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Blue Plate Diner
Blue Plate Diner

Blue Plate Diner Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blueplatediner.ca
  • Phone: (780) 429-0740
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Duane Hicks
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our open-floor concept makes it easy for your large group to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the Blue Plate.
  • Private Party Contact: John Williams (888) 924-1390

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jasper Avenue
  • Public Transit: We are located half a block away from the 'Bay' LRT or subway station. Also, there are numerous buses located within one block of restaurant
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Blue Plate Diner
Located in the heart of the Warehouse District in downtown Edmonton, the Blue Plate Diner is open for lunch, dinner and also for brunch on weekends. We only serve real food made by real people.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food. While not an extensive menu, there is enough variety and true uniqueness to please everyone. Our server, Richard (the mad squirrel) was on top of our needs despite the many patrons at the restaurant. We will be going back to try other dishes and the lunch period to have fun again."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Food is always very good, love the interior. Small but different beer list, same for the wine list. -:)"
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Super friendly, helpful service! Knew the menu and was able to make great recommendations. Loved the casual retro atmosphere!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "This was my second visit. I had been for lunch before, this time for dinner. It was our first supper together and was quiet enogh that we could talk to each other easily, but noisy enough that we were not entertaining others! The food did not disappoint! We will return again."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Food is wonderful, shepards pie is to die for Very enjoyable lunch"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The Blue Plate is one of our favourites. Whether it is for brunch or for dinner, it is a great place to take in any meal."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is our second time to The Blue Plate Diner. I really like the decor and the 'feel' of this restaurant. Unfortunately, both visits left me slightly disappointed. There are so any positive reviews and I really wanted to be one of them! We had dinner there this visit. I ordered the chicken and my husband ordered the pasta with chicken. His meal was very good but cold. My chicken was good, I really like the flavour of the BBQ sauce. I wish it was in a little side dish do you could dip your chicken in it. The roasted potatoes were obviously roasted quite a long time earlier so they were dry and shrunken. The veggies were crisp but cold. The pecan pie was good. Our server was friendly, sweet and made us smile."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Great local foods, fun ambiance, great to have a place downtown that's kid friendly"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I made a reservation super easy. The waitress was super nice, and did a great job. It was my first time on the patio, and it was excellent!! Blue Plate Diner never fails me <3"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "You can't really go wrong with Blue Plate's kitsch-cool decor and homey comfort food, set along 104 St's thriving dining and bar scene. Meatloaf, Mac n cheese, veggie burger, Shepherd's Pie, beet chocolate cake all winners. Good beer and wine list. Can be noisy inside, small outdoor front patio is awesome in summer, service is friendly but can be clumsy and slow. A fav among locals!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This was a great find for a group of 8 for dinner. Service was quick and attentive and the food was good quality."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The food was good and the service was good. I would go back."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great service and great food, but far too noisy to carry a conversation."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I like the food, price-point, location and quaitness of the Blue Plate, but I don't go often because I don't like having to yell into my friends face if we want to converse. This place is just way too loud. Accoustics are horrid and they need some accoustical panels or something in there. Noise is the ONLY reason I don't go there regularly. I always feel tired when I leave because it's so much effort to talk and hear my companions :)"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I liked it. A fun casual atmosphere. We had the seats inside by the open windows, a nice breeze and fresh down town edmonton air"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The good; beer was cold, grilled cornbread apoy was nice & hubby's steak cooked appropriately to request. The bad; our server seemed bothered we were in her section, salmon spring rolls interesting but not seasoned, mac & cheese inedible, elk/bison burger overcooked & dried out. No one cared enuf to ask how anything was, even tho lots left on plates, & not because portions were over generous."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was fantastic and the service was good. I would definatley go back again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Service was great. Glad it wasn't very busy, the acoustics are loud! Food was tasty enough, not amazing, but good."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "When a meat eater and a vegan get married it's not easy finding a restaurant that meets both our needs. The Blue Plate dinner has great choices for both. I had a wonderful Apple Pork Chop and my sweetie had the vegan loaf. Top it off with a big slice of moist chocolate cake and it makes for a wonderful evening. Intimate seating with a bit eclectic ambiance adds to the fun. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The service was great, but my friend's glass had smears of lipstick stains when she received it from the waiter. This made me concerned about the restaurant's overall cleanliness."