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The Palomino Smokehouse, Calgary, AB

The Palomino Smokehouse

4.4
4.4
32 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Barbecue
Barbecue season never ends at the Palomino Smokehouse!! Situated in the heart of downtown Calgary with the largest smoker in Western Canada. All of our meats are smoked low and slow everyday as we go through pounds of BBQ classics such as Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork and Ribs. Our Smoked Chicken, New Orleans style Catfish Po'boy, award winning Chili and rib-sticking Macaroni & Cheese are also extremely popular with the locals. All of our BBQ sauces (House, Chipotle and Carolina Mustard) and Rubs are made in-house and are gluten free. On weekends we feature the famous Cowboy Brunch, our BBQ-inspired take on breakfast classics which are available for both early and not-so-early risers. We feature a large selection of beer, whiskey, bourbon and other spirits to quench your thirst.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 532-1911

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 32 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary

    Gluten-Free Options

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  1. KF

    KathyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed our meal. One of the sides was not liked but you cant please everyone all the time. Only issue was this was at lunch time (11:45 am) we got seated asap, had to wait a while for the waitress to ask about drinks and then an extended period of time until we ordered. Food also seem to take a bit to get out. If you are in a hurry as you have to go back to work I suggest you either order ahead or choose a different restaurant. If you have the time the food is worth the wait.
  2. AE

    AnnEM

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent GF awareness and delicious brisket and turkey! My favorite dinner of our week long trip!
  3. CH

    ColinH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great place with excellent food. Pulled pork sandwich special was outstanding.
  4. C

    Chrisy

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience3
    I'm not sure what the hype is for this place. The electric smoker with applewood provides no smoke flavour. Every sauce option is overly spicy or sweet. They boast a solid drink menu with excellent top shelf options yet the Bartenders haven't a clue how to make them and they're over-priced. Brisket must've been a few days old. Beans are meh at best. The cornbread and bacon wrapped corn are delicious but if sides are the best bet why go? You'd get better value and flavour at McDonald's.
  5. TH

    ToddH

    Calgary

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Palomino is always the best. From the greeting to the good bye when you leave. Everything was outstanding. The appetizers were cooked to perfection. My client had the special he almost ate the plate. I had the chili and it was above and beyond anything I have ever had in the chili category!! Thank you Palomino I will be back again soon.
  6. LE

    LoveEatingOut

    Calgary

    87 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    This was a very disappointing lunch. The restaurant was not busy - we arrived at 11:55am and we had to ask the hostess to send our server over for our order. We ordered lunch at 12:10 and received it at 1:15. We checked multiple times and received no reason for the delay. The food came out as ordered, but not hot. Unfortunately will not be going there with a client again.
  7. JL

    JeanetteL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was wonderful and the esthetic was really cool but we felt forgotten about a few times. But we would still highly recommend this restaurant to overs
  8. LB

    LindsayB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Excellent food, very slow service for a Saturday night.
  9. T

    Tinsel

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great place for dinner. Will definitely visit again when in Calgary
  10. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Server was amazing and was happy to split our Fat Platter into 5 separate bills. Food was great, plentiful and hot. If I have a criticism it would be to clean the bathrooms regularly and wash down the condiments containers.
  11. SG

    ScottG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my first time eating at the Palomino Smokehouse. The food and service was terrific and the interior décor is so amazing and rustic. The meal portions are generous especially after adding sides. I would highly recommend.
  12. B

    Billt

    Calgary

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Carrot and Ginger soup was great. Service perfect and we enjoyed our first time there. We will be back.
  13. JC

    JamieC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food! Great service - wonderful concert after!!
  14. JW

    JeremyW

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good Food and HOT!! Must have in Calgary
  15. KR

    KerenR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A wonderful Birthday treat for my Husband. We booked for lunch and was glad to see an atmosphere at 1145am! Seems a busy spot even more so at peak times. Service was great, staff were friendly and available to accommodate. The food was incredible, hot and fresh. It was a great experience.
  16. MR

    MatthewR

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great BBQ. Fun vibes. I other place like it downtown. Great value.
  17. CC

    ChadC

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great location, great food and great drinks. Recommended
  18. J

    Jdell

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for dinner before a hockey game. Our server was great, food was amazing!
  19. JK

    JodyK

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went April 2,2022 before a concert at the Palace Theatre. Service was very good, food was hot and price isn't bad. My husband had ribs and there wasn't much smoke flavour and I had the smoked chicken wings and not much smoke flavour. They were all tasty though and never had such piping hot food for a smokehouse
  20. EB

    EarlB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious bbq as usual! My belly was full and happy!
  21. r

    roryt

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A great spot, love the dry ribs. Chairs we had were in rough shape and it was quite cold near the West Wall. Was out of our favorite beer and limited menu also.
  22. P

    Peter

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliable great food, unfussy atmosphere. A local favourite.
  23. NF

    NatalieF

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Our server was amazing. She was very attentive and kind.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wings were amazing. Brisket was also great
  25. DJ

    DanJ

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Nothing special, bar/smoke house. Felt welcome but service was nothing to chear about, not bad just fair. One had burger, was good but should warn people comes pink inside and/or give option how you’d like it. One had pitboss sandwich, again was tasty but seriously down sized from what it used to be, No longer worth $22.
  26. f

    foodie1

    Calgary

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food. Excellent service. Stools can be a bit treacherous.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    This place is grubby and uninviting. Terrible music was played way too loud. Too bad because the food is decent but we won’t be back. .
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was excellent but very slow
  29. MB

    MecheleB

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3
    We waited way to long for our food. my husband order a wine the glass of wine came after we had asked for the bill. food was over priced for the amount you got
  30. WP

    WormholeProf

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and wonderful place to see live music. Portion sizes are small for the price on some item.
  31. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing so nice and told us about her fave breakfast food at the restaurant. She is definitely a great team member to have and your lucky to have her! (Black hair and long eyelashes) The food was also very good! The corn bread was very yummy. The only thing was the garlic fries (still good) but a bht to garlicky for us! Over all I would say 98% for everything!
  32. MC

    MCanada

    Calgary

    84 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I went looking for corn fritters, corn bread, soup and none of it was available. They were even out of one of their special on tap beers. What happened Palomino?

FAQs

The Palomino Smokehouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 532-1911.

The Palomino Smokehouse is rated 4.4 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Palomino Smokehouse

109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0W5

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Calgary

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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