Sawmill - South

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CAN$30 and under
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Steakhouse
We are Alberta's largest and most beautiful steak house. Tom Goodchild's Moose Factory stretches over 20,000 square feet with a seating capacity of over 700 dining room, lounge, banquet room, and patio combined.
This location has built its reputation on the Sawmill formula. Serving over half a dozen different cuts and sizes of "AAA" Alberta beef one can't go wrong ordering any one style. The Moose Factory has become known for many unique qualities like it's luncheon buffet Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. which attracts the busy luncheon crowd with dozens of salads and an array of hot items to choose from daily.

Private dining rooms, banquet rooms, 40-foot ceilings, outside patio bar and grill, Tom Goodchild's Moose Factory will have a place for you any day of the week. Come to experience the ambiance and enjoy the entertainment of a classic tableside Caesar or Chateaubriand.


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4.0based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NatashaF
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Couldn't be more disappointed with the service and the food. This used to be an amazing restaurant a few years back, the prices haven't changed but the food is absolute garbage. The servers are nice, but the hostesses leave a huge damper on the experience. regardless of the fact that we had a reservation, it was neither checked nor were any of our requests even acknowledged.

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mikeh
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall2Food4Service5Ambience1

Dining room closed... Set up had all the charm of my Grand parents rec room

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BBrack49
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Unbelievable Kobe Burger, good selection of specialty drinks. Unhappy with the Flatbread appy but could've just been my tastebuds. Would definitely return. And very recommended for dates etc.

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FredH
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

In the past three weeks I’ve had dinner at Earls, The Keg and The Sawmill. Easels and the Keg were both very good while the Sawmill didn’t even compare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very impressed with the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

First time at Sawmill. We both ordered the prime rib. The food quality was outstanding. Manager followed up to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. Restaurant decor and seating areas could definitely use an upgrade but did not take away from our overall experience. Would definitely recommend this location.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

It was my birthday and they didn’t have special treatment or anything but that was okay. Their steak sauce was salty and they vacuuming the room close to us to it was pretty noisy. The manager asked us how the food was without noticing that we haven’t even taken a bite yet. I went back to Sawmill because I loved their service and food before but I doubt I’ll be going back again. I was speaking highly of the restaurant to my family and it definitely disappointed us all. The calamari was good tho! 🤟🏻

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Mrp15
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food , need to update furnishings . Nice to sit outside on patio but cushions were old and worn .

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Cloew
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience1

This location could definitely use some upgrades and renovations. I wanted to dine somewhere nicer for a change so we chose sawmill Calgary Trail and was disappointed at how run down it looked inside. The service and food were good but overall left feeling underwhelmed.

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JeffV
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was incredible. Our server was attentive, funny, and very polite. He helped us have an awesome experience.

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wingman220
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb service and a superb meal. Highly recommend Sawmill to family and friends in the future.

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Steaks4Us
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really enjoyed the meal. The steak was excellent.

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Umma
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With all the Covid restrictions we have not been out for awhile. Such a treat, everything was wonderful, the atmosphere, the service, the food and safety measures, made this outing with our dear friend wonderful. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Food was cold and tasteless
Waitress was pushy when taking away dirty plates
We have had amazing food and service in the past but this visit was a disappointment all the way around especially for what we paid

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Tobe133
Edmonton
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tried to make a reservation for on the patio via phone from 10 AM until 3:45 PM (6 phone calls) with no answer from the restaurant. Finally booked thru open table with special instructions asking for the patio. When we got there they had us inside the bar. Server (Jennifer) was fantastic. 1st couple dozen of wings were not even warm, next batch were hot which was great! Guacamole with the Nachos was not Guacamole but sliced up Avocado on the chips. Not worth the extra $. At the end, Jennifer never asked about the Loyalty Card and we never thought of it since it has been sooo many months since we have been out because of Covid. Food was mediocre, wings small, cold initially, service was GOOD, Jennifer was very personable.

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WayneA
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always good. Service, food, decor above average. A go-to place for me.

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TYLER
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

As always everything was great only thing is the benches are dated and could use some updating. Servers are always great as well.

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vipJackie27
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was very uneven. Two eggs in two separate egg Benedict dishes were properly served, the other two were almost hard boiled. ☹️

Hollandaise sauce was a real disappointment, tasted like it was made with margarine, blech!!!

Servers were both good, but didn’t offer other beverages - we ended up asking for mimosas. Coffee refill was hard to get at first, but then they came over more often with refills. Overall a disappointment, we’ve come many times before and it’s always been really good!!!

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BeckyC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Food was excellent as ever, and their system to deal with our covid reality was great. We had an excellent dinner.

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TonyB
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I found the experience quite enjoyable, with exception to social distancing which could have been a little better.

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twofortheroad
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

My food was very good, had beef dip. My other diners were not to keen on their selection. Pricing was probably a factor. Service was excellent.

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tomm
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food was cold and crab used for sauces was not real. As always good sucks

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PaulD
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Very underwhelming. The service was good, but the restaurant was very quiet. Given the small number of guests the food was not very impressive. All of my courses were almost cold. It wasn’t to the point where I would send it back, but very close to doing so.

