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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%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“prime rib” (109 reviews)
“soups” (43 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 24 July 2018 via mobile

Had some fantastic prime rib at this Smuggler’s Inn. A relative recommended this place and said that it’s been in Calgary for decades. Would have to say that the prime rib is one of the best I’ve ever had. Entrees include salad bar and soup...More

Thank 998MichaelW998
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere is so nice here. The meal was wonderful and the service from Stein was the best! Thanks so much, we'll be back for sure!

Thank convred
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Smugglers excellent as always. Great service and food. Some of staff been there for years. Always busy and people smiling. This shows very popular.

Thank 963rayt
Reviewed 18 June 2018

When you go to a steak house you expect excellent beef. Not so the last time we went to Smugglers Inn. Great salad bar and other food was fine but steak lacked flavour and texture.

Thank crobinson2014
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We've been there for lunch and dinner, so we decided to take in the brunch and were pleased as usual. An excellent variety of brunch and lunch foods along with numerous desserts. They had a brisket which was 'melt in your mouth good', both in...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Just awesome! Smugglers just does it right! We find that we go when we have an occasion to celebrate or people we want to impress! Salad bar is top notch... my daughter and I ALWAYS go just for the "salad bar" but will almost always...More

Thank zimmfamily2016
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Smugglers is a Calgary staple for fantastic food and service and has been for years. Long term staff who are some of the best in the business always make each visit worthwhile. While other trendy restaurants spend thousands in continual rebranding or makeovers, Smugglers just...More

Thank DonNJane
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The ambiance is good. The waiters (s) are great, always very accommodating and friendly. Love the salad bar especially the fresh rolls. Good food with large portions. If you have a special event to celebrate, try this restaurant.

Thank Annette P
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Just enjoyed a great dinner with friends. The atmosphere makes for great conversation. Everything on the menu is sure to please. You could make a meal out of the fabulous soup and salad bar, but then you would be missing out on any number of...More

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The menu here for sure has something for all...no questions. From the slad and soup bar to all of the veggie options...to Chicken and Seafood..lots of it...to Lamb and Veal and to the excellent Steak and all of the options there. Truly a great restaurant...More

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