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Restaurant type

  • Coffee Shop,

Dishes

  • Deli,
  • Sandwich,

Features

  • Restaurant With Private Rooms,
  • Restaurant With Bar,

Atmosphere

  • Family,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
Main-12323 Stony Plain Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 3Y5
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
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Friday
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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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

Ratings & Reviews - Blue Plate Diner

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meld0862
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Best breakfast in Edmonton and most cities for that matter. Perfection!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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smcdowell
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This was one of our favourite spots until today when our friend's allergic reaction was handed extremely poorly! She has a nut allergy, prior to ordering she asked if her dish contained nuts and she was assured the only dish with nuts in it is the peanut butter pie. She ended up needing to use her epipen in their washroom and nearly vomited. She was never asked if she was ok, the manager never came to check on us and in the end she was even handed her bill! We were just in shock, disgusting.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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June 20, 2022

As vegetarians, we love the options at Blue Plate Diner. Unfortunately our meals were forgotten on this visit and our food took a long time to come. We recognize that this can happen on a busy day like Father’s Day. That being said, the food was fantastic and the staff were very friendly. We’ll be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

June 19, 2022

We had a really fun night! Fantastic service and wonderful food. We’ll be back. :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2022

Wonderful relaxed patio and service! We sat on patio for as long as we wanted and waitresses came by to top us off with water!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 10, 2022

Friendly service and delicious food. Cool atmosphere and free undeground parking!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 9, 2022

Will be back

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 4, 2022

Wonderful service. Food was delicious and lots of options to make both the kids and the adults happy. We will be back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2022

Thanks for a great evening. The strawberry lemonade was a highlight. Top service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 29, 2022

It was so great to listen to live music that night!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 28, 2022

Server was great - very competent and professional but still friendly. The food was great - we had the mac & cheese with meatballs, chicken burger (gluten-free) and meatloaf. Also loved the strawberry-lemon mimosas!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 21, 2022

My go-to place for meals with friends and family. Always so good!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 16, 2022

Jazz night was nice, just too loud to talk to my friends we moved out to the patio which was a much better volume but it worked out that it was a nice night :)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 13, 2022

Very enjoyable great service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 8, 2022

Excellent service - I wish we caught our server's name. He was helpful and had a great sense of humour. The food was so good! We will be back! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 6, 2022

The live music was excellent as well!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 6, 2022

The music was great; I wonder if it was a little loud for the space? Tasty appetizers and main meals; the vegan choc.mouse was a bit waxy tasting. The service was excellent; appropriately friendly & helpful. Thanks very much😊

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 30, 2022

Other than location, BPD has not changed in the 15+ years we've been going, and that's what is so awesome about it. Great food, great service and great ambiance.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 29, 2022

Mya was outstanding as usual. John and Rima are always attentive and superb! Thanks for another special evening!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2022

Best corn bread I’ve ever had even better than down south states I must say. And the salmon was divine!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 22, 2022

We very much enjoyed the service, the food, wine & the live jazz music!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 18, 2022

They went out of their way to accommodate my food sensitivities. They were kind and helpful, the food was great. Delicious potatoes!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2022

Blue Plate was lots of fun! Fish and chips were amazing, staff was fantastic and a fun atmosphere. We will be back! 😊

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2022

Wonderful music and very special staff. Love it again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2022

Our server was amazing and the food was fabulous, so much flavor!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2022

Amazing healthy choices for plant based eating. Friendly service with that personal touch we crave.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2022

We had excellent service, the food was amazing and our entire family had a great time. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a great restaurant. We will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2022

One of Edmonton’s greats!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2022

It was so delicious and nice to support you. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2022

Food not quite its usual terrific, but still a fine evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2022

Fantastic service. The food was delicious and the jazz band was great! We will define be returning soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 25, 2022

The brussel sprouts and veggie burger are scrumptious. I highly recommend this place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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