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

Methods of Payment:

  • amex
  • 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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July 8, 2018

Nice menu choices Some of us are vegetarian and some are not. But every went away happy with their choice. Paring was a bit of an issue. The lot right beside said it was closed due to construction but it appeared pretty useable so we parked there anyway, taking a chance on a ticket.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2018

Great selection of beer on tap, food portions generous, server great!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

June 28, 2018

Had a great meal and bottle of wine on the patio! Service was excellent; highly recommend this spot downtown

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 24, 2018

Feels very relaxing at your restaurant. Also I feel comfortable and at ease. The food is really good. You serve "real" meals which remind me of my childhood and that's a good thing! Thanks!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 23, 2018

It was really good, great service and atmosphere. I recommend this place .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 20, 2018

My first time here, what a great experience. Will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

June 18, 2018

Very chaotic and loud (Father's Day). Very well handled by the staff, who still took time to be friendly. Always a great choice!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 15, 2018

The service was slower than I've had in the past, although it was just as friendly. As always, whenever this restaurant is full, it is so loud that you have to yell to be heard across the table. We had a hard time conversing over lunch.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

May 19, 2018

Awesome experience! Quick and friendly service and delicious food. Thanks!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 15, 2018

A very pleasant, charming lunch awaits any visitor to Blue Plate Diner. Local beer was on special and the macaroni and cheese and bison burger with sweet potato fries were both very good. The staff readily accommodated my request for an outdoor table and helped me to orchestrate a small surprise for the friend with whom I dined. Thanks to Blue Plate for a very good experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 6, 2018

The service is excellent here! The food is always good. You really can't go wrong for lunch or brunch here.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 4, 2018

The Blue Plate has a fun vibe which can seem to be a bit noisy but if you just blend in to the chatter amongst your own table it just feels like it is meant to be. Food is consistently good and service was awesome.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 4, 2018

First time to Edmonton so was not sure where to go for dinner but luckily we found this place. Our server was funny and efficient and the food was amazing as well. We had a really nice time there would definitely go back there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 4, 2018

The food and the service was excellent. It was kind of noisy but loved the eclectic nature of the restaurant. Will definitely be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2018

The food and service were excellent. My only critique is that the restaurant gets quite loud so it can be hard to hear your companions.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2018

Love this place, great food, great atmosphere!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 6, 2018

Always the best at BPD! That’s why it’s on our short-list of places that have never let us down. The polenta cakes were delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 31, 2018

Food and service were great. The special was interesting and very good and the menu has a really good variety.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2018

This is a good neighbourhood restaurant with unpretentious food. I particularly like the green onion cakes. We live in the neighbourhood and really appreciate this place when we do not feel like cooking ourselves.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2018

Great service food was delicious and unique our 13 year old grandson even thought the food was great

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2018

Breakfast with friends before attending event at Rogers Place. Would recommend this restaurant to others.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 17, 2018

Great food, great service and a great place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2018

The chickpea burger was a little soggy. I was hoping for it to be crispy. Service and atmosphere were awesome as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

March 15, 2018

Very accommodating to a large group! Will go back in the future!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2018

Great casual place for casual business conversation. Excellent vegetarian food, friendly staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2018

Fabulous experience all around

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 1, 2018

Love the atmosphere, it is cozy and intimate. The service was excellent, chelsea? was our server I believe, she has a great persona and made it very enjoyable to be there. The food is pretty good, I had the bacon burger as an entree and that was standard fare, really juicy and tasty. the polenta cakes I had could have been a little more flavourful, but over all it was good. My partner had the mac and cheese and he loved it, very scrumptious. Had a great experience here, will definitely visit again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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

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