go back again. It's a good thing the salad bar was above-average as our expensive entrees were awful... the 'Beef Ribs' were burnt to a crisp (should never have been served); the... More 

Thank Linda K
Estevan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There were 4 of us that went there for a nice supper, easy to find and plenty of parking available. The restaurant itself is quite rustic and very cool. The chairs are so neat, feels like your royalty. The salad bar is quite good as well as the choice of soups. The meals are very large portioned which seems rare... More 

Thank Dave V
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the best salad bar in Calgary. If you know a better one, let me know! We've been eating here for decades for its great beef. Recently had a family dinner here, including a 4 and a 7 year old. Service was attentive and very caring towards the youngsters. Food as always is excellent!

Thank happyme_13
Calgary, Canada
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Had a great meal here Sunday October 23. Staff were excellent we were not disappointed in anything. Will come back for sure.

Thank skfc4
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Prime rib dinner was excellent ! We went for a 50th birthday party with a table of eighteen, service was awesome! Would recommend smugglers 100 per cent!

Thank Kennedykathy
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Excellent cut of steak market priced, sides extra. Non-carnivores also happy; amazing salad bar and soup also included. Very courteous staff. Lovely decor, quiet alcoves for adult dining. On resto-heavy stretch of Macleod Trail at Chinook near C-Train one has to choose carefully as we have been to several so-so nearby, i.e. overpriced and chain-type food, but not in this... More 

Thank mlavendel
Cranbrook, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Our server Terry was awesome. Two of us had the prime rib and it was amazing. The rotisserie chicken was very good and all of us loved the salad bar and the soups. Fresh food, great atmosphere wonderful ambiance!

Thank crossfitter666
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Had a birthday on Sept 8th, hadn't been there for years, had prime rib, comes with vegetables and yorkshire, ordered a baked potato. The salad bar was okay, the soup was good, when the main course came the vegetables looked like they had been through a food processor, not even sure what they consisted of, beef was very good and... More 

Thank Gladys38
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband went and tried the brunch buffet for our anniversary and was so Dissapointed with the food and service almost every thing was empty and when they did bring things out witch was few and far between they were cold..the Eggs Benny was the worst I've ever seen looked like they were sitting out from early morning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $34
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
    (Glenmore Trail & Macleod Trail South)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Southwest Calgary
  • Neighborhood: Southwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-253-5355
Smuggler's Inn originally began in 1967 as Bar X Steakhouse, an American company. The current owner, Frank Krowicki, bought out his partners and went to work developing a brand new concept to Calgary. His vision included a mix of casual, late night fine dining and live piano bar. Over the years, the building expanded around Smuggler's Inn, with the addition of Winelite dining room on the west side, and Backstreet lounge and dining room on the north side. As the dining scene in Calgary began to change, Frank too saw a need to change and adapt. The first endeavour was the conversion of Backstreet lounge to Open Sesame in 2000. Open Sesame has been serving fresh, Pan Asian cuisine to happy customers ever since. The conversion of Backstreet dining room to Bolero was complete in 2007. As Calgary's first Brazilian style steakhouse, Bolero continues to satisfy meat lovers with its unique and interactive style of dining. Our latest addition is Tango Bistro, on the west side of the building, which once was Winelite dining room. At Tango Bistro, we bring together delicious, hand crafted small plates and fantastic wine to create a casual atmosphere for all to enjoy. In May 2013, Smuggler's Inn celebrated 40 years of serving mouth-watering Alberta prime rib and steaks alongside many original items, which have made us famous around the world. Four restaurants under one roof keeps us busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way. And the rest, as they say, is history! Smuggler's Group Rewards is a unique program that rewards you every time you visit us. For every dollar you spend, you earn points towards FREE Loyalty Certificates from Smuggler's Group Of Restaurants. Whenever you make a purchase, simply present your Smuggler's Group Rewards Card. We will automatically track your purchases and assign points to your membership. For every 200 points you accumulate, you will accumulate, you will automatically receive a $10 loyalty certificate to redeem on your next visit. There is no charge or fee associated with the Smuggler's Group Rewards Program. Just fill out the application, turn it in to us, and start using it right away.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?