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Marv's Classic Soda Shop

121 Centre Avenue W, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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“ice cream” (20 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hours
American, Diner, Canadian
$$ - $$$
121 Centre Avenue W, Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great food with local ingrediants, tabletop jukeboxes with all the classics from the 50’s. Well worth a visit, if only for the nostalgia!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Charles P
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We recently took our 5 year old grandson for lunch and we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Service was excellent! Our grandson was impressed with the juke box at our table and he picked a couple of vintage tunes for our enjoyment. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Normary2015
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Stopped here for an ice cream treat while visiting some of the neat little stores nearby. This truly is a step back in time from the music to the clothes to the menu. We had a great time just relaxing and enjoying our sodas, etc.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank paixful
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Showed up on a busy Sunday at lunch. It was immediately apparent that they were in over their heads. No sign at the door saying seat yourself or wait to be seated. We stood there a few minutes with no acknowledgement so we entered and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bruce T
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place for burger and fries! The milkshake was amazing! The atmosphere was like an old time diner!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Alli M
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Went to Marv’s with my mother and father in law and my family - had pretty good burgers and milkshakes. The restaurant was neat but the waitress seemed as though she didn’t want to be there. Might go back - because of the food !

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank MattSchewe
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and had an amazing time at Marv's! Food is lovely, place is cosy and we had loads of fun using the old fashion jukebox!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank SophieBdc
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Went here on a snowy day in January, no one else in the restaurant. Had terrific service, found the food ok but overpriced for the portions. Better to visit in the summer for all the yummy soda treats.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank SLKCanada
Reviewed November 15, 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.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Wile1959
Reviewed October 15, 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

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank annwilliams_8
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Restaurant Details

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