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Smuggler's Inn

) #38 of 3,053 Restaurants in Calgary €€ - €€€ American, Steakhouse,
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
+1 403-253-5355
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“prime rib” (87 reviews)
“soups” (33 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The reason giving four stars rather than 5 stars is that my steak was a little over cook. I ordered the salad bar with an add on steak. It came medium well rather than medium that I like. I believe it is because it was...More

Thank mag123_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked this place based on reviews and how close it was to where we were staying. By far the best steak around, I had the Ribeye and wife had the prime rib. Both were cooked just right. Waitstaff were very good as well

Thank James17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i'm a fish and veggie person who eats like a bird. not in my wildest dreams would i have thought to consume a 15 oz prime rib. but that is exactly what happened during dinner here. and i would do it again. everything was perfect....More

Thank aslazaro1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just celebrated a special family birthday at Tango Bistro and couldn't have been more pleased. All the food was delicious and the service couldn't have been more friendly and efficient. They really went out of their way to ensure that the evening was perfect....More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here over several times over the years when visiting Calgary. It's a family favourite and has never disapointed. Great steaks, ribs etc and a bonus are the included soup and excellent salad bar. Perfect steakhouse with good alternatives for fish eaters

Thank NormO46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smuggler's Inn has such a warm and hospitable atmosphere, fabulous food, and great servers. On July 8th we took the opportunity to visit sister restaurant Bolero's (upstairs) for a quiet, special dinner. I had heard all about the interesting concept of how the meats are...More

Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 1974 on our last night before moving from Calgary, my former wife and i were taken out to dinner at the Smugglers Inn. We loved it Within the past 5 years, I have tried to make it back upon each visit to Calgary, in...More

Thank Majarhumanservices
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I hadn't been here in years, and we just went with a big group. It was expensive, and the food was only average. I didn't do the salad bar, but everyone enjoyed that. My chicken was so dried out, the sauce was plain, small portions....More

Thank star_doc
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have been coming to this restaurant over the years since it opened in 1973. This last visit I noticed that things have definitely slipped. Quantity over quality seems to be their mo now. I had the prime rib as usual, 10 oz portion as...More

Thank JimmyDaniels1701
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Smugglers Inn has been around forever, and hasn't lost a step. Their specialty is Prime Rib, and it was perfect; tender, well seasoned, and the Au Jus had a hint of red wine. The salad bar was improved over what I remember from the past,...More

1  Thank HungryInTheHat
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Questions & Answers
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.
3 April 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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