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Reviewed March 12, 2021 via mobile

Used to be a great place for burger and fries. Now they have frozen fries and a burger you can see through. Next time I see Marv asking for help to keep him open, I will ignore him. If he wants to stay open cook...real food not s much of the frozen garbage for $21.00!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 17, 2020

I decided to check out Marvs Diner as I've never been there before. Ordered a burger, onion rings and milkshake for $25.00. I was extremely disappointed in the portion size I will never go back. Average food for a ridiculous price, I could have gone...to Peter's Drive In and had the same meal and milkshake for half the price, I felt totally ripped off.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

I highly recommend! Although I live in Calgary, I make the drive to Black Diamond to experience it all! Nothing like it in the city! I was not fortunate enough to be born early enough to enjoy the “fabulous fifties” so I take it all...I !This restaurant is everything that was fun in the 50s. The vintage wall hangings, retro candies and even the uniforms are classic ! With a jukebox at every table and a menu named for the stars of the tine, it is a place I want to return to oftenMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 28, 2019

We heard about this diner on the news, I had never heard of it before but I love diners and burgers! We drove out and loved it, really tasty burgers, working juke boxes at each table and friendly staff! Will be back!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed August 26, 2019

This is a great place to visit. Many memorable items decorate the walls as a reminder of what things were like in the good old days. This is a true diner experience. We shared a large order of french fries which were hot and delicious....The people here are super friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

Merv is a great guy. The milkshakes are awesome. This is a classic dinner in every sense. If you are in Black Diamond, drop by. It's worth the visit.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

Dropped in with wife, daughter and grandkids as they wanted a float. Nice feel about the place ordered floats and wife and I fancied a strawberry sundae, waited and along it came, we both nearly spat them out never tasted anything like it. Turns out...the batch of icecream contaminated with salt ( I hope) offered an alternative but nah that was enough. Sorry but wont be backMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 4, 2019

I have heard of this place for years and finally made it down with my family. The milkshakes are thin. My kids didn’t like them. The rest is burgers and fries- good enough, hard to screw that up. The service was pretty awful. Slow and...disorganized. And SO expensive for a burger and fry place. We won’t be back. The place was pretty much empty at supper time on a long weekend and I totally get why.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 18, 2019

On our recent vacation to Canada, driving from Waterton Lakes to Banff, we decided to have lunch in the Calgary area. I had Marv's on a list of places to try, so we diverted far out of our way to Black Diamond to try it....The place was busy, but not full. There appeared to be far more staff working than would normally be the case for a restaurant of its size, but tables were uncleared of dishes, and it seemed a bit chaotic. We took a table in the front of the restaurant--about as easy to spot as any. For several minutes (at least 10), no one served us though many passed by. We asked a couple servers if they could serve us and were told each time they'd "look into it." One of our party asked at the counter and the register if someone could serve us and was promised someone would, but no one ever came! It was almost like a joke. We saw lots of people at other tables sitting in front of clearly finished plates, looking anxious as if they, too, were being neglected. It all seemed so lackadaisical. We're about as patient as anyone at restaurants, and it's very rare that I walk out of a restaurant, but we did--just a mind-numbingly bad experience. For what it's worth, the place looked appealing with its retro feel. What we saw pfood-wise on other tables, however, did not look appealing at all (lots of uneaten food).More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

This was our 4th visit to Marv’s and we always look forward to the experience. The atmosphere is casual, 50’s dining with burgers being the best part of the menu. The fries and shakes are excellent. Go hungry, you’ll be stuffed when you leave! Make...sure to check out the memorabilia! We always make sure we have quarters with us to feed the juke box at our table!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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  • Marv's Classic Soda Shop is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3
    • Atmosphere: 4.5