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Sawmill - Edmonton South
Sawmill - Edmonton South

Sawmill - Edmonton South Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sawmillrestaurant.com
  • Email: sawmillsouth@sawmillrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (780) 436-1950
  • 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: Steakhouse, American, Seafood
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.

    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! Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "My prime rib was extremely underdone, so I sent it back to the kitchen and it was still underdone. The service was friendly, though, which made it a positive experience overall."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "first time for 3 of my team members they were very pleased with the dinner"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Had never been to sawmill south edmonton before and I'm sooo glad we tried their Sunday brunch. Amazing variety for breakfast & lunch foods. A whole section of salad bar we almost missed! The service was impeccable. My water glass was never empty & coffee service was frequent. The desserts & chocolate fountain alone were impressive. Wow. Very reasonably priced. Reservations were easy. And bonus was I got $15 off my Buffett because it was my birthday! Score! :) I can see this being a new tradition! The only drawback was temperature in restaurant was way too warm."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The service was excellent, the prices were very reasonable and the steaks were outstanding. The food looked great and tasted wonderful. My husband and I had a better meal than one recently at a much more exclusive and expensive venue. We will definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "For a special occasion dinner, we were initially concerned as our waitress appeared to be on a frantic pace. We felt slightly rushed to order and our appetizers appeared before we had a chance to enjoy the wine. Once we explained we 'were not in a rush', our service was much more enjoyable. Escargot would have been nicer without all the onions, tomatoes and cheese covering and the house vinegarette was quite acidic. Other than that, our entrees (prime rib) and complimentary b-day dessert were marvelous! Reasonable prices for a good meal - worthy of a treat."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We had a large group and were seated in the back of the restaurant at two long tables so we were able to stay together. It was nice and quiet (except for us!). The servers were attentive and made great suggestions. I would definitely recommend this reastaurant for a group."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Excellent and attentive service, amazing food beautifully presented, no long waits.... Waiter was most helpful but did not hover annoyingly. Was given table with special request filled."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We often choose the Sawmill for special occasions. The food and wine are always amazing as well as the service and ambiance. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We couldn't believe how fast our food came. The meals were great and the service outstanding. My only complaint is that the restaurant is quite loud."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was great, our waitress amber was a delight. She made our dining experience at least a billion times better than it could of otherwise been."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We returned to the Sawmill South after several positive dining experiences. The setting was perfect for our group of seven. The service was excellent. The waiter was able to answer all questions re: special food requirements. Daniel was his name. The Prime Rib was delectable, vegetables were cooked perfect, and the GF Cheesecake was an excellent way to end the meal. There were four generations in attendance and all came away with a positive experience."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Enjoyed another great meal at the Sawmill. We can always count on the quality."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Always have a wonderful time at the Sawmill. The table was perfect, wine was fabulous, food was great! It was very quiet which was appreciated. Ambience is consistently good. I LOVE the Sawmill. I have never had a bad experience there. I always recommend it to people looking for a great meal, or a great steak, and a nice evening out. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food was great! My first time having lobster and i was very impressed! The steak was very tender and the service was great!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was meh okay nothing extraordinarily or special. Service was m great though when I made the reservation I added a note we would have a baby and needed a chair. . This was not acknowledged abner we r had to request. We wee placed in a high traffic area. Just no wow factor in the food."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Our meal was flawless. Great service, and our steaks were cooked perfectly. Chef Neil did an excellent job."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I was very impressed with the service and the food. The best Prime Rib Dinner and the Yorkshire Pudding( I have never seen them So Big. We really enjoyed our dining experience and will definitely be back. Everyone cleaned their plates and even had desert. Our Server was Steve and he was very friendly and has great customer service skills. He made us feel like we were his only customers and was very attentive. He even made my 4 year old grandson feel very special. In one Word AWSESOME!!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We had an awesome night for my wife's birthday, the waiter was Awesome great food"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Once our reserved table was moved from beside a group who clearly was enjoying themselves, the noise level was conducive to a romantic night out. The steak that I had was cooked to my specifications but the seasoning tasted very salty. If it was salt that would increase people's blood pressure if they were at risk. Please reduce the saltiness. My spouse also had steak that he felt had much too black from the charcoal on it. We will return for a special occassion due to the great service and in hopes that the preparation has changed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The Sawmill is a good place to go if you have a larger group because they are one of only steakhouses that will allow you to make a reservation for 20+ on a weekend. Make sure you have a lot of time to spare at the end of the meal especially if you are doing separate bills because they have one of the oldest serving computer systems I have ever seen, it is not effocieent at all. It took us nearly one hour after our meals to recieve 10 separate bills. The serving staff was adaquate and they tried to ensure we were getting everything we needed, although there were quite a few drinks that never came after ordering. Sawmill was over all a low 3/5 experience, good for casual dining but definitely didn't have a wow factor."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It was my first time at the Sawmill and all I can really say that it was a fantastic experience. It was a comfortable atmosphere and the staff was very friendly and helpful in what to order. Had crab cakes and they were outstanding and ordered the prime rib for the main course and it was done perfectly to how well done I like it. I would recommend the Sawmill to anyone who wants a great steakhouse and I will definitely return in the future."