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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 #341 of 2,889 restaurants in Calgary
Cuisines: Fast Food
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Beltline
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Beltline
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English first
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My recent trip to the Canadian Rockies resulted in not only discovering some of the most beautiful views in the world, but also my first taste of Poutine. As an American, we have pizza fries--which are nothing compared to his wondrous Canadian dish. I looked up the history of Poutine, and one of the articles stated, "Usually found in dives"--so... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good food. Big selection of poutine items Service is slow and the guy in the back should be wearing a hair net. But it was yummy

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Calgary, Alberta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The fries are great - handcut and skin left on. The veggie gravy is tasty. There are lots of options for toppings other than plain cheese - although that is my favorite - the traditional.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Huge portions of fresh french fries, best junk binge ever. Had mac and cheese poutine and loved it. It's nothing fancy, but very good comfort food at a very reasonable price.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I like a good poutine and have been missing it since I moved back out west from Montreal - The Big Cheese did not disappoint. Plus, they have great atmosphere in the wee hours of the morning - lots of people watching to be had.

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

To get real good poutine west of Quebec City can sometimes be a challenge .... I used to swear be Alberta king of subs but jus changed my mind!!!!! This place got it right!!! Fries, squeaky cheese and finally, the gravy is right!!!! Only down side is the place were it's at..... The local is a bit of a hole... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A narrow yellow exterior, this place can almost be missed on the street when the leaves are out on the summer boulevard trees, but go inside for an aged wood, this place has always been there kind of vibe. Our teenager found this place and sampled the Perogie poutine. The gravy was so good (for this sort of thing!) The... More

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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I read the menu outside and saw much poutine awesomeness I HAD to try it! They really run the gamut here from traditional poutine to veggie, chicken, beef, pork, sausage.....wow, you name it. I had the perogie poutine which was fries (of course), mini perogies, caramelized onions, cheese curds, sour cream, and bacon. I have no words for how delicious... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

When it comes to poutine, this place is the best. Many delicious options. The buffalo chicken had a nice spicy flavour while the classic is as the name says, classic. A must try for any poutine lover!

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This place is great. They have many options with different meat and sause Combos if you are just into the traditional poutine theres is outstanding. I had the traditional and my friends had the ones with sause and there was just way to much sause for all our likings. So if you are going to get one with sause ask... More

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