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Blue Star Diner

#17 of 2,962 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2, Canada
403-261-9998
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Carlisle
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and great service. Would recommend the huevos rancheros and blue star burrito. Not the cheapest but it's worth the money as it's such good quality food.

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Thank loopylozza89
Calgary, Canada
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155 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The Blue Star Diner has one of the best veggie burger that I have ever eaten. This place is seriously hip. In the middle of the Bridgelands strip. If the service was better this would have been a five star review.

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Thank allanbowers
Calgary, Canada
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172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner. No reservations, so come early or wait because the place is very cozy. We had the chilli (nice and thick and hearty), avocado taco with fries (nice fries) and tofu scramble (more of a curry stir fry). All was good. Price reasonable. Service friendly and fast. We'll be back. Note: street parking only.

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Thank Calgary4togo
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

For a lunch table we would have waited for one hour the friendly staff told us, therefore we did take away. The bison burger and yam fries were delicious but rather pricey (18$). The place looked very nice and we will come back for eating in.

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Thank travelandmore300
Appleton, WI
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was our family's first meal in Canada and it made a great start to our vacation! Because of our flight time, we were eating lunch pretty late which meant no wait for a table. I can imagine the line gets pretty long in peak times though because it is quite a small place and the food is AWESOME! Our... More 

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Thank kg99
Calgary
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

First time visit and I will be back. Amazing food, service and experience a hidden gem. I even spilt my beer and they gave me a new one no charge. Just an overall 10 experience

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Thank Bryan S
boogiebeebie
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were in Calgary on vacation from the UK. We visited for dinner and for breakfast. Both times, the food was superb and the staff were friendly and helpful. It's got a great feel to it and the surrounding area is nice for a stroll (we got great ice cream from a store up the road). I am vegetarian, my... More 

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Thank boogiebeebie
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

While visiting with a friend from Grad school I traveled to Calgary for my very first time from the states. I love trying new places to eat when I travel and she suggested this place for brunch. As soon as we pulled up and saw the crowd I knew it was going to be good (People don't flock to places... More 

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was told to check Blue Star out the next time I was in town and was not disappointed. Nice atmosphere very busy but service was not lacking. Burgers were to die for in our group we all tried a different burger and shared a bit of each other’s. Multiple choices and good options for Gluten free. Very impressed by... More 

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Thank Will I
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My Fiance and I were in Calgary to visit her brother and stopped by on July 1st for breakfast. I had the Eggs Benedict and she had the Yogurt, Granola and fruit. My Benedict was pretty great and the hollandaise sauce in particular was very good. Her yogurt came with some very generous portions of fruit. All in all we... More 

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Thank Ryan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-261-9998

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