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Tried the Blue Plate Diner Sunday for supper with my sister. We started the evening with the Blue Plate Diners Strawberry Lemonade which we both found to be flat, tasteless and warm. I tried the grilled Corn bread which tasted like it was grilled on a bed of burnt onions. For the main courses, I had the Pork Chop with oven roasted potatoes and vegetables while my sister had the Mac and Cheese with a side order of chicken. The pork chop and roasted potatoes were over cooked and dry but it was hot. My Sisters Mac and Cheese was cold, oily and had a gritty texture and lacking any form of sauce. She did say that the grilled chicken was hot and had a good taste. To the restaurant's credit they did give us a discount on our bill."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I am officially super mom. Kids loved it. Mac and cheese killed it. Omg so good. Perfect evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Always good food and good prices. They offer healthy choices as well as sinful selections."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been to Blue Plate many times over the years, but sadly we will not go back. The food was burned, not tasty and over priced. The waitress was unfriendly and wore such strong perfume we couldn't enjoy our meal."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Greate for both vegans and meat eaters. Excellent food."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The blue plate diner was not at all what I expected. The food was microwaved..super soggy fries and the food just looked limp and unappetizing. Even the salads looked pre made hours before and were wilted. Staff made excuses and were unapologetic and rude. Will definitely avoid at all costs."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Blue Plate Diner provides exceptional service and quality food in a timely manner in a busy, bustling downtown core. The environment is noisy, but cozy; relaxed, but energetic; home-like, but rustic and fancy. All round a great experience."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Bacon Mac n Cheese Spring Rolls- Says it all. Those make me want to go back more than anything else. We went there right at lunch and it got a bit noisy. It was not a work day for us so we had a couple watermelon mojitos also. They were great but a bit pricey at $10 each but a wonderful way to start the afternoon. Waitress was very nice but I suggest not asking her about Justin Bieber. Her eyes rolling back and the look on her face made it seem to me that she had to answer that question too many times. Still I could not help myself and had to ask. Sweet potato fries could have been a bit more crispy but the steak was fantastic with the red onion jam."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Good food, good service, awesome atmosphere, really small menu"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Ok lunch. Not up to the expectations set by other reviews. Our server could wear more clothes... :-) "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Waitress was rude, no friendly smile at all, you don't feel welcome when siting down to look at the menu. Food was no better than eating at Humpty or Denny. Shepard pie had no taste, Pan seared glazed maple salmon, you can't even taste and maple on the salmon, it was just in the sauce at the bottom of the plate. All in all I would not come here again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had the "beer can chicken" which was very good, followed by the chocolate mouse made with coconut milk and tofu - also very good!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Blue Plate Diner was a good experience due to the ambience and service! The food was not up to par! We were there on a busy Friday evening and the energy in the diner was electric and fun. Our food was dry and underwelming! Too bad...........I'm not sure I could recommend the diner to a friend."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The Blue Plate has been serving locally sourced comfort food since I moved to Edmonton many years ago. It's got a reasonable menu with good quality items. Very vegetarian and vegan friendly, with high quality meats for the carnivores. It gets busy, especially at lunch and on weekend, so make sure to get a reservation or expect to wait. They also feature a rotating array of local art on the walls. Sometimes it's a miss, bit often they've got something interesting to see."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Took my boyfriend to the Blue Plate Diner for a birthday (pre-show) dinner on a Thursday evening. The food was good, a decent number of dinner selections and service was decent. All in all we enjoyed our dining experience."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Great food at a really cool spot. Will be back and will reccomend to friends. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "My sandwich was awesome, my fries were cold, all in all it was okay. Took a while for the waiter to come by with the debit machine."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "I have celiac Disease. I checked the online menu before booking & noted the GF choices. The waitress drew a blank on GF when I arrived & the menu only showed VG. The VG Shepard's Pie was 98% mashed potatoes with the odd bean or carrot floating by in a soupy mix. The House Salad was wilted lettuce with a few chickpeas tossed on top with a glop of 'surprise' dressing. No art to presentation. We had to ask for sweeter for our coffee/tea. The table still had the Easter Bruch menu taped to it (2 weeks post). The open brick was attractive, but the acoustics where dreadful. I don't like to shout in a restaurant. Was accosted both arriving & departing by some frankly scary street people. Never again."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I was looking for a restaurant that both my husband and I could enjoy; we found it at the Blue Plate. Original modifications on home cooking. Fantastic service, attentive but not hovering and knowledgeable staff. Above average portions with decent price point. Will definitely return with family and friends."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were late in deciding where to go & found the Blue Plate Diner at the perfect time for us. For my guest this was his first time eating here. The food was excellent as he was hoping for a hardy but delicious meal. Excellent service all around. I would recommend it anytime. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014