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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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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

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (67)
Good for Birthdays (66)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
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Good for a Date (52)
Casual (48)
Comfort Food (45)
Cozy (45)
Worth the Drive (42)
Business Meals (38)
Good for Groups (38)
Romantic (37)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Great for Brunch (32)
Great for Lunch (25)
Authentic (22)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Fun (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Healthy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Seasonal (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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 16, 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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·Dined on January 14, 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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·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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·Dined on January 10, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 2, 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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

While the food is quite good, Smugglers is not as good as similar restaurants, ie. Cattle Baron and The Keg. The decor is seriously outdated, ie. it’s flashback to the ‘70’s for sure.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Derek Carr server did very well he was little overworked but overall the food is very good and the Ambiance was very good as well

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was average a little pricey. The French onion soup was awful, very greasy and had no flavor. The seating was terrible, they have you sitting so close together I thought we were sitting with the same next to us. No privacy at all.
Overall this restaurant is slowly getting worse, that’s too bad it use to be one of the go to places.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 28, 2017

service was not attentive. Salad bar was messy and unappealing. Steak soup had very little 'meat' as is typical of this famous soup at Smugglers.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was excellent food was good. Salad bar was well stocked and fresh.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our server Guy was fun and professional, added fun to our get together. Thanks :)

Tags: Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service, the waiter was fantastic, polite, prompt and good humoured.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Hadn't been to Smugglers to eat for approx 10 yrs. Was disappointed with the food. Namely the salad bar. Everything was wilted and old. Tomato salad had hair in it. Bins were half empty. Not the salad bar we remember. Steaks were quite good, not excellent. Service was respectable. Ambience is okay. Restaurant doesn't look like it has seen a renovation in at least 10 years.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We went at Christmastime, which can be the busiest time for restaurants understandably and yet our server was attentive and the table the restaurant gave us was phenomenal (quiet in the back by a fireplace). Hence why I rated my overall experience as very good. Food wise though....I have been spoiled on cruises so when I heard there was a salad bar I was quite excited; but it is a very plain salad bar and as the name suggests it is a solid salad bar with three soups, crackers, and approx 3 choices of bread (with butter, margarine or oil and vinegar to choose from).
The prime rib was a huge cut of meat with awesome herbed potatoes but the meat itself wasn't as tender as I had hoped and the au jus had a gravy style consistency, the "hot" horseradish was your regular garden variety BUT all in all a solid meal-nothing to brag about and the experience overall was fun and they do a complimentary birthday mud pie which was fantastic.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Seasonal
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I haven't been here for many, many years but will definitely be returning. Our waiter, Ryan was outstanding in his service and charm. The food was delicious on the most part. We loved the fact that we could talk and didn't feel like people were right next to us listening . It had a warm and inviting atmosphere.Loved the big chairs and private booths. Great evening.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Overall the food was just ok, but the vegetables that came with the mail was very disappointing. It appeared to be heated up coleslaw as opposed to a true vegetable side. The filet was ordered as medium rare and arrived as medium.
We've frequented Smuggles often in the past, but this meal was a real let down and not at the standard delivered by Smugglers in the past.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Absolutely my new favourite restaurant. This was our first time here and we can not wait to go again! Great service, amazing food, lovely atmosphere, decent pricing. Not a single negative thing to say about Smuggler’s Inn, in my opinion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Four of us went for brunch on a Saturday. Very nice selection of hot and cold food items, as well as a great dessert selection. Started with breakfast regulars (waffles, bacon, sausage, real chunky potato hash browns and yummy eggs benny) and moved to lunch and sweets (creme brûlée, Flan, butter tarts, cheese cake, cookies, choc cake...oh and whipped cream!!). Omlette-station lady was great...so friendly and accommodating!! And who doesn't love a huge bowl of whipped cream, with waffles, cakes, in coffee!!
It is a buffet so most hot food does sit in warmers, but all items we had were fresh and replenished quickly. Basically one meal and done for the day...so much food!!
Senior discount for those 65 and more life-experienced.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food is always fantastic! Thank You! My first time to the buffet. Love all the seafood.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always good food, good service and very pleasant atmosphere.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 14, 2017

A great cozy atmosphere. The meals are tasty with a great variety and the addition of the soup and salad bar to your main makes it an excellent value. My team loves coming for lunch!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Went for my husband's birthday. Food was amazing. Huge portions! The server was very knowledgable

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Filling this in is a waste of time. I left a polite detailed message of the meal I had 3 weeks ago at Smugglers and even left my number in hopes of hearing a response. I wasn't looking for anything free or money back but having been a long time customer of Smugglers I somewhat expected some response.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Exceptional service where we were free to relax and enjoy our meal instead of feeling 'rushed" out the door.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was not hot. Presentation of food could have been better. Chairs too heavy to maneuver.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Smugglers is my favourite place for prime rib. My wife and I both had prime rib but it was really quite under-done as opposed to what we had requested. My brother had ordered bison and was very happy with his meal.

We have been to Smugglers many times over the last 20 years and know that there can be "ups and downs" with their meals. However that has not deterred us from attending there on occasion and certainly this mediocre experience will not either.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

great selection to chose from!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent advice always. My favourite place for special occasions as well as lunch salad bar

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

It’s the best place for Beef in Calgary great valour no one touches it it’s a Calgary icon

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The lunch food was good and plentiful for a reasonable price. The service was very good and attentive, but not bothersome. There was no pressure to leave which made it that much more enjoyable. I will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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