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10145 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9
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open now 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Methods of Payment:

  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Interac
  • Visa

Rates:

  • $11 to $25,

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Restaurant type

  • Coffee shop,

Dishes

  • Deli,
  • Sandwich,

Features

  • Restaurant with private rooms,
  • Restaurant with bar,

Atmosphere

  • Family,

Meet the owner

John Williams opened up the Blue Plate Diner in 2004, when Edmonton’s downtown scene was struggling a little. Initially, Blue Plate Diner neighboured a seedy hotel on one end of the street, and dilapidated warehouses on the other. A lot has changed since then, with a vibrant downtown core growing all the time. Today, the hotel is gone, two high-rises have gone up, and those warehouses have been turned into highly sought-after condos. “I’d like to think we were instrumental in that change,” says John. “We were one of the first restaurants and businesses. I kind of think we became a destination restaurant at that time and encouraged other people to look at this street with fresh eyes.”

The popular downtown market now sets up outside the Blue Plate Diner’s door during the summer, further adding to the street’s trendy vibe. “That was huge. That definitely added value to the atmosphere as well.”

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  • Atmosphere: 5/5
  • Food: 4/5
  • Service: 4/5
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This particular restaurant was a last minute choice when my family and I were dying of hunger after an extremely long day that started at 6 in the morning. We tried to find the closest restaurant possible and found this one only 4 blocks away from out hotel. The design of the diner was very modern, cool and comfortable. I almost pictured my first date there. Any who let's finally talk about the food. I ordered a stir fry which you could either get with shrimp or chicken. I am a huge shrimp fan so I just had to try it. When the order came my jaw dropped to the ground because of the size and appeal of the dish. There was delicious rice on the bottom of the simple, white, oval plate covered with a medley of deliciously sauced vegetables. The whole dish was garnished with slithered almonds which really pulled everything together. This dish truly made the whole tiring day worth it. The fun isn't over yet!! A meal never feels complete until you get the dessert menu. This particular menu almost made me order everything it had on there but I don't think my father, who was paying for the dinner, would appreciate that. I finally came to a decision to get their blackberry cheesecake which was their current cheesecake flavor. Now let me tell you, the moment I had a bite of that, it felt like heaven in a cheesecake. It was so creamy and what made it better was a dollop of airy whipped cream. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better dinner.

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Blue Plate is fantastic! I'm there at least a...

Blue Plate is fantastic! I'm there at least a couple times per month. I was there last Friday and had another great meal. Fridays are a great day to go: they always feature a vegetarian and a meat special, paired with a wine or beer selected by Divine Wines just down the street. Brunch is also great to check out on Saturdays and Sundays... but they are always busy so a reservation would be a good idea. There is always great music playing and new art on the walls. A very friendly and comfortable neighbourhood restaurant.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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April 23, 2017

Meatloaf was great, nice sear on on it. Mashed potatoes were a little over whipped.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

April 22, 2017

Loved the atmosphere! Food was awesome! Two thumbs up!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2017

The food here was delicious. I had the duck pot pie and enjoyed every bite! The prices were very reasonable and staff were friendly! Would definitely come back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 12, 2017

Always love the diner. Food is always different and great. I enjoyed my evening!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2017

Very attentive waiter and the food was very good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2017

Awesome- as always! My go-to place for special lunches with friends and co-workers.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 2, 2017

Booked a reservation about an hour in advance online and received an email confirmation, but when we arrived at the restaurant they didn't have out booking. They luckily had an empty table and seated us pretty quickly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 2, 2017

We had been to Blue Plate a few years ago and loved it. Made reservations at 6pm on a Friday night. There was a concert going on down the street and we were aiming to be done as soon as possible. We ordered immediately (took a few minutes to track someone down who would take our name) - however the food did not arrive until 6:50... While I understand that Friday nights downtown can be very busy, especially when there is an event occurring, this should be taken into account by the restaurant as well. Very disappointing. After the long wait time, my friend's burger was cold, my gnocchi was flavourless and looked like someone just slapped it on a plate in a hurry, however the curried chickpeas with paneer were great. It took us another half an hour to receive the cheque, even after multiple eye contact with the server. I really liked this diner and the food when we had come before, but this experience was unfortunate.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

