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US$8 - US$19
American, Diner, Canadian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 18, 2021 via mobile

In the university district, the High Level Diner is a must for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Foods from childhood in a homey setting, makes this a must! Everything is tasty and the famous cinnamon buns are a must (for sharing).

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

I want to give this old haunt a better review, but it just keeps hitting bloop singles instead of the triples and home runs it used to. The food is good, sometimes even really good, but service remains spotty or (like today) just way way...too slow. Only 15 tables in this old place. C'mon... get it together. Those of us who've loved this place for decades are choosing it less and less, and wishing it wasn't so.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

Very popular diner whose accolades are well deserved. Very friendly service and the food comes out very promptly. Food is very tasty and if you want a cinnamon bun, get there early . Great place.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

Went for breakfast and it was yummy. The environment is outdated but it’s awesome. Love this street and area of town. Would love to come back for a lunch and dinner!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast with our family for Thanksgiving breakfast before we all went our ways. We were seated at 2 separate tables when we arrived due to covid rules. When waitress took our table of 3 order first and then proceeded to take another...tables order after instead of our adjoining table. We had received our food 10 mins to 15 mins before our other party even got there's and were finished eating. This kind of was poorly managed and she was very aware our tables were together. The food was average at best. The homemade ketchup is very acidic if you like this. Breakfast hashbrowns were fairly dried out as was the toast.. The cinnamon bun that I ordered to go was pretty good. I am sure I will be heating it up a bit and putting some butter on it when I arrive back home. Nothing special in this restaurant and would not eat here again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed April 12, 2020 via mobile

I've always loved the HLD - local, organic, delicious food and fabulous staff - so I was excited when I received an email saying they were open for takeout during this pandemic. Not only are they open for takeout, they've also created a additional special..."Hygge menu" with options for purchasing family size portions! We bought homemade borscht, cinnamon buns, Gluten-free Tourtiere and several other items to share with others isolated during this time. The food was incredibly delicious and very reasonably priced! Staff was friendly and so helpful - my order was packaged when I arrived and they helped carry it all out to my vehicle- in spite of the fresh, heavy snow that had just fallen!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed April 11, 2020

I live in Calgary and was trying to send Easter dinner to my 91-year old father in Edmonton. During the COVID pandemic delivery is almost impossible. When I tried to order from High Level Diner, there was no possibility of delivery. However, when I explained...why I couldn't pick up myself, the very kind woman who answered my call said she would do the delivery herself after her shift. OMG!! What a beautiful soul! Thank you, thank you thank you!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed April 9, 2020

Hi - I called to order their famous cinnamon buns for Easter treats for my coworkers this week. Their packaging and delivery for curb pickup was excellent! And I appreciated that this was still available and easy to access. It was much appreciated!

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

We came to the High Level Diner during a walk around Old Strathcona. I had the fish taco special, which was disappointing as it was a large, deep fried fish fillet placed on a bed of mixed greens and pickled onions on top a a...wrap. It tasted okay but fork and knife was required. My hubby had smoked salmon quesadilla. It was also just okay. On the positive side, my cappuccino and his latte were delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 24, 2020

I was at the High Level Diner for breakfast based on a recommendation. It was very disappointing! The breakfast was nothing special; it was no better than a meal at Smitty's or Albert's. The worst was that the prices were ridiculously high for what you...get in terms of amount and quality. It cost approx. $15.00 for a SMALL omelette with only ONE side; that is one can choose only toast or only hash browns or only bacon etc. I find this so odd given that most breakfast places will include all three for the same - or lower - price. There are far better breakfast places for far better value! I will not go back but will go to a restaurant that does great breakfasts for a fair price...and where parking is not such a hassle.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, High Level Diner offers takeaway services.

High Level Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4