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10145 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9
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Opening at 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • $11 To $25,

Opening Hours *Holiday 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,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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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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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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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March 16, 2019

Great food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 16, 2019

Love the Blue Plate! Consistently good food and a great atmosphere

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2019

Service was really good, food great as always, and a funky environment conducive to good friendly discussion for our group. Thanks, Blue Plate!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2019

Fantastic service with outstanding food. The beet cake is so moist and yummy!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2019

Service was great, we were there for the Downtown Dining Experience. We had each dish explained to us as it was delivered. Choices for beers was appreciated. We plan to visit again soon.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 1, 2019

Our server was sweet and professional. She completed the experience with her actions and attitude.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2019

The servers were rushed yet did their best to be friendly. The kindest was the young man bringing our food to us. Thanks

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

February 18, 2019

Love the Blue Plate. So cozy and friendly. With great food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2019

We have lived in Edmonton for a short time and this is the only restaurant we have been to more than once. Excellent food with reasonable prices. I have had fancier meals elsewhere but paid 4times more for it. I will be back many times over. The staff is excellent, friendly and fast service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

Love Blue Plate! Had a lovely Valentine’s dinner. Started with fun champagne cocktail 🥂 made with a cotton candy fluff on top instead of the French version with a sugar cube. I know they will have to move to a new location soon 🚛-but I’ll follow them to wherever they locate. So good😛

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2019

Absolutely loved the roast chicken with the savory bread pudding. My friend loved the lamb shephard's pie. Was a great time, with great service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 10, 2019

One of Edmonton’s Best! One of the few I have found that Vegans, Vegetarians, and Carnevours can equally enjoy .... and the Desserts!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2019

Great food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2019

Awesome service, really great food. We'll go again for sure!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2019

We throroughky enjoyed our meal at Blue Plate Diner. Out server was fantastic! The food was delicious and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 7, 2019

Great place. Thanks

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 5, 2019

Service was friendly, food was delicious and hot. I have been to the Blue Plate Diner 3 or 4 times over the past few years and will be back again. Interesting and always yummy food!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 5, 2019

Great warm food and atmosphere on a very frigid winter day.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 1, 2019

excellent food, large portions, friendly staff, homey and eclectic setting. totally enjoyable experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2019

Most of the food was very good, exceptional service as always. It felt a little dark, but otherwise enjoyed the art and fun kitsch decor.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2019

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for affordable casual dining with resonably priced good food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 26, 2019

Friendly and fast service. Our server was very friendly and helpful; she quickly replaced my cup of cool coffee with a fresh cup of hot coffee. The food was good and the portions were perfect. The side salad was excellent. I will return here again because it was exactly what I had hoped it would be.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 22, 2019

Always a wonderful place for fun and food!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 21, 2019

Burger was delicious. Fresh cut fries were great. Service was excellent. No complaints.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2019

The Brussel sprout appy was fantastic!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2019

Very good food, especially for the price. Staff pleasant and capable. Atmosphere is great (we were on the way to a game at Roger's Place and it was fun to see folks in jerseys)!!!! One complaint. It's noisy in there, and not in good ways. Maybe some acoustically-friendly carpeting would help. The harsh sounds do take away from the atmosphere. Great that you are still downtown and thriving. Patricia

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 28, 2018

Good food and good service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 16, 2018

This was our annual Christmas lunch with myself and 2 of my best friends. It was all very nice.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 12, 2018

We were a small group that worked together previously and this was our opportunity to reconnect. The restaurant was clean and the atmosphere was friendly. We all enjoyed our meals and the service was attentive and quick. We will definitely come back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 13, 2018

Great food and atmosphere. The service was quick and attentive.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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