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Marv's Classic Soda Shop

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121 Centre Avenue W, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
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“ice cream” (21 reviews)
“juke box” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner, Canadian
$$ - $$$
121 Centre Avenue W, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Had a great time at Marv's really great to find an old style diner soda fountain shop, food was good and the atmosphere was excellent, they even had Nesbitts Orange Soda which i haven't had since I was a kid in the 60's.

Thank Wile1959
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We went down to Black Diamond on a daytrip with our son and Granddaughter. I am surprised that this restaurant is rated as a dessert restaurant on Tripasvisor as it is really an old fashioned diner. The food, the juke box, the pictures, all a...More

Thank annwilliams_8
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great little soda shop, exactly preserved as it was in the 50s. Step back in time and have a classic soda, drop a quarter and play some of the genuine rock and roll on the original jukebox. If you are lucky and Marv is on...More

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

stopped by to pick up a strawberry milkshake the other day...left, realized in the car it had been made with syrup and not fresh berries...oh well...then when I checked my bills this morning I realized I paid $7.10 . Thought that was a bit steep...More

Thank Petra W
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Cool place to check out because of the decor, but don't bother eating there. The burgers have a very small patty. The portion of onion rings were the smallest I've ever had (could count the rings on my fingers). On their menu they say "In...More

Thank Lais K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Went to Marv's twice before, and it was a good experience. Went there Saturday night around 7pm. No one else in the place - should have been my first clue. The food was terrible. 4 adults & one child, the bill was $100 for burgers,...More

Thank Murrycat
Reviewed 7 August 2017

An unique funny nostalgic 50's place. Haven't had soda float for years, last time was high school. This place carries lots of different types of soda. Worth to visit if one is around Black Diamond. The music box doesn't work, either the big or small...More

Thank Nora L
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was a fun step back in time. The waitress was very friendly and service was quick. Food was okay. Basically just a burger and fries place. Nothing special about the burgers. A nice place to visit though.

Thank siennacanary
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Just took granddaughters for an ice cream cone. Good ice cream, a little pricey, but we got to sit and play some juke box music. Food service seemed really slow, including when customers were trying to pay the bill.

Thank shonniebd
Reviewed 23 July 2017

A good rehash of a 50's diner! Lots of pics of entertainers...such as Elvis all around on the walls!! The burgers are great ....fresh hamburger and built to your liking!! Also fresh cut home fries....reasonable prices!! A "cool atmosphere"!

Thank corky4043
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Centre Avenue W, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Black Diamond
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