About Symons Roadhouse
"Contemporary Comfort Food" Great Steaks, Smoking Southern BBQ, Classic Roadhouse Dishes, Family Fare & Outstanding Brunch. Great Events & Catering
Barbecue, Contemporary Canadian, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday- Southern BBQ Buffet only 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday- 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Thursday- 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday- 11:00am- 11:00pm
144th AVE NW, Calgary Ab
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Disembark Transit Bus 425 on the corner of Symons Valley Road NW & 144 Ave NW (2 minute walk north to the restaurant)
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Symons Roadhouse Ratings and Reviews
A good food and drink menu combined with ...
A good food and drink menu combined with poor execution. Friendly staff but the restaurant struggled to get drinks out in a reasonably short amount of time. We were asked for our dinner orders twice before we received our pre dinner cocktails. When the food came, one plate was hot while one was warm at best, indicating one dish was on the counter while the other one was being prepared. Overall, not a good dining experience.
Great food. Great service. When they fi ...
Great food. Great service. When they first opened they used to have a great wine list. Given the tough economic times they have scaled it down considerably. When my husband mentioned that it was the only thing he was disappointed in, they offered a corkage fee. What a fabulous way to please your customer!!
We will go back often.
GO .. if you've never been! This place i ...
GO .. if you've never been! This place is one of our favourite restaurants. We took friends and they loved it as much as we did. I decided to try something new - I love their ribeye but decided to try the bbq beef brisket and wasn't disappointed. My husband raved over the pork shoulder with perogies. One of our friends had the beef tenderloin which was cooked exactly as requested and that pleased her immensely. Our other friend had the steak sandwich which he thoroughly enjoyed. Always too full for dessert but well worth it if you can manage it. The staff is fantastic as well. I highly recommend this place!!
Father's Day Brunch was exceptional with ...
Father's Day Brunch was exceptional with special senior rates offered. - Casual and western ambiance makes it relaxing and interesting. Service shows this restaurant really cares about your experience. So good to get out of the city with its parking issues. Lots of choice at the buffet. Will come back with friends for brunch or dinner for sure. Handy to visit the market after on the weekends.
Disappointment - I've been to this resta ...
Disappointment - I've been to this restaurant previously and received excellent service and great food but this time around, our prime rib didn't have the bone in, was over-cooked and mussels were smaller than expected. We had wanted the lobster poutine but the restaurant ran out of lobster and was told that they were substituting the lobster with shrimp. When asked if we would be charged the same price for the value of lobster, the waitress was rude and unprofessional. Not sure if the waitress was having a bad day, but she never introduced herself to us (we don't know her name), after we asked her several times to refill our water, she came back with a jug and refused to top us off so we did it ourselves. She rarely smiled and when I presented her with my Opentable certificate, she almost made it seem like it was her who was paying for our meal. Definitely will not return unless the food and service improves!
Our server was attentive and friendly an ...
Our server was attentive and friendly and did a good job.
As it was a Saturday when we were there, the only option was brunch. Somewhat limited in that regard however the food was tasty and when we brought a slight problem forward, the server had the item removed from our bill. That was appreciated.
Will be a repeat customer.
Went there for my birthday & really enjo ...
Went there for my birthday & really enjoyed it. The food was fantastic. They forgot one of our entree's but I did appreciate the fact the waitress admitted it & said the chef would have it out in 4 minutes - it was and was cooked perfectly . I still think we should of been offered a free desert but oh well it was still very good & we'll be going back for another try.
Tuesday night buffet
Buffet selection was limited, only one dessert . We felt it was a bit costly for what was offered. Reduce the price to $20 from 26 and you will attract more customers. Service was excellent and food was tasty . A cool western vibe! Very unique!
Brunch at Symons Valley Roadhouse
Great spot to have brunch. Takes reservations. No wAiting in line. Food was fresh and delicious. Caesars were generously garnished and spicy. Eggs Benedict with salmon was cooked perfectly. Potatoes were addictive and we had to eat them all. Sat outside in the patio and enjoyed a lovely morning. Staff was gracious and efficient. Well worth a trip from the far south end of the city.
As always, food was amazing, and service ...
As always, food was amazing, and service very good. They go out of their way to make sure you have a memorable dining experience. Loved the BBQ chicken pizza -- 1/2 price wings - delicious and finally enjoyed a caesar salad made to perfection!
We were there for Mothers Day Brunch. It ...
