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Nellies on Kensington

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Hillurst
Canadian, Cafe, Diner
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1414 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-270-0173
Today
07:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 16:00
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

A Calgary traditional. . Fantastic breakfast and lunch place. .. genorous portions at reasonable prices. Daily specials. .. limited parking. .. weekend line ups but worth the wait. Staff friendly, family friendly, budget friendly.

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Thank Phillip G
Odense, Denmark
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290 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Very nice and very very friendly restaurant in a good neighborhood atmosphere ...GREAT coffe and a lot of it...very - maybe - too big portions...but all in all thank you :-)

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Thank Gert K
Calgary
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Another great experience at this Nellies. Breakfast was great for both myself and my guest. Menu has a great selection with so many choices. Coffee's good too! Service was outstanding, and the coffee kept flowing through a long conversation after we'd finished our breakfast. Would recommend this restaurant to all!

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Thank billmI5711KQ
Calgary, Canada
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Dropped in here on a Friday morning, it wasn't busy, so no trouble getting a table. Wife's had the breakfast burrito, and I had the two egg plate. Food cooked well, my over easy eggs were done perfectly. Service was quick and cheerful. Parking lot is quite small and started with other business, so on a busy day you may... More 

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Thank Calgary_guy_yyc
Smithers, B.C.
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260 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

This chain has its ups and downs. A few years ago this place was excellent. My meal here was not so hot: my order was wrong in 2 respects. The washroom was grubby and there were no paper towels in the washroom.

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Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Venice, Italy
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124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

We went there for lunch, I ordered a burrito with extra bacon and I loved it. It was very stuffed with things, on the dish there was also fruit, potatoes and a small cake. The place it very old style. Ther service was fast but there weren't many people inside.

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Thank Enrico268
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Blueberry pancakes. That's what you need to order here. They're amazing. The place is small, diner-like, a bit crowded ... the blueberry pancakes make up for any wait, any noise, anything.

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Thank HMDS604
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Had a horrific experience with the service in this place, food didn't come out for over an hour and orders where incorrect

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Thank John Q
Calgary, Canada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

Had the traditional scrambled eggs with hash browns and toast. Toast not toasted and obviously had been sitting for awhile as was mushy, hash browns cold and burnt. My husband had nellies hash and his was better but same problem with hash browns. Coffee unfortunately quite weak so overall would not recommend.

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Thank 56003Butler4
Calgary
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Did this place change hands recently? There's different people running it now and they just don't have the same touch. Table staff is robot like and the food was underwhelming at best. We will not be going back.

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Thank keenerken

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:30
Friday
07:00 - 15:30
Saturday
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1414 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
  • Neighbourhood: Hillurst
  • Phone Number: +1 403-270-0173

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