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The Big Cheese Poutinerie

738 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7, Canada (Beltline)
403.457.2873
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Ranked #536 of 2,943 Restaurants in Calgary
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 am
Cuisines: Fast Food
Neighborhood: Beltline
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

any kind you can think of and the main thing that makes a good poutine is the gravy check it out, get a burger from Clive Burger and get your fries from here

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Dieppe, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Several veggie poutine options, all GF. Recommend the loaded veggie or nacho. Hand cut fries, fresh veggies, yummy guacamole, amd savoury gravy with real cheese curds. Delish.

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Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Sorry peoples. I'm from Québec, that's make me a professional POUTINE judge. soggy fries. burned BEEF gravy ( Everybody knows a poutine gravy is make from CHICKEN BROTH) Cheese if it's cheese , is far away from what is supposed to be. First time I went with four (other professional) friends we all add a bad experience. - Order...4 orders... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I have been to the Big Cheese many times and quite enjoy it. I encourage anyone visiting Calgary to give this a try, as it really is a taste of Canadian cuisine. Outside of Quebec this is one of the better poutines you will find in Canada.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

What is there to say about The Big Cheese. Its a poutinerie. That glorious Quebecois creation of fries, cheese curds, and gravy. But The Big Cheese does it a little different. They offer the Traditional poutine, but they also have a full menu of different variations, some with beef, some with chicken, some with pork, and one that comes with... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I needed something else to have Sunday when most of the core was closed, and we were unable to get into Smoke's (which I hadn't been to either) and needed some sort of poutine to get through my miserable shift. Well, I was let down. I've never seen a poutine take so long. Did they have to generate their own... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Shared a poutine with smoked meat on it and was not impressed with much of its toppings. Sauce was okish but could have been more generous on the cheese and meat. For a large poutine it was kind of small.

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Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was looking forward to having some poutine. A rare treat. I think the fried and gravy were good, but it was hard to taste because I found it too spicy. I ordered the standard, original vegetarian poutine but it looked like they put chilli flakes on it. Probably ok for most people, but way too spicy for me. I... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Whilst I love fine dining, and cooking with fresh ingredients, some days you just have to give into a lunchtime craving for something naughty...and poutine fits that role nicely. Many think that poutine is a simple thing and it's just 'fries with gravy and cheese' and while I guess it that's correct there are definitely places you can get a... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great place for poutine. Went here with family of 5 adults with 3 of us over from the uk and told we must try poutine. Great service vast choice of toppings. Spent ages choosing. One thing if you have the vegetarian you get spicy gravy. The large size is very filling. Definitely have to try this place if you are... More 

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Additional Information about The Big Cheese Poutinerie

Address: 738 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0B7, Canada
Phone Number: 403.457.2873
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Beltline
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:30 am
Cuisine: Fast Food

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