March 23, 2017

I'll be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2017

We attend at this restaurant fairly regularly, it is one of our favourites. This visit was for the express purpose of trying their special menu for the downtown dining week. As always the food was fabulous and service attentive without being intrusive. The only issue with the restaurant is that it CAN become quite loud if crowded.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2017

I'd heard nothing but good things about Blue Plate Diner beforehand so I decided to book it as the venue for my birthday lunch with my colleagues. It definitely lived up to the reputation and wowed even the pickiest of eaters in our group. Our servers were great and the food was awesome. If I were to cite one complaint it would be that they were playing Damien Rice, which depresses the hell out of me, but it's forgivable, all else considered :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2017

Awesome as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2017

Warm and welcoming with great service and you my food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2017

Always reliable. One of my favourite lunch places downtown.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2017

Delicious breakfast, love the atmosphere, friendly and efficient service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2017

Food was great waiter visited a few times prior to ordering and we were slow. Unfortunately post meal delivery, refills of water were far n few in between. Food was fantastic. It's a noisy environment which isn't necessarily good or bad but tough to hear conversation across the table often.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 2, 2017

Excellent as always - food is always great. They were busy, and the server was very apologetic about delays, but everything came in reasonable length of time. Always one of my favorite places to eat!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2017

Thank you so much for accommodating our large group of junior high students! You were a pleasure to deal with and the students absolutely loved their lunch. I know how much work this was for your servers and kitchen, and please know that it is appreciated, and you provided a memorable experience for many young adults.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2017

Portions were plentiful and very tasty! As close to a home cooked meal as you will ever find in a restaurant!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 26, 2017

The waitress remembered us from another visit! That is super impressive!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2017

Love the atmosphere of the place! Location perfect for LRT access.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2017

Met for a lunch meeting. Things were really great! Thanks for having us, we will be back again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2017

Was fantastic. This is rapidly becoming one of our favourite resto's. It's diversity of menu (we have vegetarians in the family) and locally-sourced products + fantastic atmosphere and staff are excellent. Had an issue with the Cline Cashmere wine though. My wife has fallen for it but we can't seem to find it anywhere - except at the Blue Plate. Sneaky... :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Best duck confit I have ever had.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Atmosphere was really good but the table lamp was a bit hard on the eyes and we were seated by the door so we caught a draft every time anyone came in / out. We had the Shepherd's Pie and it was really good - got a suggestion for hot sauce after we ate it :)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Very lovely dinner and the tart special dessert was amazing!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Good gluten-free options.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

My favourite for lunch, brunch and before big events at Rogers!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2017

This is a favorite spot for us. We keep returning. Love the atmosphere, service was good, and so was our food, fast, hot and delicious. No complaints here, we would gladly recommend the Blue Plate Diner to anyone who is looking for a great meal.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2017

Service was fine, atmosphere a bit noisy for not being all that crowded, food was OK but nothing special.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

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Edmonton’s most infamous brunch spot, Blue Plate Diner’s eggs beneduckt (a benny made with house duck confit, barbecue sauce and jalapeño hollandaise) landed them a stellar review in The Edmonton Journal, and they are frequently on best brunch lists for the city. But brunch isn’t the only place at the Blue Plate to offer up delectable duck dishes; lunch and dinner boast the bison and duck confit burger – Alberta bison mixed with duck confit, roast garlic ailoli and blueberry mustard. And, you can also score crispy duck wings glazed with sweet sriracha sauce as a dinner appetizer.

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Blue Plate always makes for a warm, eclectic dining experience with its organic-and-artistic-meets-vintage style. In the summer, it’s a great place to pair a beer with a meal. Other than the rotating taps, you’ll find some good old faithfuls here – easy-drinking, refreshing brews for those with a mellower pallet, like the Muskoka Cream Ale or the Mill Street Belgian Wit Ale.

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It’s no surprise that this eclectic little restaurant would offer such a colourful and flavourful veggie burger option. Come to Blue Plate for lunch or dinner and indulge in the chipotle chickpea and sweet potato burger. This one is extra healthy, sandwiched between whole wheat buns spread with avocado ranch.

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