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calgary - 6 guys looking for local steakhouse r burger joint

mark r Jul 6, 2006 07:11 PM

6 guys from ny will be in Calgary for 1 night only. looking for something authentic. no chains. just a place to eat a great steak or burger and have some beers. any ideas?

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  1. souschef RE: mark r Jul 6, 2006 07:19 PM

    Many years ago I ate at a place called "Smugglers". It's a distant memory, but I think it was good; I have no idea if it is still in existence.

    1. John Manzo RE: mark r Jul 6, 2006 07:58 PM

      one of the best burgers in town is in a steak/chop house, with great atmosphere and booze AND it's smoke free-

      It's Buchanan's, 738 3rd Ave SW, 403-261-4646


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        PJPlan RE: mark r Jul 6, 2006 08:14 PM

        Can't argue with Buchanan's for a great burger. Possibly the best in town! They also have an outstanding selection of Scotch for after the meal. If it's tradition you're looking for I have to suggest Hy's. They've got a great steak and are a Calgary institution.


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          Hart50 RE: mark r Jul 6, 2006 09:25 PM

          The best old style (Dark ambience, leather chairs etc.) steakhouse in town is Caeser's downtown location. Having said that you can't go wrong with Buchanan's.

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            JWh RE: mark r Jul 7, 2006 02:29 AM

            Caeser's for sure - if good steak is what you are looking for. And if it is a guys night our then Caeser's is even better as the lounge is like a men's club!

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              yen RE: mark r Jul 7, 2006 03:13 PM

              Hy's is a chain, so that doesnt meet your criteria. If it's pure steaks, Caesars is the place - especially for the authentic part (well, authentic 70's Italian mafia, but it's kitschy).

              A better combination of burgers and steaks (probably the best burgers in town) is Buchanan's, who's steaks arent too shabby either. The bar side is more comfortable than the "fine dining" side, which is a white linen kind of place. Better for beers too.

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