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Smuggler's Inn

€€ - €€€American, Steakhouse,
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
+1 403-253-5355
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“prime rib” (108 reviews)
“soups” (39 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with an associate. Strangely, he'd never been before. Signed him up for the lunch, prime rib sandwich. He loved it.

Thank Glen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My lovely wife and I love it here, from the salad bar to exceptionally well prepared steaks to the mud pie for dessert! We will be back with the whole crew from home!

Thank Stan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had bad, bad food first time in 11 years. 2 bison steaks were terrible ( $33. each ) Mead. and medium rear were done the same - blood was coming out. Tasteless, can, veggies. Dirty windows, service so so. $200 for three. Is this the...More

Thank Juliusz Z
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This place is the rib/steakhouse of choice for a lot of Calgarians, and for good reason. I like the fact that it is not a chain, but a one-of-a-kind establishment that prides itself on quality food, good service, and one of the few to offer...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We love going to Smuggler's Inn as they never disappoint. I had the Sunday Prime Rib special (great value!), comes with salad/soup bar and dessert and my husband had the Halibut. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious! Emily was fantastic! Will definitely be back sooner...More

Thank Meikyosmom1
Reviewed 5 March 2018

About 4 years ago the food was fantastic, salad bar and prime rib that melts in your mouth. The service is great, they even let us come in early as we arrived about 1/2 hour before opening. The ambience is fantastic with a nice cozy...More

Thank MiriMargaret
Reviewed 2 March 2018

The last time I ate at Smuggler's was probably 10 years ago, and I had fond memories of that dining experience. From start to finish, this time around thoroughly exceeded my expectations! The service was incredibly friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is great. The cocktail/drink...More

Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We went to brunch on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked the atmosphere (dark wood and comfortable seating - the acoustics keep the dining room quiet, despite being totally full up. The food was superb, sweet seafood, excellent charcuterie items, fine eggs benedict, and...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We really like eating in this restaurant. We really like the salad bar, which also comes with soup and breads as well. The food is amazing! A new favorite of mine is the BBQ beef ribs. I've never had better. The staff is awesome, providing...More

Thank lrdudley
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Three of us were looking for somewhere for lunch on Saturday. We stopped in at Smugglers Inn on Macleod Trail. Before they seated us, they let us know that lunch was a buffet and that they would be cleaning off the buffet in about half...More

Thank scottie552
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Questions & Answers
19 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
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$36
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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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