Sawmill - Edmonton South
Sawmill - Edmonton South

Sawmill - Edmonton South

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sawmillrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7804361950x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:30pm - 10:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Neil McCandless
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our delicious meals and superb service are among the finest available and has given us a name synonymous with fine dining. Couple that with a beautiful banquet facility, and you have the makings for the perfect party for your next corporate or family event. We realize the confidence you have in your caterer is very important, so feel free to browse through our menu suggestions or drop in for a mid-week lunch and taste our delicious food. We'd be more than happy to meet you and discuss how we can help, and keep in mind we can work with your budget or culinary ideas.
  • Entertainment: Join us in our Lounge for Live Music on Friday & Saturdays starting at 7pm.

    The Sawmill Loyalty Program was designed to show you, the customer, our appreciation for your loyal patronage. Membership is free!
    The Sawmill Loyalty Card has two accounts; a Sawmill Point account and a Sawmill Dollar account. The Sawmill will issue 1 point for every dollar spent. When your account reaches 500 points, 500 points will be debited from the Sawmill Points account and $25 Sawmill Dollars will be credited to the Sawmill$ Earned Account. These Sawmill Dollars can be used to pay for food, beverage and merchandise on future bills at any Sawmill Location.

  • Special Events: By joining us one week before or one week after the special guest’s birth date you will receive $25.00 off your guest cheque for dinner or $15.00 off during lunch. 4 or more regular priced entrees must be purchased.

