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Dell Cafe

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7930 Bowness Rd NW # 28, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-288-3606
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calgary, ab
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141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon taking our friends' suggestion, we had lunch at Dell Cafe in Bowness Calgary rather than the usual Tim Horton's fare. What a pleasant surprise for what would otherwise be a hole in the wall plaza you would normally just drive by! For lunch, we had various western plate including the closed Denver sandwich, Clubhouse, BLT and turkey salad. The... More 

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Thank jjluke
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Been there a few times and I loved the service and the food. Never to busy just the way I like it. I recommend people to try it out very close to the ski hill.

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Thank Tiffany D
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great local place. They have it all on the menu and it's all good. From the fried rice to the hamburger steak and onions. It really is all good. Great staff and fun little spot.

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Thank Will N
Haleiwa, Hawaii
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We ate breakfast here twice on our last trip to Calgary and loved it! The food is tasty. The menu has something for every taste and the price is very, very reasonable. I had the Eggs Benedict with Strip Bacon. My husband enjoyed his Denver Omelet immensely too! This place has a lot of charm and the waitress is very... More 

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Thank lindha2015
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Dell Cafe has been in existence since 1950ish. There is nothing fancy on the menu, just good home cooking. The Chinese food is not 5 star but still tasty. The wor wonton soup is one of the best in town. The steak sandwich is always cooked perfect. Dell Cafe is a good place for a decent meal at a decent... More 

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Thank Lorraine G
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

I went for Sunday morning breakfast. Wasn't busy so service was quick. Coffee was only warm not hot. I ordered the special two eggs over easy bacon, hash browns and brown toast. The cook doesn't know how to flip eggs because one yoke was broken and the eggs were just flipped fried side up. The hash browns were hand cut... More 

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Thank Jim S
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I love this place looks a little divey but always good home cooking...monte cristo sandwich was amazing...french toast is alway devine and the chinese is just delish...great portions for great prices

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Thank Jasmin B
Aktau
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

The Dell is an iconic Bowness cafe and a local favorite. Prices are reasonable and service friendly. As others have noted the ownership has changed and somehow this has affected the ambiance and for me the taste of the food. Still a place to come back to. Don't forget to visit the bakery next door.

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Thank KaZcowboy
Edmonton, Canada
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Had some really good food here - cute little diner, even sells t-shirts, food was great, inexpensive and portion-size was great. Location is not so great - has bars on the windows which usually means located in a bad area. But worth it.

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Thank Lonnie H
Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

I've been looking for a great burger place, especially after Cochrane's A1 Drive-In closed. Dell Cafe is a hole in the wall in Bowness, exterior isn't great and interior is even worse... but the burger was awesome and the gravy was amazing! So much better than the burger franchises. Both my husband and I enjoyed the gravy made from scratch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7930 Bowness Rd NW # 28, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-288-3606

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