Sawmill - Fort Saskatchewan
Sawmill - Fort Saskatchewan

Sawmill - Fort Saskatchewan

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sawmillrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (780) 992-2255
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Chef Neil McCandless
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: For all your banquet & catering needs, please contact the Sawmill Banquet and Catering division at 780-468-4115.
  • Entertainment: The Sawmill Loyalty Program - This Program was designed to show you, the customer, our appreciation for your loyal patronage. Membership is free! This Loyalty Card has two accounts; a Point account and a 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 Points account and $25 Dollars will be credited to the Sawmill$ Earned Account. These Sawmill Dollars can be used to pay for food, non alcoholic beverage and merchandise on future bills at any Sawmill or Moose Factory 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hwy 21 & Southfort Blvd.
  • Public Transit: #198
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free, Private Lot
A word from Sawmill - Fort Saskatchewan
With beautiful decor, and award winning food, The Sawmill is pleased to be serving the area of Fort Saskatchewan. Certain to be one of the finest dining establishments in the community, all the foundations are in place to be a success with the launch of The Sawmill’s seventh location.


The perfect atmosphere for any occasion, nestled within a corridor of lodging accommodations and with direct access from Highway 21, the Company continued its modernizing restaurant vision of providing guests with comfort and relaxation through extruded wood and art finishes while accenting the surroundings with modern day design features reflected within the seating, lighting and architectural footprint.