    THERE ARE PERKS BY GETTING SOCIAL WITH THE SAWMILL
    Want to earn extra Sawmill Loyalty Points? Link your Sawmill Loyalty account to Facebook, and when you visit a Sawmill and earn points, a message will post to your Facebook News Feed / Wall. 25% of the value of your guest check (in bonus points) will be earned each time a message posts. Visit www.myicard.net to get connected.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 51 Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Parking both in front and behind the building.
A word from Sawmill - Edmonton South
This location began a trend over 35 years ago serving the best quality product available at a very reasonable price. "AAA" Alberta Prime Rib and Certified Angus Steaks are the two staples that have made the Sawmill Restaurants the most popular dining establishments in the city. This location is divided into a dining room and pub. The dining room is like no other in the city, first class dining in a rustic Sawmill atmosphere. Surrounded by old sawmill blades measuring 5 feet in diameter and photographs as large as 30 square feet featuring sawmills over a hundred years ago. The pub is reminiscent of an English style with half its draught beer imported from the United Kingdom. Try one or sample them all to decide which will be your pint of choice!
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Sawmill - Edmonton South reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (47)good for groups (30)romantic (27)great for lunch (18)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (14)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (10)notable wine list (8)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Not bad, not great
    Eater
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had lunch with friends and as couples everything was good. The restaurant seems a bit dated and the menu didn't have the options I had hoped for. The food we got was very tasty however. The steak was a little under cooked so it was not all eaten but other than that it was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food are excellent, sevice is poor
    honeybee
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Me and my bf been eating on the southside location for a few years. This time we came for birthday dinner and friends came over from Hong Kong. We had reservation but no one at the front for at least 10 mins. The waitress I think is quite new, keep take away the glasses and plates before she asked that we were done. She dropped a steak knife on me, it scared me badly. The way she served us is trying to clean every single thing on the table even the water glasses and rush us to leave.. She definitely needs training! I am totally disappointed how my bday dinner was like that plus my overseas friends are not impressed either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING SERVICE
    Corrie2113
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here with Family for our birthday (we have the same birthday). Steve was our waiter and was absolutely amazing! The food was fantastic and I was very glad we opted for the Sawmill for our birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful
    Princess
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I went there for dinner for my 27th birthday and had 10 guests. I would assume all together we spent at least $800-$900. I would never recommend anyone to go there. The food was terrible and the service was not what id expect when spending that much money. Im in the service industry and I carry myself in a much better manner then the server we got. Our server mussnt make very much in tips :/
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Service was fantastic and food was very good but surf and turf had only 1 shrimp and 1 scallop? Really? should have been at least 3 of each!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude service
    veggetteVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We came for a bday party. The restaurant upon entering had a disgusting smell. Waitress was rude and mumbled comments under her breath as if we couldn't hear. Food was overcooked and hard to get refills. I think it's just this location but we will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Steaks
    Roman
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The three of us each ordered a variety of steak cuts and sides and all three of us each thought it was the best steak we had in a long time. Service was attentive but not in your face. Plan to check out their Pub on the next visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something is missing/declining
    chanclan
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    dined at Sawmill few times over number of years and something seems missing or declining. The stuffed baked potato was dry. Asked for my steak to be rare and received medium with some areas medium well. colleague ordered escargot -- have not seen what looked like some sort of salsa baked on top of the escargot..not appealing. The special mushroom/gravy/spinach/blue cheese sauce was nothing special in my mind. Crab cakes needed more crab. This was a business dinner with folks from NJ so did not mention too many of these to server but Sr. Mgmt did mention that we'd probably re-consider returning in future. Overall, I'd rate experience as Fair, certainly not poor but would be a bit of stretch for good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outoftownvisitor
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We were introduced to Sawmill when taken to this restaurant in Fort Saskatchewan by family. We decided to take family from Edmonton to the same restaurant on the South Side. Obviously we were impressed with our first experience at Sawmill (we were visiting from Oakville, Ontario) so knew we would not be disappointed with a second visit.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as great as I was expecting
    Lia773
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Sawmill Capilano had given me such a good experience a few months ago that I was so excited to go back for steak and lobster night but booked it at the south side location and I was not really impressed with the food. It wasn't very good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic night out
    MrT78
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a awesome time out , friendly staff , great enviroment , food was amazing and had a incredible night would love to go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sawmill reliable choice
    sillverwillow
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    5 of us attended on a Friday night unfortunately we were put at a table right where all the staff traffic went in and out of the servery. The steak is a very safe choice. There was a special on increasing the steak size for $3. Two of my companions chose that and were happy with the choice. There isn't anything new or inventive on the menu. So if you want a safe steak and potato meal this is the place to go. Their Sunday brunch is a much livelier event with good basic selections on the carvery and the veg are all very fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Renos
    Steakphenomanol
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Your really need to renovate the outside totally, when we walked up we really wondered if it was even in business!!! Not inviting at all very disappointed!!! If someone was coming in from out of town I would take them somewhere else just cause if the outside. But the food was great! Even a relocation would be a asset!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The 70th Birthday Bash
    missmara
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We attended The Sawmill on Calgary Trail for my mom's 70th Birthday Party. It was a great experience for everyone. The food was awesome and the service was excellent. There were 20 guests at our table which makes it difficult for the servers but we were fortunate as our server never complained and he did an excellent job of remembering all of our orders. I highly recommend this Sawmill and look forward to another dining experience there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    If you want to eat steak the sawmill is a excellent choice. Friendly services with a great steak, use it regularly to have lunch or dinner with customers. The south location is in my opinion the best.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurantl
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    The food was above our expectation, and this is THE place for steak! They have a great patio for a summer evening out without kids!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    As usual superb food & service. Loved the fact that since we were a large party - they placed us away from other diners in our own section so we would not be rushed & could visit easily while enjoying the wonderful food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I enjoyed that it was quiet and great for conversation. My ribs were overcooked, dry and not worth the money.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shoe leather
