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Buchanan's Chop House & Whisky Bar

#247 of 3,013 Restaurants in Calgary}
££££, American, Steakhouse
738 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G7, Canada
+1 403-261-4646
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (23 reviews)
“burgers” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (5 reviews)
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Canadian, American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
738 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G7, Canada
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We were visiting Calgary from Nova Scotia. We were staying nearby and noticed the restaurant, Buchanan's. We decided to give it a try. We happened to stop by during Happy Hour Food which is between 3-6PM, you can get one of their 8 oz ground...More

Thank Family902
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

This looks like a neighborhood pub and whiskey bar, but it is so much more. The whiskey choices are immense and the menu leaves you wanting more than one. I had the Hong Kong wings with the lobster scallops. I recommend both. Just outside the...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you are in Alberta, you should be eating steaks, especially if the restaurant is called a chop house! We walked here from the Westin on a Thursday night. A few tables were occupied outside. I don't know why but we were the only diners...More

1  Thank BocaGators
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

For $ 27, one would expect a hamburger to be omg good. It's ordinarily mediocre. And small. And overcooked. And nigh tasteless. The best reason to go to Buchanan are the whiskeys. There are too many to drink in a lifetime. The food... is a...More

Thank electric_ant99
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Buchanans is one of our favorite restaurants in Calgary. However, during our latest meal there, we experienced the worst service we have had from any restaurant in years. The main course, which the kitchen did its usual excellent job preparing, was served to us barely...More

Thank kdunn2017
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Food and service are excellent. Portions are large, so come hungry. Reservations a necessity. Like dining in a "club atmosphere".

Thank Kanng17
Reviewed 27 December 2016

I went to try the burger as it has gotten quite a bit of recognition. If you go between 3 and 5 p.m., the burger is half-price! Regardless of whether you pay full or half-price, the burger is very tasty. The meat is a high...More

Thank Blair T
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Business dinner so asked for privacy. Host was very helpful in seating us in a private nook. Staff were respectful and accommodating throughout evening. Special diets accommodated without fuss. Steaks were done perfectly. Lobster and mussels were good; broth was a okay. Disappointments arose from...More

Thank TVH
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Every Month a group of us go to a different Calgary eatery, we've been doing this for about 5 years, we've had some very good experiences and some not so good. Our dinner at Buchanan's was probably one of our best evenings. The restaurant is...More

Thank martinsZ4854YO
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I dined at Buchanan's with a group of friends last night and was very impressed. This was my first visit but I will definitely be back. The smoked pork chops I had were beautifully presented and surrounded by seasonal vegetables. The service was outstanding. This...More

Thank joandcompany
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
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Canadian, American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 3 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0G7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-261-4646
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