Peters' Drive-In

3.9/5
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Cuisine type

  • Canadian Cuisine,

Dishes

  • Burgers,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Products and Services

  • Good For Groups,
  • Picnics,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
219 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 1J9
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  • < $10,

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stol2420
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Great place always has been

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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steven nunn
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You can never go wrong with one of their milkshakes. Easily one of the best things about Calgary. Simple food and great service.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Mitchell W
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I have been going...

I have been going to Peter's Drive In since i was a kid in the 80s. And im so sad to say in the past couple years it has gone so far downhill. So disappointing! The quality and taste has just gone down so far, i doubt it can ever be saved again. On top of that the woman i dealt with there actually argued that i didnt want large fries! Are you kidding me? How does she think she knows what i want more than i do? Besides that the milkshakes have become very very bland. It is truly a crying shame that a place that used to be so good and so top notch has become a cheap low quality establishment. Id rather go to Wendy's now and I wouldnt have to drive an hour to go there either. Please make it the same as it once was!

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Restaurantica12
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Down Hill

I have visited Peters for 45 years, and over the past several years it has gone right down hill. The hamburger patty is a much smaller portion of what it was almost half the size, it tastes pre-cooked like other fast food places, and the burgers use to have an extra half patty on each burger, and that has ended. They no longer have nuts on their Sunday's which tasted so good, and the last time I was there they didn't even have whipping cream, so it was nothing more than ice cream and sauce. It's so disappointing when places try to save a dollar and put out a less quality item. Not worth the drive any longer.

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Restaurantica12
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Time For This Place To Close

Time To Close Down This Relic. Peters used to be the place to go in town for great burgers and chips. However since the place was sold to new owners it has taken a nosedive. The food is now cheap crap. Look at all of the poor reviews on all of the websites. Most of the staff dont speak English anymore, the place is dirty. I wrote to Peters before about this and all I got back was a surly email. Old Gus is probably in tears over the way this place has gone downhill.

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Restaurantica12
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Yuck

Peter's food could not be worse. The Burgers are made of some kind of Mystery Meat, low quality bun, sloppy, just bad. The Shakes taste medicinal, and are so thick that you cannot drink them until they start to melt. The French fries are those crappy commercial Ripple cut, they are soggy, and over salted. With so many places to get a great burger, why waste your $ at Peter's. Goto: Boogie Burger, Burger Burger, The Burger Bus, Most Pubs, Buchannan's, Lounge Burger, et al.

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Restaurantica12
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Classic Calgary! A heritage burger joint beloved by so many: real ice-cream shakes, a mountain of fries in the family sized box, signature patty and a half on single burger, cash only, perfect location on the #1 highway! Love it and always will!

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cmoore81
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Every flavour milkshake you can imagine!

I just love Peter's. This place is a must see for visitors to Calgary. This is an old-fashioned drive-in. The portions are HUGE. On my last visit I had a cheeseburger and it was the best one I have had in recent memory. Peter's is so much fun! Plus you can mix and match to make whatever flavour milkshake you want. To die for!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Only one location, been serving the best burgers, fries and milk shakes in town for more than 30+ years. Also has a large picnic/parking area. Most days there's a line up but it's well worth the wait. 

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Restaurantica12
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Definitely brings a "drive-in" feel when you're...

Definitely brings a "drive-in" feel when you're there. The burger was not really my taste but I can't say it was bad. The milkshake was alright, there were several flavours so if I ever do go back it will be to try out another milkshake flavour.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Yummy!

Very good food and loved that there was a lawn to have a bit of a picnic on with the kids.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Great Place

Yummy, yummy - classic walk up place to go in Calgary. Very busy at lunch time. Very well priced & huge amount of fries. Homemade Milk Shakes!!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Peters is a drive thru or a walk up to window and...

Peters is a drive thru or a walk up to window and order. They have the best burgers, fries and shakes around always long line ups on nice days.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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