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Blue Star Diner

#22 of 2,973 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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Calgary
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Blue Star Diner on the recommendation of a family member. The food is good, and very reasonably priced. The service was great, attentive without being intrusive. The restaurant was busy despite it being mid afternoon on a Saturday. One of the things that I liked was that this restaurant is part of MealShare, a program where... More 

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Thank MissAK
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here for the past several years, whenever I visit Calgary leisurely or for work. I would take a car2go and drive here (as it's in the home area). They serve very nice dishes, well made, nicely presented, always delicious. I have vegan and vegetarian friends who can always get a good meal here too. I personally love... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We visited after spending a morning at Telus Spark with my dad, three year old and infant on a Tuesday afternoon. The restaurant was empty so I thought maybe it was closed. Three waitresses were sitting at the bar area eating so we waited to be seated a little longer than expected for an empty restaurant. The menu is very... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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172 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Went on Friday night. Got there just after 5pm. Good thing we got there early - the place filled up fast and it's a small place. The food doesn't disappoint - nice diner food with lots of vegan options. We started with nachos. We had the bison chilli, catfish taco with the regular fries, vegan burger with homemade pickles (nice)... More 

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Thank Calgary4togo
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Great location and wonderful breakfast. We had come here before for dinner and weren't completely "wowed" by the dinner menu. We returned to try the breakfast/brunch menu and were "wowed" beyond belief. The stuffed French Toast was cooked perfectly and the least bit soggy. The filling was creamy and hit the spot. My boyfriend has the Breakfast Bowl and still... More 

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Thank Michelle M
Calgary, Canada
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217 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I thought they were serving breakfast all day but they are not. That's ok, I went for their 1st avenue burger and oh my god, it was amazing! Caramelized onions, over easy fried egg and delicious beef! They really know how to make a burger! Service is very nice as well. We went on a Sunday night and it was... More 

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Thank Badiha
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We waited for about 30 min to get seated, but the wait was worth it. Breakfast offered unusual dishes, plus the standard. Service was efficient, super friendly AND attentive! We have been here often and never had a disappointing meal.

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Thank lifesatrip
Calgary, Canada
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Okay, It may not look like, but the food is awesome, teh staff incredible, teh coffee smooth, and teh atmospher friendly. Only darwback ids that if you are wishign for privacy, this is not the place. A couple of times the people next to us chirped in with therir opinions on our private conversations, No good for business deals that... More 

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Thank phkbc
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We went here for a late lunch on the spur of the moment, and due to the high rating on TripAdvisor. When we arrived and were seated, the first thing I noticed was that despite the good breakfast reviews, there was now no breakfast on the menu. The restaurant was quite crowded and loud. The food was OK, but certainly... More 

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Thank James204
Saskatchewan, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I stopped in for a late lunch on a recent trip to Calgary and were both very pleased with our meals. I had the buttermilk chicken sandwich with fries, the sandwich was phenomenal and I could barely put a dent in the huge serving of delicious fries. My fiancé tried a breakfast bowl and really enjoyed that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?