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10145 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9
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open now 9:00 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.”

Read the story of Blue Plate Diner

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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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February 24, 2017

Pretty pricey for the portion size. Loved the Happy Hour pint special, but a wine special would be nice too.

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

FIrst time here and will be back for sure. Food was excellent and service great.

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

January 29, 2017

Always delicious and always a great experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2017

Very good service.Loved the food , good variety for all types of eaters. Meat, vegetarians ,vegans something for all,Good choice of drinks. The only down side is it gets very loud , hard to hear conversations at your table when restaurant is full.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2017

See you next time!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 17, 2017

The food was very tasty, great presentation, and could have included more vegetables for my liking. The portions are small for those who have bigger appetites, It would be nice to have a larger size for some people and a "petite" size for those not wanting as much.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 16, 2017

All around excellent--everyone in the party was very pleased!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 15, 2017

Only complaint is they ran out of the special... so must have been good. We all enjoyed the food. Great service. Reservation is best! Thanks.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 8, 2017

A fantastic spot for a business lunch - a unique and interesting menu with lots of choices for all tastes. Further, the number of tables for the space is just right - not too close together - allowing for quiet and private conversations. With delicious food, served quickly by a friendly and efficient server this was a great lunch! It's no wonder that Blue Plate continues to be an Edmonton favourite!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 7, 2017

The three ladies and I that had lunch here on Friday early in January had a wonderful time! Not only was the company excellent the food, service and ambience was perfect! Thanks so much! We will definitely recommend to friends, and we will be back ourselves!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2017

Service was great. It was busy - New Year's Eve and an Oilers game - but everything came at a good pace - great service. Food arrived hot - and all of ours at the same time. Very enjoyable.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 24, 2016

Everyone in our party raved about their meals.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 20, 2016

Excellent lunch - John is always moving around the restaurant, saying Hi, clearing tables and taking orders - staff is always pleasant. Food is delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 17, 2016

Wonderful service and yummy food as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 17, 2016

Blue Plate Diner is the best. The food is always excellent, and the service is outstanding. I had the lamb shepherd's pie and the beet soup, and the vegan chocolate mousse - all very delicious!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 15, 2016

We had a wonderful time. John was very accommodating, providing us with an extra table for our gift exchange; and was very patient with our large group of women. We'd definitely return. Thank You and Merry Christmas.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

December 10, 2016

Always had great service and food here. Last night was a wonderful night for me and Paula. First time she has been here and loved it. We will be back. Cheers. Ross

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 8, 2016

Everything was fantastic ! Have been coming for years and have never had a bad meal! Came with a work function and have gotten tons of compliments on it - as always highly recommended

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 5, 2016

Our server Marlee was awesome. She carried on a great conversation and was extremely attentive to our table; I particularly appreciated the promo'd beer when the keg had run out. The other staff that was on was also great, they supported Marlee quite harmoniously. Food was solid, the appetizers were unfortunately a bit small in stature though quite tasty. I had the lamb shepherds pie, it was yummy, my friend had the curry bowl and I found it dry and the naan bread was unfortunately too thick and more like a donut in doughiness. Atmosphere was good, there were some really boisterous kids at the table next to us, not problematic but a bit on the loud side. Great lighting, great ambience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 5, 2016

Great service and good food! We will be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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Edmonton restaurants with delicious duck dishes

Edmonton restaurants with delicious duck dishes

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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Pour on, craft beer lovers of Edmonton!

Pour on, craft beer lovers of Edmonton!

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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Vegetarian options in Edmonton to satiate burger cravings

Vegetarian options in Edmonton to satiate burger cravings

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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