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About Smuggler's Inn

Originally established in 1967, Smuggler's Inn has been serving Alberta prime rib to several generations. Always a popular place for Calgarians to gather and celebrate, we are the preferred dining choice for birthdays, anniversaries, milestones or just meeting friends and family. Our prime rib is the main feature of our diverse menu, available all day, every day any way you like it. From a 9oz. prime rib sandwich, all the way up to a 48oz cut, our succulent prime rib is sure to please any appetite. Cajun blackened is always a popular choice, as is adding a lobster tail or side of garlic shrimp. Of course there is a creative selection of steaks, chicken and seafood to satisfy everyone. With a soup and salad bar included with every entree, not many guests leave hungry, but it would be a great idea if you saved room for one of our delicious desserts...even if you plan on sharing.

6920 Macleod Tr. S
Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - last seating 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - last seating 10:00pm
Saturday Brunch: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - last seating 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - last seating 9:00pm
Holidays: 4:30 pm - last seating 9:00 pm


Cross Street:
Glenmore Trail & Macleod Trail South

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 253-5355

Website:
http://www.smugglers.ca/

Parking Details:
Parking in the rear of the building (East side), as well as on the street. Overflow parking is available from 3:00pm-12:00am in the Canada Post parking lot on Fisher Street.

Public Transit:
The #81 Macleod Trail stops just in front of the restaurant (both heading North and South) and we are also within walking distance from Chinook Station.

Executive Chef:
Gary Hennessey

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Smuggler's Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (64)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Comfort Food (44)
Good for a Date (43)
Casual (40)
Cozy (40)
Business Meals (37)
Worth the Drive (37)
Good for Groups (36)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Romantic (34)
Great for Brunch (27)
Great for Lunch (26)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Authentic (18)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Fun (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Healthy (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day

Red wine was warm. Food was subpar.
We were disappointed with our experience
This time. The soups were not good at all
They were running out of bread whole evening.
We will find another place now for special occasions

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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

We were here for both Valentine's day and my wife's birthday. When we arrived we were greeted and taken to our seat fairly quickly. Our server was fantastic and attended to us quite often. Salad bar was good as usual and when our meal came it was cooked to perfection (prime rib - med rare and a Rib Eye steak medium well). It is not often that I can find anyone who is able to cook it this way. Mine was perfect. My wife enjoyed her prime rib and at the end of the meal they brought my wife a birthday dessert (Mud pie) and it hit the spot. Overall, we were happy with our experience and look forward in being back there again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food is always Amazing! I recommend the teriyaki steak

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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place. If you are looking for a warm ambiance with excellent food, this is definitely the place to visit.

Tags: Fun, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Parts of the salad bar were very tired.
Great Server. Very attentive but not overly.
Nice variety on the menu.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

came back after 5 years but the food is still tasty.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 7 days ago

Was a great choice for a birthday dinner! Really enjoyed it. And the leftovers the next day we’re great too.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Our night was wonderful and our server was fabulous. The dinner was perfect in every way food was brought nice and hot and served well drinks were refilled without being asked. Everything about that night was perfect. could ask for a better place to have an anniversary dinner. Staff were amazing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife and I both order filet. I ordered my steak well done fully expecting it to come undercooked with some pink. That is exactly how it came.
My wife wanted her steak with just a hint of pink and was convinced by the waiter to only order medium even after making it very clear multiple times how she wanted it cooked. Her filet came rubber raw and took three additional attempts to get it cooked. When finally cooked, the rest of her food was cold and I was already finished my meal. Not how we wanted to enjoy our 45th anniversary dinner. They did comp her entrée, but the joy of the evening was lost. The waiter seemed to try, but the kitchen did not comply.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Service was exceptional. Food was good, but felt it overrated. Just our opinion.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic as always will go back very soon
Portuguese soup is incredible, I go just for it!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Awesome food, great service! Our waitress was the best!! A great salad and soup bar!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We recently celebrated our grandson's birthday as well as another family member. Our server was terrific. She was patient when the little person spilled some of their drink and assisted us with extra napkins or special requests to ensure certain foods were prepared as ordered. I thank the kitchen staff for respecting special dietary requests.
It was a great evening. Thank You for making it special for everyone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Food and service were great. Would recommend to carnivores.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great food and service.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Return visit after maybe 5 years. Everything positive. Service was good, food was very good, ambiance was just as I had remembered - nice fireplace. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Went here for lunch and everything was great. Our server was friendly and professional, and the food was delicious. We will be back for sure!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Tasty evening as always. You can always count on the 'build your own' salad bar to compliment your meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great food and service in a relaxed atmosphere. Our party of three shared a very enjoyable evening catching up.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and service with good value, and sufficient time allotted to enjoy your meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always an amazing experience. Staff is always so caring and pay great attention to detail.. They are knowledgeable with regards to the menu.. Salad and soup bar is always fresh! This place is a must if you are in the yyc area!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I like the ambiance of the restaurant,it is comfortable and peaceful.The server was so discreet ,thank yo!Food was fine and tasty!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Unfortunately, the soups were not very good this time around, plus the bread & buns were stale.
I took my ribs home w/o looking or sampling them & was very sad to taste & find out, they were terribly overcooked & not w/ much sauce (which could’ve burned off in the obvious overcooking).