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We have been going to Sawmill for years, and on our last 3 visits, the food really hasn't been great. I ordered a medium rare steak, it came very rare. Even though it was super rare, it was tougher than shoe leather! The veggies were already cold. The lobster tails were good, but they must mix cooking oil or something with the butter for dipping, which probably saves money but really doesn't taste as nice. The booth we were in needed repair, when the people behind got in or out, the whole thing moved. We were also seated right near the entry, which not so romantic with the servers going back and forth all the time...considering it was empty in there, you'd think they would put people in their better seats. Will be our last visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit shabby
    Fishface
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Sawmill has definitely fallen from its former glory. Decore is aged and the overall atmosphere is not as it used to be.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dark and Dingy
    Snoopy52
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We ordered the prime rib which was excellant, the Yorkshire pudding was tough and chewy, the gravy tasted like something from a package mix. Other guest ordered steak which was over done. The garlic mashed potatoes where terrible. The air-conditioner was working so it was hot and humid in the restaurant. The whole place reeked of old cooking oil. It was disgusting not a very appetizing atmosphere. The Sawmill did not meet our expectations.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Shakespear
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The restaurant was extremely hot inside. We couldn't wait to finish quickly and leave. I was sweating through my shirt. It wasn't that warm of a day. It was like a sauna there. I shouldn't be forced to sit outside if I didn't want to dine outside. I was very disappointed there was no salad bar. We were looking forward to that. It's been yrs since we were there. The food was just warm(except the potatoe). The meat was nicely done but my son's primerib was 50% fat(much more than normal). The vegies and deafood side was very bland. The yorkshire pudding was burnt.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GreatfoodGreatservice
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Jaz was an exceptional server who took care of everything we needed :)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff for the Occasion
    DiningDiva
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The service was a little slow due to accommodating groups of walk-ins but not really being staffed to handle the extra tables, as well as the pre-booked reservations. Although our server, Jeffrey, was very good at keeping us informed and did an outstanding job for our table. I always staffed for a full restaurant on special occasions as walk-ins are a reality of the industry, especially in a bombing city like Edmonton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fathers Day
    nodine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Are fathers day experience was pretty disappointing. Our whole family are big steak lovers, when it came to finding a place to enjoy our fathers day dinner, we decided that the sawmill would be a great place to go. Our food was Luke warm and all our steaks were very dry and had a very strange after taste.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot, Uncomfortable, Disappointing
    Bill
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food stations were poorly maintained and the staff were more concerned about tearing down than ensuring all guests were taken care of. Even Tom Goodchild would not approve. Terrible experience!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad food, place was dirty.
    Mysweetmusic
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Will not eat here or recommend this restaurant. Who does the cooking, a junior high good class?
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was a good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went there for Father's Day Brunch. Plenty of brunch selection and a good price; except they do charge kids no matter how young-- really, my toddler and one year old barely ate! Because they charge young children, I wouldn't go back. But great place for families with older kids!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    HungryMom
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Desserts were delicious, lots of selection of hot food items. Beef and omelet station were hidden, might have walked right by them if I was not looking for them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to Sawmill's Normal Standard
    BSquared
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went to the Sawmill for Father's Day Brunch. Obviously due to the special day, the restaurant was very full. We were seated in the lounge(which was fine). What was not fine however, was the location and layout of the brunch buffet. The buffet area was way too small for the number of people. Also, all lids were kept on the food trays making it impossible to get food without a second set of hands or placing the lid of your tray onto another tray, further slowing down the rate at which diners could get through the line. Nearly spent more time in line than at my table! For the price charged for brunch, the Sawmill should concentrate more on making the experience enjoyable rather than packing the people in to make as much money as they can.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A+ Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our fathers day dinner was spectacular! We loved everything from the appitizers to the main course to the dessert! Great service....we left stuffed!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst experience
    Nevergoingback
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I was extremely disappointed with the service that we received at Sawmill this past Wednesday evening. We were a party of 8, and had been expecting to partake in fantastic food with great service. I can honestly say that the food was fairly good, all presented as ordered, but our server was terrible. I have NEVER had anyone abruptly serve food above my head, with not only one arm, but two, nearly hitting me on multiple occasions. As well, he would rudely take away dishes and interrupt our conversation mid sentence. There was never so much as an excuse me or pardon me for any interruption, and when we were all finished our meal, he actually removed the napkin from beneath someone's hand. It felt like he was a bus-boy turned server. AWFUL.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing evening
    Jbeans
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The service from Phillip was fabulous, food delicious, it was a quiet night, quite enjoyable evening all around!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice to be back
    precioussilver
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I haven't bene to the Sawmill for years, but am very glad that we went back! We had the steak and the prime rib; both were excellent. The meals were served in a timely fashion, and the waitress was outstanding. A nice date night with my husband.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Thoughts
    Pedro1986
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The food here was absolutely amazing and I'd recommend this place to anyone who loves a good dish :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Food and service were amazing and it's great to have such a awesome restaurant still take reservations for 10 plus people on the weekend, unlike some other restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 50 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 547 reviews are from the Sawmill - Edmonton South reviews archive.
  • Not what it used to be
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The vegetables were top notch but my 8 oz. New York strip was thin and small. My wife's sirloin was OK but the sawmill used to set the standard now it is below the Keg.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was awesome
    EATS
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Went to the South side Sawmill for mother in laws birthday dinner. there was 12 adults total and 2 kids. and the waiter kept the whole table topped up! Server was really on it, food was good. I couldn't even finish the whole meal so had it for two days.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • boldtman
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's Day brunch so the restaurant was extremely busy. Food was very good. Service wasn't great and was very noisy, but that's to be expected at any restaurant on a busy day like Mother's Day.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed with Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We were disappointed with our 'Brunch' experience at the Sawmill Edmonton South last Sunday. The Sawmill has always been an excellent place for dining, however it is not suited to the 'brunch' situation. It was crowded and food was not displayed in a manner that was easy to access (missed the salad bar altogether). We were pretty much finished but were encouraged to leave as tables needed to be set for the evening crowd. Our reservation was for 12:45 and it was now 2 o'clock. Normally we would spend close to a couple of hours having brunch. Perhaps some renovations or skip doing brunch at this location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.