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Smuggler's Inn

6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
+1 403-253-5355
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“prime rib” (104 reviews)
“soups” (37 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 372 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Wow, what an amazing meal, service, atmosphere. Start to finish-top notch best diner Calgary for price for sure....

Thank Marsha D
Reviewed yesterday

Great dining for a lovely evening out. We always enjoy the salad bar. Three different meat mains were ordered with all different "wellness" preferences- all meals arrived at the table at the same time, with everyone's meat cooked perfectly. Service is friendly and very good-...More

Thank Jeannie1929
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smugglers is a regular venue for us for business lunches. The food is consistently great, highly recommend the salad bar along with your meal, great selection, steak soup is fantastic. Have enjoyed every item on the menu. Staff are very friendly and attentive. This restaurant...More

Thank Deb D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vote was for a steak dinner so we thought we would try a Calgary classic. It was a huge amount of food! I had the prime rib which was excellent. My husband had the rib eye and was not impressed. Daughters had prime rib...More

Thank pintobat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service. Salad bar was not the freshest. Some salads seemed a couple days old. Soups and bread were very good.

Thank Christina Marie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve had brunch at this place many times over the years, and every time, the food and service has always been superb. If you can overlook the dated interior (looks like from the late 70’s), then you’ll still be impressed with the brunch.

Thank Petatlan2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the prime rib and chicken Oscar. All the food was served as ordered and was absolutely delicious. A good selection at the salad bar with 3 soups and fresh bread. All menu items are reasonably priced. In our opinion, although the servers wear...More

Thank wow2brippedoff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is nice, with candles and dim lights. Their clam chowder soup is a must try, and their salad bar has a great selection. The soup and salad bar are part of your meal. I ordered the shrimp which was fantastic, and my husband...More

Thank MoparV8
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we’ve been for brunch this year, and while the place is a bit dated you can’t go wrong with the brisket or eggs Benedict. It’s hard to find a good brunch these days that offers a buffet- service is good, food is good,...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We used to eat dinner or brunch here 3 - 4 times a year for over 30 years. What was once one of Calgary's premier restaurants has gone downhill ever since the new ownership took over. The quality of food has dropped dramatically and the...More

Thank touchup2017
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Madchatter
19 April 2016|
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Response from GIPMAIL | Reviewed this property |
Wednesday for lunch is probably fine but friday may be another story. Ask for a table closer to the buffet when you are in prehaps too.
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Jan27092014
3 April 2015|
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Response from Kevin C | Property representative |
Hi there and thank you for your inquiry. We do not offer a buffet for dinner. Our menu is a la carte and is available for viewing on our website. All of our entrees come with our famous Soup & Salad Bar. We do offer a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$36
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
    (Glenmore Trail & Macleod Trail South)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Southwest Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Southwest Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-253-5355
  • E-mail
Description
Smuggler's Inn originally began in 1967 as Bar X Steakhouse, an American company. The current owner, Frank Krowicki, bought out his partners and went to work developing a brand new concept to Calgary. His vision included a mix of casual, late night fine dining and live piano bar. Over the years, the building expanded around Smuggler's Inn, with the addition of Winelite dining room on the west side, and Backstreet lounge and dining room on the north side. As the dining scene in Calgary began to change, Frank too saw a need to change and adapt. The first endeavour was the conversion of Backstreet lounge to Open Sesame in 2000. Open Sesame has been serving fresh, Pan Asian cuisine to happy customers ever since. The conversion of Backstreet dining room to Bolero was complete in 2007. As Calgary's first Brazilian style steakhouse, Bolero continues to satisfy meat lovers with its unique and interactive style of dining. Our latest addition is Tango Bistro, on the west side of the building, which once was Winelite dining room. At Tango Bistro, we bring together delicious, hand crafted small plates and fantastic wine to create a casual atmosphere for all to enjoy. In May 2013, Smuggler's Inn celebrated 40 years of serving mouth-watering Alberta prime rib and steaks alongside many original items, which have made us famous around the world. Four restaurants under one roof keeps us busy, but we wouldn't have it any other way. And the rest, as they say, is history! Smuggler's Group Rewards is a unique program that rewards you every time you visit us. For every dollar you spend, you earn points towards FREE Loyalty Certificates from Smuggler's Group Of Restaurants. Whenever you make a purchase, simply present your Smuggler's Group Rewards Card. We will automatically track your purchases and assign points to your membership. For every 200 points you accumulate, you will accumulate, you will automatically receive a $10 loyalty certificate to redeem on your next visit. There is no charge or fee associated with the Smuggler's Group Rewards Program. Just fill out the application, turn it in to us, and start using it right away.
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