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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (35 reviews)
“prime rib” (108 reviews)
“soups” (41 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 days ago

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

Thank annaleecarmon
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Funiswherethesunis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took some clients here because they said they like prime rib. I am a vegetarian and am not a good judge of steak houses. Well, turned out great. Derek was a wonderful server. Thank you!!!

Thank LiliHeit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time we have eaten here. Really need to come back more often. Had the rib eye and it was perfect. 2nd best steak I have ever had and that is saying something. Our server, Derek was the right balance of funny, knowledgeable, helpful and...More

Thank Rod H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I visited Smugglers for the first time with my Mother in law for dinner. First, the place is VERY dark and a bit on the dangerous side as far as getting around. I actually had to use a light from my cell...More

Thank jiffypop101
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a great value burger and fries with unlimited help yourself soup and salad car you cannot beat this place. We really enjoy the salad bar !!

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place to go for great ambiance and food. You have a soup and salad bar that is free with the meal! The food was very good and the waitress we had was delightful. You could tell she enjoyed her job. They are...More

Thank Terri H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The feeling inside here is rather oppressive with low light and dark wood. However the main attraction at lunchtime is the salad bar. A selection of soup and all you can eat salad for $14. This was supplemented by Garlic Shrimp and Grilled Chicken both...More

Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salad bar was great. The choice of three soups was excellent. I mixed the Portuguese soup and steak soup... yummy. Buns were fresh and warm. The Prime rib was fantastic. Nicely done. Chairs were comfortable and the ambiance was very nice. Service was very good....More

Thank Charles T
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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$ 19 - 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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