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The Big Cheese Poutinerie

Canadian, Fast food
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738 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7, Canada
+1 403-457-2873
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:30
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I don't usually like poutine, but this place has so many cool variations of the traditional Canadian dish I will definitely be coming back. They're a little pricey but most poutine is, and their serving sizes definitely make-up for the price. The poutine is very filling so bring along a friend or two! The only issue is the wait time.... More 

Thank Kashish V
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great poutine! Huge servings! Quite the menu. Very friendly staff. The decor is a bit pub-like, which I didn't care for...no biggie. Highly recommended!

Thank gaararules
Calgary, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We went there to have some good food . However the staff is horrible and totally not ready to work with the customer . Please DO NOT GO THERE at all. Also it is dirty . We finally spend an hour in there and came out with OUT having any food !!

Thank Enjoy P
Innisfail, Canada
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after the bars closed. Large menu, reasonably priced, and fast! The fries are well-done, the cheese is squeaky, and they don't skimp on the gravy. The small is more than sufficient for one person and the menu has enough variety to satisfy any appetite.

Thank TotallyMyRealName
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I have been to this location a few times and the poutine is always excellent. The dining area is not that large and must get full during busy hours. I had order the regular size Notorious PIG and it was very filling. It had bacon sausage and I believe pulled pork. I would image maybe the larger size would be... More 

Thank dsh00ya
Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

After a very windy walk my son said he was taking me for Poutine. Being a Scot with the ingrained belief that chips (fries) should only be served with malt vinager and salt I had my doubts. Being a hole in the wall place rather than a fine dining establishment I was encouraged to see the mixed bag of clients... More 

Thank mexicanmama65
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A great place to get some fresh, hot poutine. Many varieties but the traditional is always a good thing. Some might find it a little salty but that's the best part!

Thank Jim F
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I work around the corner and visit this poutinerie about once every couple of weeks. Love the huge selection of poutine flavours they offer and the monthly special (which cannot be found on the regular menu - a veritable "special"). They use high quality cheese curds and that makes all the difference. They recently brought in milkshakes but I don't... More 

Thank xnmuller
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

A fun place to take the kids. Great variety of poutines with some very unique flavours. Portion sizes are huge. I'd suggest to simply get a small. Will return when the desire for some poutine returns.

Thank Luke W
Grand Forks, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

This place has the best vegetarian poutine I've ever had! The gravy is mouth watering, and just a touch spicy. Love the original Veggie poutine, or the veggie nacho style one if I'm extra hungry! Great value for such delicious, filling food! Yum!😋

Thank Camilla S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:30
11:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
  • Neighbourhood: Beltline
  • Phone Number: +1 403-457-2873

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?