Smuggler's Inn

4.5
3034 reviews
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
Originally established in 1967, Smuggler's Inn has been serving Alberta prime rib to several generations. Always a popular place for Calgarians to gather and celebrate, we are the preferred dining choice for birthdays, anniversaries, milestones or just meeting friends and family. Our prime rib is the main feature of our diverse menu, available all day, every day any way you like it. From a 9oz. prime rib sandwich, all the way up to a 48oz cut, our succulent prime rib is sure to please any appetite. Cajun blackened is always a popular choice, as is adding a lobster tail or side of garlic shrimp. Of course there is a creative selection of steaks, chicken and seafood to satisfy everyone. With a soup and salad bar included with every entree, not many guests leave hungry, but it would be a great idea if you saved room for one of our delicious desserts...even if you plan on sharing.
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DL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time doing brunch at this particular place and found the service and food to be fantastic and I love the atmosphere of the place. The service was also excellent and I would go back again. Only concern I had was with the some what dated chairs and although I found them comfy they were a bit bulky and hard to move around when getting up from the table. Aside from that it was a great place for brunch.

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CS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Front desk worker was great, we were acknowledged as soon as we walked in. The waiter was quick, super polite, charming and quick. No long waiting time for our prime rib dinner. The best if the best.

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DV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my girlfriend's Birthday so we decided to try out Smugglers. We were so glad we did. Salad bar was get and the Prime rib was delicious. Gave joanna a piece of the vest cake I've ever had after dinner. Definitely be back soon.

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JY
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I'd like to see more menu of Sirloin steak when I visit next.

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KK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an enjoyable night at Smugglers great staff and great food , steaks are the best

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent. My parents have been going there for over 40 years. We go there for special occasions etc.. Overall very satisfied with everything.

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Quiet environment. Comfortable table and seats.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we got the good time of the day.food was great and so was the service..planning again for the next get together brunch.

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s
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a pleasurable experience from the greeting we received as we walked in to the acknowledgement as we left. The service was great throughout the meal. It's great to be able to access the salad bar and soup along with the entree. The meal portions given are worth the value. The ambience is comforting.
We have been to Smuggler's Inn before and have never been disappointed.

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KB
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. Waiter was Ryan who is the best and very attentive.

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JK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 1

I have not been to Smugglers in 30 years and NOTHING has changed. It needs a total reno...very dark and uninviting.A friend and I met there only because the nearby Keg does not open for lunch any longer. The salad bar was so-so (I think Smugglers INVENTED the salad bar many years ago) and was not very appetizing..it looked "tired". The shrimp side dish was excellent however.

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DI
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The same cozy place it’s been for very many years. The salad and soup bar are great and their prime rib is excellent.

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N
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and such wonderful and attentive service!

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RF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Prime rib was ok. Little tough. Good size portion. Salad bar was fantastic. They have new lighting that was very bright, took away from the ambiance.

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone was exceptional, and our server was excellent, friendly engaged and obliging

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outatanding table service from Derek. Great hunour and just the right amount of presence.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best prime rib in the city! Awesome soup and salad bar

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DE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic visit for my dad's 78th. He loved the salad bar and the prime rib serving was awesome. Pricing was excellent as well.

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HG
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The biggest issue was the server brought the main course while we were still enjoying the salad and soup bar. It felt like there was some sort of hurry to make us finish. . As a result we did not bother with a second glass of wine or dessert

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YY
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Two orders of the Beef Dip were not good. The beef was old and dried out, really disappointing seeing we were dining at a restaurant whose speciality is Beef. Pot roast was good as was the Prime Rib. Mashed potatoes were barely warm. Oh well the dog was happy to get the beef from the Beef Dip.

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t
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

It took almost an hour between ordering and getting our meals. 2 of the 3 mains were good. The 3rd main was cold and badly done.
Waitress left crockery on the table until we called her over to clear the table between the salad and the mains.
Desert was served in a cast iron pan that wasn't even warm, let alone hot.
Pretty sad overall. We won't be back.

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R
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

This is one of our favourite places to go and bring out of town guests. However this time we didn’t have the greatest experience. Our food came out so fast, we had just come back from the salad bar. The food wasn’t as fresh or hot as it usually is. I think we had a reservation during prime time as it felt the whole experience was rushed. We will continue to go there as it was only one negative of many positive experiences.

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BL
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favorite location for prime rib or steak.

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OT
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Heard a strange noise from the vent above our table which was very distracting

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Great food and environment! Appears an extra server should be added

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CD
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food, and ambiance!

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EC
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come to Smugglers on a regular basis and love it each time. The waitstaff are exceptional

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Order was not right but server fixed. Nice sitting next to fire place with easy access in and out.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had been told for a long time to try this place for dinner and it was so good they were very welcoming to our kids and the food was well worth it Will be back again for sure!

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PH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always. And the waitress was an absolute delight. Was a great place to have my birthday dinner.

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N
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have not been to Smugglers for a while. It is still as good as ever. Food was great. Service was great!

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N
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great options and excellent food. We had steak and it was fantastic!

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AZ
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely would recommend this restaurant. Beautiful ambiance, great service, and Delicious, cooked to perfection food!! Will be there again for sure. Yum yummm 💖

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My first meal at Smugglers was in 1974, and it was a very positive experience, repeated several times over the years. Several times we've enjoyed the prime rib, and it is always excellent. Keep up the great work!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always good and has been for decades

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NV
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was amazing...everyone was so friendly and comforting.
We were celebrating an anniversary and not only was the food to die for but smugglers complemted our night with a delicious dessert with candles. What a nice surprise. Thank you Smuggler’s for the great food, great service and amazing night.

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CC
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great time at Smugglers Inn. Great food, cool cocktails and great service. The piece of ribeye I had, had a pretty tough piece of gristle but the flavour was still amazing and it didn't really ruin the experience, the rest of the steak was great! I would definitely and always recommend Smugglers to anyone!

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SB
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always good food!

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EL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were served by a waitress we have had before so it was very friendly and enjoyable.
Food met the usual Smugglers standard.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Smugglers is our go to restaurant if we want the best Prime Rib in town. Never disappoints.

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