Blue Plate Diner

3.8/5
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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
10145 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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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.”

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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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August 2, 2020

Wonderful service, friendly and attentive. Food was amazing, vegan mousse and pecan pie we had for dessert so yummy!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 2, 2020

Our server was awesome - he was very friendly and accommodating! And the food was delicious - I have been to Blue Plate many times over the years and it never disappoints!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2020

We are frequently in Edmonton (we live in Northeast BC) and have often dined at the Blue Plate. We loved the old 104th street location. The new restaurant isn’t as cozy, or convenient for hockey games, but it has it’s own charms (lots of light, “diner” feel). The food is still fantastic. I love the meatloaf. My son loves the onion cake. We’ll be back next trip. The staff are fantastic and some have been there as long as we have been visiting. Feels like home away from home.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2020

good vibes all around and great food. a family favorite

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2020

Love the bright, airy feeling in the new place. The pulled pork sandwich was tasty with generous portions of tender pork yet not sloppy as pulled pork can be sometimes.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

July 17, 2020

This is my favourite diner. Great food. Run by great people. They are very serious about COVID safety.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 11, 2020

Enjoyed great food and great service, at their new location.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 10, 2020

Was a great experience considering our first meal at a restaurant since March. The veggie burger and bison burger were tasty as always and the service was outstanding. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2020

So great to be back in the Blue Plate saddle! Awesome food and service, and all Covid friendly. Outstanding! “We’ll be back!”

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 4, 2020

Always a 100% hit

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 29, 2020

So Glad they are back Open ! Love the New Location... !! Everything was Great !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 27, 2020

Wonderful to be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 28, 2020

My favourite place for dining in Edmonton!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2020

Always love to visit Blue Plate. Everything was awesome

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 16, 2020

One of my favourite places for brunch. Staff and food are always Fantastic

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2020

Quiet night, with the virus concern. Very pleasant and attentive host and server. Right amount and timing for visits to our table. Food is always reliable and well prepared. Never long to wait. I hope their loyal clientelle finds their new location.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2020

Such a great restaurant. Team and food were amazing!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2020

First time customer and I am happy with my dining experience. I would definitely go back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2020

One of my favourite restaurants to visit. Made valentine's that much more special!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

February 15, 2020

Wonderful atmosphere for a romantic dinner. Very creative cocktail menu. Decent wine offerings.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 15, 2020

As always, the food was delicious. Very nice Valentine's Day meal. Glad that there are so many veggie choices. Drinks were good too. A Tom Collins? Cool and retro. At some point, we would like to sit at the table with the the Donald Duck lamp.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2020

Lovely evening listening to jaz

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 11, 2020

Friendly service, great food (taste and presentation)!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

BPD has been one of my favourite restaurants for years. Love the new location! Food is always fabulous.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2020

Meals ate always great. Great beer list. Peanut Butter Pie is to die for

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2020

We went for my daughters birthday and we had to picky eaters with us. The waitress was great and waiter who brought our food was very helpful and accommodating when changes were requested. The food was wonderful and everyone in our party enjoyed it. The only downside it is very loud. Definitely will go again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 31, 2020

First time to Blue Plate after move from downtown. Everything was very nice. Great meals. Food and drink with tip $60. Pretty reasonable.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 28, 2020

Thanks had a nice time very pleasant atmosphere.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 26, 2020

The service was outstanding - our waitress was wonderful - and we very much enjoyed our first visit at the new location. Everyone enjoyed their meal and ate up every bite.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 25, 2020

We had a lovely time and the food was excellent. It was my husband’s birthday dinner and he was very happy. Our server was right on time with everything and very helpful with our 85 year old mum who’s pretty hard of hearing. We appreciated her extra effort.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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