Sawmill - South

4.1
1107 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Steakhouse
February 8th this location will be re-opening to the public for dine-in. We strongly encourage you to make your Open Table reservations and we are happy to be able to take care of all of our valuable guests, again. 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 Alberta beef one cannot go wrong ordering any one style. The Moose Factory has become known for many unique qualities and is open daily at 1130am except Sundays when we open at 3pm.

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.


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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1107 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.6
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AliZ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Server was very good. Food took a long time, we were only two.
My hamburger was soggy, salad was fine.
My take out salad was missing the dressing container.
Been coming to the Sawmill for a number of years and have been happy. Yesterday was not the case.

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LorraineB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic steak house, great food--but the air conditioning is not great, so don't go there on a really hot day if the heat bothers you.

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lashbrodi
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Food was OK. Not worth the cost bit service was great
Server was very helpful

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service was great. I wish I had known that they changed up the bar and restaurant. We would have preferred to be sat in the bar or patio, wish it wasn’t an option when making the reservation or when we arrived.

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BillW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent server, music way too loud in the eating area so asked to have it turned down so we could carry on a conversation. Restaurant AC not working so had to eat in the sports lounge. Overall a very nice evening.

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Norm
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The gluten free meal (ginger chicken bowl) was simply dry rice and chicken. No sauce because it had gluten but was advertised as GF.
Also drink specials do not apply to the restaurant side, only the lounge, but we were given a drink menu and nowhere did it state lounge only on it. A/C was not keeping up.

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JerizaH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Our order of Bacon Mac n Cheese fid not have bacon on it

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BarbH
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great dining experience at the Sawmill. The service was friendly and attentive and our meals were scrumptious.We will definitely be back!

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Firstime
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went here to celebrate our Anniversary, and enjoyed it. Food was made according to our request and satisfaction. Linda, who served us was exceptional! We'll definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Very disappointing. The sawmill which used to be the moose factory has gone into major disrepair. Very dirty and unwelcoming atmosphere. Will not be going back. Food was mediocre at best.

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NinaM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

We had the chicken cordon blue. The rice I had with mine was stuck together and dry. The veggies tasted like they had been sitting in water all day.
My husband’s French fries were from frozen or had been cooked earlier than recooked.
It was our 47th anniversary and I’m sorry we wasted our money going there.

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RobertK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great meal, great service and wonderful food. Always a great place to come for some fine dining.

MC
MelissaC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner and a wonderful experience

BK
vipBarbK
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Easter Brunch...the restaurant has seen better days...furniture and decor are old and dirty. Food was only ok...definitely not up to Sawmill standards.

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ivanm
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

My Son In Law and I both ordered steak medium rare. Both steak were almost rare. Neither of us finished our steaks. Very disappointing. Was not up to the Sawmills usual standards.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

The steak was poor. My child could have cooked one better tasting on our BBQ. Overall..... nice decor and ambience, but definitely not even close to being worth the money we spent. The service was very good however.

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CarmenP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Restaurant undergoing renovations but despite this, we received excellent care from staff, including Manager Roy Robinson. Food was excellent, presentation sublime! This was just a casual late lunch but I recommend to anyone for any ocassion to treat themselves to dinner or brunch at the Sawmill.

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DannyH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I used to love going to the Sawmill. This experience was really disappointing, the salt and pepper shakers were sticky. The glass my sons drink came in was dirty and the prime rib was dry. I won’t be going back, ver pay disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful

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Troy
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wife and I stopped for the prime rib and yorkshire pudding and they didn't disappoint! The hostess was a little cutie petutie (as my wife said) and our server, Steve or Steven (something like that, I'm bad with names) was fantastic. Splurged and added the lobster tail, Devine! Oh, and don't pass up on the desert chocolate bowl! We definitely over indulged. My only complaint would be them all wearing masks. I miss seeing and interacting with faces. Maybe when society gets over their mask dependency we will go back, if nothing else just to see the real smile on the cute little hostess!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Had a great family dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience3

Our waiter was amazing!
Our appetizer was greasy and inedible. My steak was extremely undercooked and the food was average in flavour!
Expensive night out for a subpar dinner

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SaraB
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

The noise level was excessive from the Scottish soccer team. We booked in the lounge to get happy hour price drinks, was seated just outside of lounge (but still VERY noisy) & paid full price for drinks. Not near as enjoyable an experience as we were looking for when one in our party hadn’t been out to dine in 15 months!!!