This rural market operation has an adapted floor plan and offers its world renowned Alberta "AAA' and Certified Angus Beef as its culinary legacy. The menu cuisine is unparalleled in quality and simplicity and regarded as one of the finest dining experiences ever.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Sawmill - Fort Saskatchewan reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)good for groups (37)neighborhood gem (35)fit for foodies (19)great for lunch (19)romantic (15)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Awesome Monday Night Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Went to the Sawmill last Monday - which was their Steak and Lobster night special. Meal was excellent; lobster tender, steaks wonderful and done to perfection. The staff and service was superior - very friendly and accommodating and of course, the wine fit the meal to a T. Good selection of wines to choose from. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of meal received. Would strongly recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our food was amazing, the server was great and the atmosphere was wonderful. I would have preferred a more private spot for a nice date night but other than that is was amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the friendly attentive service!
    Johnny5
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    The food flavor was great as we had the Thursday night special. My only comment on the steak is that it was very chewy due to fine sinew throughout in every bite. It is a shame the top grade meat used is suppose to be AAA however everyone at the table had the same issue,.... flavor good and cooked right to each taste level but too chewy to really enjoy. The soup and salad were very good and everything on the entree plate except the steak........great flavor spoiled by too much sinew making eating it a chore and not satisfying. It was a birthday dinner for two of my children.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shy001
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Great place if u bring 40 plus people Came for a nice supper for my wife's birthday It was extremely loud due to a company party that was taking place Took us an hour and a half to get our food cause they forgot about our meals.. meal was ok had better food there before but didn't want to wait any longer for it to be cooked better . Than waiter tells us that it's on the house because of the mix up than bills us for it . Would I come back. Yes it's a good place local just bad timing
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    We all enjoyed the food, healthy and fresh. Quite and nice place for parties and also for family gatherings. Friendly staff. Spacious restaurant with good parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had lunch at the Sawmill as a group of 8. We had excellent service and our food was delicious. Thanks so much!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service
    Mary20
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We went here for a family supper. The food was great and so was the service. The waiter, Cory, was knowledgeable regarding which steaks to order. It made everything perfect. Will definitely come back there again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but the keg is better
    newcritic
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    It was ok, it was pretty loud which was ok for me since I have kids the noise drowned them out. The waitress was friendly but put in wrong item for my husband so we were almost done eating when he finally got his however for the inconvenience she comped our app. The food I found was ok but the keg is better by far, I think even Ricky's may have better steak. I would go back for maybe a group function as it is spacious but not just to go out for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Service
    RibLover
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    They listened to my mother, a seasoned lobster enthusiast, and worked with her to find out what was different about the taste of the lobster. If you find yourself wondering why it tastes different, they have forgotten the garlic butter they put on just before they send the loster out of the kitchen. Even the manager was helping out with figuring out this situation, which was quickly remedied. He was quick to suggest taking the meal off our bill, but luckilly that wasn't necassary. As a side note, I like the sirloin the most, it appears to be the leanest steak they have there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food quality
    Happy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Food quality was excellent. Lamb was cooked excellent. Prime rib was excellent
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff
    realEhappy
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Incredibly warm and friendly and there when we needed assistance. Not pushy. Robin (server) was a delight!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Sapper96
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Very nice evening. The meal was wonderful, the service was impeccable and the atmosphere was delightful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • twocandine
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    My mom and I both had the prime rib special. My prime rib piece was quite small and for being medium it was quite pink and seemed more medium rare/rare. I didnt care for it and left most of it on my plate. The mashed potatoes and vegetables that came with the meal were delicious however. Our waitress was very friendly and checked up on us quite often, which was nice considering the restaurant was full. I was over all pleased with the service, ambiance and noise level. How ever, I did not enjoy the prime rib but the rest of my meal wa good. I wouldnt order the prime rib again or recommend it to anyone. Maybe I should have just asked to have it well done instead and I would have been more satisfied
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • slow service
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I found the service to be slow and not good organization. The waitress stood at our table with our tray of food for at least 5 minutes before anyone came with a tray stand so she could unload. 2 people at our table had baked potatoes and we hadto ask for the chives, bacon and sour cream, Also my husband never received his salad,
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out.
    AnnNo7
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We visited the restaurant on a Friday evening. We arrived early, and were promptly seated. I noticed that several others at the venue were having a party. Thought we might be looking at longer waits for food and service. This was not the case. We were treated with the same quick response as the parties. Food arrived at our table as ordered, and drinks were replenished. We received excellent service from our waitress. Thank you to the restaurant for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happydiner
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The soup we were served on Thanksgiving was too spicy, ruining the flavor and enjoyment for us. More consideration needs to be given to dark turkey and chicken meat for those who prefer dark meat. There should be an option available, particularly if Canadian restaurants ask producers to reduce their shipments of the dark meat to other countries (who prefer the dark, choicer, tastier meat and import ours). In general, the experience in Fort Saskatchewan's Sawmill has been a good one on the occasions we have dined there. On Thanksgiving, our server and even the manager discussed our concerns (as noted above) with us. We hope to be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Thanksgiving meal
    primer123
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Nice change of pace from the traditional turkey fixings...though they did offer a turkey dinner! Service was prompt and friendly and the food arrived quickly, hot and together (there were 7 in our party) I think we have started a new Thanksgiving tradition by going to the Sawmill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2delighted
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was not disappointed. It was a great evening. Our waiter was always attentive but not intrusive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    Kimmy
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were celebrating our Sons 19th Birthday. We all had the steak and lobster. There is nothing negative I can say. Every meal was cooked to perfection. We have eaten at this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. Kudos to all the Sawmill staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SERVICE
    Happy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Our waitress was exceptional. She was looking after two large tables but still had time to chat and serve us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Took my very good friend for dinner. Food was great. Had a very good server. Very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fort Sask Sawmill
    Happy
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Chelsea was our server and she was fantastic. The food was great. I had the prime rib and my wife had the lamb.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely awesome
    Rockyford2
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We very much enjoyed our meal and the evening. Have told my family that eating at this restaurant is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great evening
    frrphl
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My wife and I went to the Fort Saskatchewan Sawmill to celebrate my birthday. Service was outstanding. Our server was friendly and pleasant without being cloying. Our meals were up to Sawmill's high standards - my steak was so tender I almost didn't need the knife!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch for birthdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a group of 8 celebrating two birthdays and decided on the sawmill for Sunday brunch. We were not disappointed the food was great and plentiful even though we were closer to the end of the brunch service time they continued to bring out fresh hot newly made food as needed. Fun time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Randy71
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had birthday party with family for mom. The staff were very wonderful, meal was fantastic, great ambient & energy from staff and patrons
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accomodated food concerns
    Nana
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The server was very good about my quirky requests and thte kitchen provided exactly what I requested.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happen to the buns?
    joey
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We have always enjoyed the buns, especially the dark ones (molasses in them?) This time we did not get any, but then we didn't ask, but usually you don't have too. I have noticed that here in the Fort rarely do they have the dark ones.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy at The Sawmill
    Happy
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We frequently visit The Sawmill in Fort Saskatchewan and always have a great experience. The food and service are both outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    nicest spot in the Fort, nice staff always friendly
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2delighted
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Overall - excellant! An experience I am looking forward to repeating. The food was wonerful as was the sevice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for the Fort
    FtSKDiner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, a little noisy but works, good staff, good drinks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great friends
    Fudd
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were a group of eight friends who were looking for a great meal. We found that at the sawmill. We all enjoy our meals which ranged from chicken to prime rib. The service was good and they looked after us. Thanks for a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovesasteak
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Easy to reserve on line. Good food. Friendly people. Nice ambience. Great for groups or a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never again!
    Taraswords
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our waitress was awful! She was slow and rude! Forgot some of our order.Stood at the front for about 10 before anyone seen us. SHOULD HAVE KEPT GOING TO TONY ROMAS! MMM
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best service in a long time
    Alisha
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had the most amazing service. To the point where I made sure it was mentioned to the manager. Our waitress had patience and yet excitement for my children. Was fast, yet efficient and overall a real gem. Servers like her are rare now a days. Amazing food as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Second Chance
    HamBoney
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went to Sawmill in the fort when it first opened. There were a few hiccups with our meal. We didn't go back for seven months. So we decided to give them one more chance for our Anniversary. We were not disappointed. Reserved a table and arrived early and the table was waiting for us. Our server was amazing and the food was fantastic. The steaks were cooked perfectly. We will definatly eat here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hurry up and eat
    cajunpeggyVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Good food. I had good service from my waitress. However, when I was seated, I was told that I needed to finish my meal in less than 90 minutes because a large party was coming in. I have NEVER been told that by any establishment and I eat out A LOT. If there's a large party coming in, staff for it! Or have the reservation slot not available on OpenTable. Needless to say, I was shocked.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • False economies?
    GOLDfinger
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Ordered the large rib-eye, despite the eye watering price, but whatever the actual name of that steak was, rib-eye it was not. Perhaps a fatty new york strip? ....and half a dozen zucchini slices does not equal 'fresh seasonal vegetables' it equals 'minimal effort'. I don't complain, but I don't go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Thursday Dinner
    diningduo
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    My wife and I wanted a nice dinner at one of the Fort's restaurants. From the time we arrived until we said goodnight, the staff and the food were first rate. The Sawmill is a great choice ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 119 reviews are from the Sawmill - Fort Saskatchewan reviews archive.