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Smuggler's Inn

6920 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L3, Canada
+1 403-253-5355
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (30 reviews)
“prime rib” (105 reviews)
“soups” (37 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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is first class, Atmosphere is so relaxing, Prime Rib that melts in your mouth. The salad bar is the best ever, over 50 items

Thank Dallas B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather last night did not keep us away from Smuggler's Inn. Some times a slab of dead-cow is worth the drive. Last night I opted to order OFF THE MENU - and did a #4 Cajon, WOW. It likely is the largest piece of...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what an amazing meal, service, atmosphere. Start to finish-top notch best diner Calgary for price for sure....

Thank Marsha D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dining for a lovely evening out. We always enjoy the salad bar. Three different meat mains were ordered with all different "wellness" preferences- all meals arrived at the table at the same time, with everyone's meat cooked perfectly. Service is friendly and very good-...More

Thank Jeannie1929
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Smugglers is a regular venue for us for business lunches. The food is consistently great, highly recommend the salad bar along with your meal, great selection, steak soup is fantastic. Have enjoyed every item on the menu. Staff are very friendly and attentive. This restaurant...More

Thank Deb D
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The vote was for a steak dinner so we thought we would try a Calgary classic. It was a huge amount of food! I had the prime rib which was excellent. My husband had the rib eye and was not impressed. Daughters had prime rib...More

Thank pintobat
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service. Salad bar was not the freshest. Some salads seemed a couple days old. Soups and bread were very good.

Thank Christina Marie S
Reviewed 27 December 2017

I’ve had brunch at this place many times over the years, and every time, the food and service has always been superb. If you can overlook the dated interior (looks like from the late 70’s), then you’ll still be impressed with the brunch.

Thank Petatlan2014
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Questions & Answers
20 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.
4 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, 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 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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