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

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.”

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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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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

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 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 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

January 24, 2020

Great server! Welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable. As always, Blue Plate Diner is a pleasure. Just miss it downtown.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 23, 2020

Really enjoyed everything , actually going back today !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 17, 2020

Great

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 10, 2020

GREAT EXPERIENCE AND APPRECIATE THAT YOU TOOK A PREORDER FOR US. YOU WILLG ET ALOT OF BUSINES FORM OUR WORK SITE NOW WE K OW THAT PREORDER IS POSSIBLE

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 7, 2020

Our server was very friendly and personable, and answered our inquiries thoroughly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2020

Great vibe and awesome menu!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2020

It was wonderful! This was my first visit and I will be back:)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2020

Love the new location! Brunch was good but not amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 29, 2019

The staff were very attentive and helpful dealing with food allergies.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 28, 2019

I used to go to the other location of the blue plate diner frequently over the years period and now, I’m so excited that it’s in my neighbourhood and within walking distance. I’ll be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 23, 2019

We truly enjoyed the experience and the ability to sit and relax after dinner. The staff were amazing to deal with from the planning stage to the end of the night. Highly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 22, 2019

10/10

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 17, 2019

New location has a different feel but food is still fantastic.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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