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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.”

Read the story of Blue Plate Diner

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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

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

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

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 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

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

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

February 26, 2017

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

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

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 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

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 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 15, 2017

Best duck confit I have ever had.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

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

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

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

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Good gluten-free options.

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

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

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

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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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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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