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was reasonable time and friendly. Salad bar was old and offered a variety of shriveled vegetables. Main course was better had the beef ribs and they were delicious. However the accompanying vegetable was also not great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went here for a birthday. Our server Justine was amazing. And the food was delicious! Definitely will be coming back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Amazing as always.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent Prime rib dinner. This is the only place that I go for a steak dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Amazing as usual. One of the few places that maintains its quality.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Those is our favorite place for a streak/ prime rob dinner. Our waitress was on the ball and very friendly. Actually all the staff eye great. Prefer this over the keg any day (price is almost the same for a prime rib, and it included a salad and soup bar. )

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2018

date night with my wife, turned out great,,,food was awesome waiter was awesome, my wife is in a wheelchair and they made it accessible for us, did i say the food was awesome,,oh i did,,we will be back

Tags: Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved the fact there was a salad bar, don't see them anymore anywhere. Could have had a few meat elements though. Access to the salad bar wasn't the best but because we didn't arrive during the dinner crunch it wasn't a congested corridor. Absolutely fantastic bison sirloin steak, best I've ever had. The potato was a disappointment considering the cost. The accompaniments would have been better to be able to self serve out of a small tray of selected items rather than the server put them on. Also, the fact that my wife is allergic to broccoli and when a substitute of carrot was asked for and not available or allowed was very disappointing. Then to offer only asparagus only but we would have to pay extra for it was a total turnoff. What kitchen couldn't or wouldn't want to allow for an alternative? But, the dessert I had was quite delicious. The server was attentive, friendly, but maybe because the shift may have just started it felt like he was missing some of his serving etiquette no offer of tea or coffee, something just felt off. Oh, the original chair I sat in was very uncomfortable in the upper back, had to change chairs. The bison, salad bar and dessert were the highlights and will probably entice me to go back for another round with a guest from out of town just because I want him to try the bison. Because of there location the menu over all is quite pricey but if I didn't like it after looking at it online,
I shouldn't have gone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great Old School restaurant that has resisted the urge to change the decor to "trendy or hip". Quiet, cozy, and dark with a great ambience. You just can't find a salad bar like that any more!

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We went for my boyfriend’s birthday and our server, Michelle was very nice and accommodating. I phoned in ahead to request for a cake with my boyfriend’s name written with chocolate syrup on the plate. They did a wonderful job! Overall, my boyfriend and I had such a lovely dinner. Food was as always, amazing!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our dinner was excellent, and the service we received was amazing. My husband uses a wheelchair And the staff made sure he could get into the restaurant easily and that our table was easy for him to get to.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Sunday brunch was great. Good options, great friendly service, left full and satisfied. We had two kids in our group (7&11).

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 5, 2018

4 of us met for dinner. Table was in a great spot (in the far corner past the salad bar). Emily was our waitress and she was excellent. She looked after us very well and was very good at timing the various aspects of our dinner, as well as checking to see if things were 'as they should be'.
3 of us had the prime rib and fully enjoyed it. We ordered it medium rare, but Emily point out that medium on the prime rib was equal to medium rare. That was a good suggestion from her.
Salad bar was very good, enjoyed the soup and variety of items for the salad plate. The broccoli could have been cooked a bit more for my liking as the stems were a bit hard to chew. Overall it was a very good night and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always good here. Just those chairs are so bulky and hard to move.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Smugglers is looking tired and needs a face lift. The salad bar is not worth the trip although my fellow diners did like the soup. Portions are way too large but unless the price is lowered to match smaller portions it would be overpriced, so I guess that means you can have left overs. It’s been ages since I was there and it hasn’t changed a bit although presentation is sloppy. The mains still taste delicious though.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was very good. Our only problem was it was too crowded. The tables were too close together. It was even difficult to get out of the chair.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The dinner was very nice and the service was great. Always an enjoyment

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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