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10145 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9
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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,

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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Ratings & Reviews - Blue Plate Diner

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  • Atmosphere: 4.3/5
  • Food: 4/5
  • Service: 3.4/5
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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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February 18, 2018

Delicious and tastey food!! Friendly and quick service. Appreciate the variety and selections that fit all diet preferences.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2018

Nice ambiance, good food, no complaints!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2018

It was a great dinner food was great and excellent service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2018

Love this place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

This is such an amazing and cool venue, right downtown. We loved that they had the perfect mix of menu items to satisfy all of our group, including a few vegans. Delicious and fun, it was the perfect start to our night out!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2018

Everything was great. I especially the service to be both attentive and friendly.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2018

our server was great. the atmosphere was nice, it was not busy, so it was quite and great for conversation. my meal was good, but was not my 1st choice. My only disappointment was that I was advised that my original dinner choice, the pork tenderloin meal, was not available/they were out of. Rather odd since it wasn't a special....it's a regular meal on the menu.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 7, 2018

Lamb Shepherd’s Pie was amazing. Service was quick and server was very friendly. Took our kids, age 10 and 8, and the kids menu was great. Loved the craft beer selection.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2018

Excellent food and service as always.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2018

Highly recommend the duck wings and meatloaf.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 22, 2018

We had an excellent meal, with great, friendly service - thanks!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 20, 2018

Excellent food and atmosphere and service. The peanut butter pie is to live for. Tom

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 5, 2018

12 year old grand daughter really enjoyed the atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

December 17, 2017

Took my date here and we both felt very welcomed and safe. The enviourment is amazing and food delicous! Would come again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 17, 2017

We are from out of town and Love this place for breakfast and thought we would try it for dinner this time. The food was really great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 13, 2017

Our server (Carla) was a delight. Cheerful and funny. The bison & duck confit burger was a transcendent experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 9, 2017

The restaurant has been on my bucket list, but I never seem to get downtown. My friend and I were not disappointed. It will remain a fond experience in every way.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2017

Ambiance is great and the food is tasty.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 5, 2017

It was great that the diners were spaced throughout the restaurant, as opposed to crowded into one area. More walking for servers, good for diners. Thanks. Food was perfect.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2017

We were in a rush but the servers were very flexible and helpful, helping us find some food to order that wouldn't take as long. One of the staff also, on her own volition, offered to call us a cab so we could make it to the musical on time !! Awesome food but most memorable was the kind and caring staff!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 24, 2017

Our group was accommodated even though our numbers kept changing over the morning. Very competent and friendly staff. All at the table were impressed with their choice of menu. The five of us had a great lunch and visit. Thank you.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2017

Great atmosphere, service and food. We will definitely return

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2017

We're from Lethbridge, in Edmonton for a function downtown and decided to celebrate our anniversary the same weekend. We were so impressed! Thanks for a great experience

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 22, 2017

We were celebrating my friends 60th birthday. The Blue Plate Diner set aside an area in the restaurant for the 30 people that attended, dedicated 2 waitresses to us, and gave us a small area to set up for cards and gifts. We all had a fantastic evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 19, 2017

Everything was great. Half price wine Tuesday's! The menu is small, but the food is great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 12, 2017

Excellent vegetarian options! Loved it!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 11, 2017

An enjoyable but slightly noisy place to take the 3 generation family. Service was very friendly and accommodating. Food was good, although the vegan (I am not vegan) chocolate mouse needed more chocolate in it. Otherwise all was very tasty. Will take the family their again.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2017

Excellent in every way!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2017

The green salad was a little wilted

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 23, 2017

Everything was great! It was a little noisy but that can't be helped

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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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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