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American, Diner, Canadian
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Lunch
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Seating, Table Service, Takeout, Parking Available
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Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

Wow!! One of the best burgers I’ve had in Alberta. Tasty Alberta beef which was not over cooked. Great toppings for the right balance of flavours. Pickles were not too “vinegar” tasting which is actually hard to find! Most places use cheap pickles for their...burgers and Marv’s does not. The bun was soft and fresh and really complimented the burger well! Classic soda shop with floats, shakes, classic candies and more. Definitely stop here if you’d like a really fantastic burger.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 15, 2021

Marv, I promised I would visit next time back home here. Made the trip from Vancouver now that we had a break in Covid. Here we are. Food and service great as usual. Glad to see the place so busy, last time here (2016), I...had my doubts. Booger Burger on!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 22, 2021

I loved this place. The fonzie burger was yummy. Fries were crispy and banana split was delicious, especially the strawberry ice cream. Don't listen to the previous reviews. I eat at high end, low end restaurants all the time and this was worth it. The...decor and set up could use a little TLC, however, I felt like I wanted to go back and visit the 50's. Bring the kids to this place for sure if your not on a strict budget. I get the feeling that the reviews on here are made by others who might be slightly cheap!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 24, 2021

Okay, so I was a little leery about this destination, as per previous reviews. I am happy to report back that: the fries are great, super crispy and well seasoned. The drink and candy choices are extensive. Both waitresses we encountered were kind and efficient....AND THE JUKEBOX WORKED 4/4 TIMES WE TRIED IT! An exciting place to pop into for lunch, or a sweet treat, right off Main Street black diamond!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Yes, Marv's Classic Soda Shop offers takeaway services.

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