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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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (83)
Good for a Date (70)
Good for Birthdays (69)
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Good for Anniversaries (68)
Casual (65)
Cozy (50)
Good for Groups (50)
Worth the Drive (50)
Comfort Food (45)
Romantic (45)
Business Meals (40)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Great for Brunch (37)
Great for Lunch (27)
Authentic (27)
Fun (26)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Kid-friendly (15)
Healthy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Seasonal (11)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Local Ingredients (8)
Hot Spot (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
People Watching (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

Always good food, good service and very pleasant atmosphere.

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 (Calgary)·Dined 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

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 (Calgary)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic as always! It's our favorite go to for prime rib...it's the best in town and the service was very good.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good service and my teriyaki steak was excellent. However, my mom's pot roast was inedible due to beef that was like shoe leather. The waiter brought some new meat, but it was not much better. Perhaps just an off night as I expect more from this favorite place of mine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good selection of savory choices for brunch, and even more choice for dessert!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, atmosphere and overall excellent service

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always good at Smugglers thank you again. We all had a great time and the server was great he was a lot of fun sorry forgot his name.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good food at a good price. Friendly, attentive service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

While the food and service are decent value for a brunch, the ambience at Smuggler's needs a significant overhaul. The room feels dark and heavy, and the chairs are ridiculously huge and awkward, leaving diners quite far apart from their companions. Let the '70s and '80s go, and create a room that is comfortable, less crowded, and inviting, and we might come back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful as always I really enjoyed my brunch with friends

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Nice evening catching up with an out of town friend. Great service. Our table was waiting for us and we were seated immidiately. Our waitress was attentive and informative. Love the salad and soup bar. Meal was good but not outstanding. A staple for family meals in our family for decades.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food and consistent quality ... excellent place for conversation.... and great staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

The décor is a bit dated but the service was very well done. The entre comes with a large salad bar and soup. The entre also has potatoes and vegetables.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very tasty prime rib as always. Salad bar was included and although while not huge it does have some very tasty items like the sauteed mushrooms. It helps give the experience a more upscale feel yet value priced.
Definitely didn't walk away hungry :)

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our waiter was excellent. Some of the best service we’ve received.
Food was fantastic & healthy portions. We’d moved from a Calgary 15 years ago & remebered why we loved this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

They have my favourite portion size here: gigantic. I thought I would order the pot roast from their light menu as I had eaten a little bit prior, but it was still a generous amount that I could not end up finishing. It's quaint, cozy, and lively with all the chatter. Great for a casual dinner with friends :)!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

great steak

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

prime rib sandwich was tough. not impress. didnt ask for money back

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Was very good

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very disappointed as we were seated by a larger group 2 feet between, there was no bread or app and we had to ask if the escargot came with bread. Bread so small hard to share with 2. Salad bar disgusting , lettuce wilted..Steak was tender but Meal was cold. Asked for bill and waitress said be right back with the machine. 20 minutes later she comes with mud pie ..we did not know about and were already to pay and get out, would not recommend.
Unfortunately I went to this restaurant years ago and it was the best now my opinion it is one of the worst!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Smuggler's can always be counted on for excellent, consistanly high quality food and service. Amy does an absolutely fabulous job and makes me feel very confident that my guests are going to enjoy their experience. Kevin and the rest of the staff are always extremely friendly and always have a smile when they greet you. Still the best!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I have been enjoying Smugglers for 30 years, I usually eat there around 3 times a year. Everything went great for our business lunch BUT I experienced my first bad steak I've ever had there. It was so tough I struggled to chew through it and unfortunately I was hosting and didn't want to express my concerns in fear of it reflecting on the atmosphere of the celebration. I had the steak sandwich Medium Rare, others at our table had the fish and said t was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

One of my favourite places to dine in Calgary, Its always a satisfactory visit when I go there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Healthy
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our meal was delicious, and the service was excellent!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Had a wonderful time, enjoyed the whole thing from arrival to departure. staff are friendly and efficient.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful place for brunch. Plenty of different options available and you won't leave hungry.
The only thing is it was a little quiet, and I thought some louder background music would be nice to impede the ambiance. Especially when you sit in an area with no windows.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always excellent

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent beef and prime rib and the best outstanding beef place in Calgary. Been going to Smugglers, Tango, Bolero and Open Sesame for quite some time. Great service. Best mud pie in town.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Disappointed. Salad bar was very empty for the whole hour we were there. Two lettuce bowls were empty , veggies and ham were empty. One single bun sat the whole time we were there, bread was never filled, we waited. My side was cold and bland, I wasn’t offered a different side. Just whole thing was disappointing.

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