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Great food, good ambience and excellent service. Never rushed, always had drinks topped up and service was quick, but not so quick we felt we were being rushed out."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I used this tool to book valentines reservations for my boyfriend and myself two weeks in advance. Got a call the day of confirming my reso. Showed up on time (7:30) and could barely even fit in the door due to unsat tables. At 7:45 when we learned that the 7:00s hadn't been sat yet, we decided to opt out of waiting another 45 minutes for our rushed service and left. As a server of 5 years I couldn't vealieve an establishment could be so poorly thought out, especially on a day where it is literally all reservations. The Sawmill ruined our Valentines day and we will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Quite disappointed in the 45 minute wait for our reservation. Reservation was for 6:45, and we weren't seated until asking the hostess again after a 45 minute wait. We got the full Valentine special meal. Most of it was very good, except we were very disappointed in that we have 4 crab legs on the plate, only 1/2 of one of the legs had meat and it was evidently not freshly prepared. Our waitress was awesome, and even though she was incredibly busy, she took very good care of us. My one child could not eat her hot dog, as she said it tasted terrible,the other one enjoyed her chicken fingers."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very delicious valentines meal. Steak was prepared perfectly, and the booth was cozy and relatively private. The service was busy, but not lacking in anything other than the occasional missed water fill up. We would for sure go again :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made a valentines reservation and were not even able to get to the counter to talk to the host because the line up was out the door. Very disappointing . We made the choice to go to the sawmill bar to eat and the food was fantastic as usual,,,,,surprise surprise the entertainer Darrel Barr was amazing. So the ruined reservation in the nice atmosphere turned into a highly enjoyable evening. Fine dining in a bar makes no sense and our waitress was stressed and not nice, I guess she didn't realize that we were paying very good money and it was valentines and expected to have a happy server. Overall, the food and entertainment made up for everything else.....do not overbook your restaurant !!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was the first time we tried the Sawmill - the special they had for valentines day was not just great food with exceptional service but a good value as well. I am not a real desert person but the after the first bite of the cheese cake I could not stop until it was almost gone."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "we arrived and were seated pretty quick. they seated us on the first table in the restaurant food was excellent. during the dinner, the restaurant started filling up there were people standing right behind us and actually banging the back of our chairs while we were eating. we told the waitress. nothing was done. this wrecked the whole night for us."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you are looking for a decent restaurant which is quiet and has great steaks, this is the one."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Food was alright, service was pretty good. Nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We go to the Sawmill monthly. Great for larger groups for brunch. This month service was slower than usual but we didn't see any reason for it being so. We will be back next month."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Perfect prime rib every time, we always think of the great food the serve. The best prime rib in Edmonton."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Overall good, mixup with our order, but was quickly remedied. All the meat was properly cooked, side dishes were tasty and good sizes. Desert was excellent."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food wasn't terrible, but it wasn't OUTSTANDING either. I found this place to be over priced. The young waiter we had was efficient, and polite, I give him 4/5 . All in all I had an good dining experience and the decor was really awesome, but the price you pay and the quality of the meal have me checking out a different place the next time!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our server was pathetic. She didn't bring us bread, we had to ask,& she just made an excuse. Well if there wasn't any ready a heads up would have been nice but not bringing any wasnt acceptable. We heard the next table get offered an upsize of their steak size, but we didn't get offered that promo. Thankfully it showed up on the bill. When I went to pay I tried to use a visa gift card I had. She leaned in and talked to me like a baby to tell me I couldn't use it. Just didn't need her to treat me like she wasn't accepting my food stamps, I get friendlier service& treated more like our night is a special thing at Red Robins. We come here often, and we've always been treated like its special and that you're glad we're there."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday there and the food was awesome. Everyone was thrilled with their meals. Service was exceptional. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dining experience. The food was awesome, but the part I found great was I am on a diet and asked for steamed veg without sauce, there was no hesitation nor did I feel I was putting them out. It came exactly as I ordered. Thanks for a very enjoyable evening!!!"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Recently had a birthday bash for 3 of us in our party of 6. Nice touch to have a $25 discount for one of the birthdayers, helped with the final tab. Didn't like the fact that we were seated at a oblong table which made it hard to have a conversation with some of the group. Noticed that there are only 2 round tables in the restaurant which are more conjunctive to having a conversation. One was empty and we asked to be moved to it which the manager promptly did. Did made for a more pleasant evening, l'd recommend you installing more round tables. Daniel was the server and he did a proficient job. It was Monday, steak and lobster night which we all had. Mucho Grande was a nice sized piece of steak, 4 were happy with the tenderness read below"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "The server was very attentive and very helpful to my son who can not have seeds, pepper or nuts. He along with the chef helped my son make food choices that he could eat. We will eat here again. The food was amazing. Try the crab cakes."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The service was OK but the food not so good, my stake was too dry and not very tasty; the only thing i liked was the bread. I would never go back to this restaurant and i would never recommend it to anyone. Another thing, they were so cheap at this place we would not get anything for our anniversary; we were too married couples celebrating our anniversary that night and it was a disaster."
    Dined on 1/11/2014