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Blue Star Diner

#15 of 2,946 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2, Canada
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

For a lunch table we would have waited for one hour the friendly staff told us, therefore we did take away. The bison burger and yam fries were delicious but rather pricey (18$). The place looked very nice and we will come back for eating in.

Thank travelandmore300
Appleton, WI
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was our family's first meal in Canada and it made a great start to our vacation! Because of our flight time, we were eating lunch pretty late which meant no wait for a table. I can imagine the line gets pretty long in peak times though because it is quite a small place and the food is AWESOME! Our... More 

Thank kg99
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

First time visit and I will be back. Amazing food, service and experience a hidden gem. I even spilt my beer and they gave me a new one no charge. Just an overall 10 experience

Thank Bryan S
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We were in Calgary on vacation from the UK. We visited for dinner and for breakfast. Both times, the food was superb and the staff were friendly and helpful. It's got a great feel to it and the surrounding area is nice for a stroll (we got great ice cream from a store up the road). I am vegetarian, my... More 

Thank boogiebeebie
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

While visiting with a friend from Grad school I traveled to Calgary for my very first time from the states. I love trying new places to eat when I travel and she suggested this place for brunch. As soon as we pulled up and saw the crowd I knew it was going to be good (People don't flock to places... More 

Thank Lavina S
Dawson Creek, Canada
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I was told to check Blue Star out the next time I was in town and was not disappointed. Nice atmosphere very busy but service was not lacking. Burgers were to die for in our group we all tried a different burger and shared a bit of each other’s. Multiple choices and good options for Gluten free. Very impressed by... More 

Thank Will I
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My Fiance and I were in Calgary to visit her brother and stopped by on July 1st for breakfast. I had the Eggs Benedict and she had the Yogurt, Granola and fruit. My Benedict was pretty great and the hollandaise sauce in particular was very good. Her yogurt came with some very generous portions of fruit. All in all we... More 

Thank Ryan B
Banff National Park, Canada
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

The family took me out for Fathers Day and we wanted to go somewhere new so we headed to the Blue Star Diner. We started off with some appetizers which included the Nachos, asparagus, and catfish tacos. Those didn't last long, my favorite was the asparagus. For the main course the family ended up ordering the bison burger, regular burger,... More 

Thank Mark K
Calgary, Canada
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We went for fathers day breakfast, arrived about 09:00 and had perhaps a 10 - 15 minute wait for a seat at the bar. It would have been longer if we wanted a table, but the bar was comfortable and the server was handy whenever we needed her. There was coffee available as soon as you entered the restaurant, a... More 

Thank skierCalgary
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

I LOVE this place. I stumbled upon it when trying to eat brunch at a nearby place that was too busy! Everything that I have eaten here is immaculate. I usually go for brunch, but made the trip to try the burger once and the tacos another time. We used to go to this place and be seated right away,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 0C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: 403-261-9998

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?