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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (75)
Good for Birthdays (64)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
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Casual (60)
Good for a Date (59)
Cozy (46)
Romantic (44)
Worth the Drive (42)
Good for Groups (39)
Comfort Food (38)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Great for Brunch (33)
Business Meals (32)
Great for Lunch (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Authentic (21)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Fun (20)
Kid-friendly (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Healthy (11)
Seasonal (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Local Ingredients (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

Always excellent

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was my daughter’s 18th birthday and we decided that we wanted an ancient to modern venue. Smugglers Inn was recommended and believe me we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, service was off the charts, ambiance was great (exactly what we wanted) and boy o boy the steak was really really good - way to go Smug you Rocked!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good experience, nice to be able to sit for hours and enjoy with friends.
One thing to change: I couldn't get an egg white omelette. The fresh eggs are sitting in plain view, so I'm not sure why the request couldn't be accommodated.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our party loves to come here it is the best place in Calgary. The food was all great there (especially the prime rib)

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It took 15-20 minutes for our drinks to arrive. The sides were very disappointing. The supposedly “whipped” potatoes were dry and chunky (none of our party finished the potatoes) and the other vegetable served with the prime rib set was some sort of kale mixture which was tasteless and was more like a decorative garnish. After we paid and were leaving the restaurant the Manager asked whether we were leaving or going for a smoke. Overall it was a disappointing experience.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent food !!! Service was also great. It was for my birthday and I was served a free dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was a good experience. They listened to our particular requests on the location of a table and accommodated us. The food was good and the prices reasonable. The service was very good. We will return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Smugglers is a guarantee of great food, good service and a cozy atmosphere...I've been going for 30+ years and it never disappoints.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had a great meal as usual. Went early and it was quiet with really quick service.
Highly recommended for great beef..

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Mostly everything was great. The one exception is that my Calamari was overcooked, but I did eat it. I did not send it back, as we were on a time line, and otherwise I would not have had any lunch.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Everything from making the reservations to packing the food was a great experience. The prime rib was delicious. Been here many times and its always yummy. The service was excellent. My parents had a lot of friends visiting Calgary and no one really spoke English (which is why I was there). The server was very patient and friendly and wasnt at all deterred by the noise our group was making (we are very loud by culture). I had a great time.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We all enjoyed the great variety of food at the Sunday Brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I haven't been to Smugglers in a long time for brunch and they certainly didn't disappoint.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our first time here as well as our first anniversary and it was great! I thought it would be a bit nicer on the inside decor wise, and a thought it was going to be a bit more upscale to match the prices but it felt more like a family restaurant. Though we did get tucked away to a more private, quiet table which I really appreciate. Overall it was very good, the mocha pie dessert was amazing!
We will be back :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Surprised by the complimentary dessert,my favorite famous Smugglers mudpie👍

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The salad bar is could use a little zip- getting tired. Our stuffed potato was dry and surprisingly, but not pleasingly, was covered in melted cheese. The filet was delicious- done exactly to order. There is no lunch menu, far too expensive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always a pleasure! Great service and yummy quality food!

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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Prime rib was awful. Worst that I have had in a long time. Yorkshire was like cardboard, soup was yummy as was the stuffed potato. Others at the table has salmon - tasted good; and beef dips - liked the pretzel bread. Seated near the door off the patio that people occasionally used. We thought that the door was locked as it is not the main entrance. Damned cold! Wouldn't recommend this place at all.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Absolutely terrible service. Waitress had an attitude, took 20 minutes to bring bill. The food was great. Too bad service was so bad

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The Sunday Prime Rib special is fantastic and very reasonable in price.
Service is great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our service was outstanding, we were seated next to the fireplace, and our meal was delicious. Love the salad bar as well.

Tags: Fun, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Felt like the night staff did the prep on the charcuterie board

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I wanted to take my boyfriend to a great place to enjoy a great meal as he is from the USA. We were both so pleased to have amazing food and service. It was a great experience from start to finish. We will defiantly be coming back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

From the moment we sat down we where welcomed like a long lost relative. Justin our server was amazing, looking after us and going above and beyond. The food was great, the rib eye was one of the best I’ve ever had.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I think the restaurant needs an update. The chairs are big and comfy but so close together i dont know how people are supposed to get in and out. The place is super dusty. It really needs a good scrub down. The food was good but not for how much we paid for it. I choose the location as something special, but in the end came out feeling it did not live up to reputation.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Brunch was excellent. Great variety of fresh food. Excellent service all around.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

I love smugglers however I don’t eat pork and they don’t have on their menu which items contain pork (bacon for example). I got the parmesan garlic crusted filet and it was wrapped in bacon. The menu did not say wrapped in bacon. Had to send back for a new one. Menu should be updated but otherwise food is always good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

THE PLACE to go for prime rib!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had an enjoyable birthday lunch with my girlfriend . She had a generous size prime in sandwich she really enjoyed. Her potatoes were a bit dry, but the server suggested some gravy that she enjoyed. I had the Portuguese bean soup, salad bar with an ad on 5oz sirloin steak. The soup was delicious, salad maybe not that fresh, but not bad. I'm celiac and there were many options for me.

Finally, they brought her a generous piece of birthday cake at no extra charge. That was very considerate.

Our lady server, which I didn't get her name was very professional. I wish I would have remembered her name. I would definitely recommend Smugglers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Visited for the first time. Interesting decor and atmosphere. Standard steak house prices. Great service. The food in the salad bar was a little tired but great soup. Steak was good. My seafood tasted slightly metallic and I wonder if the dish it was served in was responsible (perhaps it was new?). Dessert was delicious! Overall we had a good experience.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great dining experience! Food was delicious and the service was good!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food, good value. The soup and salad bar were especially nice. You don't see that anymore.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Our waiter, Derek, truly made our evening. This guy has charm in spades and knows his menu, wines, table service and how to connect with patrons.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

great food, great service and great pricing! It easy to see why they have been there for do long

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was delicious! Service was equally amazing! Great job!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for the Sunday Brunch. It was awesome! Great selection of food, fantastic meats...! I expected the price to be quite high but it wasn't. Phenomenal value!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Seems to have slipped. Salad bar isn’t what it used to be and the prime rib wasn’t as good as what I usually get from there. I have been going here for 25 years. But the waiter was an awesome guy!

Tags: Authentic
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