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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” (37 reviews)
“prime rib” (116 reviews)
“soups” (43 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 417 reviews

Reviewed 21 September 2018

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 18 September 2018

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
Reviewed 14 September 2018

It's a great looking wooden building, and the furniture is also just as interesting - big throne-style chairs on wheels. The menu was equally impressive, with a big range of steaks, ribs, chicken, seafood and more. I had the baby back ribs - and they...More

Thank mmmmt1
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We frequently dine at Smugglers Inn, and this time we celebrated my birthday with my husband and young children. Smugglers is amazing, the entree’s are delish and consistency is on point! The salad and soup bar has a fantastic selection, and the service is second...More

Thank AliyaK35
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Our daughter requested Prime Rib night at the Smugglers Inn for her birthday supper. We had never been there before but she spoke highly of it saying both suppers and the breakfast buffet were wonderful the times she had gone there. We had a bit...More

Thank suitscase
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I have frequented Smuggler's Inn over a period of decades. It is an old Calgary tradition. It still serves very good prime rib and the service is excellent. I did miss good old-fashioned potato salad though! The atmosphere is very relaxed and inviting. It's nice...More

Thank tikifreespirit
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We went to this spot because it was close to the hotel. When waiting to be seated other guests it was a Calgary hidden jem. They were right. Food was amazing and wide selection and all fresh. Helen at the omelet station was very friendly...More

Thank Dajakery
Reviewed 25 August 2018

I've had seafood for years in New England and this meal equaled it in taste and price. Our waiter was one the best we have had anywhere in the world. The Portuguese pork and bean soup was spicy and sweet. They fit us in on...More

Thank pvsmith2016
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

It was the first time here for all four in our party. We all agreed it was the best prime rib we’ve ever had. Expansive salad bar with many options and 3 different soups with two different breads. Dessert was fantastic - they bring real...More

Thank 52dianed
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Was great service was good, and food was really nice , but the ran out of things in the buffet. Service was good

Thank pmickey
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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