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Smuggler's Inn

#55 of 2,937 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
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Calgary, Canada
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Like the salad bar with choice of 3 soups. The food we had was pretty delicious, the steak was perfect and lobster didn't disappoint. The portions were generous, the dessert was very tasty and all reasonably priced. Service was pretty good too. The area where we were sitting was quite dim. We will be back for sure!

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Thank Kaylight11
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We returned to Smuggler's fir our Valentine's dinner. It's been many years since we last dined there. First of all, Smuggler's is known for their beef. The blackened prime rib was outstanding. I ordered medium rare and it was much closer to rare, but delicious! It was served with a dipping sauce ( not required) which tasted like it was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seven of us visited recently on Saturday night. Smugglers has been around for many, many years and was always a great stand-by for a roast beef feast. The restaurant was full and service, while efficient, was slow. It was clear to us our waiter's attention was drawn to too many tables and it was hard to get his attention when... More 

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Thank TeeP
Cardston, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love it. food is excellent, we especially love the soup and salad bar, atmosphere warm, a must everytime we are in Calgary

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Thank slolsen10
Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time we were at smugglers the service, table location and food were not up to restaurant standards. It does not matter if it is new years eve or just a night out, we are paying customers and should be treated as such in such a well run establishment. So we thought. The appetizer( bacon wrapped scallops) were tiny,... More 

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Thank Mark C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lunch on a quiet Tuesday. Quick and friendly service by Derek.. He was knowledgeable and funny. Food was excellent quality.. Hubby got the beef dip and even though salad bar wasn't advertised as included with the sandwich we were happily surprised when we were told it was included! Will definitely be back!

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Thank Head_ChefCody
Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was great. Wonderful atmosphere. Great service. Good assortment at salad bar and soup selections.

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Thank mlag1
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited a long time to eat here and was pretty disappointed. We've eaten at the keg and even Ruth Chris but this place was over priced for what u get.

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Thank Justin S
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome service topped off with great food! I don't need to write one hundred words. I think that my review speaks for itself

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Thank marrv2
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and delicious food. When the brunch is in Tango restaurant it is a great atmosphere. It is very bright and modern and welcoming

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Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $34
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?