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ThomasY
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was not bad. We all had a good time. The food was great, the service was good and it was a pleasant experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food!

JK
JeanneK
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

I was disappointed to see that The Sawmill no longer serves bread before the meal.

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DennisM
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. Wonderful service and excellent food. I’ve since recommended your establishment to others. Keep up the good work!

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RenegadesWife
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding and all the staff were extremely hospitable, attentive, and kind - especially our server Steve. He was amazing with us and with all 4 of our kids. Would absolute recommend!

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TrevorC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Menu printing too small.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic

JC
JaniceC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

the decor is pretty dated and the food was not as good as it used to be. Likely would not go back

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steakhouse
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

There was not enough staff in the restaurant to do their jobs properly. i don't blame the server, rather management. ALL of our steaks were undercooked and the sides had only the bare minimum. Not worth the large amount of money spent here.

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Bai96
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

After hearing positive recommendations we decided to book a reservation for a date night. The table location was not great, but better then the table beside us that was sat in a corner without any light source. Food was okay, but definitely not worth the price. And while the server was polite, it was hard to get any service. I suspect this is just due to reopening during the pandemic, so hopefully will improve as things get figured out but it was a quite disappointing this time around.

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KentS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food and service was good. The venue is in need of renovations though. Out dated interior, there is still signage from the previous restaurant that was in the space and the furniture & carpet is worn out. A bit of a disappointment after being in some of the newer Sawmills.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! 10/10 would recommend to anyone!

JR
JaswinderR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

First and last visit at this location, inspire of pre booking still has to wait 25 minutes for a table and when we got one it was in a makeshift sitting. Felt like we were sitting in an old smelly damp banquet hall turned into a restaurant. You guys should not book off can’t offer proper seating to your guests. The food was tasteless and supremely overpriced.. Booked sawmill because i had a great experience at sawmill capilano location but i was so disappointed and that too on Valentine’s Day.

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ZachG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

Me and my fiancé wanted to have a nice dinner out on Valentine’s Day for the first time in a while. The sawmill wasn’t our first choice but everything else was booked up. So we looked up there menu before we booked knowing full well what we wanted and how much it was going to be. We arrived at the restaurant and were given a special Valentine’s Day menu and the prices for the food were double that of which were on there regular menu for the same food. I asked the waiter if it was some sort of couples deal so for two meals you pay this price and that’s why it was almost double he explained to me that it wasn’t and that I also couldn’t just order off the regular menu. So I proceeded to pay 120$ for two meals rather than the 60$ it would have been normally. I had never eaten at the sawmill before so I wasn’t sure at that point about the quality of the food and with high hopes I waited for my very expensive food to arrive. When it came my jaw literally dropped there was more plate than food I received a teeny tiny piece of steak that was over cooked and I kid you not 4 slices of carrots and no not whole carrots but slices of carrots. They didn’t even bring the fries out and for each side dish I had ordered I had to remind them to bring it out. Though the food service sucked the waiter was kind I just felt bad cause at the end of the night my minimum %tip it allowed me on the machine was an extra 35$ On an already 150$ overpriced meal. I opted out of tipping by percentage and gave an extra 10$ at the table he waited needless to say I will not be returning to the sawmill worst restaurant experience I’ve had

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SheriS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Valentine’s Day dinner. Was disappointed in the quality of the food. No seasoning. Just boiled veggies with nothing on them. The steak also had no seasoning and pretty boring. Was excited to go out since covid has put a damper on life. Wish we had bought our own steaks and had dinner at home.

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Woodie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great menu, excellent quality . Nice to eat out for a change

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LindaB
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thrilled with food, service & ability to be out for a special occasion. Thank you to all of the staff - extra guidelines in place which is a challenge- for making our dinner experience special! People ... get out there & support restaurants (specifically Servers)!
I’m a nurse so my comments are unbiased - thank you!!!

FAQs

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 4.1 stars by 1107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.