Smuggler's Inn

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Steakhouse
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.
What 3301 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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D
Calgary
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best steak I've ever had in Calgary!

M
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. The shrimp and scallops were done to perfection.
The service was excellent and it was very cozy.
Portion sizes were generous. I had not been to Smuggler’s in about 15 years but plan to go back soon!

LS
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect place to get a way for a mid-week dinner, no fuss, fantastic service and great food.

C
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Just a meal out at my favourite restaurant. Food was good, place was busy when I arrived and a bit noisy.

KW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The service was a little slow but the server had a lot of tables. The food was good.

YY
Calgary
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service provided by Marco. Good food, everyone left happy!

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal to full to have dessert next time
Thanks again

N
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy going for lunch and dinner. Fabulous server and appreciated the birthday celebration. Thank you!

JR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always.... excellent service and food.... perfect ambience.... great for dinner before the concert

RT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We were there for the Sunday brunch and found plenty of selection and the food was great.

LV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely one of the best -if not the best brunch buffet in Calgary!

SS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Smuggler’s is a wonderful place for those special occasions. We have been going there for many years and are never disappointed.

AM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

We have come here for many years so have noticed a change in the food. The prime rib was done to perfection, medium rare, but the side of broccoli and carrots was way overcooked. The potatoes tasted okay but the presentation was not good. The Yorkshire pudding was great! The salad bar was okay but all the lettuce was wilted and not fresh looking. None of us had any lettuce. The soup was good, the steak soup used to have visible steak in it, pureed is not as good.
Sorry, you wanted to know. At this time we would not recommend Smuggler's to our friends.

BD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We were out with friends to celebrate our anniversary and had a lovely evening . Excellent service, delicious food and no one rushing us!

AI
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, delicious food and a very cozy ambiance

AC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual food etc.was awesome and our server was amazing so friendly and helpful

BB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service and value. We've been many times to Smugglers and have never been disappointed

RR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have going to Smugglers since the 70s and have never been dissapointed. We were celebrating a family birthday and chose it as a very special dining experience where we knew we wouldn't be dissapointed for a special occasion.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best prime rib in Calgary, service was top notch. Better then the keg in every way!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience as usual.

MM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great. But your salads seem wilted. Needs spruced up in cold water to make them crisp. Soup feels salty.

CD
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Prime rib was super delicious...definitely a must-order item from the menu. Also love their beef ribs as usual. Unlimited salad bar and soup was a bonus. Always enjoy coming back to this restaurant.

B
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience4

As good as it always has been. I have been away for sometime and it was my first choice in Calgary, and it still is.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ALL WAS GREAT. TABLE WAS READY AND STAFF WAS FRIENDLY

DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful evening celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary, and both of our birthdays. Our server was terrific, bringing food in a timely fashion without rushing us. We have been going to this restaurant since the day it opened, and will continue to do so. Food and service is consistently wonderful!

OT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent as usual

S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Everything was very good. However, my steak was over done. I ordered medium rare and got medium well which was disappointing and surprising. The taste was very good and it was still tender so I did not feel the need to send it back.

DI
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for lunch. The prime rib has dot to be the best in the city.

RV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Portuguese bean soup in the salad bar is spectacular and I have it each time I’m there. The lighting is good for eating but a little bit lacking in order to read the menu. But then I have a flashlight in my phone. The dinners are large, well prepared and tasty. You get your prime rib exactly as ordered. One of our favourite restaurants.

BW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Haven’t been there in years and it didn’t disappoint, we had a lovely time, a great meal and drinks! Definitely a special evening and will come back again in a few years!

u
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was excellent and great as usual.

I
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The prime rib is always excellent!! The ambiance is always special, Smuggler's Inn is definitely one of my top restaurants in Calgary!

JH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Too expensive for quality of food. Steaks were either over or under done compared to what everyone ordered. Waiter was a bit brash and no small portions for seniors. Parents split a meal and Smuggs wanted $16 for extra salad bar. Not worth $16.

A
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The salads were mostly wilted on top and unappealing. The hot foods were warm at best and basically cold by the time you started to eat. The server didn’t smile or seem happy to be there. We had a special occasion and she did not recognize it even once from the time we mentioned it until we paid and left. We will not return.

IM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Only concern I have is that the tables are too close together for people who are awkward. I hate the word disabled but with a cane and slower movement it was a bit tricky. fresh buns were in short supply and that was not quickly remedied. but otherwise the food and choices were great.

C
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Only rare roast beef. Yuk. No hot Vegs. Chicken was stone cold. I brought all of this to the door man, the hostess and the waitress. No one cared.. really bad service. Never was ask if I would like another wine. I never did eat, I put my plate down, told the 3 people. They all said let me get someone. Nothing. Waitress new I was not eating . Everything my son had was cold except Benny’s.. terrible. Awe full

B
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Quality of food is limited compared to other brunches I have been to but the quality of the food seems much better especially the beef! Definitely much more flavourful and juicier than the ones at some of the hotel brunches we have been to.

Wish they just had more selection but will go back.

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Everything was good for a Buffett brunch! Love the Asian lady at the egg and fresh cut meat station, staff was great as well

AK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food! A new favourite spot! My husband had the prime rib and I had the seafood platter. Both were excellent. Love, love, love the salad bar.

EL
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The vegetables were cold and raw. My friend's filet steak was burnt and overdone. The waiter did his best.