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Big Al's Diner

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234 D St, Blaine, WA 98230-4204
+1 360-332-3540
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Tue 07:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Came off the IS5 to get petrol on way to Vancouver Airport, advised by very friendly man at Visitors centre to try Big Al's with good directions on how to get there. All we imagined a diner should be, friendly service, very large tasty portions, excellent for breakfast. A pleasant highlight on our last day in North America.

Thank sunshineloverl
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here with family, friends, and (lately) coworkers for over 7 years. It's been consistently wonderful, the staff are great and the food is cheap.

Thank Danielle R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for breakfast with 6 people, I live In Blaine but have never gone there, what a surprise! Big portions of thick bacon great sausage patties, food was very tasty indeed, simple friendly place, am glad to have y'all within a mile from my house! Keep up the good work Big Al's Diner!!

Thank Joey W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Service was great and food good value and very tasty! Happy to recommend ! The environment is clean and the menus diverse.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Blaine, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Old fashioned diner with all of the comfort foods. Steaks are good, breakfast is best. Awesome sandwiches.... my favorite is the Reuben. Just wish that they'd bring back the liver and onions.

1 Thank freekflyer
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We have been driving through Blaine for years, visiting family in the US (we live in Vancouver, BC). We stopped at Big Al's for the first time this Labour Day weekend. It will certainly not be the last! Breakfast was large, reasonably priced, and service was quick and friendly. Bonus - you can sub a biscuit and gravy for your... More 

2 Thank libyav
Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you are looking for the fanciest or healthiest food available, you are in the wrong spot. But if you are looking for delicious, comfort food of good size portions you are absolutely in the right spot. After a bad day, that was exactly what I was looking for and found at Big Al's. Juicy burger with delicious onion straws... More 

1 Thank hddreamers
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Really good selections on the menu. Prices were a little higher than expected, but it is a border town. I did enjoy the food. The servers were friendly which made for a good dining experience.

2 Thank earbended
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232 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stopped because the GPS said it was close and we were hungry. It looks a little tired but it is clean and the waitress was friendly and efficient. The serve breakfast all day and the daily special was a Rueben with side and drink for $9.99. Jerry had the special and I ordered Shrimp and mushrooms in butter and... More 

Thank lms1950
Birch Bay, Washington
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Always great food. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Large servings. Clean, Friendly staff, look for coupon specials. Easy on and off the freeway. Today the pancakes were worth the trip.

Thank Bruce H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 D St, Blaine, WA 98230-4204
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Blaine
  • Phone Number: +1 360-332-3540

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