We were there for Mothers Day Brunch. It was really well done. From the moment we walked in the door until the moment we left the service was incredible, food and drinks were great. Symons Roadhouse never disappoints!
We went there for their Mothers Day Buff ...
We went there for their Mothers Day Buffet.
Very poor selection of food, the food that they did have out was cold (due to one stereo burner for every two trays)
Service was fair to poor. We were very disappointed.
We won't be back
We met a group of friends for drinks on wing night and while we waited for them to join us, we ordered a BBQ chicken flat bread pizza. It was very tasty. The wings are smoked so not what you would get at a bar for wing night but they were good. (Our group was a little disappointed that you couldn't get any dipping sauces besides the dill sauce that is served with it). We felt the food was a little costly for the amount served but will just try something different the next time. Our waiter was very entertaining and very accommodating to our group. We are looking forward to trying the BBQ Buffet night.
Experience at Symons Roadhouse
The food was quite good however the service was extremely slow. Felt they forgot about us for not only appetizers but also main course. We wanted to have dessert but after slow service we skipped dessert because we couldn't stand waiting for it.
Excellent Food and Atmosphere
I've been to the Symons Valley Roadhouse a few times now and every time it has been great and exceeded my expectations. The staff is very friendly, attentive and funny. The food has been amazing every time for everyone I've dined with there. The ribeye is the best I've ever had and that's saying something. I can't recommend it highly enough. The atmosphere is also great. From the lighting to the tables and the antiques, it is very unique and has a great ranch/homey feel to it. The tables appear to be all antique and well loved (but in good shape) in their previous life and they are all different shape, sizes and styles. It sounds like it would clash, but works very well. All I can say is if you haven't been to this gem of a restaurant you need too.
Saturday night out
We were eight friends eating at the roadhouse. The table was not ready although a reservation was made. No steelhead trout available, cider to drink and their last pound of muscles which was ordered but waitress dropped then.
All food was great that was order, received and eaten.
Service was a little slow and the manager took the price of the appies off the bill at the end of the night and apologized which was a nice gesture.
We had the Tuesday night BBQ sampler buf ...
We had the Tuesday night BBQ sampler buffet. All the smoked meats - chicken, pulled pork and brisket burnt ends (brisket with some char and fat) were excellent, the side dishes were awesome and the desserts were nice. Great, friendly service and old country tunes to match the ambiance. Absolutely will go back again!
Enjoyable western night out
Great place if you like the western theme. Good food. The mussels were an excellent starter and the main course beef was perfectly cooked. The dessert fell short as the toffee pudding was over-cooked; crispy instead of spongy. Attentive service. Music a little loud. Overall an enjoyable experience I would happily repeat again.
We found that the selection was small. The food was a little on the cold side and the rate they refilled the chafing dishes was very slow. My kids had little to choose from.
Coffee was included however juice and TEA was extra. Tea?
Our server was great though. Very prompt and friendly.
Ran out of Mussels.....
My friends and I went specifically for the mussels but the restaurant ran out that night (they were apparently waiting for shipment that same day and it never arrived). We were disappointed but the rib-eye was delicious as always. Our server was also friendly and pleasant.
Saturday brunch Easter weekend
We booked for our Easter brunch on Saturday. We had family in town to join us and didn't want to go for brunch on Sunday knowing how busy it can be anywhere. The first thing we ordered were mimosas. The bar was out of prosecco. That's an huge fail for a brunch location; and I found this place listed in the 10 best brunch spots in Calgary. The waitress didn't offer an alternative. Also the place where we sat was very dark, though is was a bright, sunny day outside.
Otherwise, the food was good. We decided on Caesars as our alternative and they were good.
In our opinion quite overpriced.
Went on a Wednesday evening for dinner. First of all--not all beer on menu available, next--some main course items on menu not available. Could hardly see lobster in lobster poutine. Brisket had no flavor and dry. Bone in rib eye had some flavor but fat bone etc almost more than edible meat( one persons opinion). Only saving grace was beer and wine were on for $5. would not likely return.
Good value with Travelzoo
The food was very good, I ordered the rib eye steak. It was cooked to perfection! The only thing I did not lie was the horseradish was on top of the mashed potatoes and I hate horseradish. I asked for a new potato I was charged 5.00. The portions for the brisket are very small. With the travelzoo coupon it made it reasonable but my husband said he would not pay the prices they charge for the amount of food. The only meal ordered with the 4 of us that was worth 30 plus dollars was my rib eye steak.
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