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent variety of dishes, yummy appetizers, delicious main dish, wonderful desserts. Had food to take home. Waitress was very attentive and engaging. Decor was nice, and place was clean and ambient

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LeanneC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

Service was awful!! It took 2 hours to complete our meal. We will not be back.

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LoriB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was just okay. Some foods were undercooked or overcooked.
Too many cold options like salads and not enough hot items.
I can see having to make your own toast but I don’t want to make my own waffles.
Need at least 2 people cooking omelettes because the wait is too long.

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RetiredEM
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven’t been to the sawmill in several years, and thoroughly enjoyed our evening out. The food was delicious, cooked perfectly and didn’t arrive 10 minutes after we ordered, so we had time to actually sit visit and enjoy our evening without feeling rushed. Our server was very pleasant and check back frequently. The restaurant itself is lovely it’s like a step back in time with the brick and the old pictures on the wall. The music was in the background but not overpowering so you couldn’t have a conversation. We will be back

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Moniquemowanna75singer
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

I would only recommend based on the food. It's way too dark in the restaurant, we had to use our phones to read the menu. The staff aren't very attentive and there was no salt or pepper on the table. The bathroom is out of date and the soap dispensers are DIRTY! Like gross. I miss the old sawmill.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went the for brunch it was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ramone our server made the dining experience wonderful. Food was great as well.

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GerryK
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to have family or friends together for any ocasion. Luv the place

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CecileD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

My group was quite satisfied with the food,except for one of two who had the buffet. He said that the food he had didn’t taste fresh. The service was good and cordial but we waited quite a long time to be served our first cup of coffee. All in all our experience was a good one and would recommend.

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Ginger
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was awesome. Food a little pricey but was tasty and the service outstanding so definitely worth it.

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AbiF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

They were so accommodating and friendly. Food was good but not much for gluten free.

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Hansd
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is always excellent here. Have never had a bad experience. All staff are courteous, pleasant and helpful.

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JodyD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience3

We got there at our reserved time 6 PM.Were told our waitress would be right back. 1/2 hr later she returned only to take our drink order. Took 15 min for drinks to come to the table. said she would be back to take our food order. finally came and took our food order. We waited for our food order watching people who came in later than us and ordered after we did get, and have finished eating even before we got our meals. Our food came at 8. 2 hrs after we arrived. The waitress did however offer to buy us deserts. wont be going back there.

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JustinL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation 2 weeks before Valentine’s Day, we were seated in the bar area at a uncomfortable table next to a group that was very loud and obviously there just drink, instead of the dinning area where we probably should have been for a romantic personal dinner. Ended up just staying for a drink each and that was 30 bucks. Not worth our time.

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NSG88
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

I was looking for a semi-fancy, romantic steakhouse for Valentine's Day and the previous reviews suggested Sawmill. Never had been there before. Booked a spot for 7:45. We were a few minutes late just due to traffic/weather conditions, but upon arrival we still had to wait 15 minutes before getting seated. What was worse though was that they seated us in the Lounge area which, for Valentine's Day, was less than ideal. It was loud, not very romantic, table was uneven/wobbly, and considering we dressed up in a more semi-formal manner we were definitely over-dressed in comparison to the rest of the patrons. In retrospect, we should've insisted on the dining area even if it meant waiting a little bit longer. Aside from the ambiance/environment, it was also not made clear that the Valentine's Day menu was a fixed menu - this was likely something OpenTable should've made apparent when making the reservation. The Valentine's Day menu was very expensive, and although the choices of food we made ended up being very good in terms of quality and taste, considering the price I would've found a better value in somewhere else like Keg or other similar steakhouses. Service was mediocre as well; our hostess was kind but failed to get refills for our drinks even once during the duration of our stay - not entirely her fault though given how busy it was that night. Overall, our experience wasn't quite what we were expecting, and despite the food itself being very good, considering the price, ambiance, and service we probably won't be heading back there again.

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ValerieD
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent, servers were slammed not their fault but made service slow. All wait staff were very helpful though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

Took 15 minutes to get a menu. Food came out relatively quick but was disappointed in the seating area. We were seated right beside the breakfast buffet on valentine’s day where they turned the lights off and piled dirty dishes, was very disappointed. Also was a high traffic area, and the person sitting in the aisle felt in the way the whole night, by staff. We had our reservation booked for a while and when we went to be seated, our table had already been taken and we needed to be reseated somewhere else. When the entree came out, both meats were well undercooked but since it was so busy, we were unable to tell the waitress and ate what we could. The menu was restricted , which was unfortunate. The mushrooms were not what I have had before from other locations, as they looked like they were from a can. Overall, the waitress was busy all evening and did what she could but food, and value was not up to expectation. Paying 150$ for a meal on a special day like valentine’s day and receiving what we did, was quite a disappointment.

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Sawmill - South does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Sawmill - South also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 437-5616.

Sawmill - South is rated 4 stars by 1057 OpenTable diners.

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