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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (38 reviews)
“prime rib” (117 reviews)
“soups” (43 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of 20 from children to seniors for a family dinner. Even on a busy evening (we had a reservation) Smuggler's Inn easily accommodated the group. The soup and salad bar that comes with each entree was a treat. The bison steak...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davidhamont
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happy to have discovered Smugglers after all these years! Dropped in for a lunch and enjoyed our meal and the pleasant and helpful service we received here. The manager, our server and the kitchen staff as well, were quite careful to make sure that my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are ashamed to admit we haven’t visited smugglers before. It it very classic, from the decor down to the furnishings. Staff members have been there for years, which is always a good sign. Our server Guy was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The prime...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank J9537TMrachels
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We took our son & his fiancé out for dinner. Celebrating not only their engagement but also both their birthdays. The atmosphere is warm & charming. Noise level is not bad. The food is excellent & the salad bar is a great asset.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DKKid
Reviewed 11 December 2018

My 3 friends and I had lunch at Smuggler’s Inn last week and we are enjoyed our meals. There’s a soup and salad bar that has 3 kinds of soup, lots of salad choices and fresh buns. It costs $13 or $14 but it is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 449lesleym
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

The fish and chips (minus the chips) were delicious and generously portion. That on top of the soup, salad bar, & bread sticks. Somebody call for a wheel barrel. As always, Amie saw to it we were well looked after. Great place, tasty food, all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FoodHound1
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

The food was mediocre at best! It took 40 minutes for our food which was cold. The steak was low grade and the ribs were fatty and awkward to eat. I would rather go to The Keg!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gmariesmom
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Our Sever Derek has exceptional rapport and made us feel so glad we choose their restaurant. The prime rib was presented beautifully and the taste was incredible. Derek also was very good at nailing down what we would like to drink with our meal and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank annaleecarmon
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I have been in Smuggler's many times prior this visit. Soups, usually three kinds are ALWAYS very tasty. Freshly baked (?) or warmed up breadsticks are quite nice as well. Variety of salads are adequate. I was a bit disappointed NOT finding ANY fresh fruit....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maria L
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Went for a nice steak lunch on the recommendation of a colleague and what a nice little surprise. It is dark but that seems to add to the ambience. The prime-rib was delicious and large portions.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Funiswherethesunis
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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$ 19 - US$ 34
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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 fresh, locally inspired comfort dishes with a focus on cold, sustainable seafood and top quality steaks. 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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