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Symons Roadhouse

4.0
308 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
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  • Good for Groups (279)
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"Contemporary Comfort Food" Great Steaks, Smoking Southern BBQ, Classic Roadhouse Dishes, Family Fare & Outstanding Brunch. Great Events & Catering
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Canadian, Steak, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Monday - Closed
Tuesday- BBQ Buffet only 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday- 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Thursday- 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday- 11:00am- 11:00pm
Saturday- 10:00am-11:00pm
Sunday- 10:00am-9:00pm
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Phone number
(587) 296-4986
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kevin Turner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
144th AVE NW, Calgary Ab
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Public transit
Disembark Transit Bus 425 on the corner of Symons Valley Road NW & 144 Ave NW (2 minute walk north to the restaurant)
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Special events & promotions
brad@symonsroadhouse.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

We had a great time tonight. Our sever Kate was super friendly and accommodating to our young rowdy kids. The food and ambiance of the restaurant was great! So much better then going to a typical family restaurant like BP's. Highly recommend and will definitely be going back.

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ApapAp (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on December 7, 2016

Was very very cold. Was told heat was at max. Could use ceiling fans to push heat down

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vipTimewarp (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

Great food, amazing friendly staff and large portions.

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maximus (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

Unfortunately our experience was not good. We had the steak sandwich and the meat was very tough and tasteless. My son had the burger and he said it was very good. The service was very good and the staff are friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2016

The best brisket I've found in this city. The chef clearly takes pride in each plate served. Why spend an equal amount at an overpriced, underwhelming restaurant like earls or joeys for a "nice" night out, when symons valley road house exists. Try it out, and I promise you will not be disappointed. A true gem of the burbs. Must experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

Fabulous country favourite foods. Crispy chicken, ribeye steak, jumbalia - and don't forget the poutine - are all amazing. Top the evening off with the sticky toffee pudding and everyone will be wowed! This is a casual, western atmosphere where family and friends can meet.

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Fraunbea (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Ate the Lobster Poutine; very tasty!

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vipHutch (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Not up to their usual standard. Food was slow arriving. Not enough wait staff. Corn fritters ( our appetizer) were over cooked and dried out. Our pre dinner cocktails took forever to arrive even thou it wasn't that busy. Also, they were over priced. My steak was cold-had it sent back to get it warmed up. Not up to the usual quality that we have experienced previously.

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MONSOON (Calgary)
1.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

I had dined here in the past, and I good memories, so I did not hesitate recommending this restaurant for our Saturday Brunch. I am sorry to say, I was gravely disappointed and embarrassed that I chose this spot. The service was beyond poor, and the food was mediocre. I was also very surprised at the lack of other diners at lunch time. Due to the extremely poor service, I will not be going back.

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StaceyA (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Great service, fun location and good atmosphere. The food is very good and we like the comfortable location the Roadhouse offers.

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Mike (Calgary)
2.0  Dined on October 20, 2016

I used to like this restaurant and have introduced family and friends to it. My experience the other night was horrific. The bar service was comical and the food was either overcooked or undercooked to the extent that it was barely edible. The restaurant was not busy; there were six customers. The excuse for the bar and kitchen shortcomings was that the staff were "in training". They appeared to be unsupervised and we, the victims of incompetence. The thermostat was also unsupervised and our party were forced to wear outer garments to retain body heat. There seemed to be a general disregard for the customer despite a valiant attempt by our server to salvage the experience. The event was off-putting to the extent that I will never return.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

Really enjoyed our meal, and the service was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

Good service manager was friendly. Prices were good

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2016

I was really impressed with the service and the atmosphere of the restaurant. The prices were excellent and I was impressed you could have a beer and a glass of wine all night for $5.00. It was a nice touch the manager came and talked to us too. I will surely recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2016

Great service!We had the crispy chicken and Chocolate Pecan pie...very good!Will try the Lobster Poutine next time!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2016

Great place to bring friends and family! Come here quite often.

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vipFantastico (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on September 20, 2016

Buffet was basic, fewer options than expected based on previously posted menus. Was a cold evening bringing a very light crowd. Hope for better experience next time.

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NotoriousBW (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

Stopped at the roadhouse on the way to the airport after a weekend with the family in Banff. Had the BBQ brisket and half a mac n cheese. Everything on the table was excellent. Gin cocktails too. Got a look at the smokehouse on the way out. What a unit.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2016

The service and food was amazing. We were greeted with friendly staff. Arrived at 12:15pm expecting it to be busy but it wasn't at all. From beginning to end, everything was good. We didn't have to wait long for our food and refills on coffee. I would definitely come back to check out dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on September 4, 2016

This restaurant was just okay. We ordered the corn fritters, beef brisket and pork shoulder. The meat was cooked well but there was barely any sauce. For a BBQ joint, we thought this was odd. The sticky toffee pudding was excellent. After we finished dessert, we were still working on our cocktails (not good) and the waitress gave us a bill and a machine and stood over us to pay right away. We felt very rushed, like we were not supposed to be there. There are better BBQ places for a better price. Would not go back.

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