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Buchanan's Chop House & Whisky Bar

Canadian, American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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738 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G7, Canada
+1 403-261-4646
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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For $ 27, one would expect a hamburger to be omg good. It's ordinarily mediocre. And small. And overcooked. And nigh tasteless. The best reason to go to Buchanan are the whiskeys. There are too many to drink in a lifetime. The food... is a different story.

Thank electric_ant99
Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buchanans is one of our favorite restaurants in Calgary. However, during our latest meal there, we experienced the worst service we have had from any restaurant in years. The main course, which the kitchen did its usual excellent job preparing, was served to us barely warm. The service was slow and inattentive. We had to ask the waiter to take... More 

Thank kdunn2017
Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food and service are excellent. Portions are large, so come hungry. Reservations a necessity. Like dining in a "club atmosphere".

Thank Kanng17
Saskatoon, Canada
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I went to try the burger as it has gotten quite a bit of recognition. If you go between 3 and 5 p.m., the burger is half-price! Regardless of whether you pay full or half-price, the burger is very tasty. The meat is a high quality beef that you can taste and they cook it the way you like it.... More 

Thank Blair T
Edmonton, Alberta
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Business dinner so asked for privacy. Host was very helpful in seating us in a private nook. Staff were respectful and accommodating throughout evening. Special diets accommodated without fuss. Steaks were done perfectly. Lobster and mussels were good; broth was a okay. Disappointments arose from side dishes - onion rings too greasy to eat: veggies over or underdone. Steaks were... More 

Thank TVH
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Every Month a group of us go to a different Calgary eatery, we've been doing this for about 5 years, we've had some very good experiences and some not so good. Our dinner at Buchanan's was probably one of our best evenings. The restaurant is very tastefully decorated, the service was excellent and food was great. I had their dinner... More 

Thank martinsZ4854YO
Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I dined at Buchanan's with a group of friends last night and was very impressed. This was my first visit but I will definitely be back. The smoked pork chops I had were beautifully presented and surrounded by seasonal vegetables. The service was outstanding. This is a great place to go with friends…the dining room is quiet enough to actually... More 

Thank joandcompany
Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Food was awesome, great whiskey and wine selection! Staff was all very knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Definitely a must to check out!

Thank BrettBohlmann
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

While this family owned restaurant has been around in Calgary for over 3 decades, it continues to impress us locals...... and is truly one of Calgary's best kept secrets. We had a fabulous, romantic dinner where, for once, I did not order the burgers (which by the way are top-notch because they use only top sirloin steak), but the rack... More 

Thank SjNM123
Calgary, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I'm always amazed when I go back here that after three decades its still soo good. The food is aamazing, Best steak I've had in a long time but its not just the beef. The veggies are out of this world too. Easily the best value plates in town.. S.L

Thank seanandclan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Canadian, American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-261-4646

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?